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From a woman's perspective
For the young, and for those who want to feel young, Gurlz' Western creations are the best bet.
A historian, journalist and now the Director of Russian Cultural Centre in Chennai, Alexei V. Solodov's love for Tamil dates back to his university days in Russia, when he was among the first batch of students to study the language.
They are either too good to be true or too evil to digest. The women characters depicted in TV serials can have a negative influence on viewers.
"Velichathin Marupakkam" on DD Podhigai has completed 100 episodes, some heart-rending and some enlightening, of the not-so-familiar faces on the street.
IT IS a place that I have heard about for a long time, but have never got around to visiting. The Kalpaka Restaurant is among the many small Malayali eating joints that seem to have sprouted all around the city in recent times. It is tucked ...
RAJ BABBAR'S son Arya has forgotten his debut debacle, "Ab Ke Baras". Unrecognisable in his new avatar as a restless Haryanvi lout in debutant Saurav Shukla's "Mudda The Issue", the new mellowed and power-packed Arya takes you by surprise. "Yes, ...
MOST CINEASTES consider him to be a commercially savvy but the most artistic filmmaker of the country. Never mind if his initial foray into Hindi cinema met with a lukewarm response. Putting "Dil Se" behind him, Mani Ratnam is all set to make ...
Abhishek's role call
GOOD DAYS are definitely around the corner for Abhishek Bachchan. Besides Raj Kumar Santoshi and Mani Ratnam's films, he's also doing a film with Rajiv Menon, who is all set to direct his first film in Hindi. A father-son story (many more are in ...
Rani racing ahead
"SAATHIYA" HAS done a wealth of good for its leading lady. Suddenly Rani Mukherjee is all over the place. The latest in her kitty is Ketan Mehta's film on the 1857 uprising. Aishwarya Rai and Divya Dutta are also being considered for the other ...
For brother's sake
EKTA KAPOOR is currently in Mussourri shooting for her third yet untitled production with Sohail Khan, Isha Koppiker and Anita. The proud sister just can't stop talking about Tusshar. "Imagine he's been brought in place of Akshaye Khanna in ...
Producer in the making
SUNIEL SHETTY and his seven-year old son Ahan took off to South Africa to watch the World Cup. "The girls (wife and daughter) were left behind at home," enthuses Suniel. He is all set to produce "Rakht" starring good pal Sanjay Dutt, to be ...
On a different note
ONE SINGER who has always tried to stay away from stereotyped tunes is Sonu Nigam, and his homage to the legendary Mohammad Rafi proves this. His voice lends itself smoothly to both soft melodies and peppy numbers. Following `TVS Sa Re Ga Ma' for ...
Renowned photographer Ferrante Ferranti has recreated the images of the Baroque style of art associated with the Catholic Counter Reformation of the 17th Century. Take a look at the pictures on show at the Alliance Francaise Gallery till today.
All about English
As part of its sixth anniversary celebrations, the Madras English Association organised a one-day event, including a talk and the staging of a play. A report.
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