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Friday, April 26, 2002
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`Cinema should entertain'
THE RAMAYANA has been a perennial source of inspiration for our poets, sculptors and artists all over India. The various important and memorable episodes of the epic have formed the subject matter of exquisite sculptures in many of temples like ...
Homage to Music Trinity
THE ONE week Jayanthi festival of the Music Trinity Sri Tyagaraja, Shyama Sastri and Muthuswamy Dikshitar organised by the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peeta Karnataka Sangeetha Seva Trust at Tiruvarur, between April 15 and April 21 ...
POMP AND glitter marked the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) ceremony held recently at Genting Highands, Malaysia. It was a star-spangled affair giving the fans in Malaysia an opportunity to have a glimpse of their favourite matinee idols. ...
A success team reunites
AFTER "RED" it will be "Raja". This time round the female leads for the Ajit starrer are Jotika and Priyanka Trivedi. After "Poovellam Un Vaasam", "Raja" brings Jo and Ajit together. And it is Ezhil who is at the helm again. Ezhil's directorial ...
First of its kind
THE FIRST Tamil satellite digital audio broadcast from the country, VRG's Thamizh Thendral, which has been on air since September 2000, is much sought after by Tamil listeners in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kenya, ...
Sir, This has reference to the article, "Stuccoes stand apart", in The Hindu (April 12, 2002). The author has written that the Vishnu cave temple at Malayadipatti should have been carved before the Ramayana and the Mahabharatha and ...
SRI THYAGARAJA'S songs are credited with intense emotional luxuriousness, but as they are heard rendered by musicians, they are at best just recitation completely drained of all succulent feelings. That was the impression that Raji Gopalakrishnan ...
INRECO 2771-C-727 - Carnatic classical vocal - Merusamana - P. Unnikrishnan - Price. Rs.50. UNNIKRISHNAN, POPULAR Carnatic Music artiste and an equally popular playback singer, has recorded six Tyagaraja songs for Inreco with R. ...
ANY EXCESSIVE exhibition of bhakti or bhava coupled with gestures, however spontaneous, will not go down well with the rasikas. That's what happened most of the time in Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan's concert. Alapanas and swaras for kritis became ...
FINALLY, AFTER years of never having the nerve to do it, I turned around in the darkness of the movie theatre to the row behind me where two guys had been prattling away and hissed: "Shhh!" To my amazement they shut up at once. Shushing is a ...
Festival that was more like a fair
The annual festival of National School of Drama left one pondering over calibre.
CHENNAI'S ONLY totally eco-friendly store, Thofa, showcases a range of handcrafted and decorative items made out of natural materials. Recycled paper products, attractive jute items, corrugated board furniture, leaf and paper bowls, papier mache ...
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