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Celebrating womanhood
International Women's Day comes and goes but the commitment to uplift women remains, writes SOMA BASU
General Wellness

Are you hotheaded?
Cool down. You can deal with anger in a positive way, says GEETA PADMANABHAN
Face Facts

Ask Shahnaz
Beautician Shahnaz Hussain will offer beauty tips and answer queries. You can send your queries to shahnaz_press@yahoo.co.in I have two problems. The first is dry skin. Second, I have ...
Issues

A novel approach
Campaigns that are innovative help create better understanding of issues
Cinema

FOUR FRAMES
Captain is back
After a long gap, a film starring Vijaykanth is all set to hit the screens this week. All eyes are on "Sudesi", produced under Vijaykanth's home banner Captain Cine Creations, as the action thriller with a strong message could pave the way for ...


FOUR FRAMES
Audio launch
With just one film, Vishnuvardhan, director of "Arindhum Ariyamalum", rewrote the rules of Tamil commercial cinema and joined the big league. The runaway hit was slickly made and its songs were popular. Vishnu's latest film "Pattiyal" with ...
FOUR FRAMES
Novel role
After the critical acclaim he received for his performance as an Alzheimer's patient in "Tanmatra", Mohanlal is now playing a carpenter in "Rasathantram" for director Sathyan Anthikkad. The film, shot in the beautiful locales of Moolamattum in ...
FOUR FRAMES
Making hay
All Tamil films released in February are floundering at the box-office, while other language films are making hay. "The Chronicles of Narnia" dubbed into Tamil has stormed the Tamil Nadu box-office with 48 prints. It had a better opening ...
The rising sun
Suriya used to be an actor who was self-conscious and uncomfortable in front of the camera. But he has evolved into a thinking man's actor, choosing his roles and the causes he supports with care. His rise to stardom began with Bala's ...
Telewatch

CABLEWALA
The Mandira Touch
After Mandira Bedi replaced Madhavan as the new anchor in "Deal Ya No Deal" (Sony TV), its ratings have gone up. Mandira is trying to reinvent herself from noodle-strap to Bharatiya nari image. The programme format has changed as the common man ...
Another soap
According to a recent TV survey, people in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu, go to bed early, compared to viewers in metros in North India. Hence, the 10-11 p.m. slot is not considered prime time here. Tamil TV producers find it difficult ...
Green Notes

Mmm... It's so fragrant!
Ylang-ylang flowers are used in aromatherapy and to make perfumes
Travel

ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
Oh! Deer
Land of the illusory deer, says SOMA BASU
Towering symbols of Temples
Gopurams are not just architectural delights but a chapter from history too
Health

Ouch! It hurts
Women are more likely to consult a doctor than men, says a study
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