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Laughter is no easy business
Making comedy is a challenge — both for the maker and the actor. Yet why don't our `serious' cinema creators, with their sensitivity and knowledge, try their hand at it, asks ZIYA US SALAM.
Film Review



Music
In praise of Brihaspati
Amutham Music (P) Ltd - C 0020 - Tamil devotional - Sri Guru Bhagwan - S. P. Balasubramaniam - Price. Rs.40. IN THIS day and age, when radical changes in terms of culture, religion, caste and creed are taking place, the one permanent ...
Soul's journey
"THE LIGHT has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong," remarked Jawaharlal Nehru on the passing away of the Mahatma. Emotional words that flashed in my mind when I heard the sad news of the passing away of Carnatic musician and maestro Palghat K. ...

Dance
Accent on frills
EMPHASIS ON decorative ornamentation of sancharas in the alapana of Sriranjani and Todi was the hallmark of O. S. Thyagarajan's performance for Nadopasana. His style of presentation was formula music well systematised. Over indulgence in swirling ...
With restored glory
THE DIVINE Dance Drama festival of Bhagavata Mela, a unique blend of spiritualistic and artistic exposition, conducted by the Bhagavata Mela Natya Vidya Sangam, Melattur, headed by Bharatam R. Mahalingam, will stage the natakas of Sri Venkatarama ...

Theatre
Case of cultural handicap
``Bombay Dreams" is something that Indians can love watching and not the British, because they don't know the peculiar language of Bollywood productions. That is only if you would grant that the response of white critics concurs with that of white t heatre-goers. In performances, the two have been theatrically apart, says this Correspondent from London.
Bright launch
WHAT DOES ``Bombay Dreams" foretell for Rahman and things Indian in the West? A. R. Rahman has received two offers from Hollywood. Given the response of the audiences to his music, there could well be more. Not all of the music works, of course. ...

Arts & Crafts
Pastel weaves
SOFT PASTEL hues, variegated textures and handcraft embellishment define the saris on exhibition and sale at Sarovar Saris, 29 Nungambakkam High Road.Specially created for Sarovar's anniversary sale are a range of handloom, cotton, organza, ...
Priceless pieces
KALAMKARI, THE ancient art of the stylus, which goes back to Vedic times as an art form, reached its apogee of excellence as an exquisite hand painted temple art during the Vijayanagar Empire. Beautiful backdrops to temple deities were done in ...

Heritage
New temple for Raghavendra
THE MRITTIKA Brindavana Prathishtapana of Sri Raghavendra Swamy will be held on June 30, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., at Sri Raghavendra Nagar, Kurumbapet, Pondicherry-9, in the presence of Sushamindra Theertha Swamiji and Suvidyendra Theertha ...
Gurupeyarchi
ALL ROADS LEAD to the shrine of Dakshinamurthy with the transit of Jupiter about to happen. Gurupeyarchi is being observed with special rituals at temples. The temple at Tiruvotriyur is no exception. A specialty of this abode, which is ...

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