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Of a fragmented past
Manohar Devadoss’ cards are memories of an age gone by
It may be a coincidence that I enjoyed the breeze emanating from Gurumalai only last week in the sit-out of my grand daughter’s new found home in Koilpatti. Really it was a soothing experience for my age and the medicinal effect of the ...
VOICE YOUR VIEWS: FESTIVAL OFFER: REAL OR GIMMICK?
Festival offer is nothing but a disguised form of reduction sale which is actually a gimmick. The main objective of this offer is to dispose of the unsold accumulated stock devoid of quality. In fact, it is a device intended to attract the ...
Many manufacturers and dealers offer discounts and other incentives like gold coins and trip to foreign countries. Some give attractive and valuable gifts against lucky dips. Such incentives offered are real as they are solely meant to clear ...
Festival offers entice people into buying, sometimes even unnecessary purchases. It is only a ploy to attract people.
During festival time, people are in a mood to spend and shopkeepers simply cash in on this.
Any person starts business only for profit and at any cost will never invite loss. But in the present day competitive market, in order to carve a niche for themselves, businessmen offer discounts and freebies to customers. This way not only do ...
Festival offers are nothing but tricks of the trade. Shopkeeper’s intention is only to make profit and not to serve people. They simply make hay while the sun shines during the festive season. Only government-based and co-operative ...
Simbu turns priest!
Guess what Simbu is doing in the newly-launched film “Silambattam”? For the first time the actor plays the role of a temple priest, who, due to circumstances, is forced to take the law into his hands. He is doing the film for the ...
After his critically-acclaimed film “Chennai-28”, path-breaking director of 2007, Venkat Prabhu, plans to make a woman-oriented film “Saroja”. It will feature Vega, an Australian-born Mumbai theatre artiste, as the central ...
Middle class Madhavan
Maddy turns producer and dialogue writer with “Evano Oruvan”, directed by Nishikanth Kamath, who is remaking his hit Marathi film “Dombivili Fast”. The story, set in a Chennai milieu, is about a middle class bank employee ...
‘Kathal’ to ‘Kaloori’
Balaji Sakthivel, trendsetting director of “Kathal”, is back after two years with his new film “Kaloori”. It is about students in a government arts college in a small town in Tamil Nadu. Circumstances force heroine ...
Homely, yet different
Om Sakthi Mess stands out for its simple setting and tasty food
Return of the Vikings
Animax presents "Vikings", a reality show
Big bash for superstar’s birthday
Tamil superstar Rajnikanth has emerged as an icon for television channels across India, and December 12, his birthday, has become a significant occasion for them. This year, several upcountry news channels plan to celebrate his birthday, along ...
Jaya TV has come up with an interesting programme, “Avana Nee” (Saturday, 9.30 p.m.), a sort of game-cum-reality show that features look-alikes of famous personalities in the field of entertainment, sport and politics, and those who ...
A contrast of old and new
A newly constructed temple and ancient fort walls, writes SOMA BASU
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