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Peddling patriotism
Bollywood has undertaken a prolonged self-adulatory exercise which leaves little room for debate, absolutely none for peaceful negotiations, says ZIYA US SALAM. More
''The Lord Of The Rings...''
IT IS never easy to adapt a literary text, especially a popular one, to the screen. Many have failed here. Many have succeeded. Margaret Mitchell's ``Gone With The Wind,'' Thomas Hardy's ``Tess... ,'' Daphne Du Maurier's ``Rebecca'' and more ... More

A prelude to the Oscars
RUSSELL CROWE was named best actor at the recently held 8th Screen Actors Guild Awards for portraying a schizophrenic mathematician in ``A Beautiful Mind,'' and Halle Berry was named best actress for her role as the widow of an executed inmate in ... More
Nash _ what happened to the warts?
IF A Beautiful Mind had been one more sentimental Hollywood weepie, we could have dismissed it for the way it fictionalises Nash's life. But it is a shrewdly (though not intelligently) crafted, uncommonly restrained Hollywood drama that moves ... More

More like a boxing bout
FOR A musician to draw audience applause as frequently as possible is legitimate. But should it be through musical aggression or sensitivity is the question. If it is the former it relies on percussive activism in swara singing and assertiveness ... More
A good singer too
IT WAS but an idle hope to have expected Chitraveena maestro Ravikiran make the same impact in vocal recital also. To a large gathering, curious to know how he would fare in his new role, the concert for Hamsadhwani gave mixed feelings. His ... More
Easter celebrations
THE ST. George's Cathedral Youth Group will present "Cross Roads 2002", a Passion Music programme, in connection with Good Friday and Easter, tomorrow (March 16), at 6.30 p.m., at the church premises, 224, Cathedral Road. The music is by Isaac ... More
Tyagaraja Aradhana
DEIVEEGA IYAL Isai Mandram will conduct Tyaga Brahma Aradhana for two days from tomorrow (March 16 and 17), at the Sundara Vinayakar Temple, N.G.O. Colony, Adambakkam. Pallikonda Perumal, president, Vaishnava Maha Sangam, will inaugurate the ... More
Dikshitar day
SRI KRISHNA Gana Sabha will celebrate Muthuswamy Dikshitar day on March 19. To commemorate the birth anniversary of the music legend, it has organised a series of lectures by V. V. Srivatsa, musicologist. Vijay Siva will present a concert. The ... More

Freak mirrors and grotesque images
In ``Dance Like A Man," Mahesh Dattani works on the past, present and the future to weave a family drama, ELIZABETH ROY writes... More

Service with a professional touch
IT IS an institution that many pass by in the course of their travel to and fro - it sits by the corner of Casa Major Road, Egmore, like a reminder of the past. It's been there as far as the residents of Chennai are concerned for as long as they ... More

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