The monsoon broke over Tamil Nadu some days ago but it has intensified now and as it often happens, greeted the launch of the December Season.
And so, on Sunday, December 1 evening the evening skies turned severe black and it poured hard even as the guests and artistes arrived at Kartik Fine Arts launch at Narada Gana Sabha's auditorium in Alwarpet, Chennai.
Expectedly, there were only some 60-odd people inside the hall.
Carnatic music vocalist Ramakrishnan Murthy and USA-based dancer Anita Sivaraman were decorated with awards at the opening evening. The chief guest was M. K. Narayanan, former national security adviser and former governor of West Bengal.
Awards were also given to vocalists and sisters, Archana and Aarati and to S. V. S. Mani, secretary of Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, T. Nagar.
Concerts start on Monday.
Kartik Fine Arts has collaborated with its main sponsor, VR Chennai, a shopping space in Anna Nagar to arrange concerts at the mall this season.