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Friday, July 04, 2008
Friday Review Chennai and Tamil Nadu
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Pot of rhythm
The only South Indian to win the Grammy, Vikku Vinayakaram dedicates all his success to the Paramacharya.
Groomed to excel
Bonding with the guru
Legacy Karaikkudi Sambasiva Iyer showered love on Ranganayaki even as he tyrannised over her as mentor.
My Favourite Raga
Raja of re-invention
Three decades after he entered films, Satyaraj still pampers the actor in him.
Now, it’s mission action
Vivek Oberoi, who won an award at the IIFA event recently, talks about his latest film, ‘Mission in Istanbul.’
In the City
Doing justice to a creative genius
Marina Zenovich’s ‘Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired’ premiered on HBO channel, U.S., recently to critical acclaim.
Chemistry works better than math -- 21
Storyline: A bunch of kids from MIT are trained by their math professor to count cards (cheat systematically) and make millions in Vegas casinos.
Bottomline: Worth the gamble even if you don’t know the game.
Hats off to Mr. Smarty Pants - Get Smart
Storyline: Maxwell Smart on his very first mission, along with the more experienced and attractive Agent 99, must save the world from the evil KAOS that is supplying terrorist groups with nuclear technology.
Bottomline: A day ...
Arms for peace - Ayudham Seivom
Cast: Sundar C. Anjali, Vivek, Nasser, Vijayakumar,Napoleon, Suganya, Malavika,Vindhya, G.M.Kumar,Ponnabalam and Shanmugarajan.
Storyline: How a rowdy reforms himself and follows Gandhiji's principle of nonviolence.
Beauty in laya
LEC-DEM Dr. B.M.Sundaram explained the intricacies of rakti melam. S. SIVAKUMAR
Sensibilities of a high order
Balakrishna Prasad’s rendition of Annamacharya kritis at the memorial concert was imbued with innate dignity. Lalithaa Krishnan
Srinivas started of as a child prodigy many years ago and the fact that he is now one of the senior instrumentalists, is due to his serious approach to the art form. His repertoire has grown steadily and the genius in him has made it possible for ...
Melodic aural treat
A compilation of devotional songs sung by legends, is sure to delight the listeners.
Salutations to the guru
The disciples of M.L.Vasanthakumari came together to render a heart-warming recital on the occasion of the doyen’s birth anniversary.
Emotions carved on stone
The temples of Khajuraho carry perfectly chiselled images of gods, damsels, beasts and so on.
Live, from the past
Sounding exactly like A. M. Raja, C.A. Raja, who presented the scintillating voice in all its original glory, was a treat to listen to.
Vedas for the common man is A.K.Ramamurthi’s dream, to realise which he has created the Vedic Sangeeta Foundation.
TV HIGHLIGHTS - THE WEEK AHEAD
This phone-in live programme, which tests the IQ level of the participants, turns 50 this week. Spread over three sets with five questions in each, viewers will be asked 15 questions with four choices.
Correct answers can be sent ...
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