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Whiff of Onam on Atham today
Onam is here and today, the celebrations begin with Athaghosham. In the midst of our routine schedule, fortunately, we set apart some time for traditional activities. SREEKUMAR. V looks at the kind of celebration that Tripunithura has planned for to day.
Heritage
Lord no more, but charming, yes
Once upon a time, the only hotel that had `star' status was the Sealord. But then, it faced the sea (backwaters). Reclamation drives saw the Sealord receding into land, bigger hotels stole the thunder from it. JOHNY PAZHANILATH on this landmark of Ko chi, which looks the same now
Personality
Deserved distinction
TEACHING IS not just a job. It is a vocation and one in which generations can be moulded. Maya Mohan, Principal of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala, obviously took this task in right earnest. She has won the `Award to teachers for the year 2001', ...
Telewatch
Small Screen
THE CHANNELS are gearing up to bring special programmes to viewers for Independence Day. So on Thursday next, get ready before the idiot box to savour those `freedom' shows. ASIANET Tarapaithrukam (Thursday, 9 am) Star kids ...
Music
Chords & Notes
THOUGH THE underlying theme of most of the songs is Onam, there is a deliberate attempt to turn this into something for allseasons. A memory of those sunny, happy, festive days, recollected during pensive or tranquil moments is the common thread ...
Eating Out
North-West Frontier calling
FROM THE rugged lands of the northwest comes the exotic food fare, right here in the city at Casino Hotel's ongoing Peshawari food festival. "It is an attempt to showcase the quality and the taste of Casino's food" and "to be in tune with the ...
Showbitz
Kapil begins brand ambassadorship
FOR CRICKET fans there is going to be some exciting cricket with Kapil Dev on `Gully Cricket' on MAX. The veteran cricketer is to tour five cities, where he will visit several locations during the day and will play a game of cricket with his ...


Laloo lampoon lands up in court
BIHAR'S BEST known phenomenon may finally be sick of seeing himself spoofed on the small screen. "Ramkhelawan CM and Family" has aired only once on SABe TV, and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is dragging the directors of the serial and the ...
`We Indians' on Channel V
CHANNEL [V] has a one-day special this Independence Day, which seeks to present a candid picture of what being an Indian today is all about. Called "Freedom Express", the show, which has been shot all over the country, talks to people about what ...
The star show at Malaysia
IF THE MTC ran empty buses on August 4, it was because most people in Chennai were glued to Sun TV's coverage of the `Star Nite' at Malaysia. Amid strobe lights, sound effects, coloured smoke and confetti, the South Indian stars danced, sang and ...
Side effects of Kahin Na Kahin...
MADHURI DIXIT'S high wattage smile may be doing its best to prop up the glorious institution of arranged marriage, but her small-screen debut is having some unexpected side effects. A couple of bookies from New Delhi have revealed that more than ...
Shopping
Waiting for frenzied shoppers
To cash in on the Onam tradition, textile manufacturers make their annual trips to Kochi. This time, there is a definite slump in sales. V. SAVITHA gets a feel of the pre-Onam mood.
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