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Cultural Singapore got going in the city Sunday last. PREMA MANMADHAN enjoyed the cross-cultural flavour while H. VIBHU chose the best shots.
Food For Thought

Pea power
The garden pea is the common man's food all over the world

Eating right
Three books on how not to overdo it

Keepsake frames
SALIM PUSHPANATH is a well known photographer whose compositions encompass subjects as varied as wildlife, landscapes and cuisine and he has published quite a few volumes of work, many of them prepared for a well known hotel group in the State, ...
Book Review

A critical look at VHP
The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a prominent member of the Sangh Parivar, is very much in the political limelight these days, thanks to its international secretary, Praveen Togadia. The extensive quotations from a series of interviews by the ...

Work those hamstrings
Go for the leg curls to build strong hamstrings
Pets Care

The HEALING touch
LET'S TAKE a break from caring for our pets and look at how we can help orphaned wild infants such as squirrels, crows, owls, bats or even deer. At no time should we attempt to retain them as pets but learn to set them free when they're ready. ...

The Navy's night out
THE LAST of the visitors has left and after week-long celebrations the Navy's pier wears a deserted look. From the fortress-like security that the Naval Base normally maintains, it was the one-time that civilians could saunter in to meet the men ...

Strains from S'pore
K. PRADEEP meets Santha Bhaskar, who has popularised South Indian dances in Singapore.

Aesthetically relishing
ONE OF the most ancient Indian instruments, veena has had a divine aura attached to it. Its deep resonant tone is most suitably used in bhakti oriented Carnatic music. Its inflexibility and inadequacies set apart, veena and vainikas have occupied ...
Scoring a hat trick
The U.K. pop band, Blue, is all set to release its latest album, `Guilty'.

Sambar Sam and Chutney Mary
Is Kerala cuisine poised to conquer American tastebuds? PRIYADARSSHINI SHARMA has reason to think so, after she met an expert from the Culinary Institute of America who was in Kochi
Green Notes

A potted history
Why is it when one acquires a seedling one is impatient for it to immediately grow into a strapping youth?
Land & People

It is more than just a number
THIS IS the season when the chants of Saranam Ayyappa fill the air and huge crowds of pilgrims trek their way to the hill shrine of Sabarimala. And here, venerated and invoked in every prayer are the eighteen steps or the `pathinettampadi' that ...

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