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The happy dropouts
The attempt to place an age-old art form in a contemporary context is acceptable and even welcome. But the manner in which it is done can be questionable, and, at times, even laughable.
If women were running this world, we would have had peace a long time ago, thinks Israeli actress Naomi Ackerman, especially when she is working with her Palestinian women friends.
Students of a local college are practising, of all things, Falun Gong.
With `villains' from two Hindu epics for protagonists, Poile Sen Gupta's Thus spake Shoorpanakha, So said Shakuni imaginatively endows them with points of view, motivations, and feelings.
Risque and risk-taking
Kaushik Shankar's stage version of Steven Soderberg's sex, lies and videotape failed to hold attention the way the film did. But with its explicit language and sexual content, it gave a new dimension to Bangalore theatre.
The Pasha of Pop, Daler Mehndi, is back with another dose of Punjabi sounds.
Bangaloreans, inspired by the startling visual appeal of Kalaripayattu, are turning to it to keep physically fit. The story traces the metamorphosis of an ancient martial art, where hallowed traditions have been dispensed with to suit city slickers.
ITC HOTEL Windsor Sheraton and Towers has an innovative offer for its customers this summer called Mayhem till May 31. The offer includes a wide range of choices in dining at six different speciality restaurants housed under one roof. Raj ...
FAR AWAY from the flood of saas-bahu serials that is improving the cable TV's popularity ratings, "Galti Kiski" on DDI (Wednesdays, 10 p.m.) proves to be sensibly portrayed, and helps one to understand the agony and helplessness of ...
Penning for a cause
IF YOU thought that Shabana Azmi has devoted a good part of her time to social causes, her hubby Javed Akhtar is also in the same frame of mind, as of now. The writer-lyricist has been asked to wield his powerful pen to instil a sense of ...
Urmila's serious innings
URMILA MATONDKAR is finally going all out to prove that she is capable of playing meaningful roles, unlike her usual image that has always shown her in revealing attire. With a good measure of publicity about her daredevil role in Ram Gopal ...
BUBBLY, JUBILANT and fun loving apt words to describe Jaaved Jaaferi. Always at his expressive best, his television shows are synonymous with entertainment-funda. What better choice could one have for the much-talked-about forthcoming ...
Spider plant makes an effective border in a garden. It can also be raised in pots, provided there is enough space for the offsets to grow.
JAAMBA JUNGLE, the family entertainment centre, is set to make birthday parties for children delightful with its new Jaamba's Magical Party Bash. The magical bash, done for the first time in Bangalore, comes in two variations Chota ...
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