Review: Viswasam – Ajit makes it VisAWESOME

One must say filmmaker Siva has learnt the art of handling the mass-quotient of Ajith Kumar on screen. Having worked together in three films already, the fourth outing of the director-actor combo, Viswasam makes it bigger than what it had originally promised. Continue Reading

Temple land serves as parking lot for devotees, people of film industry

Be it Kamal Haasan’s caravan, where he gets into the disguise of Indian thaatha, or the other vehicle that carries food and production equipment for films, every single van, caravan or truck of the cinema industry halts at Vadapalani. This barren land, located along Nerkundram Paathai, has a story which is as old as the Tamil film industry. Continue Reading

Year-ender: Women show their mettle in Kollywood

Women-centric movies are on the rise in Kollywood in recent years thanks to the two female superstars of the industry, Jyothika and Nayanthara, who pioneered and sent out a ray of hope in the male-dominant system by starring in heroine-led movies and laid a new path of feminism in K’town. Continue Reading

NGO DSW to train women, children on various skills free of cost

To enhance the soft and life skills of students and residents in the neighbourhood, Dreams of Sai Nagar Women (DSW), a non-profit organisation functioning from Sai Nagar in Virugambakkam, Chennai, is planning to commence free classes on various skills. Continue Reading

Chennai school student shines in athletics, eyes Asian games

With an aim to take part in Asian Games and bag a medal for the country, S Shruthi from Saligramam is all set to take part in the national-level athletics meet, representing Tamilnadu. Continue Reading

How much do present-day composers impress with their work?

In this era, when a song needs just a 10×20 feet room with a synthesiser, a high-end computer and a sound-proof recording cabin, for its making, it surely would be outlandish for a yesteryear veteran like Raja who needs a recording studio the size of church hall to have at least 150 musicians for one song. Continue Reading

‘Spoken English classes are on in govt schools’

“We are already ahead of time,” says the Directorate of School Education as the Madras High Court stressed that the State government implement spoken English classes in government schools. Continue Reading

Tell your favourite dosa, I’ll tell your caste

Recently, addressing an event, Dravidian speaker V Mathimaran said, “People from the aristocratic class of society, especially those with Brahminical roots or other oppressing classes, make paper-thin dosas. The oppressed class knows to make only thick dosas.” Continue Reading