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The new bar code
Pubs and clubs are vying to attract girls to dine, dance and do up their nails. Shonali Muthalaly reports
Arts And Entertainment

Improvised shot!
Ajay Jadeja bowled over by his son’s interest


Playwright on stage
Popular playwright Mahesh Dattani talks about sensible theatre, English literature and more
Game for a big bite
Karen Anand on what she’s cooking up
Scent of success
Kunal Kapoor is busy working on A-list banners and writing a film script
Nature’s ally
Travelling is the medium for self-awakening in Shubham Basu’s “Glian, The Son of Nature”
Simply Shaam
Hard work has paid off, as model-turned-actor Shaam is busy on several fronts these days
Lifestyle

Round pegs, square holes
Are you an extrovert or introvert? How do you deal with people who are outgoing and others who just refuse to come out of their shell?
Mad about Ben?
Merchandise based on popular animation characters is becoming big business
A mate for the soul
Do soul mates exist or are they just an illusion?
Gender

Are women less happy today?
The happiness gap between men and women has grown wider. Is it because women resort to multi-tasking overkill, asks GEETA PADMANABHAN
CRAIG'S CALL
Raise a toast to mom
I’ve been writing about relationships now for quite some time and most of them have been based on experiences that I’ve had in the past.

But there will always be this one relationship that we share with one who is probably our ...


A difficult option

A very small proportion of young, educated and working women survivors in Chennai opt or consider reconstructive surgery. Cost is a deterrent. Many don’t have health insurance and for others, the insurance covers the surgery expenses ...


WHAT WOMEN WANT: CANCER AND BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY
Not immediately

You are so happy to be alive after the cancer treatment that a breast reconstruction surgery does not occur to you immediately. You don’t want to see another hospital or a doctor for a while. A reconstruction surgery can be considered ...


WHAT WOMEN WANT
Definitely welcome

It is definitely a welcome development. For a woman, her outward appearance matters. During the treatment, you lose your hair and along with it if you lose a breast, it can be painful. I cried the day I had to shave my head. I asked my doctor ...


Surgery a luxury

In most cases, you are so relieved to have got the cancer out of your system that you just want to get on with life. Some women are particular about how they look and some aren’t. I was keen on a mastectomy, but my doctor assured me that ...


Just Joking

A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor’s office. After his examination, the doctor called the wife into his office alone. He said, “Your husband is suffering from a very severe stress disorder. If you don’t follow my ...


The Mush Register

Adolf, our Labrador, was a stabilising factor in our marriage. Prema was going through a low. Prior to our marriage, she had enjoyed a vibrant social life in Calcutta. With few friends in this new city, she was battling boredom. To make things ...
Music

Inside Out unplugged
Chennai-based band “Inside Out” rocked SecSat recently


Changing colours and hip-hop
Grammy winner Chamillionaire talks about unveiling ‘Ultimate Victory’
I have the Blues
Soulmate is gearing up to release its second album
Style

Music and fashion
Lycra and MTV are organising the Lycra MTV Style Awards featuring some of the subcontinent’s biggest names in music and fashion.

The event, which combines a fashion show and music concert will this year feature the Shafqat Amanat Ali ...
Television

Festive specials
Watch CNBC Awaaz for expert tips on shopping and travel


Diwali dhamaka!
Diwali Dun Duma Dumdum contest on Disney Channel
Events

Twin treat
Contemporary World Cinema on October 24 and 25
A concert in style
The Emmanuel Methodist Church choir will perform today
For girls on the go
“Hey Girls”at Sankara Hall till October 21
All set to rock the country?
Inter-collegiate rock music competition
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