Coming of age ritual and the Casino theatre

It was a dark and stormy night. Dusky because a blackout had been announced to deceive the Japanese bombers. And squally because a cyclone had been predicted the next day. But with an inaugural show of George Formby starring in a laugh riot titled ‘It’s turned out nice again’ on the 14th of December, Casino…

How a Vanamohini influenced Tamil literature

In an age when even actresses, much less scantily clad ones, weren’t available, Sri Lankan actress K Thavamani Devi, who was struggling to find a place in the films of her homeland, made her mark in the Tamil film industry with her sarong costumes and sensuality.