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ART & CULTURE

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Carnatic Music, Casteism, Dissent, TM Krishna

Delhi will forever be grateful to TM Krishna for freeing our 'caged' minds

The reason why the audience turned up that day was to ensure that an artist’s voice is heard and discussed, and not silenced by vicious trolling.

ART & CULTURE

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TM Krishna, Carnatic Music, Syncretism, Culture wars

TM Krishna: The concert and the questions

In choosing to sing of all gods with passion, Krishna has evoked an age-old Indian tradition. He’s also left his critics fuming, which is a wonderful note to strike.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, Carnatic Music, Aruna sairam, TM Krishna

The right note: Carnatic music is not only for Hindus

Singers like TM Krishna, Srinivas and Nithyashree are facing flak from right-wing Hindu groups for singing Christian hymns in Carnatic styles. Some reject boundaries on their music though.

ART & CULTURE

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TM Krishna, Casteism

How artists can help break the caste system

Musician TM Krishna says artists need to immerse themselves in diverse cultures and art forms.

POLITICS

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Manual scavenging, Bezwada Wilson, TM Krishna, Caste

Tale of two dissenters - Bezwada Wilson and TM Krishna

One seeks transformation in the world of music, the other justice in the world of caste.

ART & CULTURE

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Dalits, Carnatic Music, TM Krishna

Cultures are not bound by lines we draw on a map: TM Krishna's Magsaysay address

'Democracy demands that society's wealth, physical and cultural, be shared with openness, respect and love.'

ART & CULTURE

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Music, TM Krishna, Carnatic Music

I'm bored reading yet another article on 'Brahminical' Carnatic music

Yeh kya double standard hai?

ART & CULTURE

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Bharatanatyam, TM Krishna, Svanubhava

Why Svanubhava 2015 was special

Perhaps a first in the context of the arts in Chennai, the festival unleashed a brand new possibility in the space of festivals and their curation.

ART & CULTURE

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Chennai Music Season, Carnatic Music, TM Krishna

TM Krishna on why he won't sing in December sabha

The overall atmosphere is so commodified that listening has more or less vanished.