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SEPTEMBER 2021


Vidwan
B. Krishnamoorthy

We record with a sense of loss the passing away of Vidwan B. Krishnamoorthy recently. He was not only a scholar in music, but also Sanskrit, philosophy, Vedantha etc. Born in a musically oriented family in Padarakudi near Karaikudi, when he moved to Chennai, he joined the Central College of Music in 1950 and had the opportunity to learn under some of the veterans like Musiri Subramanya Iyer, T. Brinda, Thiruppampuram Swaminatha Pillai etc. Later as a teacher in the college he was very popular among the students; he retired as the principal of the Music College at Madurai. He was a font of knowledge on music, a specialist in Tala and Tillanas. He was one of those unsung greats. His demise is a great loss to the Carnatic music world.

Carnatic music through stories

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Kotravaleesar Temple

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Time for parenting

It's often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. Here is a section for more effective parenting, child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent by Vidya Shankar, a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Founder of CASCADE Family Learning Services.
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