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Express news service CHENNAI: When Lopa Mudra was four years old, her father put her to bed with the kathakali padams. She listened until the end, she said, and that’s how the music bug bit her. “I’ve been training Carnatic vocal music since I was seven and I’m still learning,” she says. She has been …

Express news service CHENNAI: The brightly colored lights in the lobby kept changing as he moved from one ragam to another. The melodious voice of the musician accompanied by instrumentalists caught the audience’s attention. Musician Sid Sriram was almost the star of the show, until young Rahul Vellal took over with his gamagas and stole …