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It's more a mission
Dharan Mandrayar's , "White Rainbow" or "Shwetambhar," in Hindi, promises to be a graphic depiction of the plight of widows in Vrindavan. It has been sub-titled in English for its international release. The maker talks to MALATHI RANGARAJAN.
IT WAS not a set but art director Kadir had made an old house with old things like much used furniture, curtains, etc. The house was near the Apollo hospital away from bustle, and the picture was ``Arul" of Sri Lakshmi Productions. A song ...
Zestful quality fare
Kosmic music - Carnatic - masterpiece - D.K. Jayaraman - KM 1373C, KM1383C, KM 1393C, Price Rs.50 each. EXCERPTS FROM the vocal concert of D. K. Jayaraman under the aegis of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha in 1979 accompanied by ...
Commendable maiden effort
THE CARNATIC music concert organised by Raga Sagaram Music and Arts Society was perhaps the first of its kind. Their maiden programme was a vocal concert by Fr. Paul Poovathingal CMI who has earned the name the "singing priest." Fr. Paul is a ...
Managing tonal puddles
THE EFFORT of every musician who has gained some recognition is understandably to preserve the image willy-nilly. Those vidwans who happen to maintain the quality of the voice over the years reveal tremendous zeal for survival and adherence to ...
Style sans vigour
O. S. THIAGARAJAN'S music is neither exciting nor prosaic. He appears to sing in aneasy way, using such syllables and idioms that will not cause much strain. He has developed a musical style without a performing vigour. This might be the ...
Homage bold and different
``Birds of the Banyan Tree" was an innovatively conceived tribute to Rukmini Devi Arundale by Avanthi Meduri. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM writes...
LINE DRAWINGS, black on white, accompanied you up the old stairway to the hall on the first floor of Sundar Mahal. There were white plastic chairs arranged in neat rows. A projection screen framed the door in the centre. All around hung more ...
HANDLOOM TEXTILES and handicrafts from Madhya Pradesh and Orissa offer varied choices at two separate exhibitions currently on in the city. It is a wide spectrum from Mriganayanee's jute dhurries, chiks and marble artefacts to colourful patchwork ...
Symbol of devotion to Sri Rama
Thousands throng the Sri Rama temple at Bhadrachalam to witness Sita Kalyanam conducted as part of Sri Rama Navami celebration (March 30). N. V. R. SWAMY writes...
Rama Navami celebrations
BHARATIYA VIDYA Bhavan Kala Kendra, Mylapore, (Ph: 2494 0811/ 2464 3420) will celebrate Sri Rama Navami from March 29 to 31 at 6.30 p.m. at Bhavan's Sri Venkata auditoirum. The first day festival will feature a musical discourse, "Bhipare Rama ...
Yagnam for peace
THE CHENNAI-based Thiruvengadu Subramania Ganapatigal Veda Parayana Sabha conducted an 11-day Maharudra Yagnam-cum-Veda Parayanam at Govindapuram, for world peace, near Kumbakonam, recently. Attended by hundreds of Vedic scholars, the event was ...
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