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The Octopus Teacher, the Octopus Student’s Wife and MS Subbulakshmi

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The success of the documentary My Octopus Teacher has become well-known, winning the Best Documentary Feature at the 2021 Oscars for its star, Craig Foster. His wife, Swati Thiyagarajan, is well-known in her own right and was production manager for the film. Thiyagarajan works for NDTV as a journalist, their environmental editor, a job she’s held for over 20 years, and spends her time between her home in Cape Town and Delhi. She was born in Chennai and is actually the granddaughter of legendary Carnatic singer MS Subbulakshmi. She wrote a blog post about her grandmother: That voice.My best memory of her is of her practicing her singing during long summer afternoons at home. Not a day went by when she did not practice. She would gently tune theย tanpura, her graceful fingers running over the strings. She had the most …

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