Sujatha Attanayake and the musical culture of Sri Lanka
For the past so many decades, Sujatha Attanayake
has been a formidable presence in the Sri Lankan musical scene. She
is a distinguished singer and a musician; she has studied both North
Indian (ragadhari) classical Music and South Indian (Karnatka)
classical music. She comes from a musical family that is vitally
connected to the Nurthi tradition of music.
A film with a difference
This week I had to introduce the film You Are
All Captains and lead a discussion on it at the Academy of Art in
Honolulu. This film was directed by the young Spanish film director
Oliver Laxe. He had made a few award winning short films earlier,
but this is his first attempt at full length feature film making.
The Good Doctor:
Hope and despair in post-apartheid SA
In this week’s column I would like to explore
prominent themes of Damon Galgut’s master piece The Good Doctor
which primarily depicts the life in post-apartheid South Africa.
However, before discussing the themes of the novel, it is pertinent
to look into the life of the writer which sets the backdrop to his