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5
Aug

An ‘august’ August

BackAn 'august' August The flavors of August are myriad....Music is truly a universal language and the joy of reaching out through music is what gives satisfaction and contentment for any artist who pursues his or her mission with focus. Sudha is gifted to belong to that selfless group and her experiences across the varied section of audience demystifies any enigma
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15
Jun

An ode to a nightingale

BackAn ode to a nightingale Yasya deve para bhaktir – yatha deve thatha gurau Tasyaite kathitha hyarthah prakashante mahatmanah Having unpacked her bags on her return from Switzerland during mid June, Sudha next channelized all her energies into associating herself with the Dr. MLV Rasikar Manram, at their affectionate behest, for the 80th birthday celebrations of her beloved Guru. He
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20
May

Strums & Strains at Norway

BackMay 2009 - Strums & Strains at Norway The 57th annual Bergen International Festival began on 20 May, 2009 in Bergen, Norway. The largest arts festival in the Nordic countries, it was inaugurated by Norway's very own King Harald V and Queen Sonja. At Grieg Hall, King Harald gave a speech which officially opened the festival that was dedicated to
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5
Apr

(In) vocation on vacation

Back(In) vocation on vacation…..April, 2009 While the month of March absorbed Sudha with a host of activities, not so much on music, but otherwise, and for the causes, April was a mellow month – vacation time. But then, her music is omnipresent so can there be a vacation without music? The U.S.A beckoned Sudha and her daughter Malavika. Commencing with
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22
Mar

The Woman’s March

BackMarch 2009 - The Woman's March After a fulfilling and hectic Marghazhi, crowned with five awards/titles, Sudha's musical diary gave space for some assorted activities in the months of February and March 2009. February 2009 saw her outside of town, at Hyderabad and Bengalooru for some memorable concerts, catering to her affectionate rasikas. There were also visits to Isha Foundation
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6
Jan

R(eign)aining raagas

BackJanuary 2009 - R(eign)aining Raagas The musical evenings of Chennai, in its peak of the Marghazhi season, musing rasikas making a bee line to listen to their choice musicians and choicest sabhas, continued discussions on music, taking notes and exchanging experiences…all these denote a healthy trend in the preservation and growth of carnatic music and its always a pleasure and
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21
Dec

The Marghazhi Bouquets

BackDecember 2008 – The Marghazhi Bouquets Sudha's first award for the Season 2008. The Sangeetha Kala Nipuna. A flurry of activities at the entrance of The Mylapore Fine Arts Club on the evening of 13 December, 2008, was indeed a harbinger to the prestigious function. Honouring Sudha Ragunathan with the title of Sangeetha Kala Nipuna. Known for its long standing
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12
Aug

Different Strokes

BackAugust 2008 – Different Strokes Sudha’s activities in August were multifarious and gave her great satisfaction and fulfillment at the end of each event. She indeed would like to share her experiences with her dear rasikas. Sudha's talk at Great Lakes Institute of Management The Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, celebrated SWIM (Successful Women in Management) on 12th August
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3
Mar

A musical maneuver for myriad causes

BackA musical maneuver for myriad causes - March 2008 It’s this ‘incredible India’, our very own motherland that has produced stalwarts in music in the days gone by, living legends of today and budding prodigies of tomorrow. With this music rich country, a treasure to safeguard and carry on down the generations, the All India Music Group has come together
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25
Feb

A Kural (choral) ensemble

BackA Kural (choral) ensemble The stream of visitors to Sudha’s home and a host of others who were in touch with her for various reasons, during the month of February, found her very excited and, at times, a little high strung. All guesses lead to just one road…yes; it was Sudha’s novel venture that she, as President of the Tamil
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