Indu Nandakumar interviews Sivakumar Loganathan, a graduate student in Entertainment Technology at the Carnigie Mellon University for The Times of India.

The recently launched mobile application ‘Caranatic Raga’, developed by Sivakumar Loganathan is gaining popularity in the Android app market. Carnatic Raga provides reference to about 968 ragas used in carnatic music and lets you search for a raga from a single note.

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The app provides the Arohanam (ascending scale) and Avarohanam (descending scale) of each raga. In the past one year, there has been rise in the number of genre-specific mobile applications, most of them free for download, helping traditional music aficionado’s stay connected to rare raga’s and their favourite performances.

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