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'Militarisation is a problem in the Tamil areas in Lanka'

'My film depicts the struggle for dignity by Tamils in Sri Lanka' IMAGE: A scene from Muttruppullia? Photographs: Chitram Mathias Anthony Dass. Sherine Xavier, a Sri Lankan Tamil filmmaker from......

India's Shakespearean love affair

When it comes to celebrating William Shakespeare, can India be far behind?At the recent celebrations marking the Bard's 400th death anniversary, India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom......

Meet Devi, the transgender taking on Jayalalithaa

'As I am the first official transgender candidate of a political party and fighting against Jayalalithaa, I have got a lot of publicity.''Till now, nobody knew me. Now, the entire Tamil Nadu knows......

'I am a Tamil-speaking Muslim, I wanted to know my roots'

Yaadhum is a documentary that talks about how Islam spread in South India through trade. The film recently won the Bronze Remi award at the 48th World Fest in Houston. The maker of Yaadhum,......

Jayalalithaa is back as CM, the question is for how long

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supporters perform milk abhishekam to a poster of party general secretary J Jayalalithaa, in Madurai. Photograph: PTI Photo Even as an enthused AIADMK......

Things other than the new metro that Chennaiites take pride in

Image: A metro train runs on the tracks after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa flagged off Chennai Metro Rail Limited’s passenger services between Alandur and Koyambedu, in Chennai......

Test career ends, but 'Brand Dhoni' all set for new innings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni dropped a bombshell on Tuesday by announcing his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, but Brand Dhoni will continue to play a long innings. For one, he will......

'Working in Dheepan evolved me as an artist'

Chennai-based theatre artist Kalieaswari Srinivasan was the female lead in the French film Dheepan, directed by the legendary Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). In the picture (left): Kalieaswari......

12 MUST WATCH Movies

'It is always wonderful to discover a gem of film at an international film festival. It is even more exciting when that film is from India.' Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com lists his favourite movies at......

PIX: Deepika Padukone's GORGEOUS appearance at Marrakech Film Festival

Deepika Padukone, who upped the ante in onscreen gorgeousness with two consecutive films -- Chennai Express and Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela -- flew to Morocco to attend the 13th Marrakech......

First Look: Mirchi Siva and Priya Anand in Vanakkam Chennai

Kiruthiga Udhayanidh who won the best director award at the Jaipur International Film festival for her short film Life, is ready with her debut Tamil film Vanakkam Chennai Her husband,......

First Look: Vanakkam Chennai

Vanakkam Chennai is Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's debut film as a director in Tamil. Her husband, Udhayanidhi Stalin, a well-known producer is producing this film under his banner, Red Giant Movies.......

Test cricket losing identity because of commerce-driven T20, says new documentary

A new documentary titled 'Death of a Gentleman' raises fresh doubts about the future of Test cricket and asks if the game is losing its identity in the face of stiff competition from......

Spotted at ISL: Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Sachin Tendulkar!

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Sachin Tendulkar. Photograph: ISL The legends descended at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday night. Chennaiyan FC wing-back Bernard Mendy......

Cup Extras: De Villiers has scan on left thigh injury

South Africa's leading batsman AB de Villiers has undergone a scan on his left thigh after picking up an injury during their World Cup win over India, a team spokesperson said. The right-handed......

Vikas ends boxing gold drought

Vikas Krishan ended Indian boxing's 12-year-old gold medal drought in the Asian Games by winning the lightweight (60kg) title but Dinesh Kumar (81kg) settled for the silver after losing in the......

India mesmerises with a glorious Commonwealth Games opener

The 19th Commonwealth Games were declared open on Sunday with a spectacular opening ceremony that could repair some of the damage to India's image after the calamitous build-up to the......
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Film-maker Onir

Kolkata: Onir has been keeping very busy these days shooting his documentary on Down's Syndrome titled "Moving bodies movies boundaries". On his... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Anyone-with-a-different-voice-faces-problems-Film-maker-Onir/articleshow/52945906.cms
Sunny

Guess who made the Chennai crowd go berserk with her moves on Saturday evening — none other than Sunny Leone! She got a glimpse of her hardcore... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Im-doing-what-I-love-the-opinions-of-others-hardly-matter-Sunny/articleshow/52926759.cms
Chennai today

RELIGION Ramayanam: Tiruchy K. Kalyanaraman, Sri Sankara Mutt, Easwaran Koil St., West Mambalam, 6-45 p.m.; R. Krishnamurthy, Sri Sankara... ...

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Jay Jithin's short film in CISFF

There are very few films that veer from the beaten track of commercialism and try to look at subjects that are often swept under the carpet. The... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/theatre/260616/loo-and-behold-jay-jithins-short-film-in-cisff.html
This Daulat is one who turns fortunes around

'Literature is accountancy, the ledger of profit and loss, the balance sheet of an inevitable deficit," IAS officer Daulat Hawaldar quotes author... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/This-Daulat-is-one-who-turns-fortunes-around/articleshow/52920575.cms

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