It is that time of the year when we work a tad closer with the community of musicians, dancers, sabha managers and gurus of the classical, performing arts.
We are on the edge of yet another December Season - a season when this city hosts hundreds of concerts of Carnatic music and of classical dance and dozens of fringe events.
Many people say that the ‘season’ is getting chaotic, maddening and bloated.
That is because more and more sabhas come alive in December, more and more artistes fight for a place on stage, schedules get longer.
I guess this is some thing you have to live with till the wheat and the chaff get separated.
However, the December season is unique, has a character of its own and must be celebrated and supported.
The web site that we manage - Kutcheribuzz - was a child of the December season. Over a decade ago, we braved monsoon rains and negotiated unhelpful sabha managers to post the concert schedules of all leading sabhas to provide a simple utility space on the Web.
The site has grown in many different ways and directions. But at the core we have tried to get the community to be part of it.
This December season we want to drive the community collaboration further.
We would like to get rasikas to file reports on what they saw and heard in the auditoriums. Those who love taking great photos can also contribute them to the web site.
There is also space for short videos.
Artistes are also welcome to e-mail short notes on their new productions, collaborations or lectures. So can arts institutions.
E-mail us at - firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 044-24994599.