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Sunday, December 15, 2019

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Hindustani Bhau

Apart from Hindustani Bhau, Shehnaaz Gill, Sidharth Shukla, Mahira Sharma and Madhurima Tuli were nominated this week.

Anna Karina dead

French culture minister Franck Riester announced Anna Karina's death on Twitter on Sunday.

Queen review

Queen review: Gautham Menon and Prasath Murugesan capture the life of Shakti Seshadri in its entirety.

Technology

trai, mobile number portability, trai new rules for mobile number portability, how to port mobile number, how to change mobile network operator, tech news, indian express news

Under the new rules that will come into effect from December 16, the mobile number porting process will be completed under 3-5 days and not 15 days as previously. 

Amazon, Amazon Echo Flex, Amazon Echo Flex price in India, Echo Flex price in India, Echo Flex features, Amazon Echo Flex review

With the Echo Flex, Amazon is trying to bring Alexa to impossible places where the Echo smart speakers otherwise couldn’t reach.

Xiaomi, Mi Band 4, Canalys Q3 2019 wearables market, Apple Watch Series 5, Fitbit Versa 2

The massive success of the Mi Band helped Xiaomi to become the number one brand in the global wearables market.

Chennai News

Audiences come to enjoy music, not to see your mathematical wizardry: Neyveli Venkatesh
Audiences come to enjoy music, not to see your mathematical wizardry: Neyveli Venkatesh

From a nondescript industrial township where he was once pushing the wheelbarrow, Venkatesh has travelled the world with his percussion instruments, performed with leading Indian and international musicians. Excerpts from his interview.

CBI books ex-Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson over irregularities
CBI books ex-Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson over irregularities

Leela Samson has been booked for alleged “unfruitful expenditure” of Rs 7.02 crore on the renovation of Koothambalam auditorium of Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai.

Chennai International Film Festival kicks off, to screen 100 movies; here’s the schedule
Chennai International Film Festival kicks off, to screen 100 movies; here’s the schedule

Over the next week, CIFF will screen over 100 films from close to 55 countries at Devi theatre, Tagore Film Centre NDFC, Russian Cultural Centre, Casino theatre and SDC Anna Theatre every day.

Chennai: DMK’s Udhayanidhi tears copy of Citizenship Bill during protest, arrested
Chennai: DMK’s Udhayanidhi tears copy of Citizenship Bill during protest, arrested

Udhayanidhi Stalin, the son of DMK chief M K Stalin, was arrested along with other party workers from Saidapet and is expected to be released this evening.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to perform at Mylapore Fine Arts Club
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to perform at Mylapore Fine Arts Club

From K J Yesudas to Bombay Jayashri, here are the A-listers whose performances you can catch at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club this Margazhi season.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Mylapore Fine Arts Club puts best foot forward
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Mylapore Fine Arts Club puts best foot forward

Chennai Margazhi Kutcheri December Music Season 2019: From CCTV cameras to an air-conditioned hall, the Mylapore Fine Arts Club has outdone itself to make sure that rasikas and artists will have a memorable Margazhi experience this year.

Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts ‘sold off’ for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe
Tamil Nadu: Ahead of polls, panchayat posts ‘sold off’ for Rs 65 lakh, Collector orders probe

In a video doing the rounds on social media, the villagers, from Cuddalore district, can purportedly be heard saying they will not file any other nominations if the sitting president and vice-president agree to pay the decided amount.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to perform at Narada Gana Sabha
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to perform at Narada Gana Sabha

Here is a list of A-listers who will perform at Narada Gana Sabha this Margazhi season.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Narada Gana Sabha goes all out to ensure memorable Margazhi experience for rasikas
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Narada Gana Sabha goes all out to ensure memorable Margazhi experience for rasikas

Chennai Margazhi Kutcheri December Music Season 2019: From ramps for senior citizens and persons with disabilities to police bandobast, Narada Gana Sabha has gone all out in ensuring that rasikas and artists will have a memorable experience this year.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: The Music Academy pulls out all stops for smooth concert experience
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: The Music Academy pulls out all stops for smooth concert experience

From scanners to CCTV cameras, The Music Academy has employed stringent security measures to ensure that nothing goes amiss during the concerts.

Tamil Nadu: At this store, buy a smartphone, get 1 kg onion free
Tamil Nadu: At this store, buy a smartphone, get 1 kg onion free

Saravana Kumar (35), who runs the shop in Thalaiyari Street in Pattukotai, said the strategy had paid off and earned him lots of customers in the past few days. “Generally mobile shops tend to give charger or earphones as an offer during the festive season. I tried something out of the box and it worked,” he said.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artists to perform at The Music Academy
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artists to perform at The Music Academy

Here is a list of A-listers who will be performing at The Music Academy this Margazhi season.

Kamal Haasan’s party, Rajinikant’s forum say no to Tamil Nadu rural civic polls
Kamal Haasan’s party, Rajinikant’s forum say no to Tamil Nadu rural civic polls

Alleging that the local body polls will not be a journey towards people’s welfare, Haasan, in a statement, hit out at both the ruling AIADMK and DMK for “staging a political drama” in the name of local polls.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to look out for
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to look out for

From Bombay Jayashri to KJ Yesudas, music-lovers have a lot to look forward to.

Tamil Nadu universities put up good show in Swachh Campus survey
Tamil Nadu universities put up good show in Swachh Campus survey

Seven universities and colleges under the UGC and AICTE in the State were ranked among the 48 awardees this year.

Tamil Nadu: Several tons of garbage dumped in Vellar River near Cuddalore
Tamil Nadu: Several tons of garbage dumped in Vellar River near Cuddalore

The incident comes a few days after the Marina beach in Chennai was frothing with toxic foam.

Akkarai Sisters: ‘Carnatic music is a spontaneous art, not something that can be rehearsed to perfection’
Akkarai Sisters: ‘Carnatic music is a spontaneous art, not something that can be rehearsed to perfection’

When Swamynathan saw that his daughters had an instinctive interest in music as small kids, he was elated. He told himself that what happened to him wouldn’t happen to them.

Chennai: HC reserves verdict on PIL for CBI probe into IIT-Madras student suicides
Chennai: HC reserves verdict on PIL for CBI probe into IIT-Madras student suicides

The PIL was filed by the Loktantrik Yuva Janata Dal on November 25. 

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: List of top Sabhas and events schedule
Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: List of top Sabhas and events schedule

Chennai Margazhi Kutcheri December Music Season 2019: Here is your guide on top sabhas in Chennai during the Margazhi Kutcheri Season.

Days after praising MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu BJP vice-president joins DMK
Days after praising MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu BJP vice-president joins DMK

Arasa Kumar had stoked controversy on Sunday after praising Stalin at a wedding function of DMK MLA Periyannan Arasu’s daughter. He had said the DMK chief was the only person who deserved the post of the chief minister.

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