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Unleashing the underdog…
After a break, seasoned filmmaker Aziz Mirza finds his ‘Kismat Konnection’ with a young audience.

Present matters
Basking in the love of his disciples and friends, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia talks of his strong will and passion.

Mumbai, the El Dorado
Filmmakers Paromita Vohra and Madhusree Dutta examine different aspects of Mumbai in their work, to be telecast on Documentary 24x7 (NDTV).

It’s a matter of neurons
From autism to appreciation of art, the neurons play a key role, says Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran.

Thematic concert is my favourite

KVN’s nourishing shadow
Padma Narayanaswamy considers it her great fortune. With missionary zeal she is training students in his bani.
My favourite raga
When a trained Bharatanatyam dancer is asked to talk about ragas, he or she will invariably choose the gana ragas. But not me,” is how dancer Anita Ratnam begins. “Today I enjoy the gems composed by the Thanjavur Quartet more for ...
Golden jubilee of a book
PUBLICATION A brainchild of C. Ramanujachariar, the book contains translations of the songs of Tyagaraja, Dr. Raghavan’s thesis and the lyrics in Devanagari.
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In the city

Akshara Kannan, Yashasvi, Srinija and Tarika Raman (Bharatanatyam); 7.15 p.m.: C.Sadhana (Bharatanatyam).

July 20, 5.45 p.m.

Sangita Vasudevan (Bharatanatyam); 7.15 p.m.: Anisha Shanmugam, V.M.Balapriya and Gayathri Ashok ...


After facing flak for originally naming his film ‘Porukki’ (the Sundar C. starrer was later released as ‘Sanda’), director-producer Shakti Chidambaram has begun to play it safe. This time he has settled for ...
Film Review

The Gun-Fight Club
Storyline: An ordinary man is sucked into a world of violence when he learns that his father was an assassin belonging to a cult called The Fraternity

Bottomline:Will blow your mind into smithereens

Violence has ...

Full of magical moments
Cast: Imran Khan, Genelia D’Souza, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah

Storyline: Best friends Jai and Aditi don’t know they love each other. Until…

Bottomline: Fall in love with the magic of ...

Kung Fu pandemonium
Cast: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen

Storyline: Chosen to fight Tai Lung, the evil snow leopard, a flabby panda called Po must train under a reluctant ...

What’s our crime?
Storyline: A murder, and the police team’s futile hunt for the killer …

Bottomline: Do I have to spell it out?

What could have been a taut crime thriller touches the nadir of depravity with crass item ...

Crusader for ahimsa
Ascetic The goal of Vivarjan Sagar Muni is to propagate non-violence.

A painter’s pursuit
Painting, being his childhood passion, Prof. Venkatachari became a full-fledged artist after retirement.

Quite a task
CD This twin pack contains songs composed in the 72 melakartas.
Rudra homam
A two-day programme is being held on July 17 and 18 by Arulamudham spiritual magazine. Sri Satyanarayana homam and 108 vilakku puja were performed on July 17 and the Maha rudra homam is to be performed, under the guidance of ...

Showcase of myriad emotions
Srekala Bharath effectively portrayed the various roles played by the ‘sakhi.’
Journey of the Indian Woman
Daayinee showcased her highs and lows from the Vedic period to the present day.
Wonderful in their simplicity
It was culture seen through a kaleidoscope.
Arts & Crafts

Bronze beckons
Rathakrishnan’s creations are sought after by temples and connoisseurs.
Ragas and their associations
Art The melakarta calendar, conceived by S. Rajam, has layers of meaning.

Nestling in the Himalayas
The terrain is challenging but a trip to Badrinath is the dream of a pilgrim.

The impact of Navarathri
A tribute on the occasion of Sivaji Ganesan’s death anniversary on July 21.

Cultural fest
The city based Sri Rama Gana Sabha Trust, Tiruchi, celebrated its annual music and dance festival at Bala Kala Vidhanam premises for two days this past week.

Vocal recital by Mambalam Sisters was showcased on the inaugural day. The ...

Tv Serials


Directed by M.R.Senthilkumar, this mega portrays the life of an employed woman, hailing from a middle-class family, who raises her voice against male chauvinism.

The series profiles the challenges faced by working women and its ...

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