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An Oscar, at last!
Happy with the past
When Chris Rock replaced Billy Crystal as host, the Academy Awards promised to be fresh. But the ceremony was dull and the irreverence didn't go down well with the audience.
When music and poetry mingle
A GHAZAL and classical singer, Member Jury, AIR, Calcutta and Master, Audition Panel, Delhi, Jayashri Gupta meets up with Munna Shaokath Ali, a Sufi Qawwal, an Urdu poet of "Piya Haji Ali" fame and president, Amir Khusro Sangeet Academy, ...
HOMAGE TO TYAGARAJA
Tsunami Relief Fund
"Princess Diaries 2"
TWO HOURS of trying to get you go ``Awwwww... " That is Walt Disney's "Princess Diaries 2 Royal Engagement" in a nutshell. And director Garry Marshall tries every trick in the trade to make that possible casting aww-so-cute babies to ...
"A Cinderella Story"
IT IS a fairy tale revisited Cinderella updated. A Clifford Werber and Dylan Sellers Production presented by Warner Bros., "A Cinderella Story," (U/A) is a feel-good film with a story enjoyably adapted to modern lifestyle ...
Ramayana in all its hues
Intrigued by its wide variety of beings, Dr. Paula Richman has been studying the Ramayana in all its many versions for the past two decades. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM elaborates...
He came, he achieved ... and vanished
Singer, actor, writer and composer V. V. Sadagopan, whose 91st birthday was celebrated recently, disappeared from the scene all of a sudden in 1980, writes
Devotion and music go hand in hand
As a genre, devotional music has always drawn the devout. And religious albums mean big business today.
Blend of virtuosity and melody
THE INSPIRATION behind Chennai's Amir Khusro Sangeet Academy speaks for itself. Its members, drawn from among teachers, students and music freaks, all betray a yearning for a sublime experience, believing as they do that the quality of the music ...
Revelling in raags
AJOY CHAKRABARTY is in the news again. Not just because he was the man of the show at the raga and film based programme by Manabendra Smaraney in the city recently, but the Hindustani vocalist of the Patiala Gharana is being conferred a ...
Lilting Sai melodies
Devotional music - Compact Disc - Garland of Sai melodies - Prashanti - Price not mentioned - Enquiries: Prapancham Ravindran (Ph: 2479 0223). PRAPANCHAM RAVINDRAN, the popular mridanga vidwan, reveals other praiseworthy ...
AN ENTHUSIASTIC audience of over 300 people was privileged to hear The Handel Manuel Chorus, a newly formed vocal ensemble present a concert of western classical music at the Egmore Wesley Church on February 20. After a first half of six duos for ...
Kaleidoscope of Indian dance forms
SANSKRUTHI ACADEMY of Arts, established by Jaya Neil, had recently organised `Parampara a Festival of Indian Dances' to showcase dance forms. The festival, organised at the Panchayat Primary School ground in Cheran Maa Nagar, pulled ...
Of life and life partners
WHAT ARE the ingredients that go into a happy married life? If one were to superficially analyse the points required for the smooth run after tying the knot, it is by and large the understanding of each others' interests, and the cultivating of ...
Intense personal journey
In a gripping monologue, P. C. Ramakrishna brought alive the agony of a husband, who contemplates euthanasia for his bedridden wife. ELIZABETH ROY touches on the show that had many other highpoints.
Mirroring lives through theatre
A WEEK-LONG festival of drama organised by Kovai KRS troupe in association with Manoranjitham was inaugurated by Natarajan, former Director, Madras Doordarshan recently at Sree Ayyappan Puja Sangham, Coimbatore. C. G. Venkataramanan presided. ...
A haven of peace and spirituality
THE OBSCURE sleepy suburb of Rayarthottam Kannampalayam in Sulur, tucked away from the Coimbatore-Tiruchi highway at a distance of 18 kilometres from the city limits has assumed a new glamour. A spiritual aura hovers around the imposing ...
An avatar at the tip of Rama's arrow
In an interesting account,
Annual Day at DAV
THE ANNIVERSARY celebrations of DAV-BHEL School, Ranipet, were held at the RC Indoor Stadium, BHEL Township, recently. The students won a thunderous applause for the group dance, "Aadugiran Kannan." The programme also included skits in ...
With an unusual touch
AP INTERNATIONAL would have little expected their DVD launch of Mani Ratnam's 11 films seven helmed by him and four, his home productions to be the trendsetter that it was, as far as album releases go. The producer of the DVDs ...
Amaravathi Ki Kathayein Karz
The story revolves round the life of a bonded labourer, Rangayya, who works as a farmer. Out of the meagre amount which he gets as a salary, Rangayya pays a sum of money for the loan taken by his forefathers. One day, the greedy landlord ...
Thaka Dhimi Thaa
From this week this dance programme will have a new anchor, Vimala Raman, who has won the Miss India title in the 2004 Miss World contest held in Sydney, Australia. ...
Star of the Month
Directed by M. S. Anand, each week's show will feature interviews with celebrities from the tinsel town. This week's show will have actor Bharath, who talks about his childhood days, academics, friends, likes and dislikes etc. Stay tuned to ...
Actress Sneha will adorn the show this week. See who sends a special gift to her. Listen to her as she talks about a special bond between the sender and herself. Find out what she gifts her mother as a women's day special. ...
Khusran, the black magician of Baghdad, tries to take possession of the world with the help of a Genie trapped inside a lamp. He enlists the help of Alladin to get it. Alladin knows it is special and refuses to handover the lamp to the ...
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