• Statement from the Carnatic Music Community on the #MeToo Movement

    Statement from the Carnatic Music Community

    October 15, 2018

    Over the past few days, we have all read many disturbing accounts of sexual harassment, abuse and assault, including from within the Carnatic music community. Many such instances in the past have been brushed under the carpet, subsequently creating a culture of silent complicity. There continues to be a deafening silence that needs to be broken. As artistes and students of music, we believe it is our responsibility to speak up and acknowledge that such unacceptable behaviour must be strongly condemned, in order to create a more equitable and safe environment for all people.

    It is important to address this issue and bring to light those who have misused their position and power to exploit those at risk. We ask for due process through civil society investigations into these allegations to hold these individuals accountable, and whole-heartedly welcome those who want to come forward and share their stories. At this juncture, we also encourage and request sabhas and cultural organisations all over the world to recognise this issue and put forward proactive structural measures to address such claims and prevent future incidents. We believe that this will make the Carnatic community safer for all.

    Yours in solidarity:

    Aarathi Bharadwaj

    Abhay Anil Kumar

    Abhinav Seetharaman

    Abhishek Balakrishnan

    Abhishek Raghuram

    Abhishek Ravishankar

    Abinaya Shenbagaraj

    Achyuth Sharma

    Adarsh Ramchandran

    Adhiti Rajesh

    Aditya Vempaty

    Aishwarya Shankar

    Aishwarya Srinivas

    Aishwarya Venkataraman

    Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath

    Aisvarya Chandrasekar

    Ajay Gopi

    Ajay Ravichandran

    Akshay Anantapadmanabhan

    Akshay Ravi

    Akshay Venkatesan

    Amritha Murali

    Anamika Kannan

    Anantha R. Krishnan

    Ananya Ashok

    Ananya Vajpeyi

    Anil Narasimha

    Anil Srinivasan

    Anirudh Athreya V.

    Anirudh Shankar

    Anirudh Venkatesh

    Anisha Gururaj

    Anjna Swaminathan

    Anuradha Sridhar

    Anusha Ramakrishnan

    Anu Suresh

    Aparajitha Giridar

    Aparna M. Sridhar

    Aparna Thyagarajan

    Apoorva Das

    Apoorva Rajesh

    Aravind Bhargav

    Archana Bharadwaj

    Archana Venkatesan

    Arjun Ramachandran

    Arthi Nadhan

    Arthi Suresh

    Arun Kumar V.K.

    Arun Mahadevan

    Arun Narayanan

    Arun Ramamurthy

    Asha Ramesh

    Ashvin Bhogendra

    Ashvin Ravi

    Ashwath Narayanan

    Ashwinn Balachandran

    Ashwin Srikant

    Athrey Nadhan

    Avanthika Srinivasan

    B. U. Ganesh Prasad

    Badrinath Govindarajan

    Balakrishnan Raghavan

    Bharathi Ramasubban

    Bharath Krishna D.R.

    Bhavana Iyer

    Bhavya Hari

    Bombay Jayashri

    Brindha Manickavasagam

    Chaitrra Sairam

    Chaitrra Sairam

    Chandra Ram

    Chandrasekara Sharma G.

    Charumathi Raghuraman

    Chinmayee Venkatraman

    Chitra Lakshumanan

    Chitra Poornima Sathish

    David Claman

    Deekshita Venkataraman

    Delhi Sairam

    Devina Dutt

    Dileep K.J.

    Erode Nagaraj

    G. V. Subramanyam

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    Gayatri K.

    Geeta Shankar

    Geetha Iyer

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    Gopal Ravindhran

    Gowri Raghunandan

    Guhan Venkataraman

    Guruprasad N.

    H. N. Bhaskar

    H. Prasanna

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    Hari Kappiyoor

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    Harsha Nagarajan

    Hiranmayee S.

    Hrishi Balaji

    Hrishikesh Chary

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    Janani Ramesh

    Jannagan Jeyakumar

    Jayadev Bhaskaran

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    Jayanth J.A.

    Jayashree Suresh

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    K. Bharat Sundar

    K. P. Nandini

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    Karthik Iyer

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    Kartik Raveendran

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    Kaushik Sridhar

    Kavi Srinivasaragavan

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    Keerthi Venkataramani

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    Krithika Natarajan

    Krithika Rajkumar

    Krupa Ravi

    Kumar Kanthan

    Kunnakudi M. Balamurali Krishna

    Kyvalya Chilla

    Lakshman R. Priyatham

    Lakshmi Anand

    Lalit Subramanian

    Latika Sridhar

    Lavanya Kothandaraman

    Lavanya Narayanan

    Maanasa Dhotrekar

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    Mathangi Sridharan

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    Mumbai Shilpa

    Murari V.V.S.

    Muthu Krishna M.

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    Namita Shenoy

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    Ramakrishnan Lakshmanan

    Ramakrishnan Murthy

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    Ramesh Abhiraman

    Ramya Rajaraman

    Rangashree Varadarajan

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    Ranjani Sivakumar Siddareddy

    Ravikiran G.

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    Revathy Kumar

    Rithu Rajendran

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    Rohan Krishnamurthy

    Rohit Dhamankar

    Rohith Jayaraman

    Roopa Shastry M.

    Rupa Ramanathan

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    S. Adithyanarayanan

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    Sandeep Ramachandran

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    Sanjeev V.

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    Sharada Krishnan

    Shashank Subramaniam

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    Srivatsan Balakrishnan

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    Subha Sridharan

    Subramanian L.

    Subu Narayanan (Bombay Sriram)

    Suchithra Balasubramanian

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    Vignesh Ganesh

    Vignesh Ishwar

    Vignesh Krishnamurthy

    Vignesh Ramanujam

    Vignesh Thyagarajan

    Vignesh Venkataraman

    Vijay M.

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