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Saturday, November 08, 2008
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What’s cooking, Praveen?
A balladeer’s journey
Rabbi Shergill’s quest is to become a ‘complete’ artiste
At home and happy here
Frenchwoman Patricia Mandaiker is content with life in Chennai
My Five -- Spadika Jayaraj
This is a song that epitomises Blink 182’s music. Recorded before the band came into the mainstream, the scratchy vocals, and insanely quick drumming give you a perfect glimpse of the band’s character. ‘Dammit’ is the ...
THE RELUCTANT GOURMET
Enter the gastrosexual
Marketing men take aim at the upwardly mobile young male to push a new range of kitchen products
Mediterranean fish soup
Wash the fish bones in cold water and cut them into small pieces. Dice the vegetables.
Heat olive oil in a pan and add the fish bones and sauté them over a low flame till the bones are half done. ...
Golden roasted prawn
This dry dish is a trifle spicy, but an excellent snack or starter or even side dish. The quantity is fairly respectable too, with more than a dozen pieces of assorted small and medium prawns, coated in chilly-powder blended batter and then fried ...
A hugely popular dish in the Philippines; in fact, you can call it the national dish. Usually made from pork or chicken or a combination of both, it is slow cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaf, and black peppercorns. It may then be ...
For a quick cuppa
Where it’s at: Right opposite the sports ground, by the parking area and under a sprawling old tree.
What’s to love:
The cheerful red and white canopy has seen better days and the stainless steel shelves ...
Steps so stylish
It takes practice to perfect the steps, but they come in handy at a party, discovers PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY
All about crunches
For those who want taut abdominal muscles
On warming up
Weight training, when used properly, can improve flexibility, according to the ‘Scientific Basis of Athletic Conditioning.’ The key is to train every muscle through its full range of motion.
Changing the training routine once ...
Surf, style, shop
Zapelle takes online shopping to a new level by offering custom sizing and styling options. You can now visit the store too and get a feel of the clothes before making customised changes
Bread as art
La Boulangerie now has a third outlet at Harrisons
“I wasn’t born this omnivorous, this game to devour ant eggs on sticky rice, barbecued eel, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, fresh durian, reeking cheese...”
Talk about gripping beginnings. That’s the opening to ...
Beyond 22 yards
Tuhin Sinha’s “22 Yards” is a fictional story on cricket
Best of Kieslowski
A festival of Kieslowski’s films from November 10
Reach out through movies
A couple of documentaries on TB and kidney disease will be screened during the premiere of “Vaaranam Aayiram” on November 13
Party with Mika
T- Series launches a foot-tapping Party Special with Mika
A celebration of life
Colombian band Mediterrano brings Latino numbers
Safari in South Africa
Nat Geo takes viewers on a live safari in Kruger National Park
A cut above
Hairstylist Jawed Habib on his expansion plans and winning a business award in Malaysia
The Madras Bike Hashers have rollicking fun on weekends
Coffee in a tree house
Swim in the pool, play games in the recreation room, read a book on the hammock.
Go boating on the lake in Thekkady, take a drive and drink in the beauty of the forest in the reserved area.
Parunthumpara, en route to Kumily, is an ...
Let them have fun with numbers
Sudoku contest for school children on November 15
Calling theatre buffs
On comprehensive voice training
Collage showcases the Pashma range of cashmere, pashmina wool, Chantilly lace, crochet and knits. The display includes saris, dresses, scarves and tunics.
Address Angson Centre, 153, Greams ...
The Alliance Francaise of Madras and The Madras Musical Association organise an evening of Western Classical music, featuring Bernard Wacheux on the violin and Arul Siromoney on the piano. Entry is free.
Venue St. Andrew’s ...
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the 22nd instalment of the super-successful franchise. Craig as Bond is on a mission to hunt down the person responsible for the suicide of his beloved Vesper. The semi-clad girls from the title sequence ...
DakshinaChitra presents an exhibition of paintings by S. Jayaraj, a contemporary artist based in Chennai. His present series of mixed media paintings ‘Faces of Rural Folk’ captures the various moods of Indian rural folk. ...
There’s a variety of branded tableware, crystal, home accessories from around the world, hotelware, corporate gifts and more on display at Kudos. Among the brands available are Haviland, Moser Crystal, Missoni Tableware, David Redman ...
The World’s President
The special feature allows the viewers to get a sneak peek into the Barrack Obama’s journey from — from his childhood to his coming of age as a leader, his years of struggle and finding his place in politics to this historcal win. ...
Some are smooth and curvy, others slim and stylish: gadget makers are exploring new ways to make their QWERTY phones more attractive and user-friendly. Janani Krishnaswamytries her hand on a few and tells you what to look for
Polished looks, easy touch Nokia E71
Nokia’s latest and the slimmest business model, with a smooth metallic finish, polished looks and the bright interface. Nokia has been shipping phones with QWERTY keypads for some time now, and they’ve got their formula right with ...
Try this for a change Palm Centro
If you are bored with rectangular and square designs, you may like this one. It’s curvy, smooth, sports a metallic finish, and feels much smaller than a BlackBerry or a Nokia E Series device. The QWERTY keypad is however not too user ...
A classy package HTC TyTN II
HTC created a place for itself in the touch market, but how good is it as a QWERTY phone? Bright display, black matte back and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard — that’s the TyTN for you. Unlike other HTC phones that rely on large ...
Experience the difference Asus M930
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