Not Modi or Shah. The people who have the most voice problems in India are…


The Telegraph, Calcutta, is one of the few newspapers in the country with a fully functional science correspondent, ferreting out readable stories from an otherwise arcane world.

In today’s paper, G.S. Mudur throws light on the travails of yakshagana singers.

Researchers at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing in Mysore and Manipal University report that yakshagana artistes face the most voice problems because of long hours of singing at a very high pitch, without adequate training on voice modulation.

So, the next time you hear Narendra Modi and Amit Shah scream and shout, think of the unsung, unheralded folk artistes on Karnataka west coast.

Read the full story: Theatre where voices go for a song