You may be aware that Mudha has been publishing this music Planner-cum-Directory for the past 13 years. It is gratifying that this directory is being used by almost everybody in the fine arts field and it gives a lot of satisfaction to note that over the years, it has gained good popularity in places outside India as well. Mudhra's Directory is the most sought after handbook by musicians, music lovers, organisers & music related personalities.
From this year, this Directory's name has been changed to PAALAM- Mudhra music Planner-cum-Directory as the Paalam name signifies creating a bridge between art, artists and art lovers.
Every year, apart from incorporating changes in the existing data base, we are also receiving many requests for new inclusions in various categories. Thus, the volume of the book has also been increasing considerably. We aim at covering the entire gamut of the music world so that every artist, young or old, junior or senior gets to have his/ her name included in this directory. We have also included music related contacts as well as artists of other performing arts, so as to give a wider dimension to the directory. For the convenience of artists and art lovers, we have included addresses and phone no. of various press media, private television channels, hotels, call taxis, train timings and other useful contact numbers. We have taken meticulous care to include email IDs of artists as internet users have been increasing every year.
This book has indeed become a ready reckoner for many purposes - for organisers to fix artists for concerts, for artists to contact sabhas for concert opportunities or invite rasikas to their performance, for organizers to mail invitations to musicians and rasikas for important programmes, for a student to locate a music teacher or even for fixing a judge for a music competition! It is indeed a tough task to make the entries accurate and we have tried our best. In this connection, every year, we send a proof by email to all artists before printing. Hence, those artists who have not informed about their email IDs are requested to do so. Sometimes, artists do not inform us about their change of address or phone number in spite of several reminders from us and this may result in a few errors. Anyway, this directory is a labour of our love for music, our passion to serve the art world in our own small way.