A list of my articles published in transcurrents.com, tamilweek.com and Thiruvedkai since March 2010.
PB Srinivas remembered for his soft gentle evergreen melodies
Memories of Yesteryear (2): P.B. Sreenivas (1930-2013)
P.B. Sreenivas (Sep 22, 1930-Apr 14, 2013)
Early last week when my spouse turned from the computer to give me the sad news of the veteran play back singer P.B. Sreenivas (PBS)passing away, the news didn’t hit me at that time until 48 hours later as I was listening to PBS songs as usual.
As a fan of Tamil movie melodies PBS’s soothing voice has been in the background of my growing up big time!
Baby-boomer generation of children, born between 1946 -1964 from the Indian sub-continent are accustomed to listen to songs on the short- wave radio, from a “tea-kadai” or barber saloon on their way to school unless the family was privileged enough to own a LP record player or the good old big armed His Masters Voice gramophone. This was the pre-era of audio tapes, compact discs, MP3 or MP4. Baby -boomers of that era from Jaffna heavily relied on the commercial services of the Radio Ceylon (now SLBC) and Trichy, Chennai and Vivitha Bharathi radio stations from South India for their daily dose of melodious entertainment.
Kaatru Veliyidal Kannamma – Kappallotiya Tamizhan
for further reading http://tamilweek.com/news-features/archives/3559
English Vinglish: Sridevi is back!
It was refreshing to see Sridevi back in action after a long drought in the silver screen. The recent movie “English Vinglish” brought the legendary star back to the screen as a young mother.
(Republished on Monsoon Journal.com : November 2012)
1 October 2012,
Nadikar Thilakam Shivaji Ganesan’s 84th Birth Anniversary
V.C. Ganesan (1 October 1928-21 July 2001)
October First 2012, is the birth anniversary of a most admired and versatile Tamil cinema actor Nadikar Thilakam Sivaji Ganesan.
South Indian weekly magazine Anantha Vikatan today tweeted a photo tribute on his birth anniversary, first of October 2012:
For further reading: http://tamilweek.com/newsfeatures/archives/3072
17 July 2012
Vocalists across the Palk Straits join for a duet
A beautiful melodious song “Aval Oru Melliya Poonkaatru” rendered by two accomplished musicians is becoming popular among the You-tube viewers. Padmashree Hariharan of South India & Sarangan Sriranganathan of Sri Lanka have joined together ….
Further reading : http://tamilweek.com/thiruvedkai/archives/1656
PS: The You Tube link quoted on the article has been discontinued after half a million views. The new link for the song :
Good Friday: A Sombre day in the Christian calendar
March 2012: Memories of yester years: kristhava keethankal
March 2012: International womens’ day
October 2011 :
Silver Jubilee celebrations of TCC in Western Australia – 2011
Easter 2011: Easter and its traditions
Twenty five years of blessings
From Chennai to Perth