Sunday, 11 December 2016

Nostalgia swirls at old sabhas

Old sabhas of Chennai lend to nostalgia.
One example is The Mylapore Fine Arts Club.

There were lots of anecdotes to share and to listen to on the sidelines of the launch of the 2016 edition of its December Season on Friday Saturday evening.

The sabha's flag for one: it is such a little piece of designed cloth that is hoisted by the chief guest at the ceremonial event here that even the rasika who walks to the canteen will fail to look up at it.

The flag-hoisting is possibly the only one of its kind in the sabha circuit.

The wall of the main stage holds another piece of heritage - the inauguration of the theatre here by Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, then governor of Mysore. In 1959.

Vocalist Trichur V Ramachandran, who was decorated with an award at MFAC's 65th edition of the fest this Saturday also went down memory lane, treating guests to his earl days in Mylapore and his early 1960s concerts for this sabha.

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