After the encouraging response coupled by the treasured content from Smt. Anandi Kamath, we couldnt wait any longer before releasing the remaining gems from the interview. When it comes to presenting lifetime accomplishments, who could do a better job than a proud son himself. And thats where we have Dr. Rajeev Sreenivasa, founder of a leading digital agency, and son of Anandi-mai, speaking about the achievements of his mother. We also have two beautiful song and poetry compositions rendered by the author herself!
We take immense joy in publishing a spot interview of Smt. Anandi Kamath, a great Konkani author, poet with an amazing voice. The video was taken at her courteous residence where we had a great time speaking with her hanks to a meet arranged by Shri Payyanur Ramesh Pai. The joy of bringing this video is even more on the occasion of her 80th birthday which was on 19th of March.
A Konkani song (Anonymous poet) explaining one such occasion where Lord Krishna convinced His own mother Yashoda of His divine powers. The scene of Krishna showing the entire world in His small mouth is well narrated by many poets in different languages. Here the poet links the incident with a Ganesh Pooja performed by Yashoda who observed a fasting but same time prepared Modaks for Naivedya. What followed is better heard in this song itself.
Late Sri.P.G.Kamath wrote the song “Devaa Tuje…” 25 years ago, in 1985, to include the song in Konkani Geet Chandrika audio cassette brought out by Kerala Konkani Academy. The lyrics of 8 lines are simple Konkani translation of the initial shloka of Ganapati Atharvasheersham starting “Bhadram Karnebhi…”. That time the singer was a student, Sri. […]
In continuation of a grand series- Konkani Kasturi, dedicated to our divine Mother Tongue, Shri P. Ramesh Pai shares with us a folk song recording from a seminar held 16 years ago. The song titled Loka Samvad, presented in a dialogue format bears some interesting facts of our history dating back to Goa and beyond. A transcript of the song is also available for download and sing-along.
Payyanur Ramesh Pai Maam’s contribution to Radio Idli, and his popularity with the online lovers of Konkani is not new. He has showered his wishes and generosity on us by featuring a monthly contribution of some of the relics of Konkani and Saraswat Culture. In the inaugural episode, Ramesh Pai-maam shares with us one of the most loved lullaby’s in konkani – Seethakalyana, along with an informative article on the same, with lyrics in Devanagari, Kannada and Malayalam script
Shri Ramesh Pai from UAE presents to us a closely kept treasure – A tribute to a great Konkani Poet, and a living legend – Shri Kochi Ananth Bhat. We present here a recording of a poem, narrated by the man himself back in 1994 at a Konkani folklore seminar at Ernakulam.
Mr. JANARDHAN ATHRI, a good singer who has carved his niche among the male singers giving out stage shows, TV programs and the like from Kerala. He hails from Kochi, and likes to be known more by his clan name (Athri) rather than by his family name (Prabhu). It is indeed distinguishing that this talented artiste from Amchi community is running a Garment Distribution Business of his own, in Kochi, and stays with wife Mrs. Sunita and son Master Amey (Std 2). We present a song of Athri from an upcoming album of Konkani Karaoke.
Tale of the Honest Cow contributed by Shri Ramesh Pai, Abu Dhabi Editor’s note: Shri Ramesh Pai, from Abu Dhabi, (photograph at left) brings to us yet another generous contribution – a Treasure of Konkani culture and literature, recorded in 1992 at Kerala. This treasure is for all of us to hear, imbibe, and share […]
Ever imagined a Konkani song on a Hindi Karaoke track ? Listen to this song – original is a Hindi film song from ‘Meraa Saaya’ released in 1966, and sung by Smt. Lata Mangeshkar. But here we have a devotional song in Konkani. Perhaps some of you have heard a portion during some bhajan sessions, […]