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A poet's vision
The making of ``Meenaxi: Tale of Three Cities" was full of eccentricities what with the father-son duo, M. F. Husain and Owais Husain, involved. But it was thoroughly enjoyable for that reason, Owais tells GOWRI RAMNARAYAN.
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    An enlightening package
    CD - "A Pilgrimage without Travel", produced and marketed by Ramji Folk Songs &Research Centre, 51/23, Pandia Vellalar Street, Madurai-625001, is priced at Rs.140. THE DOUBLE VCD on 108 Tirupatis takes the viewers on a quick visit to ...
    Classically melodious
    Kosmic Music1213C-1223C-Carnatic Classical instrumental Veena-Ranganayaki Rajagopalan-Rs. 100. RANGANAYAKI RAJAGOPALAN is a senior veena player belonging to the haloed tradition of Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer. Excerpts of her live concert ...
    Delightful evening
    AFTER A long drought of both rain and good oratorical music in Madras, the SHAMAS presentation of Mendelssohn's ELIJAH on February 14, at the Egmore Wesley Church was as welcome as a monsoon shower! Sponsored by the Max Mueller Bhavan and under ...
    Stylistic alapana
    WITH COMMENDABLE assurance and confidence acquired after a long and dedicated tutelage under R. Vedavalli, Sumitra Vasudev structured a stylistic Todi alapana for the not frequently heard Papanasam Sivan's kriti "Sambasadasiva" and rendered a ...
    Neat interpretation
    THERE CAN be no rigid criteria for judging a concert. What is important is that a performance is good or bad according to defined guidelines built over decades, which have served as dependable grounds for evaluation. When changing styles of ...

    Theatre

    Messages, subtle yet clear
    "WATCH, LAUGH, enjoy and deliberate" — as ARS's voice comes out loud and clear you sit back to see what UAA has up its sleeve this time round in "Upadesam Seivadhu UAA" its latest production, staged at the Bharat Kalachar, recently. This ...
    Family entertainer
    ANNA NAGAR Sakhi Mandal 3, Charitable Trust established and run by women is staging "Divorce Me Darling", an English play, on March 14, 6.45 p.m., at the Music Academy for their projects, which include welfare of downtrodden, under privileged ...

    Arts & Crafts

    Vibrant terracotta creations
    THE COLOURS conjure up the earth and creation in splashes of greens, oranges and burnt mud against dun-coloured background. The shapes of "Kumbham" terracotta could be free flowing, folk, classical, stylised or myth-based with forms coming to ...

    Heritage

    The glory of Tirukkachur
    "THEVARAM" THAT contains the devotional hymns of Sundarar, Thirugnanasambandar and Thirunaavukkarasar, speak of 275 temples. One of them is in Tirukkachur, a village in Kanchipuram district. The nearest railway station on the Chennai-Chengalpattu ...
    Where legend adds lustre
    PANDIKODUMUDI, ONE of the seven shrines of Siva celebrated in Thevaram, has all the spiritual significance of a holy temple due to its association with the idol, location and river as indicated by Thayumanaswamigal. Kodumudi, situated on the ...

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