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Winsome Villains
Bruno is from Australia, Jeevan from the United States. MALATHI RANGARAJAN finds out why these two young men want to make a mark in tinseldom
Arts & Crafts

Trash to treasure
Artist Val Hunt's elaborate necklaces and headdresses are made out of beer and soft drink cans, but are fit for a queen.

Colours of Gujarat
Jute jhoolas, wooden jharokhas, sankheda furniture... check out the exquisite craftsmanship of the State's artisans at Gurjari's exhibition.

Beach boys make a splash
Together they created history by winning the gold at the Barcelona beach volleyball competition. The hours of practice on the sands of the Marina contributed to the success, say Sunil and Sreesh.
Committed, he moves on...
It's quite a task for R. Chandran, who manages four basketball clubs that train dozens of youngsters.
Eating Out

Freedom fare
Mountbatten grilled chickens, Red Fort curries... savour these and other national flavours on Independence Day.
In Your Neighbourhood


Salman sports a different look
IT MAY sound stranger than any Bollwood story, but Salman Khan's latest film "Tere Naam" is being promoted by its producer and distributors as "inspired by the most controversial love affair of the film industry!" Obviously, the trade wants to ...
A new career?
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, the California Governor-in-waiting and India's most popular action hero, has delivered this year's biggest Hollywood hit in India, "Terminator 3" (T3) which is also a huge success in Tamil Nadu. According to Appu Singh, ...
Music, the new mantra
CAN CHARTBUSTING, youthful music sell a film? After the success of films like "Jayam", "Kathal Kondein" and "Kaakha Kaakha", music has once again become the most important selling factor of a film. Said Saregama HMV's Ramaswamy: "There is a ...
The patriot
TRADITIONALLY IN the Tamil film industry, Independence Day (August 15) is considered auspicious to release films with a patriotic fervour. This year, "Thennavan", Vijaykanth's home production directed by debutant Nandakumaran, is the lone big ...

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