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Voice and versatility

Active as always on the stage circuit, Vani Jairam has re-entered the Tamil film scene with ‘Ramanujan.’ »
Aakriti Arora and her grandma, Champa Bhatia

My best buddy

Friendship Day is on August 3. Take some time off to spend it with your friend. Here are some kids who speak about their besties. »
The K-pop phenomenon appeals to a younger audience who are active in the online medium. Photo: R. Ravindran

Twerk your way to centre stage

Raveena Joseph attends the first K-pop festival in South India, discovering interesting facets to this sub-culture »
THE SUNLIGHT CORNER Five time municipal councillor and author of two cook books and a collection of short stories, Sampath Iyengar sits in the verandah of his home lost in his favourite crossword

The home of food and love

Sampath Iyengar's home in Doddaballapur has place for all – it is filled with warmth, and there is always plenty of food for everyone »
Friday Review
A COLLAGE OF DANCE The dance fest represented the rich culture of our country. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

The eight wonders of dance

Andhra Music Academy’s 8-day dance fest at Kalabharati, Visakhapatnam was truly a reflection of rich spectrum of Indian classical forms. »
After a decade of insurgency, director Manmohan Singh brought the audience back to theatres with his romantic tales with a social message.

Dawn beckons

“Punjab:1984” has given a fresh imprint to Punjabi films but will it mark a definitive change in an industry known for Jatt-dominated romantic comedies? »

Serving God

God sees it as His duty to support and save His devotees. But the devotees have a duty too. That is to serve Him. How can we serve God? We can serve Him with our heart; we can serve Him with our wo... »
MEMORABLE SONG ANR and Janaki in ‘Rojulu Maaraayi.’ BLAST FROM THE PAST

Rojulu Maaraayi (1955)

Starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, ‘Shavukaru’ Janaki, C.S.R. Anjaneyulu, Perumallu, Relangi Venkatramaiah, Ramana Reddy, Sitaram, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Ammaji, C. Hemalatha and Waheeda Rehman. »
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Young World
A mushroom cloud occurs when a large explosion of hot, low-density gases rise from the ground to produces a massive fireball. This fireball, which is hotter and denser than the surrounding air, creates a column of smoke and gases, and forms a mushroom-shaped cloud.

Little boy on a big island

August 6 is remembered as Hiroshima Day. The destruction and killing that took place on that day in 1945 continue to haunt humankind. On this day let us pledge to maintain peace. »
Common thread: Stretching across the street. Photo: K.K. MUSTAFAH

Warp meets weft

We buy our clothes from stores, but where do they come from? Take a look at India’s fine textile tradition. »

Roti chahiye

The kids loved their new friend. And in return Jolly was happy to be with them. A short story of a friend who is there for you when most needed.. »
Sealed with a kiss: Djokovic with the Wimbledon trophy. Photo: AP

Say hello to… NOVAK DJOKOVIC

From the boy who practised his winning speech at Wimbledon holding a plastic trophy, to the man who has won it a second time, he has come a long way. »
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First up is Macbeth, by Manipur’s world-famous Chorus Repertory Theatre. mptf 2014

It’s playtime again in Chennai

In a very special tenth edition, The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest brings the best of theatre to the city »
Making waves On the global soundscape Ricky Kej Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Rocking the Kej

New age and world music artiste Ricky Kej hits number 1 on US Billboard charts with Winds of Samsara »
A scene from A Peasant of El Salvador

Life in the Salvadoran civil unrest

The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest is back. Action starts on August 8 with A Peasant of El Salvador »
In her latest body of work “The Great Outdoors”, Mumbai-based Kanodia once again keeps up with her past record.

Fun seriously

Naïve artist Nayanaa Kanodia’s latest series talks about balancing the polarities of the world we live in. »
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Cinema Plus
Actor Dileep.

The people’s hero

Actor Dileep rises above personal challenges to star in Joshiy’s Avatharam, which reaches theatres today. »
Rituparna Sengupta. File photo

Quick Five: Rituparna Sengupta — Body of work

Popular Bengali and Hindi film actor Rituparna Sengupta has taken a step ahead of her contemporaries to bring her humanitarian side into the limelight. Ignoring the superstitions surrounding one’s... »
After a decade of insurgency, director Manmohan Singh brought the audience back to theatres with his romantic tales with a social message.

Dawn beckons

“Punjab:1984” has given a fresh imprint to Punjabi films but will it mark a definitive change in an industry known for Jatt-dominated romantic comedies? »
Jayaram and Priyamani in a scene from Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal

On Location: Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal — When guests come calling

Sibi Malayil’s Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal is about how guests can influence our lives. »
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Education Plus
India needs many mathematicians to work in pure and applied areas.

Stay ahead with math

From search engines to big data and cloud services, math plays a key role in IT applications. Read on to know more about the opportunities math has to offer. »
Gaurav Srivastava.

GMAT rules

There has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of GMAT test takers from India in the last three years »
Flying high:Jadavpur University, Kolkata, makes it to the top100 Asian universities list by scoring high on research.Photo: Sushanta Patronobish

Varsities take internationalisation seriously

The Times Higher Education released its list of Asia Rankings 2014. Japan dominates the list, with the University of Tokyo at number 1. Ten Indian universities have made it to this list. Phil... »
Looking Back

B.E admissions 67 years back

As counselling for engineering college admissions goes on now, a look at admissions nearly seven decades ago. »
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Sunday Magazine
Indian-American weddings seem to be a a mix of the wacky and the traditional.


In the affluent world of second-generation Indian-Americans, weddings are a memorable mix of the wacky and the traditional. »
Dressing down

Club class

A tongue-in-cheek reaction to the debate over dress codes in private clubs. »
Tom Alter The Sunday Interview

The saheb of Bollywood

Tom Alter talks to the writer in Dudhwa National Tiger Reserve and says he is more than just the token firang of Hindi cinema. »
The majority of northeastern migrants rent apartments in the former villages of the capital because rents are much lower than in the city’s upmarket enclaves. BAREFOOT

In divided neighbourhoods

How India has come to be known as the second most racist country in the world. »
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Tajuddin and his team ready for the next assignment. Photo: R. Ravindran

Authors of big feasts

The family in Triplicane which goes to many houses to cook briyani for Ramzan »
The garden ones complete should dissuade poeple from making the place dirty. Photo: G. Ramesh

Green efforts for train commuters

Landscaping and ornamental plants mark the beautification effort at Thirumailai MRTS station »
Corporation should not abandon the existing practice of switching off the old streetlights even if they are busy installing new LED lights, say residents. Photo: V. Ganesan

Lights on, at all times

For months now, some streets in Kolathur are well-lit through the night and through the day too. »
'Shops make the most of these bins': Residents say a meat shop and a few eateries dump their leftovers into a Corporation bin placed in front of their apartment. Photo: M. Karunakaran

Trash bin, tackle trouble

Residents on South Mada Street, Thiruvanmiyur, want a garbage bin removed. »
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A wide array of sparrow nests.

Rolling out a red carpet to garden birds

They are also the friendliest and are not afraid to share space with humans »
South East Bangalore continues to be most sought after, with 48 per cent stock and over 23 per cent supply.

Where Bangalore scores

How does the city’s real estate resist the sluggish trend in other metros, with prices rising steadily? »
The Mumbai city skyline

Vertical limit

Skyscrapers are popular in Mumbai and many other Indian cities are queuing up to get them. However, Subhankar Mitrasays that many hidden problems come with the heights »
Recent developments have brought
two destinations to the fore. Can
they catch up with the city?

Where do you go?

Chennai is more than just its IT corridor. Here two alternatives that are slowly coming up »
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