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Surprises at the Madras season  Review
The Mylapore Fine Arts Club springs a surprise with the musicians it chooses to honour this year More

Truth and passion set to music  Review
Samyukta Vachanagalu, which has suddenly surfaced in the market, is a rare compilation of vachanas sung by Mallikarjun Mansoor, Sangameshwar Gurav, P Susheela and others More

Folklore and a confused swan  Review
Vasundhara Das sings two numbers, Vani Jairam sings more, and Neela is not a bad album. But couldn't it do any better with the Manteswamy epic that it claims inspiration from? More

Got a music film to show?  News
The Noise Pop film festival is looking for films on music, music videos and films by musicians More

Goodbye, Mr Kismet  Obit
Ashok Kumar, actor-singer, anti-hero and acting teacher, takes leave after over 60 years in Indian cinema More

Guzar and Ghulam Ali: their first album together 'Hope returns to look for itself'  Review
Ghulam Ali makes elegant music from Gulzar's quiet love poetry on Visaal, an album that stands out from almost all recent ghazal-geet offerings More

The queen I loved  Tribute
Begum Akhtar tugs at the heart in two styles -- one raw and exuberant, the other mature and 'respectable' -- and no one has yet matched her in either, writes Abhay Phadnis More

Ramayana with Lakshmana as hero  Book
Veerappa Moily, former chief minister of Karnataka, has accomplished something few politicians can ever dream of: written an epic poem More

The Beatle who loved India  Obit
George Harrison loved Indian music, food and religion, and often said he would have been empty without them. Pandit Ravi Shankar was a lasting presence in his remarkable life More

Star-struck? Not this mag!  Browser mail
The Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham review shows that The Music Magazine is not swayed by glamour and star names, says Rangaswamy Parthasarathy More

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