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Graceful and gifted
Focus on `real' India
The motto for the recently launched India TV is, back to the basics. Its focus will be more on rural India, its chief Rajat Sharma tells ZIYA US SALAM, and not on films, fashion or food festivals. The question is whether it can survive without the `F ` business.
Searing celluloid expose
Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," an anti-Bush and anti-war documentary, is making waves in the U.S. With the Presidential elections round the corner, will the film's impact show on the poll results, asks V. GANGADHAR.
Waiting for a win
JEEVA'S FIRST two films produced by his dad, R. B. Choudhary, didn't do much for him "Aasai Aasaiyai" met with a lukewarm response and "Thiththikudhae" didn't even receive that amount of attention. It was a lacklustre fare that took a ...
Love sans dialogue
STUNT DIRECTOR `Kanal' Kannan was asking his assistant to roll down the minute he got the punch from the hero, Prasanth. After a couple of rehearsals, the shot was cranked by cameraman Aravind. He also plans to shoot with a remote-controlled ...
Musician of many dimensions
Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan was conferred Padma Bhushan on June 30. LAKSHMI DEVNATH profiles the vocalist.
Gitaa Cassettes-Carnatic-Listen and Learn-GCT-CL-258-Classical vocal-Sikkil C. Gurucharan and Charulatha Mani-Rs. 125. THE 72 melakartha scheme (Samporna Paddhati) found in Govindacharya's Sangraha Chodamani (18th Cenury) is a brilliant ...
Pleasing but too soft
BOMBAY-BASED Umamaheswaran has a soft and malleable voice. But sometimes he is too soft to be audible. In fact his mandhra renderings come as mumblings. He must attempt at higher octaves. He has a good patanthara, a fair grip on tala and the ...
Music of high standard
THE CHARACTERISTIC of the violin play of M.S. Gopalakrishnan and his daughter Narmada is that each sanchara in raga alapana and sangatis in the rendering of kirtanas are articulated in a deliberately chosen musical idiom. This was very much in ...
NATYANJALI TRUST, established by Jayalakshmi Satagopan, dancer of yester year and a senior disciple of Pandanallur Subbaraya Pillai, was known for her passion for promoting talented young dancers and propagating Bharatanatyam. After her demise, ...
An aura of serenity
THE CONSECRATION of the Rajarajeswari Temple at the Avadootha Datta Peetam, Velachery, on June 25, attracted a large number of devotes of the revered spiritual guru, Ganapati Sachidananda Swamigal of Mysore. The celebrations included music ...
OBLIVIOUS TO the dancing psychedelic lights, the smoky effect created on stage and the frenzied jigs that an enthusiastic crowd indulged in, the orchestra and the singers went about their job with single-minded devotion. Probably it was this ...
Light Eternal of Shirdi
The Temple of Shirdi Sai Baba in Mylapore is glowing after the kumbhabishekam on June 27. MALATHI RANGARAJAN talks to devotees closely associated with the shrine.
THE ANNUAL Drama Festival of Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha will be celebrated from July 7 for nine days, at 6.30 p.m. every day, the Mylapore Fine Arts Club Hall. The plays include those of S. Ve. Shekher, Y. Gee. Mahendra, `Crazy' Mohan and ...
Narayana Tirtha Jayanthi
SRI NARAYANA Tirtha Swamigal's 329th Jayanti festival was celebrated (June 26-28) by the Narada Gana Sabha Trust, Saraswati Vaggeyakara Trust and Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust at the Narada Gana Sabha. The festival was ...
National Award for Marathi film
A MARATHI film, "Chalu Navara Bholi Bayako," produced by Ushakiron Movies has been nominated for the National Award by the Film Federation of India in the category of `Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment." The film is a family ...
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