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Friday, October 17, 2003
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From films to soaps
SOAPS ARE now firmly a part of life. They may be trite, ridiculous, melodramatic or even vitriolic. It is amazing how they work, though. Switch on the television and you can be sure that some woman would be either crying her heart out or ...
Women's issues portrayed
Bengali director Budhadev Dasgupta speaks about the challenges before a maker of serious films.
Enfant terrible of Spanish cinema
Oscar winner Pedro Almodovar's "Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" opened the Spanish Film Festival (Oct 15-17) in Chennai. RANDOR GUY takes a look at the filmmaker and his work.
Weaving poetry out of protest
The International Film Festival of India opened in New Delhi on October 10.
Unusual children's film
THE MISCONCEPTION that only fun-filled or adventure-oriented films can be categorised as children's films, to an extent, was responsible for the dismal showing of actor J.K. Srinivasa Murthy's maiden directorial venture, Devara Makkalu. ...
THE JUGALBANDHI recital by Gayatri Girish (Carnatic) and Lakshmi Sriram (Hindustani), organised by the Sarvani Sangeetha Sabha at the Music Academy Mini Hall, on October 14, offered a pleasant evening to a packed audience. The concert began with ...
Sincere yet repetitive
UMA AND Geetha (Mayavaram Sisters) exerted to the full to draw what they could from their voice. Free flow of sancharas in raga alapanas or in rendering sangatis in songs was not within their grasp. Their sincerity in giving of their best was ...
Continuing a great legacy
IT WAS as a tribute to Ustad Ahmed Hussain Khan when the music circle named after him organised a Hindustani classical concert by the Kalluri sisters, K. G. Jyothi and K. G. Shardha, daughters of guru Kalluri. The Ahmed Hussain Khan Music ...
Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan
THE ANNUAL Akashvani Sangeet Sammelan concerts will be held on October 18 , at the Multi-track Recording Studio of All India Radio, Kamarajar Salai, Mylapore. The first concert is by R. Venkataraman (veena) with Mullapudi Sriramamurthy ...
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A legend, a heritage
The Ananya Festival rightly focused on the dance drama in paying tribute to the legendary Rukmini Devi, says LEELA VENKATARAMAN.
The dance-music link
COMMEMORATING 22 years of their service in the cause of South Indian music and dance, Sampradaya recently held a three-day Dance Music Festival at Vani Mahal recently. In his key note address, industrialist and patron of music and dance, Obul ...
Extraordinariness of the ordinary
``Division Street," staged by Loyola Theatre Society, had several strengths to make it entertaining, observes
Chettinad crafts revived and redefined
THE M. RM. Rm. Cultural Foundation is a non-profit organisation working towards research, documentation and revival of languishing crafts, textiles, and architecture. It is the aim of the foundation to empower local craft communities. Set up in ...
Glorifying the chivalry of Jatayu
The temple for Lord Rama in Pullabhuthangudi, near Kumbakonam, reveres Jatayu, the holy bird, which gave up its life while attempting to protect Sita from Ravana.
Divine home of the Saint-Poetess
SRIVILLIPUTTUR IS synonymous with saint-poetess Andal, Her devotional work, Thiruppavai, and the temple where She and Lord Ranganatha, known as Rangamannar, are enshrined. But many may not be aware that the Andal temple is a separate ...
Built and consecrated in the heart
Both the king and the subject chose the same day for the kumbhabishekam. Whom did the Lord favour? Read on as N.V.R. SWAMY narrates the story of the Siva temple in Tiruninravur.
Yogini temple of Hirapur
ORISSA-KALINGA OR Utkala of ancient times-is an experience that is as sublime as it is aesthetically innervating. In its very isolation, Orissa has preserved some of the most important aspects of India's own cultural heritage. It is for this ...
Aippasi Thirumoolam festival at Thiruvahindrapuram
THE AIPPASI Thirumoolam festival at the Manavalamamunigal Temple, in Thiruvahindrapuram, will be celebrated from October 20 to 29. The festival is of special significance because it begins on the day of Aippasi Makam and concludes on the day of ...
WITH THE aim of encouraging toppers at the SSLC and Plus Two level, Raj TV has been presenting Mudhalvan Awards for students selected from 29 districts in the State. It is a morale booster for diligent youngsters and a moment of joy for parents ...
Art going places, and how!
The India International Rural Cultural Centre in New Delhi recently celebrated its 24th anniversary. ANJANA RAJAN reports.
Lycra MTV Style awards
GET READY for the sensational event, The Lycra MTV Style Awards, presented by MTV in association with Hyundai, Yamaha, No Marks and LG CDMA. Hosted by MTV VJs Malaika Arora and Cyrus Broacha, it will be held at the Jamshed Bhabha Auditorium in ...
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