carnatic, music, women / Friday, February 17th, 2012

“Why should boys have all the fun?”

Yeah… Even the music society is very male – chauvinistic in its approach. Why else have the composers / musicians / researchersΒ  mostly hailed and praised the fairer sex? “…thodayla aadhi thaalatha potta… kidaikira ragam karaharapriya va shanmugapriya va sree priya va…” – see, all girl names πŸ˜‰

So I thought let me try to personify the less-in-number, not-much-metaphorised male counterparts. Here goes…

  • Kalyana Vasantham – amma paiyyan (mother’s boy)
  • Mohanam – Mr. Fair and Handsome
  • Hamsanadham – casual
  • Sankarabharanam – the slow (but not dim-witted) WISE guy
  • Begada – gym body, but not the getting into fight types
  • Atana – the brawly kind
  • Behag – U. S. returned high-fi (attention getting) guy
  • Brindavana Saranga – the complete charmer
  • Kannada & Kaanada – twins.. say, Thomson and Thompson
  • Sama – lazy bones (mostly with a hangover)
  • Simmendra Madhyamam – opposite of a tomboy, whatever that is called…
  • Bhairavam – no one can understand him!
  • Kedaram – very traditional
  • Mayamalava Gowla – Kids’ favourite, like Shakthimaan, Superman,…
  • Bhoopalam – the rooster
  • Natta – loud and stubborn
  • Sowrashtra – confident
  • Paraj – boring…
  • Darbar -the Leader

P.S: When I tried to list down the neutrally named ragas, I had to discard nearly 99% of the names that I was able to remember.

More names or suggestions are welcome!

– Until next,

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16 Replies to “Male-ody”

  1. But some how I always relate Atana and Natta to females. Espescially the Gambhira nattai if you see, it is very feminine in form I believe πŸ™‚ JMO

  2. Reblogged this on The Pensieve and commented:

    This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club’s CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG where some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day starting 1st of September to the 7th of September.

    The colour theme for today’s (technically yesterday’s) post is BLUE. Blue signifies boys right! Thus reblogging one of my old posts on ragas and men πŸ˜‰

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