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Friday, October 01, 2004
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They are not just rocks
In Bangalore, the rock on which Gandhiji sat is now in the midst of wild shrubs. ARCOT EASWARAN stresses the need to make it a memorial.
Stage to screen
"Dance Like A Man," Mahesh Dattani's play made into a film, is to hit the theatres today. The playwright talks to CHITRA MAHESH.
"Oruththi" a taste of `other' cinema
WHILE YOU have a section of filmgoers crying themselves hoarse about the way mainstream cinema caters more to voyeuristic tastes and base instincts of youth, there do exist a few creators like Amshan Kumar, who are quietly doing their mite to ...
Rich vintage fare
Charsur Digital 3 Volumes CDW076C Carnatic Classical Paddhati M. L. Vasanthakumari Rs. 50 each. CHARSUR HAS released excerpts of MLV's concert at the Tamil Isai Sangam many years ago, to ...
True to the Musiri lineage
ANUSHA THYAGARAJAN'S rich and appealing voice made quite an impression on listeners on Sunday last at the Music Circle concert at Raga Sudha Hall. But she did not take due advantage of this inherent strength. Instead, she set store by ...
Judicious use of brigas and gamakas
A WELL-PLANNED and paused alapana in Simhendramadhyamam for Swati Tirunal's popular kriti, "Ramaramaguna" with neraval and swaras at Munimanasadhama highlighted Saranya Krishnan's concert at Hamsadhwani in the Guru-Sishya series. Her guru Suguna ...
OBVIOUSLY Vasanth Kumar wanted to present the first five compositions in the Ganaragapancharam, namely `Sri Mahaganapathi' in Gowla, `Jaya Jaya Janaki' in Nattai, `Sri Saraswathi' in Arabhi, a Thiruppavai in Varali and `Bhagyada Lakshmi' in ...
Fun-filled `Flight' for a noble cause
THE YEAR was 1969. A golden period for Tamil theatre when artistes from Sivaji Ganesan and Nagesh to `Major' Sunderrajan and Sivakumar were famous on both the film and stage circuit! When troupes such as YGP's UAA, K. Balachander's Ragini ...
Delightful community effort
ANGLO INDIANS love to celebrateeverything. It was exactly this that Beatrix D'Souza cashed in on when last year she launched `Theatre 47' in Chennai, to celebrate the World Anglo Indian Day and to commemorate the parliament's decision to ...
Courting cupid with a comic slant
THOSE WHO have noticed Y. Gee. Mahendra's particular affinity for the Tamil film "Kaadhalikka Naeramillai," directed by Sridhar (Chitralaya Films), would well understand the zest with which he has launched UAA's 55th play, "Kaadhalikka ...
Imprints of Bengal
KOLKATA'S PARAMITA Vishwanathan takes the traditional folk art of Alpana from floor and wall on to saris, combining spectacular `modern' and even abstract art pallavs with traditional Alpana work body touching up the saris with sequin and ...
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