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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

September, 2009 - A great month - Dreams coming True!

It has been great month of musical efforts combined with Quarterly exams for me this September. I was so thrilled when our school authorities gave me permission to go to Tirumala for performing during my quarterly exam and my sincere thanks for the same without which i could not have performed at Tirumala. This was one of my great dreams and so was an oppurtunity that came my way with the performance at Sringeri Bharathi Vidhyashram on the 14th and 20th September, 2009 respectively. It was also a great blessing when Sri Umayalpuram Sir was coming into the hall on the 20th September'09 and i was so moved when he staed back for the entire concert. I hope to get good advice from him when i meet him personally soon.

Another great thing happened in my life on the 21st Sep'09 when i had the oppurtunity to accompany my mom on vocal appa on kanjeera with Kumbakonam Swaminathan anna on Mrudhangam at Agatheewarar Temple, Villiwakkam. The term Sruthi Matha - Layam Pitha came true in my life with my mom on Vocal as Srtuhi and appa on Kanjeera - Layam with self on Keyboard! What a great day it turned out to be! Congrats to my father who constantly was working towards performing on kanjeera and he did justice to his thoughts by giving a performance that was well appreciated by his immediate boss of the day Sri Swaminathan anna on Mrudhangam. I hope he continues his efforts and i am sure he will make a mark in the years to come.

Just going to school to write the exam i skipped to got to Tirumala and i am sure Lord Balaji will bring all that i have studied to my mind to do Well!. I also had some great private concert performance this month and i am now looking forward to the concert at Koothanoor - Temple of Goddess Saraswathi - on the 28th September - Saraswathi Pooja day and i am indeed blessed to have this oppurtunity. As mentioned by my dad in our other blog, this September has really been of "Dreams coming True" month!!

Friday, September 04, 2009

I had been to Madurai thanks to Mr. Jagannathan - cousin of Sri Srinivasan, Nadopasana - who was the first person to give an oppurtunity in his forum on the 9th December 2001. It was very new set of enhancement artists i performed, with Sri Govindarajan - Violin, Sri Palladam Ravi - mrudhangam and Sri Krishnan - Ghatam and this presentation also was well received. I am planning to ask my father to upload this and you can access same in teh link under the serial number 028 after two days.

September month has started with a concert for our old neighbour's family. Interestingly when i was around 7 years, this bridegroom along with her domestic help, my amma and self used to play 4 corners - a play using four points or corners in our house. So nice of the family to have remembered me to give me an oppurtunity to be part of thel celebration during her wedding. The concert came out with all the artists giving their best , especially after knowing the above story!

August Concerts

I had few private concerts in August and also accompanied Smt Radha Parthasarathy for a lec-dem which was a different experience. It was with three differentteams i performed the private concerts in August and the audience for all the concerts did express their satisfaction on our presentation. On the 29th Aug'09, i performed the three major songs from Thiruvlayadal namely - Orunal Podhuma, Isaithamizh NeeSeidha arum Sadhanai and Pattum Nane Bhavamum Naane. This set received lots of appreciation. Looking forward to a good September ahead with many concerts and also Quarterly exam coming up.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Congratulations Jackie for this achievement - We are Proud of You.

Badminton: Karnataka State ChampionshipAditya, Jacqueline triumphDavanagere, Aug 31, DHNS:
Badminton: State Championship
Aditya, Jacqueline triumph
Davanagere, Aug 31, DHNS:

Aditya R Prakash warded off a first-game deficit to overpower SDS Krishna in the final of the men’s section in the State badminton championship here on Monday.

Victorious: Aditya R Prakash (left) and Jacqueline Rose Kunnath won the men’s and women’s titles respectively in the State badminton championship on Monday. DH photoAditya secured a hard fought 15-21, 21-7, 21-12 victory over a gritty Krishna to clinch the title. Aditya, who lost the first game at 15-21, bagged the second pretty easily. He gave away just seven points while taking the match to the decider.

Aditya gave no chance to Krishna in the deciding third game as he wrapped the game at 21-12 for the crown. Aditya had taken a similar route to the final, edging past Mohit Kamath 18-21, 21-14, 21-9 in the semis, while Krishna crushed Rohan Castellino 21-10, 21-11.

Jacqueline Rose Kunnath outclassed G M Nischitha 21-12, 21-16 to pocket the women’s title. There was some consolation for Krishna when he teamed up with Ajit Wiketilekk to clinch the doubles crown with a come from behind 15-21, 21-17, 21-12 victory over D Guruprasad and Vineeth Manuel.

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Jacqueline is my father's friend's daughter and i was sure that she will bring India great laurels when i saw her game 18 months before. She is just on the path to greater glory and this is just another step towards same.

All my well wishers who would like to greet her can send message to her father's email id thomaskunnath at