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Move over sob sisters, Jassi is here!
With Jassi leading the way, our television saas-bahus are gradually giving way to the girls-next-door. Though it is not a sure shot formula for success yet, the idea has indeed clicked, finds out SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY.

Lifetime work, Lifetime award
ZIYA US SALAM speaks to Chidananda Dasgupta, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Best Writing at the ongoing Osian Film Festival.

Reflections of experience
DIRECTOR SELVARAGHAVAN is busy completing work on "7G Rainbow Colony," in Tamil and Telugu. He has two films in Tamil and two more in Hindi in the pipeline. In this interview to S. R. Ashok Kumar he talks about this film and ...
Film viewing goes digital
The Qube Digital Cinema Player comes as a boon to the producer. In a chat with MALATHI RANGARAJAN, Jayendra Panchapakesan, Director, Real Image, explains how.

Film Review

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    Sweet lyricism
    THE SOUND from the flute of Shashank has sheer lyricism and a sweet melodiousness that is all the more striking because music in his hands is not just swara-scales but integrated mosaic. Instead of a mechanical rendering, his interpretation of ...


    Picture of competence
    THE INHERENT strengths of Prashanthi Jagannathan's Bharatanatyam dance style are her quiet confidence and an accurate sense of rhythm that combine to create an image of efficiency. This efficiency was all pervasive in Prashanthi's approach, in ...
    Lively performance
    PLEASING TO the eye and melodious to the ear was the recital of Sangita Vasudevan, disciple of Radha, at the Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall on July 17. Following the margam faithfully the dancer began with the Natesa Kavuthuvam in Hamsadhwani, ...


    Impressive histrionics
    THIS SEEMS to be the time for theatre productions based on the Mahabharata. On the heels of Koothu-p-pattarai's "Panchali Sabadam" comes Theatre Nisha's "Andhi Veli." Directed by V. Balakrishnan, the Tamil play has been compiled from Bhasa's ...


    Divine and accessible
    UNUSUAL ARE the ways of God. Otherwise how could He combine the supreme qualities of a devoted householder, a soul driven by intense sadhana and more important a self-effacing Jagathguru into a human, nay a timeless expression of His own self? ...


    Musical feature
    AIR, PONDICHERRY, is broadcasting "Sadguru Gnanananda," an 18-part musical feature every Sunday between 8.45 and 9.15 a.m. The first episode went on air on July 18. The programme is broadcast by Chennai A (416.9 MW) and Pondicherry (246.59 ...
    Five elements and their myriad moods
    Nature, in all its glory, was depicted by dance groups at the two-day festival of International Dance Alliance. NANDINI RAMANI narrates...
    ON THE occasion of the first death anniversary of the noted Hindustani classical music teacher, Krishnanandji, Shraddhanjali will be offered to him at the Ragasudha Hall, Mylapore, on Saturday, July 24, at 5 p.m. His students, Pramila ...
    Radha Kalyanam
    THE RADHA Krishna Bhajane Mandali, Chingleput, is conducting Sri Radha Kalyana Mahotsavam for three days beginning today. Sri Gnanananda Namasankirtana Women Mandali will render bhajans, led by Smt. Kalyani, sister of Sri Haridas Giri Swami. ...
    Birthday celebrations
    HAMSADHWANI IN association with Sri Krishna Sweets will celebrate Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer's 97th birthday on July 25 at the Youth Hostel, Adyar. The Governor, P. S. Ramamohan Rao will preside. The programme will conclude with a violin ...
    THE TENTH anniversary celebrations of the Tambaram Music Club (Ph: 22392885; 22790781) held on July 18, included felicitations to Carnatic musician T. V. Sankaranarayanan and mridangam vidwan Guruvayur Durai followed by their concert. ...
    Three-day sadas
    TAMBARAM ASTHIKA Sabha (Ph: 22391276/22392291) is conducting sadas for three days (July 23-25) the venue is Sitadevi Garodia Hindu Vidyalaya, East Tambaram. The proceedings commence at 6.30 pm every day. The entire sadas has been coordinated by ...
    Vedavalli honoured
    IN THE Guru-Sishya series under the auspices of Hamsadhwani, veteran musician and musicologist R. Vedavalli was honoured at a simple function. Vedavalli's disciple Abhiramasundari (accompanied by violinist R. Satishkumar and Kalakkad Srinivasan ...

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