Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, May 10, 2002
Published on Fridays
Taking on the mantle
Cartoon characters come alive
ALL OF Gaul is conquered. All? No! One small Gaulish village holds out against the Roman invaders made invincible by the magic potion the village druid makes every day! And there is this warrior Asterix, the greatest in the village and his buddy ...
Rhythm of the Rail
TRY AS I did, I did not detect any link between Indian Railways and Bollywood as the former launched the year-long celebrations of their 150th anniversary on April 16, 2002. The special `Heritage' train which ran from Bombay to Thana replaying ...
Super hero makes a clean sweep
"SPIDER-MAN"has created box office history, grossing $114 millions in the first three days of its release in the U.S., far surpassing the three-day record of $90.3 millions set by "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in November last. Again, ...
The don has his say
The lean and mellow Malik in Ramgopal Varma's "Company" has proved that Ajay Devgan is evolving into a versatile actor. A point he reiterates in this interview to SUBHASH K. JHA.
Work of rare depth
IT IS men like Buddhadeb Dasgupta who keep the flag of Indian cinema flying high. One is talking about the artistic, the aesthetic and the sensible kind, not the crass, loud and melodramatically exaggerated variety of which one sees aplenty. It ...
Music, for the special touch
FILM SCORING is an art. And Hollywood is nearly in danger of forgetting that. Compilation scores loosely strung together pop songs are what make a soundtrack today. The original instrumental film score has taken a backseat. The ...
Blend of grace and charm
IF THE song ``Sonnathu needhana... " in Sridhar's ``Nenjil Or Aalayam" attained immortality, thanks to the lyrical richness Kannadasan bestowed on it, the credit for making it visually poignant goes to Devika, who rendered it in the ...
Anand Bakshi, who passed away recently, wrote songs that at once captured the imagination of the listeners. GIRIJA RAJENDRAN touches on some of the most memorable of his hits.
Zealous guardian of a tradition
A descendant of the Thanjavur Quartet, Subbaraya Pillai has spent his life preserving a great heritage. RUPA SRIKANTH meets the octogenarian guru.
A place in the Guinness
"I CHERISH this day. It was here in Chennai that I was born, brought up, and educated. I also had my baptism in acting and film-making here. Being honoured here is the most memorable incident in my life," said Vijaya Nirmala replying to the ...
THEY ENCIRCLE an electronic object that emits a metallic tone that is ugly and in total contradiction to delicacy and refinement that characterise Carnatic music. The musicians sometimes seem to be in the grip of some thought process mingled with ...
Concert worth listening
AMONG THE younger generation of classical singers, some are potently in favour of making their concert more musical than gymnastic in nature. One such is Savitha Narasimhan, as she proved at the 12th Annual Festival of Hamsadhwani. With the ...
In praise of Tiruvaiyaru Goddess
THE MIKE has become such a dominant feature that its absence appears seemingly to affect his/her music. Even chamber concerts, are not an exception. In this context, it was refreshing to see the Malladi Brothers (Sriram and Ravikumar) undeterred ...
SHYAMA SASTRI, one of the Music Trinity, was christened Shyamakrishna at birth. What made him address Devi Kamakshi of Thanjavur as his sister (Shyamakrishna Sodari) in all his kritis is an interesting story handed down by the temple ...
Ragas well laid out
IF GOOD music is not just artistic but has to evoke a sense of heightening the appreciative level of the rasikas, T. M. Krishna was able to achieve this objective in his concert under the auspices of Asthika Samaj, Alwarpet, in the Sri Rama ...
LALITA KALA Vedika, recently organised an Odissi recital by Madhumathi, disciple of Kshama Rau. In Chennai, where Bharatanatyam occupies the predominant position in the cultural scenario, it is heartening to note that a senior disciple of the ...
Disappointment awaited the viewer as the summer drama festival of Karthik Fine Arts dished out the fare one is so familiar with, writes
Little kids on a big stage
A SEMI-NEW dance academy had its semi-public unveiling on Sunday last (May 5) at Egmore's beautiful Museum Theatre, with a recital by the Raack (as in ROCK!) Academy of Dance. To the throbbing strains of past and present Hindi and Tamil film ...
CANE, BAMBOO and textiles in distinctive concepts, weaves and patterns are available at a hefty discount sale currently on at the Purbashree Emporium 35, 36 Greames Road, Chennai 60006. The North East's cane furniture, bamboo artefacts and ...
NESTLING IN the obscure and remote village of Akkur in Thiruvannamalai district, 20 km from Kanchipuram on the road leading to Vandavasi, is the Ambujavalli Nayikaa Samedha Lakshmi Narayana temple, small but beautiful. The ancient temple may not ...
The Lord aloft a glittering mount
A highlight of the just concluded Brahmotsavam at the Parthasarathiswami temple in Thiruvallikkeni was the procession of the Lord on the new golden Garuda mount.
Preceptor who practised compassion
Total surrender and Divine grace formed the sheet anchor of Sri Ramanuja's philosophy.
A temple steeped in legend
The kumbhabhishekam of the Lord Virudhagiriswarar temple in Virudachalam was held recently. M. BALAGANESSIN writes.
For the sake of a child-devotee
The Mahasamprokshanam of the Padaladri Narasimha Perumal temple in Singaperumalkoil, near Chennai, will be performed today. T. A. SRINIVASAN writes...
See the earlier stories
Lead | Cinema | Film Review | Music | Dance | Theatre | Arts & Crafts | Heritage | Miscellany |
News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Index | Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Quest | Folio |
Comments to : firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright © 2002, The Hindu