music is in the air
|It is that time
of the year when Chennai resounds with strains of Carnatic
music, classical arts performances and even Hindustani concerts.
Aficionados, artistes and sponsors team up to offer a feast to
T. S. Raman on the unique Chennai
music festival, an occasion hard to come by elsewhere
|Though veterans like Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan remain a major draw at the music festival, newcomers too get a chance to prove their mettle.
Photo by A.J. Philip
way to progress
Gen Himmat Singh Gill (Retd), who visited China recently on an
invitation from the Chinese Writers Association, Beijing, writes about
the many facets of the country worth emulating
fine dining experience
Les Ambassadeurs is recognised as a symbol of the art and
technique of grand hotel cuisine and offers a treat to all the five
senses, writes Inder Raj Ahluwalia
Ervell E. Menezes
on Antonia Fraserís
novel on the ill-fated French Queen, this film attempts to give a
contemporary story of the woman behind the "if thereís no
bread, eat cake," statement.
for the season
Itís a Wonderful Life is popularly regarded as the
ultimate Christmas classic. Vikramdeep
Johal pays tribute to
the film on its 60th anniversary
arrives with a bang
Subhash K. Jha
actress Kangana Ranaut is
on cloud nine after bagging the best actress award for her role in her
debut vehicle, Gangster - A Love Story, at the Asian Festival
Of First Films in Singapore.
played a son to his father
in more films than one. Now itís momís turn. Jaya
Bachchan has so far not had an opportunity to play screen mother to
son Abhishek in any film barring the Bengali film Desh where
Abhishek put in a very special appearance as Jayaís NRI son.
God, I quit Umrao Jaaní
Khan the master
choreographer of Bollywood films, who had opted out of doing Ashís Umrao
Jaan, saw the picture with director Vipul Shah in Chandigarh.
raho for justice
Movies like Munnabhai and Rang De might act as reel
catalysts but we need real-life people to take on the role of fighting
for social justice, observes Shakuntala Rao