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Indian Music Legend Padmavibhushan Dr. Balamurali Krishna is no more. He was 86.

Indian Music Legend Padmavibhushan Dr. Balamurali Krishna is no more. He was 86. Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna (6 July 1930 – 22 November 2016) was an Indian Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer and actor.He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards Indian Art. He was made Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Let ...

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Theatre Guru Shri Kavalam Narayanapanikker is no more

Kavalam Narayana Panicker (28 April 1928 – 26 June 2016) was an Indian dramatist, theatre director and poet. He has written over 26 Malayalam plays, many adapted from classical Sanskrit drama and Shakespeare, notably Madhyamavyayogam (1979), Kalidasa's Vikramorvasiyam (1981, 1996), Shakuntalam (1982), Karnabharam (1984, 2001), Bhasa's Uru Bhangam (1988), Swapnavasavadattam and Dootavakyam (1996).He is the f ...

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Legendary Danseuse Smt Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away at 97.

Legendary Danseuse Smt Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away at 97. Noted danseuse and Padma Bhushan awardee Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away at her Ahmedabad home in Usmanpura area on Thursday morning. She was the wife of renowned Indian scientist and the father of India’s space programme Vikram Sarabhai.  The noted classical dancer was 97 and is survived by her children Mallika Sarabhai, Kartikeya Sarabhai, four g ...

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Koodiyattom and Nangiarkoothu exponent Margi Sathi passed away on 1st Dec 2015

Margi Sathi, one of the finest exponents of Koodiyattom and Nangiarkoothu, died at the Regional Cancer Centre in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. She was 50 and is survived by a daughter and a son. Her husband and biggest source of inspiration, N. Subramanian Potti, an edakka player, had died in a freak stage accident nearly a decade ago. Sathi, a consummate artiste who enriched the two-millennia-old Koodiyat ...

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MAD Updates will be entering into its 4th year of operation from 27th of November 2015.

MAD Updates portal completes 3 years. Greetings from Inspires Media. MAD Updates portal, was registered on 27th November 2012. It was the first initiative of Thiruvananthapuram based company Inspires Media Informatic Systems Pvt Ltd, , which was incorporated on 27th March 2012. We are now entering in to the successful fourth year. Now the site has 100000 + page hits per month and 2000 + unique page visitors ...

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Shruthi Swyamsiddha bags GopiKrishna National Award given by All India Artist Association and Nrithyarthi Kalakhetram at Bhilai.

GopiKrishna National Award is given by All India Artist Association and Nrithyarthi Kalakhetram at Bhilai . This was the 60th year of the event . The winner of Senior Group Competitions of All Classical Dance Forms are felicitated with GopiKrishna National Award.The Competition started from 13th of october and the nominees were selected for Gopikrishna Award . All the nominees performed on the Final Day. Af ...

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10th Devadasi Awards were awarded to 8 different Dancers at Bhubaneswar on 14th October, 2015

10th Devdasi National Dance Festival and Devadasi National Award, Bhubaneswar [caption id="attachment_2917" align="alignleft" width="300"] Award Winners with Sri Debi Prasad Mishra, Hon'ble Minister of Industry , School & Mass Education at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.[/caption] The Devdasi Nrutya Mandir, in collaboration with the State's Department of Tourism and Culture, are organising the Devdasi Ras ...

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Eminent flautist N Ramani passes away. He was 82.

Eminent flautist N Ramani passes away. Flautist Dr. N. Ramani, (Dr. Natesan Ramani )who imbibed the best elements of playing the flute from late T.R. Mahalingam and developed his inimitable style, died here on Friday. The cause of death was cancer. He was 82 and is survived by his wife, two sons, including flautist R. Thiyagaran, and two daughters. His grandson Atul Kumar is also a flautist. Born in Tiruvar ...

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Veteran Music Director and Lyricist Ravindra Jain passed away.

Veteran Music Director and Lyricist Ravindra Jain passed away. Veteran music director and lyricist Ravindra Jain, who was undergoing treatment at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, passed away at 4:10 pm on October 9th 2015. The 71-year-old music composer was suffering from a urinary infection causing a problem in his kidney. Ravindra Jain was shifted from Wockhardt Hospital in Nagpur to Mumbai on Wednesday by a ...

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IIT Bhubaneswar becomes first IIT in country to introduce dance as B.Tech subject

IIT Bhubaneswar becomes first IIT in country to introduce dance as B.Tech subject. IIT Bhubaneswar has introduced Odissi dance as a BTech subject becoming the first IIT in the country to introduce any dance form in its curriculum, said director RV Rajakumar . The classical dance would be one of the 'breadth' course of maximum 12 credits during the four years BTech studies, he said. Each credit means, weekly ...

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