Get set for a musical treat this July with Spark’s ‘Musical Musings’ issue! Sit back and relax to enjoy melody in the form of poetry, fiction, photography and non-fiction. We are also delighted to present a delectable interview with musician par excellence Sanjay Subrahmanyan, where the star dazzles us with his wit and knowledge. Read on for a musical extravaganza.
Catch Sanjay Subrahmanyan, one of the foremost Carnatic musicians of our time, in a crisp-as-Kalyani and deep-as-Bhairavi conversation with Bhargavi Chandrasekharan.
The title says it all! Hari Ravikumar writes a piece laced with humour and a fine dose of South Indian classical music.
The charm of the crucial beat, the indispensable rhythm captured in a poem by Bakul Banerjee.
Vani laments the poor levels of discovering new music that’s been the state of affairs for the last few years.
It’s music that comes to the rescue of a person stranded in the middle of a thick traffic jam and bogged down by frustration. Parth Pandya captures the moments of musical escape in a poem.
Enthralled by South Indian classical music, M. Mohankumar shares the feelings that this music stirs within him, through a poem.
Rivers are pretty much like songs, carrying their own musical notes within. Goirick. B writes two poems fusing the theme of music into the journey of a river.
Listening to music live on stage is an experience unlike no other for a fan. Madhan SK’s photos from various concerts capture some magical moments from live performances.
An elderly gentleman feels alive when he listens to his late wife’s music recordings and reminisces about their past. Sudha Nair tells the story of how music fills the solitude in his life – no matter the distractions that life throws.
THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Preeti Madhusudhan is surprised to discover a prejudiced side to her when she sees The Rock talking “science”. Read this short but sweet slice of life as she comes to terms with this discovery.
Almost every night, a woman dreams that she is playing the violin. A dream that haunts her and teases her. Anupama Krishnakumar tells the story of the woman’s journey with her violin.