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A matter of race
Denzel Washington, nominated for the Best Actor Oscar in ``Training Day,'' may not get the trophy on the night of March 24. Reason? Colour, says GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.
Poised for the prize
Can ``Lagaan" rewrite the country's abysmal Oscar record, wonders ZIYA US SALAM.

THIS YEAR too, the spotlights are ready and poised to focus on the fashion statements made by the bold and the beautiful of Hollywood on Oscar night. The anticipation to see who looked dazzling, or who was a disaster is as much as it is to ...
His popcorn sold like hot cakes
Nasir Hussain, Hindi producer-director who passed away recently, had the right recipe for an entertainer. V. GANGADHAR looks back.

Film Review
Folksy touches on the violin
THE STRUCTURING and selection of songs by M. Chandrasekharan in his violin solo recital for Sri Parur Sundaram Iyer Trust defined his objectives clearly. The aesthetics of raga elaboration were sought to be brought out by exotic and folksy ...
The stamp of Tyagaraja
DEVOUT BHAKTAS of Tyagaraja were happy that Subhashini Parthasarathy, who performed for Hamsadhwani, chose to sing the last charanam containing the mudra in the Shankarabharanamkriti "Swararaga Sudharasayuta". Beginning with "Rajata girishidu... ...
Classy sketches
COMMITMENT TO sruti, control over catchy rhythmic details and concentration on capturing and conveying classically strong phrases were the significant features which made the recital of Suguna Purushothaman a refreshing musical event. She sang ...

Interesting dance package
ASWATHY V. NAIR'S Bharatanatyam presentation at the Narada Gana Sabha was titled ``Sangamam,'' a special dance feature. The title promised a different experience but what one witnessed was a typical ``margam'' presentation with invocatory piece, ...
Artistic homage to the Cosmic Dancer
For five days starting from Sivaratri, the legendary Chidambaram temple reverberated with the sound of ankle bells and divine music. NANDINI RAMANI gives glimpses.

Spruced up for Samprokshanam
THE INFLUENCE that Lord Srinivasa wields over people all over the country and even in far off lands, where temples have been built for Him, is so great that one can come across numerous temples dedicated to Him while travelling down South. One ...

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