Early in its life, Sruti carried out a survey of the Carnatic music scene, in which it made the following observations:

The modern kutcheri takes place in a rather casual manner, seldom starting on time, with the audience and others drifting in and out all the time and few of them staying for the whole concert. The eight o’clock exodus and coffee break during tani avartanam also find mention in the article.

The survey also noted the declining popularity of concert music except for a handful of star performers attracting crowds… read more