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Advertising guru Ram Ray passes away

Advertising giant Ram Ray died on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 77. Ray worked as the chief of many Indian and international advertising and marketing firms, headed J. Walter Thompson [JWT] USA, as the only non-American. He headed JWT’s [when it was HTA] Madras, Bangalore & Calcutta offices. He has been running his […]

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Sparring with censorship

In A Room of One’s Own, the seminal essay written by Virginia Woolf 90 years ago, the maverick author makes a compelling argument for the space, both physical and figurative, that women writers must occupy in order to make so much as a dent in a literary landscape dominated by men. Part cautionary tale and […]

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Vocing the greatness

Singer Krishna Chaitanya has been deflecting offers to act for a couple of years. One of the associate directors concerned with the film Ghantasala The Great was persistent and finally a small team met up with him at his home. The singer on his part hoped to put them off once and for all. He […]

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Once upon a teak door

The first time artist K Benitha Perciyal saw pieces of wood at shops selling used wood in the city, she was reminded of books. “The markings on them looked like book spines to me,” she says. The shops, located in places such as Villivakkam and Choolai, usually sell wood from old, demolished houses. “Once the […]