Electric kiln to fire ghatams

Ghatam-maker fromManamadurai raises Rs 5 lakh for technology that will prevent wastage

When a craft honed for centuries turns to new-age technology for its survival it meets with interesting results from unexpected corners. When Mannamadurai-based ghatam maker K Ramesh posted on social media about his efforts to raise funds to build an electric kiln to make ghatams, little did he expect that his plea would attract the attention of hundreds of music enthusiasts, and maestros including renowned ghatam player Vikku Vinayakram and vocalist T M Krishna.

On Thursday, Ramesh successfully raised Rs 5 lakh (from 146 people), on crowdfunding platform Ketto.org, four days before the deadline................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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