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Shipping woes of Chennai companies Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Towards speedy justice Pharma – overdose of copying Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu A think tank for Chennai The Swadeshi Trump Fortune 500 review Road development slows down Editor's Says Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Airlines in India: cost and space Revive development banks... Tribute TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan The Gulf aviation boom L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles When small is no larger beautiful.. IPL type auction for VCs? PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist This scant respect for Law Streamlining mandatory third party cover Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Making ‘my Amaravati’... PC’s preference for professionals Why this malaise in medical education? The few handicaps... Adharma of opposition politics Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... He saved millions from starvation... More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... London, London Narayan Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Parliament in paralysis... Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Which side are you, Montek? Should we change the official year? Auto components surge… Tatas moving out of urea production... An inexplicable neglect TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector TGS- The king storyteller Increasing non co-operation of state leaders The star of Spencers is no more Contrarian cousins Align crops to agro climate endowments… Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. 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Modi and the lady Quality education through the PPP mode When nations steal growth from one another… Make standards certification mandatory... Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Vibrant Gujarat GNS - 100: our first subscriber Return to king coal for urea... The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Why land prices zoom in TN? Five star activism stalls development activity A proud Madrasi ONGC at KG Basin Strengthen the base... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt
 
Music happens

Chennai has the unique reputation of getting immersed in music during December. Close to 500 sabhas and institutions in different parts of the metro vie with one another to organise discour-ses, demonstrations, presentation of research papers and music concerts throughout the day. These draw experts, musicians and rasikas from across the globe. This year there was a special recognition: UNESCO included Chennai in its list of creative cities network for its rich music tradition.  A postal cover with the picture of Music Academy in it was released at the inauguration of the Academy’s 91st annual conference and concerts by the reputed music composer Ilayaraja. 

The event also marked a departure from the convention: presenting for the first time one from the film world who shot to fame initially through his film music. Several of his compositions had a strong carnatic music base. The convention so far had been to present a renowned politician from the Centre or the state, a governor or a business tycoon. Ilayaraja, the Isai Gnani, is globally renowned for his rich contribution for composing music across several genres. For thousands, several of his creations have been classic treasures. In his address, he said: “music happens. It cannot be made.”

Raja presented this year’s MS Subbulakshmi Sangita Kalanidhi award instituted by The Hindu to the chitra veena prodigy Ravikiran.  Making effective use of Skype and other communication cum education tools, Ravikiran has a legion of disciples across the world. Of particular interest to me is his efforts in popularising the rich repertoire of Mahakavi Oothukadu Venkatasubbaiyar (I hail from this village!) Venkata Kavi (1700-32) had composed hundreds of soul-stirring compositions in Tamil and Sanskrit. Several of these resemble Subramania Bharathi’s simple, elegant Tamil poems. Needamangalam Krishnamurthy Bhagavatar brought these out with great dedication and effort. 


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