Reflections

Classical Western music falls on deaf ears

Last weekend I went to a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet of Uzbekistan here in Chennai at the Music Academy. I know. A Russian ballet? Here in South India? I wondered what kind of audience it would attract and if it was possible for the Music Academy crowd to appreciate Western classical art with the… Continue reading Classical Western music falls on deaf ears

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At IBN: excerpts from my internship diary

The political news reporter had apparently already set off an a shoot early this morning around 7 or 8, so I guess I missed her. But the CNBC correspondent, was in the office. Basically, she spent most of today teaching me and the other interns how things work and what we should be doing and… Continue reading At IBN: excerpts from my internship diary

Travel

As cool as it can get in Chennai

Right when the monsoons have passed: that’s when Chennai is most hospitable. Music rings through the city, with kutcheris at every corner, people buzz through shops trying to take advantage of Margazhi, New Year, and Pongal sales. The city is teeming with life.Moreover, Chennai’s weather is also bearable this time of year. The crisp morning… Continue reading As cool as it can get in Chennai