Veejay Sai
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Veejay Sai

Writer - Editor - Culture Critic


M.S. Subbulakshmi: The style icon

Mint Lounge Series celebrating the birth centennary year of Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi - 2

http://www.livemint.com / October 2016

The Master Puppeteer

Bangalore's Anupama Hoskere : India's largest puppet collector

http://www.thenewsminute.com / September 2016

An Onam in Aranmula

Discover the magic of Aranmula in Kerala

http://www.thenewsminute.com / September 2016

Magic of MS

MS Subbulakshmi at the United Nations

http://www.thenewsminute.com / August 2016

The Travancore Trio

Remembering Lalita, Padmini and Ragini

http://www.thenewsminute.com / July 2016

AIR at 80

The early years of AIR in Mysuru

http://www.thenewsminute.com / June 2016

Star Power in South India

Reel life actors in south Indian cinema who entered politics. Some were hits, many were flops.

http://www.thenewsminute.com / April 2016

From Komalavalli to Queen Bee

Looking back at the early years of Film Star turned Politician Jayalalithaa

http://www.thenewsminute.com / March 2016

Stars of Margazhi 2015

Versatile vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan and a dancing diva Alarmel Valli

http://www.thenewsminute.com / January 2016

Gen-Next Carnatic Stars

Here are the best Carnatic classical vocalists you should watch out for

http://www.thenewsminute.com / December 2015

Let art heal

A message to those opposing Chennai’s music festival

http://scroll.in / December 2015

An Ode To Madras

As Chennai recovers, an ode to the spirit of Madras, in poetry, song and cinema

http://www.thenewsminute.com / December 2015

Magic in stone

An ancient temple, a forgotten legacy and a journey into Tamil countryside

http://www.thenewsminute.com / November 2015

Telangana's Bathukamma

When the goddess returns as flowers - A brief history of Telangana's most popular festival

http://www.thenewsminute.com/ / October 2015

The Dharwad Gharana

A look at Hindustani music's southern home

http://www.thenewsminute.com/ / October 2015

A Mandolin And A Miracle

Remembering U Srinivas - The musical genius who played Carnatic music on the mandolin

http://www.thenewsminute.com/ / September 2015

A bibliophile's guide to MS Subbulakshmi

A quick look at all the biographies written on 20th century's most popular Carnatic vocalist on her birth centenary

http://www.thenewsminute.com/ / September 2015

Vedantam: Kuchipudi’s Original Sathyabhama

Profile on Vedantam Satyanarayana Sarma -the greatest female impersonator and prima donna of modern Kuchipudi dance who immortalized the role of Satyabhama on stage

http://www.thenewsminute.com/ / September 2015

Four Ancient South Indian Poets

Four Southern poets who immortalised the Hindu Lord Krishna through their literary works

http://www.thenewsminute.com/ / September 2015

Remembering Maya Rao

A tribute to South India’s first Kathak queen on her 1st death anniversary

http://www.thenewsminute.com/ / August 2015

KAPILA

Review of National Award Winning Documentary on Koodiyattam Exponent Kapila Venu

http://upperstall.com/ / May 2015

A Bold Attempt By Sannidhi

Report on 1st 'Sannidhi' festival organized by Dhrupad Dagar foundation in Bombay

SRUTI - International magazine for Indian performing arts / May 2015 / [Pdf , 6.4 MB]

The view from India

Predicting trends and revival movements for Indian classical music in 2015

http://www.internationalartsmanager.com / January 2015

A Decade of Staging Success

Report on 10th Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival

SRUTI - International magazine for Indian performing arts / January 2015 / [Pdf , 112 KB]

Nostalgia from Nrityagram

Report on Nrityagram's show commemorating Protima Gauri's 16th death anniversary

www.narthaki.com / August 2014

Two stars from Kerala - Cinema & dance

With Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Mohiniyattam dancer Gopika Verma at the 2nd International convention of SPIC MACAY in IIT Madras

Album / June 2014 / [Jpg , 1.47 MB]

Bombay Diary

Reviews of Dance festivals and Plays in Bombay

www.narthaki.com / May 2014

Boys With Ankle Bells

A feature on young and upcoming male classical dancers in and outside India

Tehelka / February 2014

Sardar At His Best

Book Review of Khushwant Singh's 'The Good, The Bad and The Ridiculous'

The Sunday Herald / February 2014 / [Jpg , 4.63 MB]

His Art of Entertainment

Concert review of Carnatic vocalist Abhishek Raghuram

The Hindu Friday Review - December season / January 2014

Mastertakes on Music

A short opinion note on Indian classical music

Tehelka / December 2013 / [Pdf , 1.55 MB]

The Velvet Voice

Tribute profile on Begum Akhtar

ON STAGE - National Centre for Performing Arts / October 2013 / [Pdf , 922 KB]

Dancing to Perfection

Interview with Bharatanatyam dancer and yesteryears screen star Vyjayanthimala Bali

The Sunday Herald / October 2013

Ragas by the Thames

Report on the Darbar festival 2013 at the Southbank Centre in London

The Hindu Friday Review / October 2013

Pursuing Padams

Aruna Sairam in Coke Studio season 3

Sunday Herald / September 2013

Moods and Moments

December season dance review

The Hindu Friday Review - December season / January 2013

Re-visiting Gandhi

December season dance review

The Hindu Friday Review - December season / January 2013

Something to fret about

Feature on the declining popularity of the Veena

The Hindu Special Page - December season / December 2012

Putting on a good show

Feature on classical concert costumes

The Hindu Special Page - December season / December 2012

Chaotic Colours

CD Review of Sitar player Shujaat Khan

The Sunday Herald / October 2012

Success ....on his terms

Interview with cinema playback and Ghazal singer Hariharan

The Hindu Friday Review / October 2012

The Mystique of Margam

Interview with Bharatanatyam dancer Alarmel Valli

ON STAGE - National Centre for Performing Arts / September 2012 / [Jpg , 924 KB]

Dance as a journey

Interview with Bharatanatyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai

The Sunday Herald / September 2012

A Gifted Young Percussionist

A profile on ace young percussionist Ghatam Giridhar Udupa

SRUTI - International magazine for Indian performing arts / February 2012 / [Pdf , 824 KB]

Bhimsen - Everyman's Tansen

Obituary to Bharat Ratna Pt Bhimsen Joshi

ON STAGE - National Centre for Performing Arts / March 2011 / [Jpg , 805 KB]

Of Facts And Fiction

Book Review of 'Beloved Of The Gods- A Story Of Ashoka The Great' by E S Modak

Deccan Herald / January 2011

Selling Success

Report on self-styled new age guru Robin Sharma

The Hindu / March 2007

The Spaces of Memory

Book Review of Anjum Hasan's first book of poems

The Hindu Literary Review / September 2006

Madame Mozart

Interview with Hindustani classical violinist Kala Ramnath

Art India / January 2006

The Politics of Secularism

Book Review of Ian Byrant Wells's biography of Mohammad Ali Jinnah's early life

Islamic Voice / July 2005

Flashes From The Past

Book Review of Mansura Haidar's edited volume 'Sufis, Sultans and Feudal Orders'

Islamic Voice / June 2005

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