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Listen to Panchavadyam – Temple Orchestra

I did some recordings of Panchavadyam (Temple Orchestra) at Sri Sankarankulangara Temple festival (chuttu valakku) in Thrissur. Panchavadyam (Malayalam: പഞ്ചവാദ്യം), literally meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala. Of the five instruments, four — timila, maddalam, ilathalam and idakka — belong to the...

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A Cup of Joy

Last week I was in Jakarta for a short visit. Indonesia feels so much like India. Its multi cultural, loves coffee and food. I didn’t get much time to travel but got enough time to interact with Indonesians in Jakarta, their traffic, Internet startups, malls and food. I have some pictures from the...