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`A director first, an actor next'
Nehru and the Music Academy
Trowel in hand, the former Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the institution in 1955.
Twinkle toes, golden heart
Ambika Kameshwar has always seen dance as a joy and a power rather than just a performing art.
When music takes over
Music, apart from the solace it offers, also plays a therapeutic role.
In the City
Sheik Mehboob Subhani and Khaleesha Bibi Mehboob (nagaswaram); 6.30 p.m.: Tirupambaram Bros (nagaswaram). January 16, 4 p.m. Bangalore Kothandaraman and S. Ramesh Babu (nagaswaram); 6.30 p.m.: Mannargudi M. K. S. ...
Adding spice to festival
Romance, sentiment and action Tamil films for Pongal have them all.
In just about a couple of minutes
`Azhagae Vaa,' an ad film on HIV/AIDS, puts things in perspective.
All about campus friendship
`Manadhodu Mazhaikalam" captures youth in college ambience.
Young and talented
The `Kannanthil Muthamittal' song catapulted Chinmayi to fame and the latest laurel is the AIR award that she has won.
Soaked in melody
Showcasing his artistry in the raga sancharas, Ravikiran enthralled the music lovers.
The Khan's Sohni
The film was `Moghul-e-Azam' and producer Asif wanted no less a person than Bade Ghulam Ali Khan to sing that song in raag Sohni. Did he oblige?
Moving devotionals from Dasa sahitya
Soaked in melody and piety, Vidya Bhushana's concert was classical and enjoyable.
Interesting experiment with octaves
Despite the number of instruments the delivery was remarkably delicate.
Wholesome and devotional
Prema Rangarajan sang rare kritis on Sri Ranganatha.
When Durbar reigned supreme
T.M. Krishna left the audience enraptured; T.V. Sankaranarayanan proved predictable.
Sruti Iyer, a disciple of Sulochala Pattabhiraman and Prema Hariharan, performed for Hamsadhwani on December 2. Clarity in gamakas is one of her pluses, while she needs to develop more confidence in singing kalpanaswarams and raga alapana. ...
Voice modulation at its best
O. S. Arun manipulated his voice admirably to present phrases with lingering kaarvais and polished brigas.
Versatility, his forte
The contribution of Prof. Sambamurthy to Carnatic music was highlighted.
Refreshing approach to abhinaya
The expressions of Priya Murle and the leaps of Mythili Prakash were impressive.
Brimming with confidence
Roja Kannan's hard work was evident in the nritta passages.
Smiling and composed, Anwesha Das used the stage well.
Bhava dominates the show
Narthaki Natraj's natural talent helped her portray sentiments with passion.
Bhanumati presented adavus in fresh formations, while Lakshmi Viswanathan opted for history.
Lasya makes it delightful
Aarti Mohan's adavus were tinged with a singular softness and grace.
Quest for deeper resonances
Tradition and change are part of the same flow, two innate rhythms that explore discipline and freedom.
Icon of Tamil theatre
The quintessential villain of Tamil cinema, R. S. Manohar's contribution to theatre was phenomenal.
The combo clicked and how!
The rare combination of SPB and Usha Uthup had the large audience at Nehru Indoor Stadium swaying on their feet.
The compeers from Radio Mirchi Suchitra, Sujatha, Siva and Deva, will be competing with the compeers from Jaya TV Prathipa Hari, Sai Rakesh, Sandhya Rajagopal and Priya. The bumper prize of the special is a Maruti car. On ...
Jaya TV will be re-telecasting K. Balachandar's "Edhir Neechal" from January 16 at 1.30 p.m. on weekdays. The story is about the friendship of five college girls and the problems they face in their lives.The star cast include Vijayalakshmi, ...
24-hour English news channel
Global Broadcast News, a Television Eighteen group company haslaunched its fully-owned and operated general news channel, CNN-IBN in December. The channel is available for cable and satellite television viewers across India. Commenting on the ...
New-look Click Online re-launched
BBC World's technology programme, Click Online, has been re-launched with a new name, look and presenter. Click began on January 5, with Spencer Kelly taking over as the main presenter. Spencer and the Click team will report from leading ...
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