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S. Theodore Baskaran: From the shadows into the limelight

A hundred years ago, Nataraja Mudaliar, an automobile spare parts dealer in Madras (now Chennai), made Keechakavatham (annihilation of Keechakan), the first feature film of south India. This 6,000-feet movie marked the birth of a cultural colossus ... The Gulf Today, 1 week ago

From the shadows into the limelight

The silent era of south Indian cinema is a precious artistic heritage that needs to be preserved A hundred years ago, Nataraja Mudaliar, an automobile spare parts dealer in Madras (now Chennai), made Keechakavatham (annihilation of Keechakan), ...
 The Hindu1 week ago

Broken Promise breaks the ice

While reading about broken promises in the newspapers these days blaming the Government, it dawned on me that January is the month when Broken Promise was screened many years ago setting up a record as the first Sinhala movie. That was 69 years ago ...
 DailyFT2 weeks ago

The Punjabi contribution to cinema II

Pre-Partition Bombay became the capital of the Indian film industry. How do we explain the very large Punjabi presence in its evolution from the outset? I think a number of fortuitous developments converged to give the Punjabis an advantage in ...
 The Friday Times2 weeks ago

Kollywood takes to popcorn tubs, social media to promote films

The visitors to Satyam Cinemas were surprised to see that actor Karthi's face was splashed on their popcorn wrappers. The film's producer, PVP Cinemas, had recently decided to market their film through popcorn wrappers as it is cost-effective. ...
 The Hindu4 weeks ago

Infra developers like Cognizant, TCS, Infosys, take lessons from Chennai Floods

CHENNAI: City-based infrastructure developers housing technology companies such as Cognizant and Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, HP and Verizon are learning from one of their worst experiences in the recent past. After the Chennai floods, they are moving ...
 Economic Times1 month ago
Gizmodo India

Chennai Floods: Drones help Police to locate people stranded in remote areas

After Chennai witnessed wettest December so far, the flood has brought the life of people in this Tamil Nadu capital to a halt. Besides this, water-logging has also affected power and communication services as well as infrastructure in the region.
 Gizmodo India2 months ago
Mid Day

Mumbai's iconic stores, brands share their stories of survival

Prev By Suprita Mitter | Posted 5 hours As Rhythm House readies to shut down, owners of iconic city spaces share their tales of survival in the face of constant churn Last week, as one of Mumbai's favourite music destinations, Rhythm ...
 Mid Day2 months ago
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