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A strait by another name
In all this brouhaha over what’s now being called Ramar Sethu, with even a bandh being declared today as part of all the sound and the fury, some long-used names in Geography textbooks have been forgotten. The chain of rocks linking ...
The passionate poet
St. Mary’s cemetery on the Island – the cemetery that was established when the first British cemetery in Madras, in what is now the Law College campus, was razed in the mid-18th Century – has, I’m told, been cleaned up to ...
Documenting the cochineals
My note on Anderson and the cochineal insects (Miscellany, September 17) added to Dr. A. Raman’s knowledge in Australia, but he in turn has added to mine by informing me that it was Dr. T.V. Ramakrishna Ayyar (TVR) who first scientifically ...
The postman knocks
Several readers have written to tell me that I’ve got it all wrong and that Orme’s Road (Miscellany, September 10) exists, in at least one roadsign. But with just another sign for Alagappa Chettiar Road, many of them are as confused ...
THE RELUCTANT GOURMET
Films or good food?
Some cinemas are going all out to woo movie-goers with a variety of snacks
‘Dil Dosti’ with Nikita
Former Miss India Nikita Anand gets candid about her on-screen debut, ‘Dil Dosti Etc’
A charmer all the way
Legendary actor Dev Anand talks about the past, the present and the future
Underground to the fore
There was no stopping the young musicians at “Underground 2007”
Melody and a message
DVD package titled “Kalpavriksha — the power to create”
We can cook too
Celebrity chef Jun Tanaka says each one of us has a hidden talent for cooking, in a new series
Entertainment goes live!
The big budget launch of the Susi Ganesan-directed Kalaipuli S.Thanu-produced “Kandasamy”, starring Vikram and Shriya, happened last week at Devi theatre in the city. The whole programme was packaged in an entertainment format and ...
Dancing with the stars
After the stupendous success of “Naach Baliya”, the dance programme on Star, every channel wanted something similar. Last Friday, Sony TV premiered a reality dance show “Jhalak Dikhla Jaa II - Dancing with the Stars” to be ...
Sony is coming out with a path-breaking serial “Amber Dhara” (sky and earth) about conjoined twin sisters, joined at the hip and who share a liver between them. Abandoned by their father, their loving mother and grandfather bring them ...
For the joy of doing nothing!
Take a break from the rough and tumble of everyday life with a rejuvenating break in the wilds, suggests ZIYA US SALAM
My Kind of place DHANRAJ PILLAY
Thanks to hockey, I don’t stick to one place. I have gone around the world not as a tourist but due to my passion for the game. But whereever I go within a few days I get restless and want to return to amchi Mumbai. ...
A bus load of tourists arrives at Runnymede. They gather around the guide who says, “This is the spot where the barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta.”
A fellow at the front of the crowd asks, ...
A panorama from the top
For a breathtaking view from the hills, says W. Sreelalitha
Air Arabia increases Umrah flights during Ramzan
Variety for visitors
In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, people don’t find time to visit different shops to scout for furniture when they set up home. Furniture Fair 2007 on at the Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, till October 2, showcases a range of ...
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