• Kollam sub collector visits old woman abandoned by 10 children - Mathrubhumi English

    Kollam sub collector visits old woman abandoned by 10 children
    Mathrubhumi English
    Kottarakara: An old woman who was abandoned by her 10 children was visited by the Kollam sub collector S Chitra yesterday. Saraswathy Amma belonging to Chitra Kakkamkunnu Udumbukonnam Bhuvaneshwari vilas was abandoned by all her children ...
  • 'Art has to be nurtured to sustain' - Kollam - The Hindu - The Hindu

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    'Art has to be nurtured to sustain' - Kollam - The Hindu
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    In a free-wheeling conversation with Ranee Kumar, maestro Raja Reddy talks about introducing Kuchipudi in the land of Kathak and his legacy.and more »
  • Tribute to an idol - Kollam - The Hindu - The Hindu

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    Tribute to an idol - Kollam - The Hindu
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    Composer Tanishk Bagchi talks about the lack of soul in Bollywood music and the need to revisit old melodies as Anup Pandey listens in.and more »
  • Synchronised melodies - The Hindu

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    Synchronised melodies
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    Vocal dynamics and pleasing presentation helped Trichur Brothers, Sri Krishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan, strike a chord with their listeners in Palakkad. Gifted with sweet voices, the Trichur Brothers, Sri Krishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan, held their ...
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  • The great escape - The Hindu

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    The great escape
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    S harib Hashmi, who acted in Nitin Kakkar's Filmistaan , says that he is happy that supporting actors are now getting bigger platforms and acting skills are becoming the criteria to get a break in Bollywood. In 2017, he will be co-writing Ram Singh ...
  • In step with the lyrics - The Hindu

    In step with the lyrics
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    Saran Mohan's Bharatanatyam recital stood out on account of his complete involvement and quest for perfection. A performance becomes delightful when a dancer shows potential in bringing perfection to her or his dance, that too without failing to enjoy ...
  • Leave them kids alone - The Hindu

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    Leave them kids alone
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    2016 saw Hindi cinema make refreshing attempts to tell stories about children, childhood and growing up. While some writers missed a step or two in their portrayal of children, some got it right, writes Rahul Desai. When a film is going along ...and more »
  • Thaikkudam Bridge's music mojo - The Hindu

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    Thaikkudam Bridge's music mojo
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    As their new music video 'Navarasam' gets set for release, musicians of Thaikkudam Bridge take time out to talk to Athira M. on their brand of music and soundscape that is enjoying unprecedented popularity. Thaikkudam Bridge is a few days away from ...
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  • Kathakali fete - The Hindu

    Kathakali fete
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    Titled 'Kamineeyakam', it is based around female characters in Kathakali, Lalitha and Urvashi. Besides Kathakali performances, there will be workshops, seminars and lecture-demonstrations. On January 21, watch the play 'Poothanamoksham' at 6 p.m. ...
  • And your time begins now.... - The Hindu

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    And your time begins now....
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    A s the fourth season of game show 'Ningalkumaakaam Kodeeswaran' (the Malayalam version of 'Who wants to be a Millionaire') returns to the small screen via Asianet, it has been preceded by the usual hype, including promos showing glimpses of host ...
  • Amyra starstruck on meeting Jackie Chan - The Hindu

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    Amyra starstruck on meeting Jackie Chan
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    Amyra Dastur, who will be seen sharing screen space with actor Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga , says she was starstruck to meet the Hollywood star for the first time. “The first thing I told him was I love him a lot and he said, 'Oh My God!' It took me a ...
  • 'No short-cuts in music' - Kollam - The Hindu - The Hindu

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    'No short-cuts in music' - Kollam - The Hindu
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    Vocalist Soma Ghosh on her bond with shehnai maestro late Ustad Bismillah Khan, the laid-back life in Benaras and the foundation of classical music.and more »
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  • 'You Have Been Loved' - The Hindu

    'You Have Been Loved'
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    Amidst the non-stop tributes to George Michael since his untimely death on December 25, 2016, the world remembered his most famous and obvious songs like 'Careless Whisper', 'Wake Me Up' and 'Last Christmas'. Dig deeper and you'd find gems like 'You ...
  • Combo with a cause - The Hindu

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    Combo with a cause
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    He handled the camera and direction for Kodaikanal Won't, a music video that came out in 2015 on the issue of mercury pollution caused by a now-defunct thermometer factory run by Unilever. It went viral and got the thumbs-up from global celebrities ...
  • At home in Deutschland - The Hindu

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    At home in Deutschland
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    After completing class XII in science at Stanes Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore, I decided to pursue my bachelor's degree abroad. I opted for a B.E. Mechanical Indo-German course at PSG Institute of Advanced Studies (PSGIAS). In this course ...
  • Riding high on Rhodes scholarship - The Hindu

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    Riding high on Rhodes scholarship
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    Gauri Pillai and Mary Kavita Dominic talk about how it feels to have won the Rhodes scholarships and opportunities that await them. Rhodes scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. It offers fully-funded postgraduate study ...
  • Creativity unplugged - The Hindu

    Creativity unplugged
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    Creative or traditional, recruiters spend only seconds on each CV. So, what makes for an arresting resume? It is not easy to get your curriculum vitae noticed. Especially with the volume of competition that Gen Y faces. According to a study by ...and more »
  • Double challenge - The Hindu

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    Double challenge
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    The board exams are around the corner, followed by the JEE Main. What's your strategy to optimise your performance in both? Many students must be anxious how to simultaneously balance the Boards along with their IIT-JEE preparation. JEE requires ...
  • Gorilla in the room - The Hindu

    Gorilla in the room
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    An elephant is a relatively large animal; it will be impossible to miss, especially in the confines of a living room. You can pretend to ignore it, but you will always be aware of its presence. The expression 'elephant in the (living) room' is mostly ...
  • Revenue officers attacked in Kollam - The Hindu

    Revenue officers attacked in Kollam
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    A team of revenue officers engaged in recovery proceedings were attacked by an alleged defaulter at Kottathala, near Kottarakara, on Friday. Deputy tahsildar Ajit Joy, 43, and Puthur village officer Sreeja C.S., who suffered injuries, were hospitalised.
  • 2016: poor, 2017: good, on paper - The Hindu

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    2016: poor, 2017: good, on paper
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    There were several factors affecting box office growth in the last year. Can 2017 fare any better? Here is what the experts say... The last Bollywood film to release in 2016, Dangal , has been the most significant one of the year. Not in terms of its ...and more »
  • Saamy 2 postponed, not shelved - The Hindu

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    Saamy 2 postponed, not shelved
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    Producer Shibu Thameens has confirmed that his plan to make Tamil actioner Saamy 2 with actor Vikram has not been scrapped and that the project will start rolling from April 2017. A sequel to 2003 Tamil action-drama Saamy, the film featured Vikram in ...
  • Of memory and violence - The Hindu

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    Of memory and violence
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    I ffat Fatima an independent filmmaker from Delhi, went to Sri Lanka in 2000 for a fellowship project on Education and Identity. In the years that followed, she worked at a television channel. In 2005, Iffat made a documentary The Other Side of War and ...
  • Team effort to the fore - The Hindu

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    Team effort to the fore
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    “D huruvangal Pathinaaru (D-16) is a film out of the ordinary, and I am glad that I accepted it after initial apprehensions of a youthful team doing justice to a promising script,” says Rahman, speaking from Toronto, where he is on an assignment ...
  • Warrior princess in love - The Hindu

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    Warrior princess in love
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    The warrior princess of the Kingdom of Manipur sets out for a hunt on horseback and she rides into the forest in pursuit of a deer. 'Chitrangadacharitham' (also referred to as 'Chitrangada' or 'Chitra'), the Nangiarkoothu adaptation of Tagore's one-act ...
  • View from the other side - The Hindu

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    View from the other side
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    That benign countenance doesn't betray the implosive synthesis of politics and aesthetics in Kirti Jain's works. Over the years, she has worked towards creating a collaborative form of theatre. Instead of ready-made plays, Jain chooses narratives from ...
  • Smooth flow of ragas - The Hindu

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    Smooth flow of ragas
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    Hari Agnisarman Kappiyoor's concert in Palakkad was marked by erudition, clear diction, and apt selection of kritis. A reverberating voice, 'sruti sudha,' and a deep insight into the grammar of Carnatic music enabled young vocalist Hari Agnisarman ...
  • Lost in the woods - The Hindu

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    Lost in the woods
    The Hindu
    Even as D. Bijukumar's Kaadu Pookkunna Neram , the first Malayalam movie to be released in 2017, reaches cinemas in the time of disputes, he says the film imbroglio has to be sorted out at the earliest to resuscitate the Malayalam film industry ...and more »
  • Versatility is key - The Hindu

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    Versatility is key
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    I t would be difficult to find a person who has not danced to the beats of Neha Kakkar's songs. With mesmerising music and thumping beats, her funky songs like 'Kar Gayi Chull' and 'Kala Chashma,' inspire exhilaration and euphoria. Her fans will get to ...and more »
  • 'I evolved through my music' - The Hindu

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    'I evolved through my music'
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    Mavelikkara P. Subramaniam talks to Sreevalsan J. Menon on his evolution as an artiste and the development of his bani. M avelikkara P. Subramaniam, ace Carnatic vocalist and guru to many leading young musicians of today, talks about his style and ...
  • 'I do not want to create clones' - The Hindu

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    'I do not want to create clones'
    The Hindu
    Malavika Sarukkai, who was honoured with the Natya Kala Acharya title recently, speaks toLeela Venkataramanabout her role as a mentor. I n an exchange with Malavika Sarukkai in the space her dance studio opens out to, with the delightful bougainvillea ...and more »
  • Old school, new approach - The Hindu

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    Old school, new approach
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    Ustad Rashid Khan talks about his famous gharana, superstitions associated with ragas and popularising classical music. R egarded as one of the most popular vocalists of his generation, Ustad Rashid Khan has an absolutely wonderful open baritone, ...
  • New face of romance - The Hindu

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    New face of romance
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    Aditya Roy Kapur tellsAtif Khanthat he hopes to get over the commercial failure of Fitoor with Shaad Ali's OK Jaanu. One actor who is eagerly awaiting for his report card in January is Aditya Roy Kapur. OK Jaanu , a passionate love story of a live-in ...and more »
  • Kollam: QR codes for 'safe' chicken - Deccan Chronicle

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    Kollam: QR codes for 'safe' chicken
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    Venad Poultry Farmers Producers Company Limited has been registered under Companies Act for farmers under the Central government. Chicken sold with the QR tag. Kollam: For the first time in India, live broiler chicken will bear QR code tags ...
  • Remains of Kollam-native found in septic tank 2 yrs after going missing - Mathrubhumi English

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    Remains of Kollam-native found in septic tank 2 yrs after going missing
    Mathrubhumi English
    Kollam: Remains of a skeleton, believed to be that of a 42-year-old man who went missing two years ago from Kollam, has been recovered from a septic tank on a godown premise at Kollam. The search was conducted after the revelations from the alleged ...and more »
  • Woes of a Kollam express passenger - The Hindu - The Hindu

    Woes of a Kollam express passenger - The Hindu
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    Some TTEs (Travelling Ticket Examiners) are inconveniencing reserved passengers to satisfy the whims and fancies of influential persons, who seem to be ...and more »
  • Woes of a Kollam express passenger - The Hindu

    Woes of a Kollam express passenger
    The Hindu
    Some TTEs (Travelling Ticket Examiners) are inconveniencing reserved passengers to satisfy the whims and fancies of influential persons, who seem to be insisting on allotment of berths of their choice, says N. Dhanapalan, president of the Visakhapatnam ...and more »
  • Denmark beckons - Kollam - The Hindu - The Hindu

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    Denmark beckons - Kollam - The Hindu
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    With its excellent support system and cutting-edge research environment, Denmark offers many study avenues.and more »
  • Break down the walls - The Hindu

    The Hindu
    Break down the walls
    The Hindu
    In the New Year, how do we work towards positive change and create a healthy education climate? Perspectives from parents, teachers and students. Whether we are playing the role of teacher, parent or student, the education system affects all of us ...and more »
  • Denmark beckons - The Hindu

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    Denmark beckons
    The Hindu
    With its excellent support system and cutting-edge research environment, Denmark offers many study avenues. The fundamentals of many scientific discoveries, which further broadened the scope of modern science, were discovered in Denmark. Among the ...and more »
  • Konkan Railway to run special train for Sabarimala festival on Friday, Sunday - Times of India

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    Konkan Railway to run special train for Sabarimala festival on Friday, Sunday
    Times of India
    MANGALURU: Konkan Railway in coordination with Central Railway and Southern Railway will operate special trains between Kollam-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and LTT-Mangaluru Central to clear extra rush of passengers during Sabarimala festival ...and more »
  • kollam-lokmanya tilak terminus: Konkan Railway to run special train ... - Times of India

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    kollam-lokmanya tilak terminus: Konkan Railway to run special train ...
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    Konkan Railway in coordination with Central Railway and Southern Railway will operate special trains between Kollam-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and ...and more »
  • Malayalam cinema 2016, a flashback - The Hindu

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    Malayalam cinema 2016, a flashback
    The Hindu
    If Mollywood touched new heights with huge hits and imaginative themes in 2016, it also plunged into an abyss of despair towards the end of the year with a dispute that took the wind out of the sails of new releases that were all set to storm theatres ...and more »
  • Exploring new idioms - The Hindu

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    Exploring new idioms
    The Hindu
    Mohiniyattam danseuse Methil Devika continues to innovate and finds a new connect with music, thus expanding her horizon, writes Athira M. On January 3 when the curtain goes up on the annual dance festival organised by The Music Academy, Chennai, ...and more »
  • Back in action - The Hindu

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    Back in action
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    A ctor Mohnish Bahl is back on television after two-and-a-half years, with a new crime show 'Hoshiyaar' on &TV. In New Delhi to promote the serial, he spoke about what kept him away so long from television and his bonding with Salman Khan. Before this ...and more »
  • Malayalam cinema 2016, a flashback - Kollam - The Hindu - The Hindu

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    Malayalam cinema 2016, a flashback - Kollam - The Hindu
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    Saraswathy Nagarajan compiles dominant traits that defined Malayalam cinema in 2016.and more »
  • Steps to ensure an accident-free, peaceful New Year in Kollam - The Hindu

    Steps to ensure an accident-free, peaceful New Year in Kollam
    The Hindu
    The Kollam Rural police headquartered at Kottarakara have taken steps to ensure that the New Year celebrations under its jurisdiction remain accident-free and peaceful. Kottarakara Deputy Superintendent of Police B. Krishna Kumar said that the steps in ...
  • Riverside meeting - The Hindu

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    Riverside meeting
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    Nangiarkoothu exponent Indu G. presented the first part of Jayadeva's Gita Govindam recently. The episode featured a moon-lit evening when Krishna expresses his love for Radha. They later join gopikas frolicking in the river. The one-act play, with the ...
  • Immaculate characterisation - The Hindu

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    Immaculate characterisation
    The Hindu
    The patriarchal structure of Koodiyattam was unenthusiastic towards the growth of Nangiarkoothu as an independent theatrical entity till the latter half of the last century. Painkulam Rama Chakyar and, in course of time, Ammannur Madhava Chakyar were ...
  • Exploring new idioms - Kollam - The Hindu - The Hindu

    The Hindu
    Exploring new idioms - Kollam - The Hindu
    The Hindu
    Mohiniyattam danseuse Methil Devika continues to innovate and finds a new connect with music, thus expanding her horizon, writes Athira M.and more »