Birthday

The day is coming to an end. For most people, today is a Sunday, and as the evening gets darker, it is sign of the end of the weekend and the beginning of the “Monday Blues”. In Kerala a birthday was celebrated…… Whose birthday would be the natural question? The answer would be Sree Narayana … More Birthday

Back to School

It has been ages since I left school. The last few days I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with school students of different schools. As I had indicated in one of my previous posts, the transition to the Career Profiling area has been an eye opener in an area called ‘Education’ which … More Back to School

An evening with the doyen – Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar

Padmashree Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar, the percussionist wizard, who along with his sons and accompanying percussionists performed a scintillating display of triple Thayambaka. Listening to Sri Marar, one wonders how can an Asura Vadhyam, a demonic instrument which the chenda is considered as, literally take the listener from a motionless state to a state of blissful … More An evening with the doyen – Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar