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When life ceases to be a song
Enter fitness zone
`Get Fit', the new multi-zone fitness centre in Banjara Hills, is an interesting destination to charge your body and soul.
For a complete workout
The oldest of strokes, the breaststroke is also the most energy consuming of swimming styles. It is the preferred stroke for many fitness enthusiasts as it ensures a great workout.
It's raining `kurtis'
Quintessentially Indian, the 'kurti' has seen a rebirth having evolved out of a complex culture and in fabrics like viscose georgette, polyester georgette and crepe blends.
Of sacred and profane
Baba Anand adopts a new language in his series of works titled `Credo Collection' mounted at Daira Centre for Arts and Culture. By mixing the religious images of gods and goddesses with ungodly elements, he creates art, which is kitsche in nature.
A nice man to know
After having acted in films like, `Ankush', `Parinda', `Khamoshi', and `Bhoot', Nana Patekar's histrionic skills are widely known and appreciated greatly. Brace up for a different face of Nana as he dons the director's cap in `Jhumman', where he pl ays the title role of a butcher.
The boss is back
Known for `Born in the USA', `Dancing in the Dark', `Tunnel of love' and the Grammy winning `Streets of Philadelphia', Bruce Springsteen has been rocking the music world with his characteristic style for decades.
Abbas to direct
THE CUDDLY cute hero of Premadesam, Abbas, will soon turn director as he is planning to direct as well as act in a film. This sudden switchover is believed to be the result of a dearth in good roles. His penchant to do quality roles ...
Fallen from paradise?
WHILE ON Teja and his next production, it looks as though R.P. Patnaik has fallen from the good books of the director. The composer's name does not figure in Dhairyam, though R.P. was almost like a permanent fixture in Teja's camp. Now, he ...
From `Nijam' to `Dhairyam'
DHAIRYAM, TEJA'S next venture starring Nitin, will go on floors next month. Teja had already announced five titles for his forthcoming ventures among which he made Jayam and Nijam. He declared Nitin as the hero of ...
Ramya in a central role
AFTER DOING some dance numbers with young heroes, Ramyakrishna is now going to act opposite Mahesh Babu in his home production Nani. The role is central to the theme and that prompted her to accept it, she is believed to have said. Another ...
K.S.R. touches the 100 mark
K.S.R. DAS, a pioneer who steered Telugu cinema towards action, has `quietly' begun shooting his 100th film. K.S.R. is known for making movies within the budget and also for completing them much ahead of the scheduled date. He was the first to ...
Treading the acting path
MUSIC COMPOSER Devi Sriprasad who has those killer looks needed for a hero is actually receiving offers to act in films. However, he is yet to make up his mind about acting, as music happens to be his first love. Currently busy with some Tamil ...
Hit pair joins hands again
LOOKS LIKE there is no stopping the winning combination of Raviteja and Puri Jagannath. Having come together for Itlu Sravani Subrahmanyam, they went on to make Idiot. And then came Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammaayi, which were all ...
`Chandrakanta' in Telugu
THE MEGA serial Chandrakanta will soon entertain Telugu viewers, as it will be telecast on MAA TV every Sunday at 9.30 p.m. The original Hindi version, directed by Neerja Guleri, was a big hit on the Doordarshan. Macha Srinivas Rao is ...
Rasi thinks charity
CHIRANJEEVI'S CHARITABLE Trust has inspired Rasi to donate her eyes to the trust. She met Chiru on June 29 and announced her decision. She signed the papers on the same day coinciding with her birthday. Incidentally, Rasi is co-starring Chiru ...
Gulzar on Premchand
IF YOU thought that Gulzar is not in the news there seems to be a reason for it. For this poet-filmmaker is busy with a serial which will shortly appear on small screen. Munshi Premchand, one of the leading names in Hindi literature, is known ...
Madhuri to return?
MADHURI DIXIT may be busy changing nappies and looking after her dear infant. But speculation is rife about her return to the tinsel world. There are rumours about her being asked to play the Radha of Mother India in a remake of the ...
Revathi's next film
REVATHI'S MAIDEN film Mitr, My Friend, won her accolades. She teamed up with Shobhana for this. Now Revathi is back behind the camera for yet another film where she has signed Shilpa Shetty to play the lead. Will she get a strong role as ...
THERE IS enough of crime and horror on television. But there's another serial XYZ (where the three protagonists work as a team to solve cases), which was launched on July 13 on Zee. Aired on Sunday's at 11 a.m., this serial directed by ...
Tune into Madanmohan
REMEMBER MADANMOHAN, the music director who gave us some evergreen melodies? There is an opportunity to hear Madanmohan's tune again. Yash Chopra who heard some unreleased compositions decided to use some of the tunes in his forthcoming film ...
WHILE THE world and its wife are talking about 40-year-old Demi Moore's liaison with 25-year-old Just Married star Ashton Kutcher, the lady remains tight-lipped. Kutcher, however, seems hell bent on revealing all the gory details and ...
Mad about food
SOME PEOPLE have all the luck - take for instance the super slim Cameron Diaz. She trips big time on food. Her favourite food is believe it or faint - French fries. At supermarkets Diaz comments, "I get so excited when I see food, I go ...
The weeping fig is a quick growing shrub with graceful branches that give a `weeping willow' effect, and is commonly used in offices to a soothing effect.
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