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    Carnatic music fest gets under way in Srirangam

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    Nothing amusing about this government exhibition venue

    The government exhibition at Anna Nagar in the city remains the only entertainment avenue for Trichiites but its inaccessibility and unhygienic surroundings have been the least amusing for those who choose to visit the venue braving the odds.

    It may be recalled that the government had chosen the 4.5 acres for the location despite it being entangled in legal battle due to alleged encroachment. However, what came as a turnoff for the people was the lack of direct bus connectivity to the exhibition ground which started functioning on January 8.

    "The choice of location for the annual exhibition is shocking. Since Trichy people are deprived of an entertainment spot, the government expo with the stalls for information and amusement was one of the very few amusing events. This year, the location is not accessible to those coming by bus," said S David from Woraiyur who was one of the several people who hired an autorickshaw to reach the spot on Tuesday.

    Situated alongside the polluted Uyyakondan canal on Kuzhumikarai road and surrounded by a cemetery and common toilets, the location is covered by thorny bushes. It was the last resort of the district administration after their efforts to avail of the usual venue - the St Vestry's school ground - failed following a court order not to utilise educational institution grounds for such purposes.

    On finalising the lcoation hardly ten days before the exhibition began, the district administration removed the bushes only to find garbage peppered with sharp objects such as broken glass pieces on the ground. Such glass pieces were still protruding at many points despite red soil being dumped in the area. A worker at one of the food stalls claimed that he found a human bone when he dug the ground to erect a pole. This was because the location was once used as graveyard as well. The entrance fees for adults and children were Rs 15 and Rs 10 respectively for the 4 pm to 10 pm event. The exhibition has been scheduled to go on till February 20. Such drawbacks even prevented vendors from occupying the stalls put up at the exhibition. Except the government department stalls, the setup was not attractive to the vendors, sources said.

    The makeshift toilet facilities also remained a potential risk with high chances of poisonous insects coming into the venue from the bushes around the spot. As if these were not enough, the mosquitoes breeding in the Uyyakondan canal also posed the threat of spreading dengue. Ultimately, the elected representatives are being blamed for their failure to identify a permanent location for conducting government exhibition and other mega events in the city.

    "If we had found a permanent vast area, we would not have relied on such risky locations where events like these are not supposed to be conducted," said a social worker, Paul Guna Loganath.


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      Main Guests :Actor Vijay Sethupathi & Kalakka Povathu Yaaru Ramar & Thangadurai

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          Globally Renowned SUNBURN campus once again at Trichy @ IIM-Trichy---event Open to General Public

          courtesy: IIM-Trichy

          Tickets for General Public available at PlanetMini in Sastri Road


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            The Madras Players come to Tiruchi

            Chennai-based theatre group The Madras Players will stage ‘Chudamani’, an English play based on 7 stories written by Tamil writer R. Chudamani (1931-2010) , in the city on February 17.

            The much-acclaimed drama, which debuted in 2016, is being brought to Tiruchi by The Aura women’s forum as part of its annual The India Art Festival event.

            ‘Chudamani’ consists of five stories translated by former judge Prabha Sridevan, and two stories translated by P. C. Ramakrishna, who is also directing the play. Actor/director Nikhila Kesavan has helped with the stage adaptation.

            “This is another attempt by Madras Players to bring to a different audience, Tamil writing on stage,” said Mr. Ramakrishna at a press meeting.

            ‘Chudamani’ will be staged at the Lotus Hall, Femina Hotel, at 6 p.m. Tickets, priced Rs. 200, are available at Sangam Hotel and online

            Students can avail a discounted price of Rs. 100.

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              Bound by the love of music, these doctors rock the show

              Doctors performing at Thevar Hall in Tiruchi on Friday. | Photo Credit: M. Moorthy

              At an awareness programme ahead of World Cancer Day

              A group of 20 medical professionals, bound together by a love for music, entertained a public gathering at the Thevar Hall in the city on Friday.

              The unusual band, which bills itself as the ‘Doctors’ Orchestra’ was part of an awareness programme ahead of World Cancer Day (February 4), organised by Harshamitra Super Speciality Cancer Centre in Tiruchi.

              “Music enhances the perception of emotions in human beings. You will intensely feel happiness or sorrow according to the music that is played along with visuals ... the difference is obvious when you watch a movie without music,” said G. M. Muhammad, Associate Professor in Community Medicine, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, who is also the coordinator of Doctors’ Orchestra.

              Dr. Muhammad is a trained musician, and plays the mridangam and guitar. He also composes non-film scores.

              “Doctors’ Orchestra is actually the brainchild of (surgical oncologist and Managing Director, Harshamitra Cancer Centre) Dr. G. Govindaraj, with whom I have performed when we were students at Thanjavur Medical College,” Dr. Muhammad told The Hindu. “Many doctors are deeply interested in music, but their professional duties force them to hone those skills alone. Having a band helps us to connect as co-musicians and interact with the public for a good cause,” he added.

              Friday’s event saw the band perform light music from Tamil films. And just like the age of its members – 60 years and below – the playlist was an eclectic mix of old and new melodies. “In the beginning, we had very few singers, but now, with our third outing, the doctors are very well-prepared,” said Dr. Muhammad, who also runs a school for Western music in Coimbatore.

              At Thursday’s event, students who had topped the cancer quiz competitions held by Harshamitra Super Speciality Cancer Centre were given prizes. N. Ravichandran, Special Officer and Commissioner, Tiruchi City Corporation, was the chief guest. Comedy artist Saravana Kumar anchored the show.



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                  Matchbox label exhibition in Trichy throws light on bygone era

                  It is unlikely that many have heard about phillumeny, the hobby of collecting matchbox labels and matchboxes

                  . Throwing light on the history of matchboxes and their association with people, an exhibition -- touted to be the first of its kind in Tamil Nadu -- was held at the Government Museum in Trichy on Sunday.

                  Unlike the familiar hobbies such as philately and numismatics involving the collections of postal stamps and currencies, phillumeny remains a least known hobby. Philumenists in Trichy said the labels were equally important to study the vernacular culture.

                  "Till the 1980s matchbox was a significant product in every household. To attract the attention of users, match producers carried vibrant matchbox covers displaying the portraits of political leaders like former chief minister M G Ramachandran (MGR)," said P Vijayakumar, a Trichy-based philumenist who hosted the exhibition.

                  Some old matchbox labels would help people learn about the old coins like annas.

                  Matchbox labels had spread patriotism among people during pre-independence era by displaying the portrait of freedom fighters like Subash Chandra Bose, philumenists said.

                  As many as 3,000 matchbox labels were on display.



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                    Popular Solo Comedy Play by ARAVIND SA to come to Trichy on April 8th at Devar Hall



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