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Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday Review Chennai and Tamil Nadu
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Moorings and musings
A mirror to history
Ananda Rangam Pillai's diary has interesting entries.
Exploring new directions
Playwright Anand Raghav, whose ‘Doosra' got good reviews, talks about innovation and new themes in Tamil theatre.
Rhythm on his fingertips
Tiruvarur Krishnamurthy talks about his passion for the mridangam, his famous gurus and the Tyagaraja festival.
Long forgotten maestro
Thavil vidwan Iluppur Panchapakesa Pillai reached great heights in a short span.
Singing, Sinatra style
The magic of the legend's ‘Old Blue Eyes' and other hits was re-created at an event in Bangkok.
Honing should help
In raga alapanas, Hareesh's pliable voice traversing the octaves with an effortless ease was more demonstrative than aesthetic.
Experience took the stage
The lec-dems presented at a recent conference on music had veterans throwing light on salient features of classical singing.
When art meets craft
Khurja pottery, best known for its brilliant hues and ethnic motifs, goes contemporary.
Re-enacting the celestial wedding
Serthi Utsavam on the occasion of Panguni Uthiram at Srirangam was celebrated with grandeur this past week.
Compassionate to the core
Pain and suffering moved Elizabeth Taylor, who was associated with many charities.
Success eluded him
To Hindi film actor Navin Nischol, who made a grand debut but could never stay at the top.
Narayana Tirtha aradhana
The 265th aradhana of Sri Narayana Tirtha was held from March 10 to 12 at his Jeeva Samadhi Brindavanam, Tirupoonthuruthy. D.S.L. Prasad, executive director, Indian Oil Corporation, who presided over the inaugural function, spoke of the ...
Vedic ritual for world peace
The ancient Athirathram yagam will be performed between April 4 and 15 at Panjal village in Kerala.
Watch under-privileged children being entertained and indulged in this programme. It is a virtual treat for the three chosen children, who enjoy their day out.
Celebrities speak ...
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