The central feature (29-39) this time is devoted to a report on expressions of concern about the State and Fate of the Kerala Kalamandalam and a profile of and interview with Kalamandalam Gopi, the well-known Kathakali artist who retired as Principal of Kalamandalam at the end of May. The constructive probe undertaken by Sna into the achievements and the problematic future of Kalamandalam has reportedly been welcomed by supporters and well-wishers of the institution.
Besides these, there are articles on Arun Khopkar and his Bharatanatyam-founded film Sanchari (41-42); fine arts and foreign students (43-44); and ancient musical instruments of China (45-46). A chart on the raga-s of Mela-s 25 to 28 is the special offering of S. Rajam & his associates this time. This is one in a series which will eventually cover all the 72 mela raga-s and their equivalents in the asampoorna paddhati of Dikshitar.