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Friday, August 27, 2004
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Turning his back on cinema
Honour well deserved
"Iyarkai," has won the National Award for Best Regional Film in Tamil. MALATHI RANGARAJAN talks to the director, S. P. Jhananathan, and hero Shaam.
Bane of a pastime
CULTURE CARE Centre, an NGO, and Signis India, Tamil Nadu region, have together brought out a 24-minute documentary, "Channel Samoogam" (Tamil), to stress on the negative impact satellite channels make on young minds. Written and directed by ...
"Vasool Raja" is just over but Saran is back in action, this time with Ajit for the hero's Deepavali release, "Attagaasam." Saran's two earlier films with Ajit "Kadhal Mannan," and "Amarkalam" did well at the box office. After "Villain" ...
A contented artiste
TV Varadharajen, familiar figure on the small screen, completes 25 years in theatre.
In full flow
SANKARABHARANAM IS a charming yet commonplace raga easily identifiable. But in the hands of Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan the raga reached a new dimension in style and scholarship. Whether it was alapana, or neraval, or swara rendering, the ...
A classy production
Girish Karnad's "Naga Mandala," under Bhagirathi Narayanan's impeccable direction, was given a fresh perspective, says ELIZABETH ROY.
Ancient and enduring landmark
The Maha-kumbhabishekam of Sri Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore, Chennai, will be performed on August 30. LAKSHMI VENKATRAMAN writes...
Hailed by the Azhwars
The ancient temple at Thirukurungudi, situated 47 km from Tirunelveli past Nanguneri, has great historical significance.
Packed with information
Brindavan for Raghavendra Swamy
A COUPLE'S 13-year wait for acceptance of their house as Brindavan for Sri Raghavendra Swamy has come to an end. Saroja and Vijayakumar desired to give away their house, located in Perambur, as a gift for this purpose but there were no takers. ...
Vintage collection of padams
PADAMS LEND aesthetic beauty to Bharatanatyam, unfolding from within the nuances of emotions, transforming the art form into a visual feast. Some of the exponents from traditional families of dancers and musicians were renowned for their ...
Classic touches, Doordarshan style
Doordarshan is coming out with a whole new package a series of short films that ought to prove interesting for connoisseurs of literature and cinema. A curtain raiser from MALATHI RANGARAJAN ...
SRI RAGHAVENDRA Swamy Math, Manthralayam, Andhra Pradesh, will celebrate the 333rd aradhana mahotsava of Sri Raghavendra on a grand scale. The Sapta Ratrotsava begins on August 28. Special pujas and religious discourses have been arranged on all ...
Showcasing the Titans of cinema
HAVING DRUNK in the music of M. S. Viswanathan and the lyrics of the everlasting Kannadasan at the Music Academy just about a month ago the first thought on seeing the announcement from the Alandur/Abbas group, about a similar show, was that ...
IT IS Crafts of Andhra Pradesh all the way at Lepakshi's exhibition - cum-sale of handicrafts and handlooms. The enticing display of traditional skills include a wealth of textiles, beautifully sculpted and painted neem-wood and mango-wood ...
SARVANI SANGEETHA Sabha will be felicitating musician M. Balamuralikrishna on the occasion of his 75th birthday and in recognition of his services to the cause of music. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana will be the chief guest. Nalli Kuppusamy ...
SARADHI, THE Academy of Art and Culture, has organised a music concert of Devi Nethiyar, disciple and daughter of T. V. Gopalakrishnan, on August 29, 7 p.m., at Alliance Francaise, 40, College Road, Nungambakkam. "Sraddha", a new musical ...
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