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Jaya TV in Malaysia
With this tie-up, the Tamil population living in South East Asia will be able to view Jaya TVon Astro Vanavil Channel. The test telecast happened on April 14 and after successful results, the channel went on air. Inaugurated by actor Kamal ...
Books for the devout
Sri Yogamaya Bhuvaneswari Peetam, Sri Bharadwaja Ashram, (Gangai Nagar, Kallikuppam Bus Stand, Redhills Road, Ambattur) has released three books, written by Sri Bharadwaja Swamigal, that will enrich the collection of the spiritually inclined. ...
In The City
Era of special effects and spectacles
Not many films are now being made in the Dogme tradition, globally. Newer technical gizmos seem to have overshadowed everything.
On human challenges
Chennai will hold its first world film festival on disability. It will be organised by Ability Foundation between July 7 and 11 at the Anand Theatre on Anna Salai, and isopen to everybody. About 20 films will be screened on July 8, 9 and 10. ...
Away from realism
Storyline: About a bride who lives with the `ghost' of her husband. Bottomline: Too glossy. Today, most Indian filmmakers feel that technique and form can carry the day for them. They emphasise little on content: script, direction and acting ...
Thriller that doesn't scare
Storyline: Little Emily's imaginary friend Charlie is a murderous maniac and may not be imaginary after all.
Bottomline: And you thought all imaginary friends were like Calvin's Hobbes... The music and mood of this film are misleading. The ...
This imitation is a horror
The cast: Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos The director: Nick Hamm
The storyline: A couple who lose their eight-year-old son clone him back to life as horror unfolds.
The bottomline: A clone of scary movies. The ...
Yet another love story is ready to roll out. The director is Hosimin.
Starting on a success note
Actor Arya's first two releases prove an impressive beginning.
Salutation to the rasika
Nithyasri Mahadevan's concert at the AIR function had a poignant touch.
Gilding the lily
Some knowledgeable rasikas may find it difficult to come to terms with the flamboyant expository technique of Seshagopalan. For him, the structure of kirtanas is not sacrosanct, and he puts them in the Procrustean bed to stretch or contract the ...
Children impress with their music
Barely in their teens, the members of Ramjhi's Isai Mazhalai revealed amazing talent.
There are several ways to relieve one of stress and tension that have become part of daily life these days. Spiritual activity is one of them. Singing bhajans in groups and chanting slokas are especially favoured.The Pondicherry-based Sri ...
Kerala art livens up temple festival
The 10-day celebration to mark the fourth Kumbabhishekam of the Ayyappaswamy Temple Bhajana Mandapam, New Sidhapudhur, Coimbatore, included performances of Kathakali.
Too amateur for sabha stage
The play presented by the Mumbai troupe was frozen in time.
Timing was their strength
The Masquerade presented four hard-hitting, funny one-act plays.
Vibrant and traditional
Mrignayanee offers a colourful spread of block print saris and fabrics.
Sculptures steal the show here
Known as Tiruperunthurai in ancient times, Avudaiyar Koil, situated in Pudukottai, is unique in two aspects. This temple for Lord Siva does not have a Nandhi and Dwajasthambam.
Behold the Trident, the Crescent, the garland...
The four Saivite saints have sung the glory of Poovana Nathar, deity of Tiruppuvanam temple, near Madurai.
Performing the last rites is special here.
Recently the Mellisai Mannars were honoured for their immense contribution to light music.
Of a poet unsurpassed
Kaviarasu Kannadasan Thamizh Sangam's recent celebration was three-pronged.
Temple under renovation
The dream of humble devotees are crystallising into a great edifice at Sri Kasi Viswanathar Kasi Visalakshi Temple, West Mambalam, Chennai, in the shape of the seven-tier Rajagopuram (East) and a three-tier Rajagopouram (south) under ...
Madan's Thirai Parvai
This week's programme brings director Shanker into your drawing room. He shares his experiences about his latest film, `Anniyan.' The maker of hits like Gentleman, Jeans and Indian, Shanker says how he feels about the ...
Get ready to go on a musical journey with some of the leading playback singers. Watch the tuneful nite held at the Hindustan college of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, on June 18, in which singers Chitra, Mano, Manicka Vinayagam and Malathi ...
Joy ride with Kamal Hassan
Jaya TV in association with Medimix conducted the Mumbai Express Kondattam competition recently. The winners, who were selected through lucky draw, were ready for an entertaining tour with actor Kamal Hassan. The train journey took off ...
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