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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Keyboard in AIR - All India Radio

I am happy to inform  that at last Keyboard has been given its due status as a lead instrument in All India Radio - "AIR" effective this May'10. Yes! thanks to The Almighty's grace, Guru's blessings & wishes of my well wishers I & B Ministry as included Keyboard in the mainstream of classical music as a lead instrument and now any one over 16 years of age can appear for the grade audition in AIR for qualifying themselves as a graded artist of "AIR". I am also thankful to the Ministry for giving me special permission to appear for teh locval audition which was conducted on the 19th May'10. 

I had the fortune to be one among the first few to have taken up the Local Audition on the 19th May’10 along with my friend a good keyboard artiste, a good Vocalist, Mrudhangist and Composer in RaviShankar, who is also grandson of Sri Ramanathan of NSTSS, Nanganallur. Both of us have cleared this audition and now are looking forward to the ‘MAB’ audition on the 15th June’10 which will decide our status in the gradation for performing in “AIR”. With all the best wishes of my well wishers, blessings of my gurus and the grace of The Almighty, i hope to do will and come out with success.   
My summer Holiday'10.

It was indeed a great holiday in Kodai this time for the summer holidays and this followed with a hectic back to back concert in the 3rd and fourth week of May'10. While enjoyed my summer holidays with the concert tour of USA & Canada last year, i enjoyed this time with the same activity of playing "UNO" here in India. Yes i made sure that my enhancement artists in Drums Sridhar anna, Mrudhangam Arjun Ganesh anna, Swaminathan anna and Gatam Hari anna learn this game and we enjoyed playing to our hearts content during our outstation concert trips and Kodai trip in particular. 

Just managed to do my Holiday Homework in time as the school has re-opened on the 2nd June and now i am back to normal routine. I also have already taken two days leave one for appearing to renew my Passport and other to attend Akylesh anna's - A great well wisher of mine - wedding on the 7th June'10. Enjoying my days in school and hope to do good in this academic year, thanks to Sri Kapil Sibel, i should be doing without much pressure as he has made 10th std no public exam curriculum from this academic year.