As has been the practice in the past 8 years, I presented two talks featuring two great personalities in the world of Carnatic Music, on the last two Sundays of 2010. On the 19th I spoke on Muttuswami Diskhitar and on the 26th on Tiger Varadachariar. The talks were held under the auspices of the South India Heritage Series of lectures organised by Mr RT Chari at his Tag Centre. I am much beholden to that venue and the organiser for they have played a major role in my becoming a music historian. The Hindu carried a report today on the Tiger talk:

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/article981420.ece

In the intro it was mentioned that this was my 20th lecture at Tag. I was quite taken by surprise. How time flies. I am listing below, (not in chronological order) the other talks I gave at the same venue:

1. Papanasam Sivan
2. Ariyakkudi T Ramanuja Iyengar
3. Musiri Subramania Iyer
4. Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer
5. ML Vasanthakumari
6. GN Balasubramaniam
7. Bangalore Nagarathnammal and the Tyagaraja Aradhana
8. C Saraswathi Bai
9. The History of the Music Academy
10. Veena Dhanam
11. MM Dandapani Desigar
12. Harikesanallur L Muthiah Bhagavatar
13. S Balachander
14. Maha Vaidyanatha Sivan
15. The Sangita Sampradaya Pradarsini
16. S Rajam
17. The People’s Park Vazhi Nadai Chindu
18. Chennai as a classical music hub
All the recordings are at the Music Academy archives and available for public listening