My preference is for classical Carnatic music, though I listen to light music also. My all time favorite singers are M.S.Subbulakshmi, K.J.Yesudas and Maharajapuram Santhanam. However, I do listen to other singers like Balamuralikrishna, Nithyashi Mahadevan, Sudha Ragunathan, Bombay Jayashree etc... I like instrumental music as well, especially Yanni. Some of the foot tapping numbers of cinema music are equally enjoyable.

Music has no language or boundaries. To me the "feel of the music" or "bhava" is more important than the technicalities. Music should touch a chord in you, make you feel one with it and elevate you. All great musicians of different genre, from different countries have accomplished this.

In this section, I wish to share some of the numbers I have enjoyed from different genres of music. I would like to have your suggestions as well.

Kangal Irandaal (கண்கள் இரண்டால்...), O Sanam and Akilandeswari

Recently, I enjoyed listening to three songs belonging to different music genres. Let me start with ...
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Raga Dwijavanthi (த்விஜவந்தி ராகம்)

One day, I accidentally stumbled upon the song ‘Akilandeswari’ set in raga ‘Dwijavanthi’, rendered by Maharajapuram Santhanam in his glorious voice, and was totally captivated by the ‘bhava’ of the song. When I searched to learn... Continue Reading

Raga Kadanakuthuhalam (கதனகுதூஹலம்  ராகம்)

Raga kadanakuthuhalam is a janya raga derived from 29th melakartha – raga sankarabharanam. Most famous composition set in this raga is ‘Raghuvamsa sudha’ by... Continue Reading 

Raga Anandabhairavi (ஆனந்தபைரவி)

Anandabhairavi is one of the oldest ragas and is a janya raga derived from 20th melakartha - raga natabhairavi. As the name implies, this raga makes... Continue Reading  

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