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Kutcheri, Raga, Tala, Sahitya
Artistes, Composers, Lyrics
Tributes, Tidbits, Quizzes
Dance, Harikatha, Folk Music


Carnatica is pleased to announce special prizes for articles related to music. These prizes will be a regular feature and will be funded from a Promoters' Endowment set up by Sowmya, Shashikiran & Ramanathan (the Directors of Srishti's Carnatica Pvt. Ltd.) in memory of the late vidwans Dr. S. Ramanathan, Calcutta Sri. K. S. Krishnamurthy and Sri. M. D. Ramanathan.

1st prize $100

2nd prize $75

3rd prize $50

People of all ages can participate and the entries should reach Carnatica before the 15th of October. Articles will be published on this website and the prizes will be given away on Vijayadashami day. The contributions must be original and word limit for each entry shall be 2000. The write-up must be accompanied by a brief biography of the contributor.

Suggested Topics:

  1. What makes a Bani in Carnatic music
  2. Music Education in present day context
  3. The supremacy of Ragas in Carnatic music
  4. Preservation of the original melodic and rhythmic structure of compositions as conceived by the Composer
  5. Tamil Music
  6. World Music

Or any other topic of your choice related to music

Entries can be sent to Shirdi Towers, No. 9, Arulambal Street, T. Nagar, Chennai 600 017 or to


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