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The crowd at Marina Beach, incensed and in plenty, is indeed an overwhelming sight. The mind falls quiet and is found staring at a tremendous moment in history. On November 26, 1949, a gathering of the tallest individuals of that age assembled, with great solemnity, to adopt the Constitution of India. Years of treachery and …

T.M. Krishna, Carnatic Musician December 2004: I was back home from boarding school for my first winter-break and Chennai was humming to an extraordinary rhythm. We were two weeks into ‘Margazhi Maasam’ and connoisseurs and the curious from across the world assembled to celebrate and cherish Carnatic music. The city’s pulse at this time is …