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Is Soorya going into eclipse?
The life-cycle theory postulates that an organisation changes into a new entity if it does not vanish altogether in about 50 years. The Soorya stage and film society can skip a mid-life crisis if it goes for introspection and changes gear to cater to the demands of the serious art-lover in the city.
Health & Medicine
New bacteria triggers lung ailments
LIFE-THREATENING flareups of emphysema and chronic bronchitis are often triggered by infections from newly encountered strains of common germs. Such flareups are blamed for many deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is marked ...

Be cholesterol smart
Understanding the good and the bad cholesterol will help maintain a healthy heart.
Mystery of the missing Nandi
Amid the narrow labyrinthine streets of Valiasala, in the southern part of the city, unknown to many and sheltered by a high wall, lies a vast `island' of tranquillity - the Kanthalloor Mahadevar Temple. Spread over four and a half acres of land ...
Gold is not old
The art of creating surface design using gold and silver thread continues to fascinate the fashion conscious.
Having the last laugh
Manorama has endured every hardship and emerged unscathed to laugh and make others laugh. A tête-à-tête with the super comedienne, who was in the city recently.
On trial for being `different'
MANY OF the boy-meets-girl romances that have flooded cinemas in recent times have bombed. Remember `Kya Dil Ne Kaha'or `Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage'? It's no surprise if you don't. But now `Shakti - The Power', touted as Karisma Kapoor's ...
A happy ending
THE FILM in which they starred together, `Haan, Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya' may not have sent the box office into a tizzy, but a happy ending of another sort awaits Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor. It has finally been confirmed by Karisma's ...
Chiranjeevi's land woes
IT IS not just Venkaiah Naidu of the BJP who is being questioned about his land holdings in Andhra Pradesh these days. Chiranjeevi is facing a similar accusation according to current buzz. After being in the news for quite some time for all ...
Vishnuvardhan vetoes `Veera'
THE VISHNUVARDHAN-STARRER `Veera', production of which was started a day before the advent of the inauspicious Ashada month, is likely to go into cold storage for some time. It appears that the screenplay is weak and superstar Vishnuvardhan has ...
Long distance love
IT'S STRANGE, but true. It seems that Jennifer Aniston may be the reason why Brad Pitt opted out of `The Fountain'. They say he was so smitten with his wife that he talked with her over the telephone at least four to five times a day from ...
Music of the sea
Theera Mahotsavam 2002, a festival of fisherfolk, held in Thiruvananthapuram recently, was a cocktail of tradition and modernity.
Make way for the boys!
ABOB, the first all-boys band of India, is here to stay
Say cheese
The Indian palate is picking up the taste of cheese like never before. Be it a pizza or a burger, heavy cheese topping is becoming a must. Try your hand at a few other cheese treats: Cheesy Prawn and Leek Tart Ingredients: ...

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