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A working still from the music video 'Nangeli'.
Thiruvananthapuram, November 21, 2014

Nangeli gets a warm welcome

Spirited music, lyrical lines and catchy visuals are enough for a music video to go viral. ‘Nangeli’, a song sung by playback singer Vidhu Prathap, has all that and more. It is Vidhu him... »
N. Vijay Siva.
November 20, 2014

‘When ego vanishes, Music becomes Divine’

This is the final set of questions which Carnatic vocalist N. VIJAY SIVA has answered:The essence of Carnatic music lies within the seven notes (Sa re ga ma pa da ne»
Jithu Johny in a still from Zahir
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014

When fact and fantasy blur the mind

Actor and director Sidhartha Siva surprised viewers with his debut film 101 Chodyangal that went on to win the National Awards for the Best Film of a Director and Best Child Artiste. Now he... »
Bharatanatyam by Arupa Lahiry at 'Parampara Dance Festival 2014', organised by Soorya in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: Hareesh N. Nampoothiri
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014

Sparkling performances of skill and innovation

This year’s ‘Parampara Dance Festival’ of Soorya brought together leading Bharatanatyam dancers in India as well as some of the notable young talents of the dance from across the country. ... »
Pradeep Vallikkavu, director of the sit-com 'Njangal Santhushtaraanu' on Asianet.
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014
Quick Five

‘No glycerine on our sets’

Many directors and producers doing well on the small screen usually have big-screen aspirations and there are several well-known names today in Mollywood who took their first steps into tinsel... »
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014

Parched lives in the deserts

‘Hostage’ and ‘refugee’ are not the words we usually associate with people working abroad. But Marujeevitham by Shihabudheen Poithumkadavu, a set of poignant essays written largely on the e... »
Radha Gomaty who runs Sangmitra. Photo: Vipin Chandran
Thiruvananthapuram, November 19, 2014

Handcrafted in homes

Bags designed from tailoring waste, clay jewellery, antiques and collectibles, cakes and savouries, pop art home decor from recycled wood, organic wear, homemade oil, and designer clothing. All ha... »
A view of Pazhaya Chala Street
Thiruvananthapuram, November 21, 2014
MELANGE: Hidden histories

The glitter of a legacy of craft and skill

Pazhaya Chala Street (‘Palayachala’ in old British maps) has a story to tell; a shimmering tale of the Tamil goldsmith community, who, with their unique customs and traditions, have enriche... »
Fahadh Faasil. Photo: Mahadevan Thampy
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014

The game changer

Fahadh Faasil has very much redefined the concept of a hero in Malayalam cinema. But the process was never easy. After a high profile launch, his career ended even before it began and it took s... »
A working still from Mariyam Mukku
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014
On location

Tides of romance

There is an old world charm to the street near Thangassery beach in Kollam, where houses are lined up really close together. Lloyd is in animated discussion with Sayippu and Salomy. Felix will joi... »
Prathibha Sharma's Sattriya performance
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014

Many hues of artistry

Kalabharathi National Music and Dance Fest, which showcased young, promising dancers, proved to be a crowd puller. The first day opened with a Bharatanatyam recital by Pavitra Krishna Bhatt who pr... »
A work by C.D. Jain
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014

Art and healing

There is a proselytizing zeal in C.D. Jain’s tone and tenor when he speaks about his art. What he seeks to achieve is a transformation in every child he comes across: restore to them their childho... »
Branthu: Chila Nirmaanarahasyangal
Thiruvananthapuram, November 20, 2014

What’s inside

Of past and present Collection of nine short stories that capture gory tales from the past and the complex fabric of present-day society. Branthu: Chila Nirmaanarahasy... »

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