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Alive amidst recorded voices
Bangalore in mid- 20th Century was still a stronghold of Carnatic music. It was at this time that Pandit Seshadri Gawai started teaching Hindustani music from Chamarajpet. Here is a tribute to the mild-mannered music teacher, a true representative of the spirit of Old Bangalore, who passed away last week.
Phyllis Bose moved from a little town in Wales to Bangalore in the Sixties. The actress, director, and drama teacher is back in the City after a long stay in Kolkata. Active as ever, she is now working on the role of theatre in education.
On a talent hunt
The Charles Wallace Foundation helps talented young people pursue their studies in arts and humanities in England. Dr. Frank Taylor, Secretary of the trust for India, was in Bangalore recently.
The Karnataka State Hockey Association is trying its best to uphold the best traditions of the sport in an effort to bring back its days of glory.
The Gundappa hotel is one of those legendary eateries that refuse to compromise on quality, and would rather stay small. To this day, its snacks taste the same as they did 50 years ago.
DURING ALL her years in Bollywood, Prabhu Deva never once choreographed a song for Sridevi. They did quite a few dance numbers in Telugu. But now he's finally choreographed a dance for Sridevi's eagerly awaited daily soap "Hamari Bahu Malini ...
Ramu's new find
RAM GOPAL Verma's next discovery is none other than model turned actor, Randeep Hooda, better known as Sushmita Sen's boyfriend. Randeep made his acting debut in "Monsoon Wedding". When he showed up at Ramu's office like dozens of other hopefuls, ...
Kher tries again
ANUPAM KHER is at it again. After the debacle of his maiden directorial venture, "Om Jai Jagdish", Anupam has moved on. His next film "The Return" is about the relationship between a father and son, "And I'm making it in English," says Kher. ...
Triumph after turbulence
EMOTIONAL HICCUPS have to be dealt with a large dose of courage and conviction. Sample this. Both Aishwarya Rai and Karisma Kapoor have gone through tumultuous phases on the personal front, but the ability to handle peeping toms seemed more ...
Nose for news
BEN KINGSLEY and Rohini Hattangadi's transformation to suit their roles in Attenborough's "Gandhi" was a sheer make-up and costume marvel. When Sridevi decided to step in to the Hindi filmdom, she got a nose job done (plastic surgery) to enhance ...
EVEN AS she was cheesed off with Lata Mangeshkar playing truant at the Rajya Sabha sessions this time round, the conscientious Rajya Sabha MP, Shabana Azmi in her biting wit recently showered praises at Urmila Matondkar's `hourglass figure' in ...
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