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Selling nostalgia
Songsters of yesteryear merrily sing along as TV channels, feeling the squeeze of recession in advertising markets, discover that it makes business sense to do shows of vintage melodies. Because it not only brings in revenues for the channels but als o reduces programming costs.
Health & Medicine

At home in cancer care
A home care programme for cancer patients, launched by the Regional Cancer Centre, takes relief to the doorstep of the poor and needy.


Care beyond cure
DATE: THIRD Saturday of the month. Venue: Rehabilitation hall of the Palliative Care Division of the Regional Cancer Centre. Occasion: A meeting of the Ostomy society. All patients assembled here have something in common - the ravages of ...
Food For Thought

Russian recipes
Here are some Russian recipes that will have you asking for more...
Books

Potter arrives in city
THE BROOMSTICKS have been waxed for take-off and magic wands waved -- at the school of witchcraft. Child wizard Harry Potter casts his spell on children, yet again, as the latest book in the fantasy series hits bookstands in the city. Kids, ...
Face Facts

Monsoon makeover
If you want to look stunning during the rainy season, natural and minimalist make-up is the one for you.
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Number of seats
The decision of the AICTE to decrease the number of seats in five Government engineering colleges will only strengthen the hands of self-financing colleges. This is an indication of the unholy nexus between the private management lobby and top ...
Issues

Wrestling with neglect
With increasing urbanisation, the punch seems to have gone out of gatta gusthi in Kerala.
Theatre

Images from a dream
`Images from a dream', a play staged in the city recently, used actors as well as puppets.
Music

Old is gold
THE TV shows featuring veteran playback singers have been a treat to lovers of vintage film music. P. Susheela fans got to hear, on Asianet, some of her hits such as Enthinee Chilankakal, Malare Malare, Omanathinkal Pakshi, ...
New hits
AMONG THE new singers being featured on `Sangeeta Sagaram' are K. S. Chitra and M. G. Sreekumar. The Chitra songs to be telecast include Poomaname, Sivakaram, Mauna sarovaram, Kannadi adyamayi, Karmukil ...
Desi song from videsi footing
US-based Aalok Mehta, actor, composer, and singer, is all excited about his new album, `Technicolour'.
Entertainment

Shadow of death over Tholpavakoothu
BELIEF GOES that the ancient art form of Tholpavakoothu or shadow puppet theatre of Kerala has its origins in a mythological tale. The story goes that Lord Rama defeated Ravana and brought back Sita. But, Goddess Kali, who was on a ...
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