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Simple ... and simply successful
A spate of hits, yet Vijay is very quiet and calm about it all. As his next film, "Sachin," with Bipasha Basu is getting ready for release, MALATHI RANGARAJAN meets the hero, to find out what makes him tick ...
Film Review

"Finding Neverland"
WHERE FAST paced action and breezy romance are a fad, a sensitive story of love and geniality may not hold instant appeal, but it could be a film that you would think about, savour and enjoy long after you leave the cinema hall. This year's ...
Personality

My guru VVS
THE WRITE-UP on V. V. Sadagopan (March 4) triggered memories which I would like to share with the readers. VVS and his brother V. V. Soundararajan, (the latter was an engineer with the PWD and was part of the team that constructed the iron bridge ...
Music

Distinguishing aspects of allied ragas discussed
"MUSIC IS an entertainment in all the other nations, but in India, it fills the soul, is pleasing and divine." The above words of T. K. Govinda Rao were approved of whole-heartedly during his lecture demonstration on the distinguishing ...


Filled with harmony
Times Music and Jet Speed Audio (P) Ltd. — Compact Disc - Baawari Jogan - Anandmurti Guru Maa - Rs. 295. BAAWARI JOGAN is a rare amalgam of Sufism with world music. The eternal beauty of Sufi poetry and Indian classical ...
Pleasant transcriptions
The piano concert of Antony Peebles enabled listeners to take a fresh look at music, writes RANDALL GILES
All tempo and dexterity
THE PERFORMANCE of Ranjani and Gayatri for Nadopasana was an emphatic declaration of the profundity of their professional competence adhering to the letter present day cutcheri pantha of tempo and vocal dexterity. In raga alapanas, Ranjani served ...
Dedicated to Narayana Tirtha
NARAYANA TIRTHA, a saint-poet, was born in 1675 in a village near Guntur. He, by divine decree, later came to the south and settled down in the small town of Varahur. Tirtha was a great devotee of Lord Krishna, and his Krishna Leela Tarangini ...
Dance

A kaleidoscope of dance forms
THE NATYANJALI festival at Sri Natarajar temple, Chidambaram, recently witnessed a huge turnout of audience on all the five days. Apart from eminent artistes, youngsters also had an opportunity to show their talent at the festival. The ...
Theatre

When characters went looking for the author
Translation made one of the classics of world theatre accessible to a small but highly responsive audience as the Koothu-p-pattarai group went into action recently. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM writes...
Heritage

Thiruvellarai — land of the white boar
This ancient temple of Lord Varaha is one of the 108 divya desams. T. A. SRINIVASAN writes on its special features...
Ancient murals brought back to life
THE MURAL paintings dating back to the period of the Maratha King Serfoji II (1788-1832) which was in a dilapidated state at the Thanjavur Ellaiamman temple were recently restored, thanks to the efforts taken by S. Babaji Rajah Bhonsle ...
Places Of Worship

Place of saivite saint
FOR A settlement of its size, Kundrathur (28 km from Chennai) has a cluster of seven temples. The temple for Lord Muruga is of course the most famous among them. The settlement referred to as Kundrapuri in inscriptions was the birthplace of ...
Tribute

Suave, sophisticated, romantic
He was a versatile actor but impressed without being theatrical. RANDOR GUY writes on the charm "Kaadhal Mannan" exuded.
Events

Women's Day at BHEL Township
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S Day was celebrated at the Recreation Club Auditorium, in the BHEL Township, Ranipet, recently. Manjula Ramesh, Editor, Snehidhi, was the chief guest. The cultural programme included song, dance, play and poetry ...
Diamond Jubilee celebrations
THE DIAMOND jubilee celebrations of Sri Annaswamy Iyengar Vidwat Sadhas, Mannargudi, will be held from April 6 to 8. The Sadhas, which began in 1944 with the blessings of the Kanchi Paramacharya, Chandrasekarendra Saraswati and patronised by ...
Miscellany


Tv Serials

New soap takes a romantic route
HE IS from Kerala and she from Karnataka. But the hero and heroine of the first love story to be told on Tamil television, "Idhu Oru Kadhal Kadhai," from the house of Balachander (Min Bimbangal) are fluent in the Tamil tongue. And that makes a ...
Easter special
Doordarshan Chennai will telecast special programmes on Good Friday and Easter both on DD-1 and Podhigai TV. This will include songs rendered by choirs and a talk by Rev. John Selvaraj, Rev. D. S. A. Samuel, by Rev. Fr. Maria Arokiam and ...

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