The main feature focusses on the North-South Musical Divide (21 -29). This consists of a penetrating article on the hurdles to mutual appreciation; an interview-based report on Samantar, an experiment in harmony; a piece on the advent of Hindustani music in Madras; and readers views on the subject. An interesting complementary feature, with excellent photographs, is entitled Malavika Sarukkai Takes A New Turn: FirefliesIlluminate The Way (31-35). Then there is an article on Panchakshari Gawai: A Minstrel With A Mission (37-38);
The Music Appreciation Notes offer enlightenment on four allied raga-s. And the News A Notes section, as usual, contains reports on a variety of events. The front cover offers a photograph of the First Couple of Bharatanatyam— U.S. Krishna Rao & Chandrabhaga Devi (see pagcs8 & 9 for the news report).