A tribute to K.J.Yesudas
"A hallmark of Yesudas’s voice — flawless in its craft and sound in
diction — is his ability to embody the long-lost yearning. In thousands
of songs, he has perfectly captured many emotions and moods in a manner
no one else before him could." Click here to read more....
Whose song is it anyway? Article by G. Venugopal posted in Global India Newswire.
A movie song is always made for a situation. And it can only be as good
as the situation demands. Yet, in our movies, whether they are in a
language spoken by millions, such as Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu,
or in a language of the very few like Bhojpuri, the Indian film song has
transcended minds and ages, and cut across cultures. Click here to read more...
The most comprehensive composer in the Malayalam movie industry is history now.
Twenty-four years roll back before my eyes. There I am, a slender, shy, anxious young man, sitting in front of Arjunan Master, one of the doyens of Malayalam film music, memorizing a sweet, soulful song.
My anxiety is, nevertheless, enhanced by the fact that the song writer is none other than O.N.V. Kurup, one of the finest poets Malayalam has ever produced.
The entire movie unit had assembled at Tharangini Studio in Trivandrum, and in walked a small man with confident steps, puffing smoke, thumping backs and bellowing jokes.
That was Johnson, the music director, who was much in demand those days. He was to write the score for the background, and conduct the song, for his guru, Arjunan. Click here to continue reading..
''കാമ്പസിലെ ഹീറോ ആയതിനാല് എം.എ. കഴിഞ്ഞിട്ടും പഠനം നിര്ത്തിയില്ല. തൊഴില് നേടാനുള്ള മാര്ഗമെന്ന നിലയിലാണ് ജേര്ണലിസത്തിന് ചേര്ന്നത്. കാര്യവട്ടത്ത് 85-ലാണ് എം. ജെ. കഴിഞ്ഞത്. ഇതിനിടെ കാമ്പസുകള് കേന്ദ്രീകരിച്ച് 'ബ്ലൂ ബേര്ഡ്സ്' എന്ന ട്രൂപ്പും തട്ടിക്കൂട്ടി. അരുന്ധതി, കെ. എസ്. ചിത്ര, ബീന, ശ്രീനിവാസ്, ബാലഗോപാലന് തമ്പി, ശ്രീറാം, ടി. കെ. രാജീവ്കുമാര്, സുദീപ്കുമാര് തുടങ്ങിയവരായിരുന്നു ടീമംഗങ്ങള് - ഓര്മകള് വേണു പങ്കുവെച്ചു."
Mandakini Narayanan (died December 16, 2006), popularly known as ‘Ma’, was an Indian Naxalite leader in Kerala. She married the late Naxal leader Kunnikkal Narayanan. She herself was one of the front-runners of the naxalite movement in Kerala.
This is the article about MA by her daughter K.Ajitha, a renowned human rights activist and social reformist. She has also mentioned about “Kanakamunthirikal”, the song Ma enjoyed directly from the singer G.Venugopal.