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Sweet at 75
I read with interest the lively conversation between Padmini and Y. G. Mahendra in Take Two (September 14). Though NSK's compliment resulted in Padmini's donning the role of heroine in the former's Tamil film "Manamagal" released on August 15, ...
This refers to the write-up "Ghulam, ghazals and geet" (September 15). The ghazal maestro's reply to a question as to why he was performing in Chennai after such a long gap "It took you so long to remember me" made a music lover ...
This is with reference to the article "Artistic duo" (September 13). Undoubtedly, the Prakash Raj-Prasanna combo in "Azhagiya Theeye" was great. Prakash Raj like Pratap Pothan is a talented actor. He performs his roles with ease. In "Vasool Raja ...
This has reference to the article "Dark side of the moon" (September 23). The Stephanie Audwo incident should be an eye-opener to both youngsters and parents alike. In their desire to ape the West, many young people have gone astray. And added to ...
The article (September 23) made sad reading. Madras was once noted for its sobriety and rich culture. How it has degenerated in recent years! The future of the country lies in the hands of youth and it is unfortunate that they are being misguided ...
No full stops
The write-up "No stopping him" (September 22) on actor Kamal Hasan was interesting. Kamal is a shining example of an artiste who never ceases to experiment, be it with costume, make-up or role. Though people say he is ahead of his times, Kamal ...
Their mission is to capture India, on film. Meet the members of the Chennai International Camera Club
THE LAND of smiling faces ... Thailand showcases the way of the Buddha in every aspect of life. Simple and aesthetic, the Thai culture believes in celebrating beauty. The crafts of the country too reflect the traditional beauty of a culture that ...
Design is in the detail
Chennai girl Rupali Gupta won a prestigious architecture competition in Amsterdam
Dance like a man!
PAMELA ROOKS who had last directed "A Train To Pakistan", is back with "Dance Like A Man", a story revolving round a Bharatanatyam dancer's life. The highlight is the cast, which includes National award winning actress Shobana, theatre actor Arif ...
TOM HANKS is brilliant in Steven Spielberg's new film, "The Terminal" in which he is again stranded at the JFK Airport, New York [He was earlier marooned on an island in "Castaway"]. In- "The Terminal", he plays Viktor Navonski, a refugee from an ...
Clash of the monsters
WHEN HOLLYWOOD screenplay writers run out of ideas, what do they do? They take two monsters from the scariest films ever, "Alien" and "Predator" and pit one against the other in an all new film aptly titled "Alien vs. Predator"! It is a high-tech ...
CAN VETERAN producer `Editor' Mohan along with his sons M. Raja and Ravi recreate the magic of "Jeyam" which was a blockbuster? Their new film "M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi" ("MKSM") is releasing this Friday. Mohan who chooses remake subjects ...
Carnatic classics are given a world music twist by Vijaygee. Wonder how? Read on
The national junior championship victory is expected to brighten the prospects of tennis player Ajai Selvaraj
What's wrong with our sports talent hunt programme? ERIC PRABHAKAR shares his opinion at a time when our debacle in the Olympics stares us in the face
DID YOU KNOW?
Polly Umrigar was omitted from the original eleven to play against England at Chepauk in February 1952 but was reinstated on the morning of the match following an injury to Hemu Adhikari. Umrigar seized the opportunity to score the first of his ...
Past gets a future
Don't discard your old furniture. Here is a store which will turn them into prized possessions
Is M. Night Shyamalan the next Spielberg? Read on
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