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Friday, November 26, 2004
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Kamal on an Express trail
The `incredible' star
Shah Rukh Khan, `Badshah of the Box Office,' is trying out something new. He and his son are lending their voices to the animated characters in "The Incredibles," renamed "Hum Hain Lajawab." He talks to CHITRA MAHESH about the venture and his staying power.
Music as a way of life
SADHANA SARGAM, who won the national award for the best female singer two years ago for the song "Patucholli Padacholli" from the Tamil film "Azhagi," is today busy with a dozen Indian languages. For her each song is important and she ...
Making a mark in a man's world
From print journalism to television serials and short films Buvana has done them all.
Gamakas on the guitar
AS A seven-year-old child in Quebec, Canada, he would observe the nuances of the resonance with every strum on the guitar. At 15, he was consumed by a passion to study the melodic reverberations. At 16 he was travelling to several countries ...
Aiming at the Oscars
After three packed shows at the recent World Film Festival in Bangkok, "Shwaas" is all set to make waves at the Oscars, says LEKHA J. SHANKAR.
A milestone movie
"Neelakuyil" put Malayalam cinema on the map after it won the President's Silver Medal at the National Film Festival. Its social theme keeps it relevant even after 50 years, says RANDOR GUY.
Films for competition
THE INTERNATIONAL Tamil Film Academy (ITFA) in association with Seventh Channel has organised an International Film Festival of Tamil Nadu 2004 (IFFT) beginning in Chennai today. This is the first competitive festival to be held in Chennai and ...
Fine artistic abilities
Pushpanjali Series C.D. Sarvambrahmamayam Kala Prasad Price not indicated. KALA PRASAD, a Carnatic singer with a lot of promise, is a senior student of the late Sangeetha Kalanidhi T. Viswanathan, the reputed ...
Elegant and subtle
DAVID GRIMAL, a young French violinist of great artistry, offered us a recital at the Alliance Francaise last Saturday evening, November 20. He played two works for unaccompanied violin by J. S. Bach, the Partita No.1 in b minor, and the ...
Peace and prosperity with ragas
The therapeutic effect of music is widely discussed. Violin exponent Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan highlights the qualities of a few ragas.
OVER 35 SONGS by different composers and a galore of Tiruppugazh by Arunagirinathar, were rendered by Vasumathi Desikan, Radha Parthasarathy, Nisha P. Rajagopal, Amritha Murali, Anusha Pradeep and Vasudha Ravi, accompanied by R. Sathish Kumar ...
Violin in all its grandeur
A MUSICAL vision looking beyond the scales in raga alapana, an exposition in all its lyrical beauty and grandeur, an aesthetic tradition that stirs and inspires, an easy grace that lights up whatever item he plays, blending sampradaya with ...
Greatness of Tulasi depicted
UNDER THE auspices of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kala Kendra, petite-looking Lavanya and Mrinalini, disciples of Radhika Surajit, chose to present a thematic dance-narrative on the divine herb Tulasi, with suitable compositions, some traditional and ...
Attractive and eco-friendly
RECYCLED, REINVENTED and resurrected: the 500-year-old handcraft of paper making has come a long way from its origin in sun and hemp to cotton fibre to machine made to recycled handmade cotton paper to today's totally handcrafted paper crafted ...
Example of refined temple architecture
LINGARAJ TEMPLE standing majestically to a height of about 180 ft amidst 100 smaller structures inside a spacious courtyard enclosed by a massive boundary wall dominates the landscape of Cathedral City, Bhubaneswar. In the elegance of its ...
Where Adisesha was granted refuge
THERE ARE many holy places like Srirangam, Thirumeyyam, Srivilliputtur, Thiruvallur, Thiruppulingudi, Thiruvaattaru and Thiruvananthapuram, where the idol of the Lord reclining on Adisesha, are really imposing and gigantic but equally important ...
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