(Vijay TV, Sunday, 2.30 p.m.)
To celebrate women achievers from diverse fields, Vijay TV launched ‘Sigaram Thotta Pengal – Woman Achiever Awards' on March 4, at the Besant Nagar Beach in Chennai. The ceremony felicitated women from various walks of life such as Medicine, Arts, Education and Entertainment.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to 91-year-old-flautist Mrs. Saraswati Amma.
The other winners were Dr. Kamala Selvaraj (excellence in the field of Medicine), Mallika Badrinath (Culinary Art); Rehane (Fashion); Archana Kalpathi, CEO, AGS Cinemas (Entrepreneurship); Meenakshi Vijayakumar, India's First Fire Woman officer (Public Service); Priya Ramachandra (Bravery Award); Kavitha Selvaraj (Sport), Dr. Pooni M Concessao (Architecture); Mrs. B.K.K. Pillai, chairperson, Shrine Velankanni Institutions (Education); Anita Ratnam (Dance); Latha C. Mohan (Beauty and Hair Care); Abhinaya (Acting); Vanitha Mohan, Pricol (Social Service) and K.S. Chitra (Playback Singing).
The ‘Sigaram Thotta Pengal' awards function will be aired on Sunday, for two hours.
Kavithai Sollalam Vaanga
(Makkal TV, Sunday, 8.30 a.m.)
Poetry… that is the theme of this show. This week, Sorko Karunanidhi leads a team of poets such as Sumathi, Priya, Gunasekar and Vijaymohan, who discuss the state of Tamil poetry today.
Dhinam Oru Thiruthalam
(Polimer TV, daily, 6.30 a.m.)
This week, take a tour of some of the well-known temples in Coimbatore including Saradambal temple, Poondi temple, Marudamalai Murugan temple, Kottai temple and Sirumugaiyur Perumal temple.
Sabash! Sariana Potti!
(Kalaignar TV, Monday-Friday, 7 p.m.)
Colleges in and around Chennai come under the spotlight here. The TV crew enters a college campus and talks to some of the students there and learns more about their talents and their friendships. And yes, there are competitions too. Meet some of the students of M.O.P. Vaishnav Women's College, and walk into the premises of Vels University.
(Kalaignar TV, Monday-Thursday, 8 p.m.)
It's anthakshari time! Two teams from two colleges fight it in this music-based game which is anchored by playback singers M.L.R. Karthikeyan and Senthil Dass.
The channel invites participation from students of various colleges. It is produced by Galaxy Communications and directed by Vijayalakshmi Ramesh.
(Kalaignar TV, Monday – Thursday, 7.30 – 8 p.m.)
Written by Sekkizhar and directed by R.K., this mega, which opened on March 5, has a straightforward and strong-willed woman as the protagonist. Bharadwaj is the composer. The main cast comprises Rajkanth, Meena Kumari, Geetha Ravishankar, Sadhana and Kovai Anuradha.
(Kalaignar TV, Monday – Thursday, 10 -10.30 p.m.)
The story revolves round the lives of an airhostess and a rich, frequent traveller. This serial produced by ‘Kutty' Padmini is a big budget affair. The story is also hers. Directed by Tamizh Bharati, with Keerthana as the creative director, the music for this mega has been composed by Imman.
(Jaya TV, Tuesdays, 9 p.m.)
The interactive show with popular personalities has Suhasini Maniratnam hosting it. This week you can watch her in conversation with Raghuram, dance master. His nostalgic trip includes anecdotes and experiences from the past, and his meeting with long-lost friends and relatives.