Sunday, 16 December 2012

Canteens make good gallery space!

The canteens in the sabhas are no more just shamiana enclosures.

'Mountbatten' Mani Iyer's canteen at Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha (Vidya Bharathi Hall) has nicely painted pictures of the great musicians on their 'walls'. Vetarans like Nadaswaram T.N. Rajarathnam Pillai, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer, Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, singers Radha - Jayalakshmi, who made waves in the 60s and 70s, figure along with the present day vidwans like Aruna Sairam, Sudha Ragunathan and Unnikrishnan, in portraits.

Perhaps, the sabha and the caterer could host a contest to identify the musicians at this canteen!

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