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Business of making mirrors
A penchant for music
SHE STARTED to sing at the age of 10. She has sung for nearly 50 films. She is also a film director and producer and has written more than 30 stories for movies. She is Shoba Chandrasekaran, wife of film director S. A. Chandrasekaran and ...
Meaty role for the heroine
PRAVIN KANTH'S "Star" was a much talked about film. After three years the director has come back with Kirudev Art's "Thullal." The story is about a girl, who makes the hero realise that there are better things to do than chasing girls. The ...
Service with a religious bent
The Temple of Shirdi Sai Baba in Gummidipoondi, near Chennai, built by Ezhumalai Swami, is a holy landmark where service to humanity is the goal.
An electric experience
WHEN GROUPS from the West come to visit this city it is often thought that the western classical music audience here will not be able to take anything but the most familiar of examples. When it comes to music of the twentieth century (and now, ...
Pleasing rendition of Dikshitar kritis
CORRECT DICTION, phrasing, laya precision, neraval and swaras at time tested places, careful splitting of words so as not to distort the meaning are some of the demanding qualifications required of an artiste intent on rendering Dikshitar's ...
Special song, captivating voice
MANY WOULD have savoured every moment of that historic concert marking the inauguration of the celebration of the centenary of the Bangalore Gaayana Samaaja on Friday last. It was the second half, however, that stole the show with a special ...
On the Mother
Annaiyin Arul Mazhai AGS Audios Music - S. N. Surendar Lyrics - Poovai Amudhan digital stereo Rs. 45 "ANNAIYIN ARUL Mazhai" has eight songs on the Pondicherry Mother. "This is my first attempt ...
Traditional aural treat
Ranjani 1 Rich Branch Court North Potomac M.D.20878, U.S.A. Carnatic classical vocal-Washington Prithvi Mohan - Price not mentioned. WASHINGTON PRITHVI Mohan, a student at the University of Maryland, U.S., has creditably equipped ...
Master of bhajana sampradaya
SWAMI GNANANANDA was a great yogi who was totally immersed in the ocean of `Namarasanubhavam.' According to Krishna Premi Swamigal, a renowned scholar, Gnananda was a `Paramahamsa Bagavatar,' who lived only to guide others into the sacred realms ...
Dance rich in rhythm
Laya-Bharatam, organised by Natyarangam, underlined the significance of rhythm in Bharatanatyam with five dancers exhibiting their skill. NANDINI RAMANI elaborates.
THE MOST important learning to be had with dated choreographies is that sophistication can never go out of fashion. `Kuchelopakhyanam,' a dance composition conceived and choreographed more than 30- years ago that remains as compelling even today, ...
Players carry the audience with them
``The Boardwalkers" happened 15 years ago. It was a gutsy venture from a bunch of twenty something old theatre enthusiasts, who dominated the Loyola Theatre Society. They staged plays, most of them big budget and enjoyed support from the ...
Verses filled with nectar
Lila Sukha's "Krishna Karnamritam " is a beautiful garland of poems. LAKSHMI DEVNATH elaborates...
Of tilting pillars
IN ONE of his pasurams on Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam, Tirumangai Azhwar describes the Lord as "aypadi valarnda nambi..." The aypadi he is referring to is Gokul in Uttar Pradesh, a place associated with Krishna avatar. But there is a village ...
Dancing on serpent hood
OOTHUKKADU IS a small village in Papanasam taluk of Thanjavur district, about 7 km from Thirukarugavoor, where the famous shrine of Goddess Garbha Rakshambigai is located. The main deity of Oothukkadu village is, of course, Lord Veda Narayanar ...
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