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It takes two pairs to tango
They have their ‘designs’ on their men! Erum Ali and Sarita Madhavan tell T. KRITHIKA REDDY what it takes to wave the style wand on their spouses
Columns

THEFOODFILE -- THERELUCTANT GOURMET
What’s cooking in Chennai?
Chennai is all set to see a number of restaurants opening. Here’s the low-down on these great, good places


FINE WINE
Bootlegging basics
At a party the other day, I was struck by the quality of the wine. The hosts had procured some bottles of some entirely agreeable Saint Emilion. Bone-dry and held together by a strong backbone of tannins, it had all the characteristics of a ...
CHEWON THIS
Lomi salmon
Lomi salmon (also called lomi-lomi salmon) is a Hawaiian side dish, actually a salad of fresh tomato, mild onion and salmon. Variations on the theme are common in the Pacific and Polynesian islands, but the best known is the Hawaiian lomi, ...
MetroPlus Theatre Fest

Tickets for the MetroPlus Theatre Fest are available at all the three outlets of Landmark (Spencers Plaza, Chennai Citi Centre and Nungambakkam) and at the venue — Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet (Lady ...


CAUGHT SNAPPING
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 caughtsnapping @gmail.com titled CaughtSnapping along with a caption, your address and contact ...


FITNESSFORUM -- METRO WORKOUT
Clubbing for good health
PRINCE FREDERICK awakens to a whole new ‘clubbing’ experience after a session of GOLF YOGA
TRAINING ROOM
Belly tales
There’s more to a pot belly than just a cosmetic problem
QUICK TIP
Protein is good for you
Trainers often don’t insist that their clients take in enough amounts of complete protein (one that contains all amino acids). Their argument is that only serious body builders need to worry about protein.

Modern scientific evidence ...


GOING NATIVE
‘This is a land of contrasts’
Robert Wallace finds Indians an extremely congenial people
A call to basics
A book of essays by Ali Jawwad Zaidi
QUICK FIX
Vegetable broth

In a pan, heat oil and sweat the vegetables. Add basil pesto and white wine and reduce the flame.

Add the vegetable stock and cook till the potatoes are tender.

Add more stock and adjust seasoning and consistency.

Serve ...


SIGNATURE DISH
Swiss Chocolate Truffle
There are three main types of chocolate truffle: Swiss, American and European. The Muffin Tree serves the Swiss Chocolate Truffle and it is one of their best offerings.

This luscious, sinfully rich dark chocolate-layered cake is sure to ...


Food Bytes
Here’s a blog about a girl who loves desserts. She used to be a chocoholic and has recently converted. She’s a vanilla girl now. She owns one hundred biscuit/cookie cutters, all of which are hardly ever used. She has a degree in food ...
TIMEOUT
An idyll by the backwaters
After a wobbly ride through the dark green backwaters, we come into a wide open space with traditional Kerala style architecture under the violet skies. The group with me slowly takes in the breathtaking beauty of the Radisson Plaza Resort and ...
Game for fun?
Join the Jetix Premier League
On a novel note
Listen to Carnatic music played by Prasant Radhakrishnan on the saxophone
TECHNOSTREET
The Blu-ray standard
A Blu-ray player is a ‘must-have’ for every HDTV owner looking for the ultimate video and sound quality, and features you can’t find on DVD, downloads or video on demand. JANANI KRISHNASWAMYgives you the run down on some blu-ray pro ducts in the market
MUSICMATTERS - My Five

From the captivating and haunting lonely guitar intro to the end, this song just oozes passion and intensity. Very atmospheric, it is heavy, moody and a little sad. The lyrics were inspired by the bloody First World War battle of ...
Food

Super combo
Another addition to Café Coffee Day’s menu


Wine and dine
Explore Italian wine and Italian fare at Prego
Books

Murder, she wrote
Writer Smitha Jain enjoys doing a balancing act between chick lit and whodunits
Music

Are you listening?
The Mango Digital Vending Machine is a whole new way to experience buying music
Television

Just for laughs
This time’s episode of On The Job2 on MTV features aspiring comedians
Catch up with Craig
On ‘Craig in your colony’, a new show on SS Music
Style

Ramp act
Churning out star models is a habit with Prasad Bidappa
Arts And Entertainment

Music and poetry
Catch ‘Deep in Both Worlds’ at Alliance Française
Events

YOUR WEEK
Designer wear

Studio Saks launches an exclusive line of classic, contemporary and couture ensembles by Cherie-D. Designers Sherina and Depti Gujral unveil their collection of ensembles and separates.

Venue: Studio Saks, ...


Clothes and more

Kashish presents salwar kameezes, kurtis, bed linen and rakhees. Embroidery is undertaken and free stitching offered on purchases made at the boutique.

Venue: K. B. Dasan Road, Teynampet, ph: 93810 ...


Art show

An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by R. Srinivasan and J. Nelson Kennedy.

Venue: Lakshana Art Gallery, 17, Judge Jumbulingam Street

Date: Till August ...


Melody of joy

V Trust, an organisation formed by students of various colleges, presents a charity cultural show in which children from various orphanages will participate. Tickets will be available at the venue.

Venue: Bertram Hall, Loyola ...


Design an ad

The World of Titan, Nungambakkam, offers creative minds a chance to design a print advertisement of their choice for Titan’s trendy brand Fast Track watches. The contest is open for all. First prize is Rs. 50,000, second Rs. 25,000 and ...


Run for fitness

Maverick Fitness Studio conducts the ‘Maverick cross country challenge - 2008’. The event will include sand and road running — five km for men and 3 km for women.

Venue: Planet Yum, Besant Nagar ...


TUBE WATCH
Wild Africa

Filmed over two years in more than 20 countries of the continent, Wild Africa explores the continent from its natural historical background to evolution till date. From Uganda in the east to Sierra Leone in the west, Africa’s great green ...


Now Showing

Apoorva Lakhia did not exactly set the cash registers ringing with his first film Mumbai se Aaya Mera Dost. But last year he hit the bull’s eye with Shootout at Lokhandwala, a film that marked Vivek ...


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