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And thereby hangs a humane tale...
A brilliant performer and star of multilingual cinema, Pandari Bai was also an excellent human being.
Choice films from NFDC
THE NATIONAL Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has got ready a package of choice Indian films to be screened in Chennai from February 17 to 23. Beginning with the academy award-winning director, Istvan Szabo's "Taking Sides," the festival ...
THE COUNTDOWN begins for A. R. Rahman's mega show, Unity of Light, for `Live Beyond Cancer', the Mahesh Memorial Trust. Catch the master at work live, 7 p.m., on February 21 at the CPT-India Pistons cricket ground, Taramani. Incidentally, Vijay ...
Majestic like the Ganga
THE VENUE was Musiri House where the late Musiri Subramania Iyer lived and now, his grandson hosts a Carnatic music concert every month. It was January 19, a Sunday, and the performing artiste was T. Muktha, the surviving sister of the famous ...
Significance of patanthara
MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITAR, a member of the musical Trinity, is believed to have visited every shrine, studied its sthalapuranam, environmental surroundings and other details before composing the kriti on the shrine. That is why his kritis are so ...
An aura of peace
THE VISHNU Sahasranamam is a great composition in the Hindu Pantheon by the senior most member of the Kaurava race, the grandsire Bhishma. In the decisive battle that ensues between the Pandavas and Kauravas, the legendary Bhishma gets ...
BRHADDHVANI, THE Chennai based research and training Centre for Musics of the World, is celebrating Lalgudi Year and is ready for its new batch for COMET (Correlated Objective Music Education and Training) or Brhad-Siksha. Last year, Brhaddhvani ...
Honour for awardees
TAMBARAM MUSIC Club will be celebrating Tyagaraja Aradhana on February 16, at Sita Devi Garodia School, East Tambaram, from 8.00 a.m. Veteran carnatic musician P. S. Narayanaswamy will be honoured for his receiving the Padma Award recently. ...
THE STARK white walls with a photograph of J. Krishnamurthy had a whiff of a shadow across it created by two lights strung on the two sides of the performing space. A central spot exactly above the dancer Manjari's head created a pool of light ...
OVER THE last two years Chennai has seen three productions of Anupama Chandrasekhar's first ever play, ``Closer Apart." It is a modest script with a dialogue that does not hiccup and deals with relationships and dark secrets within a family. Lila ...
Magic Lantern's new production
THE MAGIC Lantern Trust will present their latest Tamil play, "Minnal Ravi", at Smt. Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, M. Ct. M. School, Luz Church Road, on February 14 (today), 15 and 16. Four shows have been planned for the three days and the ...
THE GOLDEN hues of cane and bamboo set the tone for the North East Crafts Fair, which showcases the rich tapestry of the region's craft culture. There are cane sofa sets, settees and chairs, dining tables, cupboards, sideboards and many more. ...
The Manakkula Vinayakar temple in Pondicherry is as famous a landmark as Sri Aurobindo Ashram. PREMA NANDAKUMAR traces its history.
Exquisite temples aplenty
The villages around Ranipet are dotted with ancient temples of rare beauty set in sylvan surroundings. PRADEEP CHAKRAVARTHY visits a few of them.
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