Archives for the ‘Chennai’ Category

Playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar Part-2

By • Apr 22nd, 2013 • Category: Books and Authors, Chennai, Diaspora, Featured, India, People, Women Achievers Special

Anupama Chandrasekhar’s play Disconnect was staged at San Jose Rep in March 2013. We caught up with the Chennai-based playwright when she was in San Jose to attend the West Coast premier of her play. In Part-2 of our conversation Anupama  takes us back to her childhood growing up in Madras, now known as Chennai. [...]

Usha Raghunathan – Never, Ever Quit

By • Apr 1st, 2013 • Category: Business & Tech, Chennai, Featured, Ideas, India, Video, Women Achievers Special

Usha Raghunathan’s motto is never, ever quit. Be a survivor is her advice for those who want to do do something in their life, especially women. Usha  should know what it is like to survive and make your dreams come true in a tough and conservative environment in South India. Brought up in a liberal [...]

Usha Raghunathan – How She Learnt To Fly A Tiger Moth

By • Mar 7th, 2013 • Category: Chennai, Featured, Ideas, India, Women Achievers Special

Trendsetter with a traditional touch is one way to describe Usha Raghunathan. She is a  pilot, writer and an entrepreneur. In Part-1 of our interview Usha talks about her love for flying and how she earned her pilot’s license. Way back in the 1950’s Usha got her pilot’s license in Chennai formerly called Madras. What [...]

Trichy Sankaran On Music, Education & Childhood Part-1

By • Feb 17th, 2013 • Category: Chennai, Diaspora, India, People

Prof Trichy Sankaran is a musician, composer, teacher & author. Based in Canada he teaches Carnatic music at York University.  A master percussionist, Prof. Sankaran plays the double-headed drum mridangam.  He has written 2 books on Carnatic music The Rhythmic Principals and Practice of South Indian Drumming and The Art of Konnakkol. Prof. Sankaran has worked with musicians [...]