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The mystery behind the melody
Yesteryear Hindi film music composer O.P. Nayyar on Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar and why he's turned his back on music. BHUMIKA K. writes
Columns

The real Christmas?
Meera Manoj on reviving the true spirit of X'mas
Arts And Entertainment

Raise a toast to theatre
Ravi Dubey talks about his passion for theatre
Lifestyle

Tale with a twist
The wedding season rings in a new way of saying the vows
Issues

Birds in search of a sanctuary
A site near Annamalaicheri has the scope of being developed as an alternative sanctuary for birds
Profiles

The man and his music
Singer KK Menon's bashful manner can't hide his passion for music


Moving on with the times
What is Deepti Naval up to these days?
Cinema

Off the beaten track
Actor Parthepan is now busy with "Ammu Aagiya Naan"
Four and funny
"That Four Letter Word" is a light-hearted take on the classic coming-of-age story
Gender

A tightrope walk
Single parenting isn't easy. What makes it worse is that there is very little support for people in this situation from rest of the society, says ASHA S. MENON
CRAIG'S CALL
It's gifting time
This holiday season, give something special to the man in your life
The Mush Register
He quizzed me for a job and found me unsuitable. My presence in the office the next day obviously surprised him. With a tulsi mala and a big bindi, he had thought I had prepared myself for a visit to the temple, and not an interview ...
Why it's better to be a woman
Our boyfriend's clothes make us look elfin and gorgeous; guys look like complete idiots in ours. We can cry and get off speeding fines. Men die earlier, so we get to cash in on the life insurance. Free drinks, free dinners, free ...
Music

Synchrony of sounds
The recent EarthSync Festival presented the music of farmers and fishermen before a city audience
Chords and Notes
A new album from Raageshwari after a long time, but there seems to be too much of sameness here. Her nasal tone is refreshing at the beginning, but by the time you reach the tenth score, you seem to have too much of her. She has a different ...
On a classical trip
Shreya Ghoshal on her first non-film album with Ustad Sultan Khan
Food

Cookies for Christmas
Cookies in various flavours are a popular snack
Television

Awesome twosome
Hussain and Tina emerge as winners of "Nach Baliye 2"
Triumph of the human spirit
"Tsunami, The Aftermath", a two-part mini-series, premieres on HBO on December 26
Events

Kutch creations
From a traditional wear, Gujarat's famed Bandhini has become a choice of the fashion-conscious. Known for finesse and bright colours, it's not just a prime ethnic wear, but is also mixed and matched with Indo-westerns. Kutch Bandhej of Pune is ...
Food, fun, festivities
A round-up of what's happening in the city this Christmas
Miscellany



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