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Caution, Kabra at work
An out-of-bounds teenager has grown up to become Hyderabad’s favourite designer. Sangeetha Devi Dundoocatches up with the reclusive Anand Kabra

Ace mamas
New age mothers are leading by example

The colours of Hyderabad
Fiona Silva finds Hyderabadis extremely helpful
Torn Curtains is back
Mala Pasha revives one of the city’s oldest theatre groups with ‘Meri Kahani’
Arts And Entertainment

Colours of summer
The paintings are a riot of colours

Theatre workshop

The Qadir Ali Baig Foundation has tied up with the National School of Drama, New delhi, to conduct a summer theatre workshop. During the three-week workshop, Padma Shri M.S. Sathyu will teach direction, stagecraft and lighting, while the NSD ...

Book launch
Author/columnist Shobhaa De will be in Hyderabad to launch her latest book, Superstar India.

Venue: Grand Ball Room, Taj Krishna

Date: May ...

Book exhibition

Visalaandhra Book House is organising a summer special exhibition. The exhibition has books for children — comics, drawing and painting, cartoons, books on general knowledge and dictionaries. Telugu and English books for adults are also ...


Splashes of Summer Colours, a group show featuring works of artists like T. Vaikuntam, Anjani Reddy, D. Ananthaiah and Laxma Goud is on at Gallery Space.

Venue: Gallery Space

Date: Till May 30, 11 a.m. to 7 ...

Kebabs and Kurries

Dig into dishes that melt in your mouth and prepared in clay ovens, iron tandoor, charcoal and pathar grills with rustic angethees and tawas at Kebabs and Kurries. Flavourful curries kept in sealed deghs, copper handis and cauldrons ...


The theatre troupe Dramanon (Dramatist Anonymous) presents Neil Simon’s comedy, Fools. The play is set in a small village in Ukraine. The inhabitants are all under the spell of a dreadful curse which has made them fools ...
Beauty And Wellness

Say chi, it’s Tai Chi
Tai Chi is deceptively simple but rejuvenating, finds Sangeetha Devi Dundoo

Do these devices really work?
Most people continue to be taken in by misleading ads on abdominal devices
Focus on training, not chatting
It is not uncommon to see people chatting while doing their aerobics on the treadmill.

However, science says that it is best if you put an end to that chatter which may actually hold back the benefits of cardiovascular training. ...

Music treat
This weekend sit back, relax and make a date with rock royalty. While we cannot dream of electrifying the stadium with guitar riffs like your standard issue rock star, we can at least get some vicarious delights watching them on telly. ...

Evoking Tagore
Songs, music and dance with baul rhythms for honouring the poet

Dondakai (kundru) gravy
Chef comments: “Dondakai gravy or ‘kundru gravy’ is a good preparation and a traditional dish from the Andhra homes. It is easy to make and is delicious. My compliments to Sulochana Gopu!”


Sandwich Dhokla

At Ghanshyam Supermarket, Wellington Road, Picket, Secunderabad (Ph: 040-65278668, 27808453)

Sandwich Dhokla is an improvised version of the regular dhokla, which looks colourful and more appetising. Bored of making the usual dhoklas, ...

Guntur kodi vepudu

Mix chicken pieces with ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, salt and besan. Keep aside for half-an-hour. Deep-fry till tender and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute till onions become ...

Natural sweetner
Pure maple syrup has more nutrients than honey
Not such a bitter pill
Step 1 To prepare the karela, wash it well and scrape off the skin with a knife. Cut a slit vertically into the belly of the karela. Rub the skin and the insides with salt. Set aside for 20 minutes. During this time the stuffing may be ...
Rice dish from the Valencia region of Spain, and one of the treasures of Spanish cuisine. Traditionally made with vegetables, meat or seafood, its key ingredients are rice, saffron (which gives it a wonderful golden colour) and olive oil. Paella ...
One De over lunch…
Shobhaa De certainly doesn’t need a kitchen to cook up a storm!

Reality tunes
SAB TV has launched Krazy Kiya Re, a music reality show. Actors Perizaad Zorabian and Sachin Pilgaonkar will judge contestants from across the country. The show will air every Friday at 8 p.m.

Krazy Kiya Re claims to have unique and whacky ...

Rewarding action
AXN launches the third “Action Awards” co presented by Vodafone and Bingo.Action Awards was created keeping in tandem with AXN’s proposition of bringing viewers action, adventure and excitement. A curtain raiser will be telecast ...
Oye Bubbly!
Mandira Bedi is now shaking a leg with Nick toon stars

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