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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Is this secular ?

Perhaps the most misused word in our country is "Secularism". See some of the views herePerhaps this is an opinion of BJP loyalist.

Sikhs getting slaughered in thousands = A MISTAKE.
Hindus getting killed in Kashmir = Political problem.
Muslims getting killed by a few hundred = Holocaust.
Poor protestors getting shot in WB under Left Govt = Misunderstanding.
Banning Parzania in Gujarat = Communal.
Banning Da Vinci Code and Jo Bole So Nihaal = Secular.
Kargil Attack = Government failure.
Chinese invasion in 1962 = Unfortunate betrayal.
Reservations in every school and college on caste lines = Secular.
Reservations in Minority institutions = Communal.
Fake encounters in Gujarat [Sohrabuddin] = BJP Communalism.
Fake encounters under Cong-NCP in Maharashtra [Khwaja Younus] = Police atrocity.
Talking about Hindus and Hinduism appeasment = Communal.
Talking about Muslims and Islam = Secular.
BJP freeing 3 terrorists to save 100 Indian hostages = Shameful
Congress freeing 4 militants to save just a life of one daughter of I Home minister in Kashmir [Rubina Sayed] = Natural Political dilemma.
Attack on Parliament = BJP ineptitude.
Not hanging Afzal Guru the mastermind despite Supreme Court orders = Humanity and Political dilemma.
BJP questioning Islam = Communal.
Congress questioning Lord Ramas existance = Clerical Error.

Concert - Aruna Sairam 18th Dec 08

She may not be liked by people who claim themselves as purists. But the appeal she has got among her rasikas is something unexplainable. You will realise that yourself, after hearing this concert and her public relation among her rasikas is outstanding.

The accompanying artists are: Sri. H. N. Bhaskar ( Violin), Sri. J. Vaidyanathan ( mridhangam)Sri. S. V. Ramani ( Ghatam)Sri. B.V.S. Manian (Kanjira and Konnakkol)

  1. Ongi ulagalandha - Aarabhi
  2. Aanandha nadam - Mallaari
  3. Inkaverunnaru - Sahaanaa
  4. Ennagaanu Raama (Aalapanaa)- Panthuvarali
  5. Ennagaanu Raamaa - Panthuvaraali
  6. Pachai maamali fwd by Rangapura vihaara - Brindavanasaarangaa
  7. Saravanabhava - Pashupathipriya
  8. Raksha battare (AAlaapanaa) - Bhairavi
  9. Raksha battare (Violin) - Bhairavi
  10. Raksha battare - Bhairavi
  11. Thani ( Mridhangam,Gatam, Ganjira & Konnakkol)
  12. Maragadha mani - Aarabhi
  13. Bhaavayaami Raghuraamam - Raagamalika
  14. Pandarini vaasa - Abhang
  15. Viruthtam(Kundraadha) fwd by Jagatjanani - Kalyaani
  16. Maadu meiykkum
  17. Thillaanaa & Mangalam
Blogger Lakshman said...
Item #3 is inkevarunnAru nannu brOva Ishvari by Annasami Shastri.
May 15, 2009 2:56 AM
Blogger Lakshman said...
Item #3 is inkevarunnAru nannu brova Ishvari by Annasami Shastri.
May 15, 2009 6:23 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Thanks Mr. Lakshman
May 29, 2009 8:24 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
SIR, I am surprised why critics shoud be sarcastic when they refer to rasikas classified as 'purist'.Carnatic music with all its atr forms is still a science.Is it a sin if you want to listen to its pure form?(That is bhava,raga,sruthi,bakthi,laya,and rakthi all in the right proportions)When aruna was singing wonderfully,there were no takers.I have many of her old recordings.When she tends to be hysterical,people are enchanted. when a performer wants the rasika to be totallt absolved,he are she need not have to resort to singing to the gallary.A few examples are annasami bhagavatar(when he is rendering a harikatha he never cried like balakrishnasastrigal but once in delhi an I A S officer started weeping wihout any embarassement because the rendering of vamiki ramayana was so touching.his brief mukhari,kedaragowla or devamanohari would invariably make you long for more.Similarly,alattur sreenivasaiyer did not have a gandharva saariram.But who can forget his sama,kuntalavarali or vachaspathi.Maduraimaniiyer's bhairavi,Brindamma's todi,GNB'S kalyani etc used to transport the rasika to a different orbit altogether.Four days back when sudharani was singing 'natakapriya',in ACADEMY the lady sitting in my front was humming chakravakam that too in a different sruthi! Do you say we should keep quiet?Aruna sairam can only excercise little constraint she can be very exotic.there shoud not be any talk during a concert.Otherwise it will become as noisy as a pattimanram natarajan
December 20, 2010 12:03 PM