Everyone at the venue, Ezhuthola, of Kerala Literature Festival 2019, was thrilled to see the renowned Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna. His enthusiasm had put everyone on the edge of their seats. Dr. Meena Pillai was equally enthusiastic in the conversation, and had put forth many questions that had not only urged him to answer with full conviction, but also had pushed the audience to think vigorously.
T. M. Krishna called the stage an ‘aphrodisiac’. He further said that anyone who comes on stage and is courageous enough to exhibit their talents is always looking for appreciation, and however much one says he is not, it is a lie! T. M. Krishna also recounted how he was introduced to Carnatic music, saying that the only reason he had learned music was because he had showed talent. ‘What started as a hobby soon turned to the line of profession.’
Throughout the conversation, Krishna went against so many norms and beliefs, which could be tagged as superstitions. Talking about the art of music and the renovations in it had Krishna shared his experience with the world of music, saying that when one dives deep into the sea of art, there are moments that are beyond anyone and anything. His book ‘Reshaping Art’ was also part of the discussion.