Kozhikode’s Jolly Shaju Murder Saga retold in Bestselling Author Sourabh Mukherjee’s latest book Death Served Cold

Trivandrum: The infamous story of the Kozhikode cyanide murders rocked the South Indian state of Kerala. Six mysterious deaths over the course of 14 years, a job that didn’t exist, and one alleged murderer – Jolly Amma Joseph. The sensational story that prevails to this day is now set to be revisited in nationally-acclaimed and bestselling author Sourabh Mukherjee’s latest book ‘Death Served Cold’. The book elaborates on true crimes committed by the most notorious female murderers India has seen in the last three decades. One of the stories includes that…

Articles and Stories from Epics and Mythologies

INTRODUCTION: From the readings and sapthahams and Navahams I attended in Mumbai, I could gather some knowledge which I would like to share with my readers who have always evinced and expressed great interest and inquisitiveness to acquire the knowledge potential. I too strongly believe that the knowledge we gather from books and discourses and even discussions with knowledgeable souls should be shared with others from time to time. Otherwise, it remains futile like the wealth with a miser which is of no use. I am sure these stories and…

POST-COLONIAL DIASPORA: RESISTANCE AND REMINISCENCE IN MALABAR AFLAME

Ms. Chitra Susan Thampy., MA., M.Phil., (Ph.D) Research Scholar English Department Jain University Abstract: The paper is an attempt to explore issues of post-colonial diaspora and indentureship in Malabar Aflame by Karoor Soman, the novelist who joined the burgeoning world of Indian Diaspora some four decades ago to end up in the United Kingdom and passionately join the mainstream of life there. His debut novel, partly autobiographical, emerges as a dichotomy of the changes that come over the author’s chosen land and the small community of Malayalees that thrive in…

SMT. PREMA NAGASUNDARAM, HER MISSSION IN LIFE: DANCE! DANCE! DANCE LIKE A DAMSEL!

ORIGIN OF MUSIC AND DANCE: Music, Dance and Drama are ancient Fine Arts, which form an integral part of our Indian culture and heritage. These exquisite art forms are believed to have originated in the south and are practised since time immemorial. Moreover, Music and Dance are considered as purely celestial and once used to be practised in the kings’ courts in all pomp and flamboyance. Music and Dance go hand in hand and music is an inevitable element or part and parcel of dance at all times though not…

Northern NJ Community Foundation Partners With City of Hackensack on Technical Assistance Award for Demarest Place ART Walk

(Hackensack, New Jersey; March 2, 2020) — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is partnering with the City of Hackensack and the Together New Jersey (TNJ) consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place pedestrian walking into an ART Walk.  This project was selected to receive up to $20,000 in technical assistance through TNJ’s Local Technical Assistance Program, which is funded by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. The funding provides staff support from the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University (RU-VTC) to develop…

Major Exhibition Exploring Primitivism in Modern Indian Art to Make U.S. Debut at DAG New York in March

 Primitivism and Modern Indian Art Features Over 70 works by Most Significant Figures of Art in India, Including Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Ramkinkar Baij, and Madhvi Parekh   New York, NY, February 27, 2020 – DAG today announced the U.S. debut of Primitivism and Modern Indian Art, bringing together over 70 works by Indian modernist painters to explore the stylistic influence of primitivism and its motifs in non-Western contexts. Opening March 14 and curated by Dr. Giles Tillotson—a leading scholar in Indian art and architecture— the exhibition showcases works by some…

Vignesh Shankaranarayanan: The Prince of Melody

INTRODUCTION: A LEGEND IN THE MAKING: When the father is a king of melody, a very renowned mridangam artiste with global fame and recognition, his son is a Prince in the genre of soulful classical music, a legend in the making! The journey from the starting point to the destination, the travel is full of travail for an artiste, whose whole attention is focussed on perfection. As a blooming artiste, endowed with inherent talents, Vignesh is like an unfolding bud, filled with lots of hopes and anxieties about a bright…

MUMBAI SHANKARANARAYANAN AND HIS BONHOMIE WITH MRIDANGAM

INTRODUCTION:- As we all know, in a concert, whether it is Carnatic or Hindustani, all musical instruments are of equal importance and each one of them plays a predominant, but a vivid role and occupies a majestic place in the music world. Any concert, sans instruments will not be able to impress the audience nor the musician, as it will not produce the desired impact or result. Therefore, the quality/type of the instrument, the timbre(quality of voice)of the singer and the overall sound system employed in the concert are of…