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Music of Holi

Holi is popularly known and celebrated as the festival of colours. Like all Indian festivals the festival of Holi brings together fun and food. Importantly, Holi is also a symbol of burning the evils within and celebrating the triumph of righteousness. Every Indian festival is an opportunity for the community to come together and for […]

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ध्रुपद – एक दर्शन

भारतीय दर्शन परंपरा तथा भारतीय संगीत परंपरा का निरीक्षण करते ही कुछ समानताएं सहज रूप से दिखाई पड़ती है।  – वेदों का अपौरुषेय होना तथा रागों का भी अपौरुषेय होना, इसमे कोई तो संकेत जरूर है।  – इन दोनों का मौखिक परंपरा से विकास और जतन भी, इनके आपसी सम्बन्ध का सूचक है।   भारतीय […]

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Laya in Indian Classical Music

In the context of Khayal Vocal Music Sur/Swar (notes and their accuracy) and Laya (meter/tempo) are the two foundational pillars of any form of music across the world. While one may believe in laying greater importance to intonations and their accuracy, it is the meter that determines the relation between two successive Swars. In Indian […]

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Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur Exhibition Part 1

I thank Anupama Rao for her inputs and Chandra Pai and Baithak team for their invitation to write this piece. Becoming a Singer Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur (henceforth, Mansur) was born on December 31, 1910. He was the third of the eight children of Bhimarayappa Gowda and Neelamma, who lived in the village Mansur in Dharwad […]

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Why should artists be paid fairly?

In these difficult times art and music is helping many of us to stay calm and sane. In a world where we enjoy music so much why is paying artists so difficult?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Tanpura : It’s Construction, Significance and Relevance in Indian Classical Music

From materials to making and tuning of the instrument here is an article with complete information about the Tanpura.

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How to make chamber concerts worthwhile?

The purposes may be diverse but one cannot forget that house concerts/chamber concerts are a wonderful opportunity. Opportunity for whom and of what kind? Here are some guidelines to ensure that we all are making the best use of the opportunity available.

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The reality of house concerts

We have had the fortune of attending many house concerts and have also hosted many. As an organiser we have also curated house concerts. My observations may sound funny or too harsh but be assured that I am writing about what I have witnessed without deviation of any kind.  Well planned everything else than music:  […]

Appreciating Indian Classical Music Chamber Concerts Small Baithaks

Why attend house concerts?

Of the many benefits of attending a chamber concert I am listing a few here which I find to be most important.


Many faces of an initiative

The show must go on! Despite a heavy down pour that disrupted the power supply at the Babu Jagjeevan Ram School in Yerawada, Baithak Foundation carried on, undeterred, to present yet another successful concert at the school. This concert was held on 22nd June 2018 as part of Baithak @ Classes initiative.  It was exciting to see […]