/A classical evening at the Malaxmi Courtyard

A classical evening at the Malaxmi Courtyard

International poets and distinguished guests graced the Hyderabad corporate office of the Malaxmi Group of Companies for a mellifluous Carnatic concert by Ranjani Sivakumar…

A delegation of foreign poets from Poland, China and Philippines paid a visit to Malaxmi Courtyard, the corporate office of the Malaxmi Group of Companies under the leadership of the eminent poet Dr LSR Prasad. A few Indian poets too accompanied the guests. The event was initiated by Dr E. Sivanagi Reddy, CEO, of The Cultural Centre of Vijayawada & Amaravati (CCVA), a CSR initiative of Malaxmi Property Realcon, the Group Company.

A soul-stirring Carnatic vocal concert by Ranjani Sivakumar and the team added to the ambience of the evening, acclimatising foreign poets with South Indian flavours of music. The poets were wonderstruck when one of their own Polish poems ‘Trzy slowa najdziwniejsze (The Oddest Words)’ was rendered in Carnatic. This poem was written by Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012), a Polish poet and recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1996. Ranjani’s composition transcended all the barriers of language and harmonised varied cultures.

Harish Chandra Prasad, Founder and Chief Mentor, Malaxmi Group & Chairman, CCVA welcomed the gathering and explained how Malaxmi Group strives to blend Mind, Body and Soul through various initiatives like CCVA, The Sedibus (Malaxmi Group’s complete startup ecosystem platform) and India Xtreme (a subsidiary company of Malaxmi into adventure sports).

Dr LSR Prasad, a cardiothoracic surgeon, poet and author of many books and essays, introduced the poet guests. Padmaja Iyengar, CCVA literary advisor initiated the programme by explaining to the gathering significance of the event. Deepa Balasubramanian, CEO, The Sedibus, Pavan Kumar Bang, CEO, Malaxmi’s Chiraharit Private Limited, M Kishore Kumar, Head of Malaxmi Education Initiatives and other important guests participated in the event.

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Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he's not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems.