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A whiff of fresh air
Where Science and Art go hand in hand
InterviewFor Prof. Alladi Ramakrishnan, among the arts it is Carnatic music and among the sabhas it is the Music Academy.
In The City
Vasudha Ravi; 10.30 a.m.: R. Atul Kumar (flute); 4 p.m.: Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan.
January 8, 9 a.m.
Sivaranjani and Nalinakanthi; 10.30 a.m.: Vijayalakshmi Subramanian; 4 p.m.: Lalgudi G. J. R. Krishnan and ...
Crossing the culture barrier
Shaji Karun's next film delves into a turbulent phase in Raja Ravi Varma's artistic career.
Point made clear
Director Kumarappa has taken up a relevant issue in his short film, `Kanavu Thozhirchaalai.'
Riding the New Wave
A festival showcased some memorable films of the late Smita Patil
The huge hoardings of `Paramasivan,' a Pongal release, look impressive. This will be the first film in which you will get to see a muchslimmed down Ajit. And as the film will also mark writer-director P. Vasu's next release after the stupendous ...
Prashanth in `Petrol'
The heroine has not been finalised (Seema in the picture is not the leading lady). Laila was originally supposed to be cast opposite hero Prashanth. `Petrol' is all set for fiery action. Prashanth and director Venkatesh have done `Chocolate' ...
Title says all
Jeeva's `Dishyum' is slated for a January 26 release. Both Jeeva and heroine Sandhya must be pinning much hope on this film, coming as it does after their two huge hits _ Jeeva's previous release was the profound `Raam,' while for Sandhya it was ...
`June R' will hit the screens on February 3, and already its director Revathy Varma has begun the groundwork for two more films. `June R's release had been slightly postponed, but now that things have fallen in place as far as the film is ...
All hype and myth
Storyline: A warrior, reborn as an archeologist, has to the princess and save her First Emperor's treasure
Bottomline: Strictly for Jackie's cult. The biggest myth about the latest Jackie Chan movie is that Mallika Sherawat has a role. ...
`Crazy' comedy in the making
Catch `Jery' do a jig with three heroines on the sets at MGM's Dizzee World, near Mahabalipuram.
Talking her way to fame
Celebrity Her tough beginnings did not deter Oprah Winfrey. A successful talk show host, she uses her fame and fortune to help others.
Popularising a school of acting
Milestone Kathakali exponent Sadanam Ramankutty Nair turns 60 on January 9.
Pleasing and perfect
With her perfect diction, soothing voice and selection of krithis, Gayathri Venkataraghavan pleased her rasikas.
Melody on miniature veena
An encounter with a `real' Saraswati veena inspired Rangarajan to pursue it with earnestness.
Classifying the Classical
Carnatic music has two dimensions the meditative and the aesthetic. SVK
Pedagogue par excellence
REMINISCENCES More honours have been coming nonagenarian mridangist Rajappa Iyer's way, this music season.
Mridangam as the supreme percussion instrument
Expertise At the Music Academy's conference session, stalwarts threw light on the subtleties of playing the mridangam and the violin.
VOCAL With a voice that has retained its bronzy timbre, Srikantan offered music of a high class.
When raags flowed like honey
EVENT At Kalakshetra's art festival Venkatesh Kumar and Madhup Mudgal lifted the audience with their Hindustani music recitals.
A Pancharatna exclusive
ADDRESS The lec-dem of the Bombay sisters at the Indian Fine Arts threw light on the essential features of Ghanaraga Pancharatnas.
Passion continues unabated
Discussion They are away from the scene the better part of the year but flock to Chennai during December. Meet Carnatic musicians, who live abroad.
It's an endless stream of music
They attend up to five concerts a day making it a mission during the Season. How do sabha-hoppers manage it?
Influenced by the Maratha kings
Lec-dem Ravikiran's session on Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi, for Chennai Fine Arts, included expert vocal demonstration.
Taking artistic liberties with lyric
LECDEM Both Ileana Citaristi and Ratna Papa Kumar showed how creativity can give compositions new interpretations.
An aesthetic experience
Panoramic colours, movements and images marked Madhavi Mudgal's performance.
Tiruvaiyaru gears up
The annual much looked-forward to Tiruvaiyaru Tyagaraja Aradhana, begins on January 16.
A variety line-up
Dance, drama and pattimanram were part of the cultural scene at Pollachi recently.
Man Vs. Beast 1, the new one-hour special pits humans against animals in a series of astonishing competitions. This includes a race between a champion sprinter and a giraffe; eating contest between a man and a bear; obstacle course ...
Sigaram Thotta Manidhargal
Jayakanthan, a prolific writer with extraordinary creative skill, will be featuring in this week's `Sigaram Thotta Manidhargal.'
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