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Hi everyone!! This is Charulatha Mani. I have taken up blogging to interact with my rasikas worldwide. I would like to thank all of you for your support and appreciation for my Isai Payanam show on Jaya TV, "Isai Cafe" on Raj TV and live concerts. I am here to blog on my concerts, latest film songs, and updates on Isai Payanam and Sahitya Payanam. Happy reading :-)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Isai Payanam - 2nd January 2011

"Isai Payanam with Charulatha Mani"

Ragas in Classical & Film Music

7:30pm, Sunday, 2nd January 2010

Venue: Narada Gana Sabha (Main Hall)

Tickets: 9962623387 / 24993201

  • Music Quiz with Prizes
  • Attendees receive Free Copy of Charulatha's latest album, "Gomathi"


  1. Dear madam,
    I'm Ratha from Canada. I study in a branch of Annamalai University, in Canada.
    I watched your Isai Payanam videos on Youtube. They were very easy to understand, and very helpful.
    Thanks a lot for your help to the carnatic music world. When I start to watch the video clip,
    I couldn't move until it was finished. I couldn't stop watching your videos, they were really good.
    I searched many of the indian video stores in Canada to find your DVD/CD, but I couldn't find any.
    Also when I tried to listen to songs on your website, it wouldn't work.
    I would like to learn more songs and ragams in your voice.
    Is it possible for you to send me versions of the full songs with the ragams and composers, by DVD, CD or email?
    I will take care of any expenses that will have to be covered.
    Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
    Ratha, Canada

  2. @Ratha:
    Recordings may be ordered from:
    Free MP3 clips are available at:
    These may be saved by right-clicking and choosing "Save linked content as..."

  3. Dear Charulatha,

    I admire the work you are doing with your TV series "Isai Payanam". My husband and I are ardent fans of your shows and have watched every single episode. I am sure more people are enthusiastic towards learning Carnatic music now. However, it hurts to see that you mess up the lyrics of a lot of film songs. I am sure if you did the same in the Carnatic world, you will see glares and stares wherever you go. I feel what ever type of music it is, the poet who penned the lyrics should be given the same amount of respect.

    Secondly, when you render the film songs, I would appreciate if you maintain the timbre of the song as close to the original as possible. This will make it more attractive to the younger generation and attract them to learn carnatic music. My husband and I listen to Pink Floyd and Aerosmith and try to map it to Carnatic Ragas. But if the timbre of the song is lost, it loses its life.

    I would love to see more and more people talk about your program and develop a deeper interest in carnatic music through your program.

    Good Luck,