Life at the RBI is not all about currency and repo rates, it seems. Here's an RBI employee doing something else he's really good at.
The Hyderabad Chapter of SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is organising a festival of Indian classical music and dance, "Virasat 2010
", from 7th to 17th August, at various venues in the city. The 11-day festival will feature the following stalwarts - Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Vijay Ghate, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Kavita Dwibedi, T V Sankaranarayanan, Mysore Brothers, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Prof. Uday Bhawalkar, Dr. Teejan Bai, Dr. Nookala Chinasatyanarayana and D Balakrishna.
D Balakrishna from Bangalore will be performing a veena recital on 14th August, 12:30am, at the DST Auditorium, University of Hyderabad.
D Balakrishna is the son and disciple of Padmabhushan Dr. V Doreswamy Iyengar - veena artiste of the Mysore school of veena-playing, synonymous with the great veena exponent Sheshanna. He underwent rigorous training under the tutelage of his father, since his childhood. He has given duet performances with his father, and has performed solo in India and abroad.
He obtained his M. Sc degree from Bangalore University, and is currently an employee of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He is a Top Grade artiste of All India Radio, and brought laurels to Karnataka by performing at several national programs on AIR and Doordarshan.
He aims at preserving and sustaining the authentic classicism of the Mysore veena tradition (aka Mysore Baani). In this endeavour, he grooms disciples, of whom several are AIR artistes and concert performers.
SPIC MACAY is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical and non-governmental student participatory movement founded in 1977. It aims to conserve and promote an awareness of Indian culture among the youth of India, through a focus on the classical arts.
SPIC-MACAY has chapters in over 300 towns and cities all over the world. It organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions and seminars, all hosted by local chapters of the organization. The Hyderabad Chapter is one of them.
Entry to the concerts is free, and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Lata Mani at 93475-53161 or Ashish at 94901-22248 for further details.