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Reason to cheer

Around a month ago, when singer Smita was giving finishing touches to her new music video and planning to unveil it, those around her felt that a special event should mark the occasion, considering that 2019 marks 20 years of her musical journey. “I hadn’t thought of a special event until then. But when people […]

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Late Sumathy Kaushal: Never far from dance

“It’s overwhelming to see people of Hyderabad telling me they still remember my portrayal of Satyabhama on stage. It fills me with joy to see young girls pursuing Kuchipudi here with passion,” Sumathy Kaushal had said while talking to us at her sister Vijaya Ramam’s Banjara Hills residence in 2017. She had come to the […]

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An Armenian poem on the Puducherry stage

As an old woman goes about her daily chore of sorting lentils, her mind wanders. Her memory revisits instances from her past, and poignantly she realises the passage of time. Woman Cleaning Lentils — a poem by Armenian poet Zahrad, is what inspired Lentils and Stones, a collusion of theatre, puppetry and dance, which will […]

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This Friday, it’s ‘Kadaram Kondan’ vs ‘Aadai’ vs ‘The Lion King’

Last weekend, multiplexes across Chennai and its suburbs reported the lowest footfall in recent times, despite India’s defeat in the World Cup 2019. People preferred watching the much-awaited clash between England-New Zealand in the finals. The multiplexe managers, for a change, are not blaming cricket, but the poor quality of content. Says the manager of […]

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Sid Sriram sings for Ilaiyaraaja

Singer Sid Sriram is collaborating with maestro Ilaiyaraaja for the first time in Psycho, which is being directed by Mysskin. The news has already created a buzz among music lovers, for Sid Sriram is popular for his chartbusting songs in south Indian movies. His recent hit songs include ‘Inaye’ (Thadam), ‘Anthi Maalai’ (Monster), ‘Anbe Peranbe’ […]