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DANCING QUEEN
Neena Prasad tells Nita Sathyendranthat dance has always been her first priority


Expressions

Neena Prasad is the coordinator of the annual Mudra festival that begins today. Says Neena: “In addition to a variety of classical dance performances we also have lecture-demonstrations and practical classes by eminent artistes. This ...
Columns

BLAST FROM THE PAST
NEELAKUYIL 1954
Sathyan, P. Bhaskaran, J. A .R. Anand, Miss Kumari, Prema


My first break

I was basically interested in acting. So I enrolled at the Roshan Taneja Acting Institute and learnt the basics of the art.

There was also a class where one would be taught different dance styles. After passing out from the institute, ...


Chill out!

The rain beats down hard as my car makes its way into the heart of the city centre in Ooty. The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu’s crown jewel and fondly referred to as the ‘Blue Mountains,’ is receiving unexpected thundershowers. ...


Now showing

Yash Raj Films moves into the world of animation. The film directed by Jugal Hansraj, is an India-U.S. co-production of Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Pictures. With voice work by YRF staples, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, one can only ...


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Wild luxury
SAFARI Experience luxury in Ranthambore National Park
Beauty And Wellness

METRO WORKOUT
Head over heels
The body becomes a flexible mass at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, finds Nita Sathyendran
TRAINING ROOM
Standing barbell extension
Tone-up your triceps
QUICK TIP
Simple and effective

Getting control over your body builds self-esteem, confidence and helps pursue the most elusive of goals. The steps to be taken are pretty simple. Train with weights four days a week and progressively increase the resistance. Perform ...
Food

QUICK FIX
Chicken Ulathiyathu in Chappathi

Heat oil, add mustard, fennel, red chilli, curry leaves and sauté with ginger, garlic and onion.

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and sauté well.

Add chicken, cook well with coconut milk ...


A festival of cooking
Cuisine Nita Mehta has come out with a Deepavali cookbook
SIGNATURE DISH
KAIMURUKKU

Crisp, braided circles that go crunch, crunch in your mouth seem made for the rainy season. If you want them hot from the stove, then you have to make a beeline for Laxmi Murukka Kada at Kaithamukku. As the murukku crumbles in your mouth, ...


THERELUCTANT GOURMET
Yum and chocolaty
Ah! The warm and gooey home-made chocolates. Not even gold is half as satisfying…
Heady shots
Leela Kovalam Bar is holding a ‘Jello shots and fruit shots’festival
CHEWON THIS
Gado-gado

A popular Indonesian dish, available from carts, stalls, cafes and even five-star hotels.

Gado-gado is a vegetable salad with a liberal peanut sauce dressing; blanched vegetables such as cabbage, watercress, bean sprouts, boiled ...
Television

TUBE WATCH
Saturday Night Live,

Saturday Night just got hotter on Vh1 ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor Alec Baldwin hosts the show with the super hot Christina Aguilera grooving to some of her ...


Super fun

Cartoon Network will screen the Bollywood super hit movie ‘Krrish.’ Krishna is being raised by his grandmother who fears people will discover his powers.

However, Krishna secretly hones his skills, running faster than ...
Style

Hang loose
Boyfriend jeans is the rage now
Miscellany


Profiles

On a roll
Salil Bhatt tells Anjana Rajanabout life with father
Environment

GOING NATIVE
At home
Mercedes Smith loves Kerala’s spiritual vibes
Travel

Festive Package at a Goan Spa Resort

Enjoy a leisurely getaway this festive season using the special package offered by Kenilworth Beach Resort and Spa, in Goa. The five-star beach resort presents a package of three nights and four days from October 24 to November 10.

You ...
Events

On religion

Soorya organises ‘Samasya,’ discourses on religion by eminent personalities. October 28: Bible thoughts by Babu Paul. October 29: Koran thoughts by P.K. Hamza. October 30: Thoughts on Buddhism by M.G ...


Festival of lights

Celebrate the festival of lights in style at Uday Samudra. Dance, buffet dinner and a fire-work display are the highlight of the Diwali celebration. The package is priced at Rs. 550 for each person.

Venue: Uday Samudra, ...


Mudra fete

‘Mudra 08,’ the dance festival and national seminar on classical dance, begins today. October 25: Mohiniyattam by Smitha Rajan; Bharatanatyam by Urmila Satyanarayanan. October 26: Mohiniyattam by Gopika Varma; Kathak ...


Mohiniyattam

Soorya holds a Mohiniyattam festival. October 28: Kapila. October 29: Methil Devika. October 30: Nair Sisters. October 31: Jayaprabha Menon.

Venue: ...


Award

Vayalar Rama Varma Trust president, M.K. Sanu, presents the Vayalar Rama Varma Sahitya Award to M.P Veerendrakumar.

Venue: Tagore Theatre

Date: October 27

Time: 5.30 ...


Exhibition

The Architects’ Cooperative, Thiruvananthapuram, organises ‘Design world 2008,’ on new trends in the construction industry.

Venue: Police Parade Ground, Thycaud.

Date: till October ...


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