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`Only the best for Rajini'
Mature thoughts, measured words
Juggling different roles
Smriti Irani as Tulsi of "Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" is already a household name. Now politics has given her a bigger platform to perform, she tells SUBHASH KUMAR JHA.
Role enacted with diligence, dedication
Actor Vaagai Chandrasekar, who plays the role of the DMK Chief, M. Karunanidhi, in the play "Paena Oru Porvaal," shares his experiences with MALATHI RANGARAJAN.
COME TO think of it, this cocktail of love, hate and kinship with an ample dose of music, dance and stunts thrown in, like in so many other films, could have made some impact if more thought had been given to treatment. B. Jaffer makes his debut ...
"Shall We Dance?"
THE JAPANESE frown upon the touch. Let alone kissing in public, they do not even like to shake hands. In a society that has kept public demonstration of private emotion out of its collective psyche, Masayuki Suo's 1996, "Shall We Dansu" (in ...
"Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous"
WADING THROUGH this junky sequel to her genial goofball hit ''Miss Congeniality,'' Sandra Bullock looks as if she would rather be shovelling pig waste though of course in some respects that is exactly what she is doing. Set a mere three ...
Love, sentiment, action
LAKSHMI MOVIE Makers India Ltd. Is nearly through with ``Dass." Director Babu Yogeswaran is making his debut and is a little anxious although he is optimistic about the success of the film. "The story and screenplay have been made in such a way ...
As soothing as lullaby
Violinist Malaikkottai Govindasamy Pillai's art was an epitome of melody, writes SULOCHANA PATTABHIRAMAN.
Adherence to Lalgudi tradition
Rhythem Digital RMCD 0005 Carnatic Music Violin Violin Delights Usha Rajagopalan Rs. 99. USHA RAJAGOPALAN, a popular contemporary violinist, has moulded her skills on the Lalgudi bani, having had the ...
CLEVERLY TITLED `Sangamum Sangamamum,' dancer Lakshmi Ramaswamy's latest endeavour seeks to recapture the simple passions of people of a bygone era through the window afforded by the 2000 year-old Sangam literature. Particularly favourable to ...
Craft and couture
EVOLUZIONE (KHADER Nawaz Khan Road, off Nungambakkam High Road) offers a dazzling choice of couture. From Rohit Bal's jewel-coloured salwar kurtas, to Abraham and Thakore's elegant crushed block printed kurtas it is a journey of brilliance. ...
Where the Lord came seeking His bride
One of the 108 divya kshetras, Nachiyar Kovil is famous for Kal Garudar among many other aspects. PADMINI DEVARAJAN elaborates...
Ganapathy of Tiruvaiyaru
THE TEMPLE for Sri Abhishta Varada Maha Ganapathy, who is popularly known as Kariya Sidhi Vinayagar, is situated at Tiruvaiyaru, Thanjavur. The word Tiruvaiyaru is associated with saint Tyagaraja. Tiruvaiyaru is also considered on par with ...
Siva worshipped by Arjuna
THE SIVA temple in Kurumanangudi village in Kizhvelur taluk, Nagapattinam district is in a dilapidated state. Said to belong to the Chozha period, the main deity of temple is Parthiswarar, Sri Akhilandeswari being His Consort. Legend has it that ...
Twin temples in a state of neglect
MANY TEMPLES of great antiquity and importance dot the landscape of Thondaimandalam (the present day border districts of northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh with its capital at Kanchi). One such temple of hallowed antiquity is the ...
Nagaiah noble, humble and kind-hearted
The birth Centenary of one of the leading icons of South Indian Cinema, Chittoor V. Nagaiah, was celebrated recently in Chennai. RANDOR GUY pays tribute to the multi-faceted personality.
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TAMIL NEW YEAR SPECIAL
New Year special
The special programmes on Tamil New Year Day to be aired on Doordarshan, Chennai, will begin at 5.30 a.m. with nadaswaram recital by Kottur Veerasamy followed by greetings from religious leaders. Watch the documentary on Lakshmi Kubera temple ...
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