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Friday, September 24, 2004
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`Success comes with sacrifice'
The tillana glitter is intact
IT IS a spacious flat. Nothing distracts attention from the elegantly framed photographs placed in a row across the vanilla walls. In their deep grey and brown tones, they immediately conjure up an era. Here are the Travancore sisters ...
The Oriental twist
MGM is one of Hollywood's most famous dream factories. Recently, Sony acquired it, including its historic library with over 7,000 titles. V. GANGADHAR writes...
`Dreams' in the making
SOON AFTER "Thulluvadho Ilamai," was declared a hit, Dhanush's "Dreams" began. But with the runaway success of "Kadhal Kondain," Dhanush signing on the dotted line once too often and the problems following it, "Dreams" got stalled. It was ...
`Science compatible with Vedas'
"IT IS going to be a magical talk ... a rare session," promised Varadan Chandar of Sri Ramanuja Mission Trust. And the epithets were only too apt, you realised later. The speaker that evening, at the hall of the Andhra Social & Cultural ...
In pursuit of a divine calling
WHEN HE was barely 10, and living in Tirunelveli in the latter part of the18th century, the Tamil Christian poet-singer non-pareil, Vedanayagam Sastriar had a clear vision of the Cross and Christ. So narrated the present-day Bhagavathar ...
Superb visual treat
Inreco - IPV - 2000 Video CD - Tamil devotional - Samarpanam - Various Artistes - Rs. 200. MAHANADHI SHOBHANA begins the programme on an auspicious note, propitiating Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles. The range of ...
Serenity compromised for speed
FAST-PACED SINGING, a manifestation of consumerism culture, is the hallmark of today's performance method. It emphasises demonstrative highlights of barren vidwat. Exploring the parameters of Carnatic music's cultural base, ideology and values in ...
UNLIKE COMPOSITIONS of the Trinity, Purandara Dasar's kritis are sung in different ragas by different artistes. "Ida Bhagya" is sung in Bilahari while Kalavathy Avadhoot chose to render it in Pantuvarali. But it was quite pleasing. The raga ...
The timeless magic of Basheer
Rajiv Krishnan's "Moon Shine and Skytoffee," based on Malayalam writer Vaikom Muhammed Basheer's stories, comes as an adventurous initiative from Magic Lantern, says ELIZABETH ROY.
Intelligent, down-to-earth humour
EVAM HAS always been clear about their agenda. Last year it was four productions, each packing nine shows that promised wholesome entertainment. Often they pick well known and popular scripts that draw crowds. They give the production their best ...
Gorgeous outfit for deity
ONE OF the more popular Divyadesas in the South is Thiru-aheendrapuram, situated 3 km west of Cuddalore on the banks of the holy Garudanadi (now called Gadilam) and at the foot of the Oushadhadri Hill. It has been praised by Thirumangai Azhwar in ...
Teacher, composer and philosopher
The Thirunakshatram of Sri Vedanta Desikar falls on September 24. PREMA NANDAKUMAR writes...
Celebrating a poet's centenary
PABLO NERUDA (1904-1973) is Chile's genius in words ("I drink to the word, raising a word or a shining cup, in it I drink the pure wine of language... words give glass quality to glass, blood to blood and life to life itself"). Neruda whose ...
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