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Mangoes up for grabs
Mango - the very mention of the name is mouth-watering - is now ubiquitous. Wherever you go in the metro, heaps of this `king among fruits' greet you thanks to the bounteous harvest this season. Needless to say, you are willing to be ...
Beating the heat is the name of the game
Come May, and the summer starts sizzling. Almost all the States in India, except for a few in the Himalayan region, experience severe heat waves during this month that leave the skin and the soil parched, only to be cooled, hopefully, by the ...
Lokmaya Tilak (1856 - 1920): He proclaimed self-rule as birth right
``In spite of the verdict I maintain that I am innocent. There are higher powers that rule the destiny of things and it may be the will of Providence that the cause which I represent may prosper more by my suffering than by my remaining ...
A multi-faceted and humane academician
Age has not dimmed the sharpness of his mind and the quest for intellectual excellence. Physical pain and nagging infirmities of advancing years could not shake his adherence to Gandhian ideals and commitment to the path of simple living and high ...
Metro cultural round-up
In spite of the blitzkrieg of the cinema and the TV serial culture, gratifyingly enough, the stage still survives as it is the only medium that offers a direct contact between the artiste and the audience. Out of the medley of the dramatic ...
Different tactic
DIRECTOR TEJA appears to have a penchant for creating ripples in the industry. He is in the limelight once again with his latest venture Nijam. He is believed to have rejected lucrative offers from buyers for distributing the film and ...

For foreign locales
DIRECTOR VAMSI, who is known for picturising his songs on the banks of the Godavari amidst the greenery of Konaseema, has gone abroad to shoot four songs for his Dongaramudu and party. The shooting was done amidst the picturesque locales ...
Another laugh riot?
AFTER A long break E.V.V. Satyanarayana and versatile Rajendra Prasad are teaming up once again for Roja Movies to present some hilarious moments to the audience. E.V.V. and Rajendra Prasad gave several hilarious hits in the past and are coming ...
Romantic link
WHILE ON Ramya, rumours are rife that she is likely to tie the knot with ace director Krishnavamsi. She has been romantically linked with him for quite some time but she has denied this. "Unless it comes from my mouth all these are just rumours. ...
Love story
EVEN BEFORE one feels like saying "O god not another love story" director D Suresh Kumar hastens to add that Ranam is a love story with a difference. The film is set amidst the Razakar movement during the erstwhile Nizam rule. Nagarjuna's ...
Stalwart's death
MAY 9 was a sad day for the woman on the silver screen. The `crusader of woman's cause' as he is fondly known, director-producer Kranthi Kumar breathed his last at his residence in Hyderabad. He was 61. Kranthi Kumar who produced and directed ...
Father's role
AFTER A hectic career spanning three decades Suresh Oberoi is happy to advice son Vivek and play golf. The senior Oberoi is taking a much-needed break. "It requires guts to say no to money and I have said it. I have always done what I wanted to ...
Son's act
VIVEK OBEROI is certainly doing papa proud. He is now in Cannes and has a number of films on hand. He has also done a short film on anti-smoking directed by Shaad Ali. "When he gets back he will shoot for Mani Rathnam's film in Chennai and ...
Winning way
VIJAYASHANTI IS well known for her tough-woman, super-cop roles in Telugu. She will be seen in Winner, a film simultaneously made in Hindi, Telugu and Kannada. Produced by Radha Krishna Murthy and directed by Shiva Mani, this film also ...
'Epic' songs
AKBAR KHAN'S magnum opus Taj Mahal - An Eternal Love Story is being made now. Written by Fatima Meer, the film has model Zulfi Syed and Sonya Jehan (granddaughter of yesteryear singer-actress Noor Jehan) in the lead roles besides Kabir Bedi, ...
`Reloaded' storms B.O
THE MATRIX RELOADED has its studio seeing green, and it's not the film's creepy, raining digital code. The sequel to the 1999 sci-fi hit is on track for a record-breaking weekend after collecting an estimated $42.5 million domestically ...
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