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`Story potential has to be tapped'
The superman mantle falls on ...
TWENTY-FIVE year old Brandon Routh will be the next Man of Steel, according to Warner Bros. Pictures. This native of Iowa, who has acting experience in both television and film, has been cast in the Studio's upcoming Superman epic, to be ...
Does magic with mind
Alexander, popularly known as Alex, is an actor and a renowned magician with two Guinness Book of World Records under his belt. He is the first person to perform 24-hour non-stop magic in India. He did 3,442 items. In one of them, he made ...
The call of the Himalayas
For J. Ramanan, each trip to the Himalayas is an opportunity to take more pictures. He is keen that children should be taught mountaineering skills for a healthy outlook to life.
School with a difference
"I wish I were 20 years younger ... there's much to impart and a lot more to learn," laughs septuagenarian Padmavathy Ananthagopalan, veena exponent and vocal expert, who runs Sri Satguru Sangita Vidyalaya, (2626 9316; 2618 3636) in Anna Nagar ...
A classic resurrected in true colours
The famous "Mughal-e-Azam" is all set for Deepavali release. In its new digital avatar, K. Asif's black and white dream epic will appear in colour, says V. GANGADHAR.
A Deepavali treat
AJIT IS now in Romania for the shooting of "Attagaasam" produced by Vijayam Cine Combines. Pooja plays Ajit's ladylove. The film is slated for Deepavali release and Ajit is working in full swing. Certain stunt scenes were shot near the ...
A unique journey into Hinduism
ENGROSSED IN a cassette, in which a lecture extolling the virtues of the sacred Tulsi plant is being delivered, are Sridhar and Hema Sridhar at their flat in Triplicane, Chennai. They run the monthly Namadhu Business magazine. ...
Fountain of pure music
SETHALAPATHI BALASUBRAMANIAN, "Balu Mama", as he was endearingly called, is one among the stalwarts that failed to make it into the pages of history. The scene does not fade that Melthundu around his shoulders, vibuthi ...
Lifetime fascination for Bharati
Padmanabhan worked for vernacular dailies and magazines like Ananda Vikatan at an early age. He talks about his experiences to SUGANTHY KRISHNAMACHARI. Padmanabhan worked for vernacular dailies and magazines like Ananda Vikatan at an e arly age. He talks about his experiences to SUGANTHY KRISHNAMACHARI.
Music gives the healing touch
Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swami has been effectively tapping the soothing properties of ragas. How does he do it? LAKSHMI DEVNATH explains. Sri Ganapati Sachidananda Swami has been effectively tapping the soothing properties of ragas. How does he do it? LAKSHMI DEVNATH explains.
Reinvents herself for diverse roles
Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of famous parents, put in stints as a teacher, translator, journalist and model before turning actress. She never let comparisons with her mother faze her as, she tells KAUSALYA SANTHANAM, her `style is different.'
Bhakti poet of the masses
Consequent to Portuguese rule in Kerala, Poonthanam laid a new emphasis on the doctrine of Bhakti. Poetry came in handy for him to preach and popularise the keertana form of Bhakti, writes C. S. KRISHNADAS. Consequent to Portuguese rule in Kerala, Poonthanam laid a new emphasis on the doctrine of Bhakti. Poetry came in handy for him to preach and popularise the keertana form of Bhakti, writes C. S. KRISHNADAS.
Amudham Music Pvt. Ltd-AM5038-Carnatic Classical Vocal-VasanthaVani - M. L. Vasanthakumari-Rs.250. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 marks the 14th death anniversary of one of the legendary Carnatic musicians, Sangita Kalanidhi M. L. Vasantha Kumari. ...
Baptism too early
THE HULLABALOO of the December music season is just a month away. Who have been conferred titles, who have been promoted to the top slots, who have sneaked into the programme schedule and how and what off-shore forces have been at work in this ...
The comedy of tension
``Clogged Arteries" captured well the absurdity of our own stressed lives chained to cell phones, observes
For that enticing sheen
Brass becomes burnished gold at Smart Creations run by entrepreneur Pankaj Bhandari.
NEITHER THE multi-coloured glitz of electric lighting nor the romance of the candle has ever quite replaced the diya, especially during Diwali time when it can be seen dispelling darkness in myriad avatars, colours, shapes and sizes. Today, ...
Scholarly saint of an ancient math
Sri Abhinava Ranganatha Swami, 33rd head of the Parakala Math, was a great scholar given to self-discipline of a high order.
Ancient church on the shore
FROM THE 16th to the 18th centuries A.D., Pulicat Lake and its opening into the adjacent Bay of Bengal were so deep that the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British ships were using the lake as a natural harbour for their trade in spices, diamonds, ...
In commemoration of John Wesley
THE METHODIST Church in India and the Madras Diocese of the Church of South India have joined the Wesleyan community of 75,000,000 Methodists in some 140 countries to celebrate the tercentenary of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist ...
Deity without a sanctum
SRI LAKSHMI Narasimhar temple at Kavalakkudy, a hamlet about three kilometres east of Thirumathikkunnam railway station on the Tiruvarur-Thanjavur rail route, Tiruvarur district, is without a sanctum sanctorum for the deity. The ...
The 3-D bedrock
It is time to pay homage to Sangita Pitamaha Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer who passed away on October 31 last year.
Nada soaked in bhakti
AS IS common knowledge, in a Carnatic music concert, the main content is the compositions of great composers and these are the outpourings of their bhakti devotion towards the Almighty. The imaginative aspects of Carnatic music, ...
The beloved screen `Maa'
Sensitive and compassionate, Nirupa Roy lent the clichéd role of the mother dignity and charm, writes V. GANGADHAR in his tribute to the star who passed away recently.
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