TM Krishna

TM Krishna is a Carnatic vocalist, the author of A Southern Music, and a writer on contemporary issues

TM Krishna at a concert
Art & Culture
Can Carnatic Music be de-Brahminised?

The caste of sound

11 April 2018
Ilayaraja (Photo: G VENKET RAM)
Film Music: Reinvention of the Classical

Cultural power play and the changing aesthetics of film music

06 April 2016
Mourning Raga

Come war or tsunami, the Chennai Music Season has never been cancelled since its inception. But by not making an exception for the city’s devastating floods, it has proved itself to be an anaesthetic bubble impervious to the world around

17 December 2015
Beauty Redefined

Aesthetics is not a matter of arts alone in an age of stifling cultural battles

12 August 2015
Open Essay
Baahubali: An Epic for the Right Times

What is it that makes Baahubali a film that reflects the age of Narendra Modi?

22 July 2015


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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