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Saturday, March 08, 2008
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Through a lens, softly
Stick it to them
It’s a little past 8 p.m., and I’m in the open air yoga hall at Savera, nervously waiting to begin my first Silambam class. Try as I might, I can’t seem to banish the Kollywood vision of the martial art from my mind — of ...
Ultimately, it’s all in the mind
Here’s how you can stay motivated to pursue your goals
The track, over time, spawned many versions. The version on Dead’s live album, Live/Dead (1969), a little over 23 minutes, is my favourite. It fuses diverse styles such as jazz, folk, bluegrass and psychedelia to form a powerful score. ...
Most of us spend a major part of our lifetime at work; and unless one is an agriculturist or a forester, or a salesperson, this is mostly a sedentary activity which takes a toll on the body. The advent of the computer has only made things worse: ...
The coffee shop with no coffee
The Hangout: Old Coffee Shop (OCS). A little open square with plenty of tree cover and stone benches to sit on.
After class hours and during free periods (i.e. when professors and Jesuits aren’t ...
Smoked salmon pizza
Watch pizza evolve from a couch-potato dinner to a work of abstract art at 601. The smoked salmon and dill cream pizza introduced the city to the pleasures of a fresh, thin crust. Topped with generous swirls of delicately pink Norwegian smoked ...
Not just pretty and pink
This column would have been about something else altogether if it wasn’t for a conversation with Kripal Amanna, who runs a clutch of food publications including Taste and Travel. During a recent visit to Bangalore, he recommended I try Big ...
THE RELUCTANT GOURMET
The prosciutto’s on top of the feta, olives and pine nut stacked pizza. The potato gnocchi is handmade. It lolls in a sharp gorgonzola cream. The pasta’s speckled with porcini. And a dash of aromatic truffle oil.
Pistachio basil ...
Traditional South Korean staple. Side dish made with fermented vegetables and spices. The most popular version is made with baechu (a variety of Chinese cabbage) and chilli peppers, and is eaten as an accompaniment with rice and other dishes. ...
Green fish curry
Dilute the paste with water and add to the cooked mixture along with tamarind.
Close the vessel and cook till oil floats on top.
Add marinated fish cubes, mix well and add salt.
Cook for another 10 minutes and switch off the ...
From acting as a travel guide to managing your music, smart phones are designed for multi-tasking. They’re an essential tool in today’s business world, says Janani Krishnaswamy
Pearl buddy -- Black Berry Pearl 8110 Smartphone
This small and stylish Pearl from BlackBerry has the latest must have in any mobile - the GPS. Combined with a patented WayFinder Navigator, it allows you to pinpoint any locale, get audible, navigate and share routes and maps with others by ...
Smart companion -- HTC S730
If all you need is only higher speed connectivity, this enhanced version of the successful HTC S710 smart phone will be a good pick. This one comes with a faster processor and adds 3G/HSDPA. This stylish and compact smart phone features an ...
Travel pal -- ASUS P527 PDA
Here comes a phone that not only provides timely navigation, but also captures your routes. ASUS have come up with this powerful PDA phone with a complete suite of business functions for comprehensive business support, and the built-in GPS ...
Palm partner -- Palm Treo 680
If you are looking at striking a balance between business and personal lives while on the go, the red Treo 680 smartphone crimson will be a smart choice. The Treo 680 is the quad-band world phone, running on the Palm OS®, boasts Palm’s ...
Attractive comrade -- HTC Advantage X7510
But if you insist on making a style statement with a laptop-like smart phone, HTC’s Advantage might be the right one! This one features a massive 16GB of internal flash memory and is coupled with finger gesture recognition. You might not be ...
The Madras Anchorage Round Table 100, in association with Marg Swarnabhoomi, presents a musical evening with the talented singers from Voice Of India Abhas Joshi, Toshi and Sumitra Iyer. The concert will be held on March 14 at the Kamaraj ...
Click and listen
Im Mad And I Eat,’ says this formerly employed, self confessed ’Tomato ranchin’ bum.’ She lives a couple of miles away from an alluring farmer’s market in California, which keeps her table loaded and her blog ...
The bear over the mountain
Three bamboo poles serve as the gate to the Bear Mountain Jungle Resort and a signboard hangs from a tree – these set the mood for a truly rustic holiday at a resort bordering the forest at Masinagudi.
Masinagudi is in the plains, and ...
Women’s Day special
GRT Grand celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8) at High Time with DJ Rebecca spinning the latest of Hip Hop and Desi music. The festivities start from 9 p.m. High Time is located at 120, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T. Nagar, ph: ...
Win a prize
Readers are encouraged to send in their sightings: bloopers, UFOs or anything out of the ordinary they have snapped. Send your photographs to welcome. email@example.com titled CaughtSnapping along with a ...
Women’s Day special
Shrishti’s holds a sale to celebrate International Women’s Day. The range includes patialas combined with ethnic kurtis and block printed, Mangalgiri, chanderi and khadi salwar kurtas. The collection also has outfits in crepe, ...
Alliance Francaise of Madras in association with Saathi presents “Positive Lives – Say Yes To Life”, a contemporary ballet on the stigma and discrimination caused by HIV/AIDS. The ballet will be performed by members of ...
Kits & Concepts holds an exhibition of books for children of all ages.
Venue : T. V Loganathan Towers
Address: 211/95, V M Street, Mylapore
Date: March 9 to 30 (except Saturdays)
Fusion of styles
Flyerz Dance Company presents Take Off that will combine international styles such as tango, salsa, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary along with Indian classical and kalari. The performance is choreographed by Guna, the founder of Flyerz dance ...
Shilpi presents hand block-printed cotton saris with matching handloom blouses priced Rs. 880 onwards. There are also mull mull saris with prints priced Rs. 580 onwards.
Address: 29, C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet and ...
Exhibition of paintings by Sultana Hasan, who has returned to India after long years in Paris. Her art uses elements from both these cultures. And she has shifted her medium from acrylic to canvas. Her colours are a kaleidoscopic fusion of ...
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