Smt. Indira Sivasailam

A Tribute to Smt. Indira Sivasailam

By Smt. Kamala Kasturi

A calm, gracious and simple person, Indira was a very dear friend to me for nearly three decades. Elegant, cheerful and always smiling she radiated happiness wherever she went. Memories of the time we spent together are very dear to me. I especially cherish the discussions we had on Vedanta and the debates were not just academic but centred around how we could apply these philosophical learnings in our daily lives. I recall with nostalgia how Indira, Geetha and I immersed ourselves in the study of the Bhagavad Gita and Bhoja's Champu Ramayanam.

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The Indira Sivasailam Foundation

The Indira Sivasailam Foundation was instituted in 2010 by Ms. Mallika Srinivasan as an everlasting tribute to her mother Smt. Indira Sivasailam. A testimony to her enriching life, the foundation aims to further Smt. Indira Sivasailam’s love and desire to uphold and promote our rich cultural heritage by preserving and propagating its various art forms. .

The foundation actively engages with the community on various fronts and makes meaningful contributions by participating in causes like care and welfare of senior citizens, women's empowerment, preservation and promotion of Hindu philosophy and Sanskrit literature, and, "Annadana". Read more


'Anwesha - Quest for the best' 2017

'Anwesha - Quest for the best' is a unique initiative by the Indira Sivasailam Foundation that aims to bridge the gap between Carnatic artists and rasikas. It provides a platform for Carnatic music aficionados to interact with the winner of the year's Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal - Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. Organized as an interactive Q&A session, 30 participants get the unique opportunity of presenting a question on Carnatic music to the Lalgudi duo, who then answer it.

Carnatic music enthusiasts are invited to send in their questions on Carnatic music to The Indira Sivasailam Foundation's Facebook page inbox or by emailing them to info@isfoundation.in. The top 30 finalists will be shortlisted by the contest jury from The Music Academy, Madras. The contest is open for all till September 13, 2017.

'Anwesha - Quest for the best' will be held on September 20, 2017.

 

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Endowment Medal

The artists to be honored with the eighth Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal (2017) are the violinist duo and siblings - Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi. Read More