Category: FineArts

FineArts Pon Onam: King Mahabali arrives

Pon Onam: King Mahabali arrives

Hello Friends, I was lucky enough to be at Kumarakom on the eve of Pon Onam (Kerala festival). The entire state comes alive during this colourful and spectacular festival. Set Mundu (off white sarees), flower arrangements (pookolam), a delicious lunch spread (sadhya) banana chips, pradhman (special sweet) family and friends get together to celebrate with …

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FineArts Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Nanganallur

Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Nanganallur

Hello Friends, This gigantic Lord Hanuman comes into vision as soon as you enter Sri.Anjaneyar temple at Nanganallur. On a Sunday evening having heard of a famous Sri.Anjaneyar temple in Bangalore we were curious to see what Chennai had in terms of a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. And naturally everyone chorused for the Nanganallur …

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FineArts Shruti Parthasarathy: Dances her way into our hearts

Shruti Parthasarathy: Dances her way into our hearts

August 19th at the Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore there was a Bharathanatyam dance recital by young Ms. Shruti Parthasarathy. I was invited by her parents to watch the performance and I walked in without much expectation as I was not a huge Bharathanatyam connoisseur. But ten minutes into the performance I began to enjoy the …

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FineArts Independence Day: EA Mall Comes Alive

Independence Day: EA Mall Comes Alive

Hello Friends, The 70th Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervor and passion across the country. With schools, colleges, associations, different bodies and other establishments coming together with flag hoisting and sweets distribution. I happened to be at the Express Avenue Mall on August 15th and was witness to a very colourful evening. There was …

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FineArts Sri Jagannath Temple: Spiritual and Peaceful

Sri Jagannath Temple: Spiritual and Peaceful

Just after the toll gate at the ECR, on the left hand (that is if you are driving from Tidel) in a quiet residential areas lies one of the most beautiful temples that I have ever seen. This is a Lord Krishna temple built in the Odisha style and dedicated to Lord Jagannath of Puri. …

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FineArts Anna Centenary Library: Copious Reading Oppurtunities

Anna Centenary Library: Copious Reading Oppurtunities

Hello Friends, If you have driven past Kottupuram and trying to reach Adyar, there is not a chance that you may have missed the monolithic structure on the right – the Anna Centenary Library (ACL). It is a colossal structure with eight floors of books and with a conference hall in the ground floor. Inaugurated …

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