Kanniks Kannikeswaran

It is with love that we refer to Padma Bhushan MS Gopalakrishnan by the acronym MSG. It was in 1983 during my final year at IITM that I had the privilege of learning music from Padma Bhushan TV Gopalakrishnan - during that time I attended a concert...
 I sit leafing through  ‘The Best of Tamil Cinema 1931 – 2010’ published by Galatta Media and authored by G. Dhananjayan; it is a journey through eighty years of Tamil Cinema. It is a set of two books; the first one covers movies from 1931 through...
Shivaratri occurs once a month, the night before the new moon night; it is only the Shivaratri that occurs before the onset of the last month of the Hindu year, that is celebrated as MahaShivaratri or the Great Shivaratri. This festival is...
There is a certain magic about the music of Salil Chowdhury.  Something was markedly different about his melodies and his orchestration. The first time I heard the song ‘Jaane man’ in Chhoti si baat, I was struck at the difference. Here was...
The song ananda ragam from panneer pushpangal is anyone’s favorite. The year was 1981. I was in bed at home, lying down on the floor at about 9:30 at night, back in India, tuned to vividh bharati all lights off, waiting for the commercial broadcast...

I cant help comparing the unprecedented reach of kolaveri in 2011 with

I cant help comparing the unprecedented reach of kolaveri in 2011 with

Lyrics and their translation
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Lyrics and their translation
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The unexpected demise of a person brings a moment of sadness.

The unexpected demise of a person brings a moment of sadness.