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

December 14, 2019 5:54:32 pm

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

December 14, 2019 12:54:00 pm

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.

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

December 13, 2019 7:13:43 pm

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.

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

December 13, 2019 1:53:58 pm

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.

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

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

December 12, 2019 5:34:03 pm

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.

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

December 12, 2019 3:21:06 pm

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.

Telangana urban local body polls: Karimnagar Corporation goes to polls on January 24

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

December 10, 2019 10:22:43 pm

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

December 12, 2019 2:42:57 pm

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

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

December 10, 2019 11:46:34 am

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.

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

December 10, 2019 12:36:22 pm

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

December 9, 2019 8:46:38 pm

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.

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

December 12, 2019 2:43:55 pm

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

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

December 8, 2019 9:16:04 pm

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

December 19, 2019 3:55:21 pm

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

Swachh Survekshan ranking: Rajkot back in top 10 after four years, ranks 9 out of 100 cities

Tamil Nadu universities put up good show in Swachh Campus survey

December 7, 2019 9:23:24 pm

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

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

December 6, 2019 10:40:13 pm

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’

December 6, 2019 1:10:02 pm

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.

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

December 5, 2019 5:29:29 pm

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

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

December 7, 2019 12:04:39 pm

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

December 5, 2019 3:51:15 pm

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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