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Putting the past in perspective
Writer-researcher Claude Apri's book, chronicling the views of the governments involved in India's Independence, was recently released
C'mon, attack, let it rip
Kids in the city are spinning around the new toy craze, Beyblade
I always crave for home food
Prahlad Kakkar: ad filmmaker, cigar buff, tea expert, restaurateur and scuba instructor, among other things. Sanjeev Kapur: if you don't know the "Khana Khazana" man, ask the women at home. When we brought together Prahlad, the celebrity ...
Ouch! Don't drop the book
How much you read does not necessarily decide how intelligent you are. But you sure are missing a great deal if you have a hands-off attitude towards books
The top 12 and the rest
Well-known broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has drawn a controversial list of uberbooks
Mastering the mistress
Anita Nair says she donned in spirit the colours of a Kathakali artiste to write her novel Mistress
The boy with a 'Mast' smile,
With quite a few films in the making, Aftab Shivdasani seems to be going places
Brand new beginnings
The tradition of launching shops and showrooms on Vijayadasami continues in Pondicherry
Just a call away
From fixing a leaky faucet to twirling a perfect curl, Bharatam Call Centre provides service at your doorstep
Your guardian angels
Heart-broken? There's always a shoulder to cry on
Once again romance
The expectations from cine goers are high for Cheran's new film titled "Thavamai Thavamirunthu", releasing for Deepavali. After "Autograph", he has been put on a pedestal by the Tamil audience, who are craving for meaningful cinema. Cheran's ...
A. R. Murugadoss is the man to watch out for after a hat trick of hits "Dheena", "Ramanna" and now "Ghajini". He has a distinct style of narrating stories and packages his films slickly to cater to today's audience. His films are also ...
Zorro is back!
Seven years after "The Mask of Zorro", Antonio Banderas is back as Zorro in "The Legend of Zorro", releasing worldwide, including Chennai on October 28. Catherine Zeta Jones is once again teamed with Banderas and she plays Elena, Zorro's wife, in ...
Ravi Teja's rise as an action hero has been slow and steady, and his reach in the B and C stations is impressive. Now all eyes are on his latest release "Bhageeratha", directed by cameraman-turneddirector Rasool. The film has Shriya for glamour ...
More twists and turns
The serial "Kolangal" (Sun TV, Monday-Friday, 9 p.m.) continues to rock with more twists and turns involving Abhi, the central character played by Devayani. Abhi's concern for her best friend Usha (Deepa Venkat) is taking the viewers by surprise ...
Swing into action, win prizes
Watching Tarzan is no longer just plain fun. You take home gifts too
Time for VJ Factor 2
SS Music is on the lookout for new video jockeys. Are you game?
A gamut of genres
Mystic, riff-heavy and naughty fare
Rahul Vaidya is the third Indian Idol finalist to release his solo album
A folk tale in album
Percussionist Bikram Ghosh comes out with his Bengali folk album Folktail
Serenading the sitar
Anoushka Shankar speaks on her music, her inspirations and future plans in an exclusive interview with MetroPlus
Liven up a rainy day
Noodles, vegetables, prawn and chicken... .a delicious combination and a wholesome meal
Crown of laurels
Besides its various medicinal uses, Calophyllum can be used as a natural barrier along coasts
The best of photography
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One day in the tranquil hill station
With hep malls, boutiques and food joints, Gangtok is a happening hill station
A new look at ancient Rome
There is something for everyone here the art-lover, the fashion- aficionado, the die-hard romantic, the history-buff and even the child in you, says APARNA KARTHIKEYAN
Indoor concerts can cause hearing loss
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