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Accolade for ``Autograph"
Cheran's ``Autograph" was screened at the world film festival at Montreal. The actor-director shares his experiences with S. R. ASHOK KUMAR.
Committed to Sanskrit and Vaishnavism
Prof. Narasimhachary has been chosen to be honoured by the President of India for his service to Sanskrit. A profile by KAUSALYA SANTHANAM
Ragas for peace
Prashantham Audio CD A blend of Hindustani and Carnatic Music A. Kanyakumari (violin) and Janardan Mitta (sitar) Price Rs.150. TWO VERSATILE artistes, A. Kanyakumari on the violin and Janardan Mitta on the sitar, ...
Violinist's vocal skills
NOWADAYS, TAKING on the role of a vocalist by top instrumentalists (even percussionists) in regular concerts is not uncommon. Violin maestro M. Chandrasekharan's vocal kutcheri under the auspices of Hamsadhwani was most satisfying. Endowed ...
Marked by easy grace
THE STYLE of music that a vidwan or vidhushi presents defines him/her as a traditionalist or a deviant. The former blends sampradaya without injuring creativity. While no musician can isolate himself from the compulsions of contemporary ...
The embodiment of knowledge
IT IS the Hindu tradition to put a premium on knowledge. That is why a preceptor is honoured even more than God. One day in a year, Saraswati puja, is set aside to propitiate the Goddess of learning. From Students to masons, everyone offers a ...
Milestone year for city landmark
AS YOU step into the serene and lovely precincts of the church located cheek-by-jowl to the seat-of-power, St.Mary's Church inside Fort St.George, the very floor and walls adorned with memorial tablets, the marble statues and the stained glass ...
King with a flying chariot
THERAZHUNDUR, ONE of the 108 Vaishnavite holy places, is also one of the "Pancha Krishnaranya Kshethras," situated in the former Chozha country, 21 km from Mayiladuthurai or Mayuram on the road leading to Kumbakonam. There are several legends ...
In the name of an inseparable duo
"EVEN AFTER I go away, wherever you perform you must sing my favourite song ... I will be there somewhere amidst the audience listening to it, Kannadasan had told me," said an emotion smitten M. S. Viswanathan as he went on to sing, ...
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