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Restructuring with soul intact
The St. Sebastian Church at Thoppumpady, Kochi, is to be renovated under the expert guidance of Mr. Sidney Corrie. PRATIMA ASHER meets the architect and gets a first hand report.
Lifestyle
Serenading, Collin & Charles style
THE AMBIENCE at the cafe is perfect for a refreshing evening. It is just like another week day when you get there for dinner. But the décor here is different. And there is `Colin and Charles', the two-member band who gives you quality music. It's ...
Personality
The other Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar, author of "The Tiger by the River" says he has retired from cartooning for all practical purposes and now defines himself as a writer and art director. ANJANA RAJAN speaks to the first-time novelist who reveals something about the decline of political cartooning, his book, and his beliefs... .


Immortal tunes his forte
HIS NAME is synonymous with Malayalam film music. For nearly four decades, G.Devarajan turned both inspired and bland verse into immortal tunes that elevated film music, at least to a certain extent, to the status of a fine art. This September ...
Fashion
Talkies style
Apparels from the filmi duniya, be it peek-a-boos, white trousers, piano shoes or hairstyles, all have been the yardstick of fashion down the ages. ARCHANA NANDAL traces Bollywood prêt till the sixties.
Green Notes
Papayas for all
Easily grown, papaya plants are a must for every garden, considering the medicinal properties of the fruit.
Shopping
A new flavour in town
LAST WEEK the elegant Stuber Hall, a colonial bungalow, around Parade maidan, after renovation, opened as a designer boutique store in Fort Kochi. Cinnamon houses, "very consciously an eclectic mix of contemporary Indian designs" says Radhika ...
Entertainment
ASIANET
The latest soap on this channel. A widow, Devakiamma has two children, Gopika, Nandakumar. Gopika is separated from her husband and lives with her five-year-old in her mother's house. A girl called Aparna comes to work in Nandakumar's office. He ...
SURYA TV
This is a comedy show by Kalabhavan Shajan and company. Along with this show, appropriate movie clippings are also intertwined. Anil Thomas directs the show. Music Moments (Monday to Friday, 10.30 pm) Both new and old movie songs ...
KAIRALI TV
This comedy show is directed by Sudhir and has covered more than 125 episodes. Every show, a mimicry artiste and an actor or actress take part. Clippings of comic scenes are included to pepper the show. Jagapoga This a programme which ...
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