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When help arrives to pursue a passion

Dropping out college to pursue one's passion may not turn out to be fruitful for most people. For Arun Karthick, 26, it did. The government of Netherlands has provided financial assistance of Rs 40 lakhs (50,000 Euro) to the Tamil film that he is directing at present. This will be the first...

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A genre-jumper for sure, but no less classical

Aruna Sairam's constant touch with Chennai, albeit being primarily a Mumbaikar seemed to have run her in good stead. At least that has been proven by her being chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi that is to be conferred on her by the Music Academy, Chennai at the beginning of next year.  She won...

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Her choice: How Jamuna didn’t become a Savitri

'Mahanati' Savitri continues to be in the news, perhaps for the reason that she was the greatest female actress of an era in which the 'superstar' tags were alien, or perhaps for the ugly fight between siblings taking pot-shots at each other to keep their parents' legacy intact ever since the...

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Praggnandhaa an Anand come again

He could well be Viswanathan Anand’s greatest gift to Indian chess yet. The five time world champion has done wonders for the Indian chess scene over the last 30 years ever since he became the country’s first Grandmaster.  Over and above all his numerous achievements Anand is remembered as a...

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