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`Study, study' is a strain and then stress
Keep cool as the weather hots up
It's hot, hot, hot... goes a popular song and in tune with it everybody is trying new ways to beat the summer heat. Here is what a cool summer diet consists of. While there is a greater requirement of fluid intake, appetite decreases. An ...
The ball is in your court
Injuries are common on the basketball court. Some tips to prevent them
First day fancy
The thrill of taking part in the opening day of an event
`There's scope for meaningful movies'
Mint fresh looks, flawless frame and a smile that never seems to dim. That's Gopika for you. After a short stint in modelling in Kerala, celluloid beckoned her. Despite four Malayalam films (including a hugely successful one with Mamootty), ...
Urmila Matondkar is hoping to make a comeback with her new release "Naina", this Friday. This supernatural thriller is directed by Shripal Manakhia and has been extensively shot in London. "Naina" has a world premiere at the Cannes Festival for ...
Shyam Benegal's "Bose-The Forgotten Hero" is one of the best biopics in Indian cinema. First and foremost, Benegal has been faithful to history and portrayed the tragic hero in the right perspective. The music of A. R. Rahman is moving and the ...
The great depression
The Hollywood honchos are a worried lot as the beginning of summer is turning out to be disaster at the box-office. For the first time in eight years, the first two weekends in May have failed to see any film open well. "XXX-2' has collected ...
A new `bad man' has emerged in Tamil cinema. Pritviraj, the young hero of Malayalam cinema, is receiving appreciation from all quarters for his role as a villain in K. V. Anand's "Kana Kandein". He steals the scene as Madan, a suave businessman ...
Sruthi switches over
Sruthi, the Kannada actress with over 100 films to her credit, has switched to the Malayalam small screen with "Sthreethwam", a family tearjerker on Surya TV (Monday to Friday 7.30 p.m.). Says Shruthi who has done Malayalam films opposite top ...
Book on Bob Dylan
"It was blues and folk songs that led Bob Dylan to politics. However, it was politics of the mid-1960s, the civil rights movement and the threat of nuclear war that unlocked his astonishing song writing ability. He is a great artist," says Mike ...
Sounds of silence
Where Man and Nature live in harmony, writes Subha J Rao
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