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Madhu Daithota

#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH SHWETHA PRASAD
You’re a popular face in showbiz. How did acting happen? I had taken a break from my job of being an architect and was volunteering at an NGO for six months. During this time, popular television producer Shruti Naidu saw my pictures on social media...
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SANDALWOOD’S CELEBS GO GREEN WITH A PURPOSE
Actor and television star Shwetha Prasad has always had an inclination towards all things natural, but it was a trip to Meghalaya that reaffirmed her faith in it. “A friend and I were on a trip to the North East of India and were backpacking...
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IT’S A TIME TO HELP OURSELVES AND BE OF HELP TO OTHERS
Im in the midst of making a bed ready for the next batch of saplings to be planted. Can I call you back a little later?” he says in that unmistakable baritone he’s known for. It’s 5.30pm and Prakash Raj, it appears, is rather busy...
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LIGHTS, CAMERA AND SHE’S ON A ROLL
She was recently named The Most Desirable Woman on Television (for 2019) by Bangalore Times and the title couldn’t have come at a more opportune moment. Anushree completed a decade in the television world this year and she’s at her career’s peak, being one of...
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#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH PRABHU MUNDKUR NARASIMHA
What’s a well-qualified research scientist like you doing in the film industry? Well, it’s a passion that I had nursed since childhood and had quietly buried within me to pursue a more conventional and accepted profession in microbiology. Back home in Udupi, parents have somehow...
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MADE OF GRIT, DETERMINATION AND STEEL
Raised by a single mother who was widowed rather early in life, Ragini Muralidharan didn’t have to look too far for inspiration. “My mother was my biggest role model who raised my two sisters and me single handedly and put us through schools and college...
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#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH SANAH THIMMAYYAH
From jewellery designing to acting, how did this transformation happen? Soon after I graduated in commerce, I took up jewellery designing because I wanted to be involved with something creative. In the meanwhile, I got involved in modeling and theatre. I then did professional modeling...
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PARTAKING IN THE GLORY OF CHETTINAD’S PAST
The year was 1997. Amrish Puri, the village jamindar, is sitting in an opulent verandah surrounded by eager villagers. While the scene from an iconic Bollywood film remains hazy, the aesthetics of the room in which Puri sat — ornate Burma teak doors, gilded windows,...
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#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH RAJSHRI PONNAPPA
How did movies happen? I remember meeting an RJ who told me that I should be on radio because of my voice. He was also doing a TV show at the time and tested me for television, too. Strangely, I had visualized myself in this...
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OF AGE-OLD TEMPLES, GHOST TOWNS AND THE LUXURY OF MODERN HOSPITALITY
We are on the Pamban Bridge. Below us the pristine turquoise blue waters of the Bay of Bengal glisten in the warm October sun and gently break on the shore a few metres away. What is striking though is how quiet the sea is considering...
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