by K. Thirukumaran
The heart is the size of one’s fist, and Vaali’s blossomed mystically melodious lyrics from it to eternal fragrance and fame.
Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2013)
‘Evergreen’ Lyricist and poet Vaali passed away a year ago today, July 18th in Chennai at the age 82. He was born as S. Rangarajan in Thiruparaithurai near Tiruchi on 29 October, 1931.
Vaali has been my favorite poet, particularly since the time I was translating one of his golden oldies a few years ago, the song was “Ulagamengum Ore Mozhi”.
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In memory of Dr. Subramaniam and Parvathy (Ruckmani), their daughter Maheswary Parameswaran and family, have built a community hall extension to the Mullaitviu Karaichickudiyrppu Veerakathi Vinayagar temple. This facility named “Ammah Amuthasurabi Hall” can house functions in Mullaitivu and was ceremoniously opened on Feb 06, 2014 by retired Commissioner of Cooperative President Mr. S. Santhirascgaram.
“We saw a need when we visited Mullaitivu last year, a place to house community functions and Ammah Amuthasurabi is the first non-profit organization in Mullaitivu to provide a space of this kind. Any and all proceeds directly go back to the temple and the community it looks to serve”, says Tharsica Parameswaran, daughter of Maheswary Parameswaran.
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Well known Carnatic vocalist Jayalakshmi, one half of the famous Radha-Jayalakshmi duo, passed away in the early hours of Monday May 26th.
A famous solo rendering by Jayalakshmi is “Maname Muruganin Mayilvaganam”
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First Death Anniversary
Compiled by K. Thirukumaran
Singer T.M. Soundararajan, lasting voice of Murugan devotional songs and popular stars in Tamil silver screen passed away on May May 25, 2013.
A melodious voice in harmony with all senses and in natural state
Thuguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan, born on March 24, 1923 has been rendering popular melodies for well over five decades.
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Today (May 14) is the thrice blessed day – of birth, enlightenment and passing away into Nirvana of Lord Buddha –
Lord Buddha, in Thiyaganur, Tamil Nadu (pic courtesy-via: The Hindu)
“It’s our duty to praise the Abundant Benefactor of Truth & Wisdom” – said Papanasam Sivan (September 26, 1889 – October 10, 1973) the Mystic Poet who was also a Prominent composer of Carnatic Music and Cinema songs during 1930s and 1940s. He wrote this in one of his popular movie lyrics.
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Happy Mother’s Day
Featuring Soulful music composed by
Nagaiah and A. Rama Rao
Thaai Ullam (1952):
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Two in One: When I was just a little girl ~ I asked my mother, what will I be
By K. Thirukumaran
“Your Thoughts are your Dreams ~ Joyous is your Future” ~ The wishes of Mother love by Pattukoattai Kalyanasundaram
♥ The wishes of #MothersDay:
Two songs, one melody by Doris Day in ‘The Man who knew too much’ (1956) by Alfred Hitchcock and in the Lyrics of Pattukottai Kalyanasundaram in Aaravalli (1957):
happy mother’s day – may 11, 2014
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Spring is a time for rejuvenation, melodiously here with poems of Subramaniya Bharathiyar Especially so when hearing 3 of his most adored poems in the solacing soul voice of Karthik with fusionic fervor.
The songs of Bharathiyar in Karthik’s voice come across to aspire, from Spring:
Intense & Dense; so rejuvenate in this long awaited Spring; the songs are verses from Manathil Uruthi Vendum, Suddum Villi Sudar thaan Kannamma and Nallathor Veenai Seythe.
Karthik renders this song in the album “Urban Grooved Project-South India”, released in November 2011.
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The renowned Fusion, Carnatic and Cinema singer Karthik (Date of Birth: Nov 7, 1980) will be performing live in Toronto on June 1, 2014 to benefit South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC), 1970 Ellesmere Road Unit 1 Scarborough, ON M1H 2W5.
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April 14 ♫ 2014 ♫ Krishna Mukunda Murare ♫ Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
A Celebration with violin instrumental by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
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