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Culture Cafe
We need to preserve our fast-vanishing heritage, Kiran Rao tells DIVYA KUMAR

Heart and home in Chennai
The city feeds Belgian Peter Van Geit’s passion for beaches, blue skies and tourist spots

Poetry in motion
The Navoi Theatre Company, which has been accorded Bolshoi status, performs in the city on January 10 and 11
The joys of simplicity
In these days of economic meltdown, eating in seems to be cool and eating out, an extravagance
A mixed package
First things first. The film is an action comedy. So don’t expect any serious, cerebral stuff. Once you accept the situation, the tracks begin to appeal. Director Nikhil Advani has roped in a host of composers — Kailash Kher, Naresh, ...
Tender roast turkey in chilli plum sauce

Heat oil in the wok, add red chillies, sauté well, add tomato ketchup, stock water, plum sauce, sugar, chill paste and vinegar, make a nice sweet, sour and spicy sauce.

Thicken with corn flour, add fried turkey, mix well and serve ...

Tomorrow, maybe?
If you are a procrastinator, here’s a formula to overcome it
Beauty And Wellness

It’s hard to laugh without a reason realises PRINCE FREDERICKas he joins a group of laughter yoga practitioners

One arm reverse grip pressdown
For those who want sculpted arms
For six-pack abs
How does one train and eat to develop six-pack or eight-pack abs? There are no tailor-made programmes for such goals, for body and muscle shape are genetically determined. Even with champion bodybuilders, abs vary: there are some with six-pack, ...

It doesn’t have to be pricey to taste good
Cheaper cuts of meat are no less delicious than the top-shelf stuff, they just need more attention, says Jonathan Leavitt
Kerala Syrian Beef Fry

It used to be a hugely popular dish a quarter of a century ago in this unpretentious but excellent Kerala eatery, and it still is. Succulent bite-sized pieces of beef cooked with freshly ground spices and then sautéed dry with slivers of ...

Food Bytes
Brett missed a flight for a slice of pizza in Brooklyn. “The cheeses, olive oil, and sauce... played off and balanced each other perfectly. The tomato sauce, infused with basil and Greek oregano, had just the right degree of tanginess. The ...

Behind the sheen
Sucheta Malik releases her maiden novel


The brilliant Baz Luhrmann who gave us movies such as “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge!” returns with a rumbustious ode to “Gone With the Wind”. People magazine’s sexiest ...

It is time to rock on
Here are the most popular rock albums of 2008. Some of them may continue to rule the charts this year too

Soothing strains
Here is a soothing devotional album to start the New Year with. Not merely the year, but every morning of every day. There are already several albums of shlokas and chants available in the market. The Gayatri mantra too has been commercially ...

Globe Guides

The series takes the viewer on a unique journey across the globe. From planning the best day trips from a city to hopping between the islands of east Africa and the Pacific, the series gives you a combination of the educational to the ...

Normal times, paranormal twist!
Zee TV blends passion with the supernatural in “Shree”

Beyond the classroom
‘Enchanting Elves’conducts classes to improve children’s creativity and imagination
Arts And Entertainment

In black and white
Atreya’s pencil sketches capture the famous and the common


A performer all the way
Sophie Chaudry on her love for singing and Urdu

The woods are lovely...
An unpaved road flanked by rubber trees winds its way through the 120-acre Riverside Estate plantation. As we steadily make our way into the recesses of the estate breathing in the fresh mountain air, a sense of tranquillity settles over us. Save ...

Apparel and accessories

The Trio’s will showcase a collection sourced from upcoming designers from across India — clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and kids wear. Part of the sale proceeds will go towards charity. Entry is free

Venue Hotel ...

Activities for kids

Hippocampus Children’s Co. ushers in the New Year with a host of activities, including ventriloquism, puppetry and magic with G. A. Shanthakumar.

Venue Hippocampus

Address 1E, Subbraya Avenue, (Behind Sony ...

Mind blowing magic

Priya Cultural Academy organises a magic show by P. C. Sorcar (Young and Master).

Venue Rani Seethai Hall

Address Near Gemini Flyover

Date January 5 to February 8

Time 7 p.m. daily (4 p.m. ...

Designer range

The Contemporary Window presents a collection of designer saris, sequinned cholis, salwar-kameez materials, pavadai-chattais and ethnic bags. Silk cotton, Chanderi, Maheswari, bandhani and tussar form part of the range.

Venue The ...

Tribute by a friend

‘Remembering Adi,’ an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Trotsky Marudu, will be held to mark the first death anniversary of K.M. Adimoolam, his friend.

Venue Gallery Sri Parvati Gallery

Address ...

Crafts galore

Ace organises a crafts festival featuring crafts and weaves from different States. The price range of handlooms such as saris starts from Rs. 300 and handicrafts from Rs. 30. A discount of 20 per cent on handlooms and 10 per cent on ...

Karan calls
Jadugar Karan has many tricks up his sleeve to entertain Chennai audiences
Wired In

LG Cookie
Camera phones, multimedia phones, business phones… the range is simply mind boggling. Janani Krishnaswamyprofiles some of the latest offerings in the market
Samsung Innov8

This phone packs an awesome 8-megapixel camera phone incorporating top of the range camera technologies you might expect in an entry level point and shoot. But it lacks touch capability. The phone has a 2.8-inch LCD screen, runs on Symbian OS ...

Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

Nokia’s first touch phone is snazzy, with a rich interface and flashy 3.2-inch touchscreen is positioned to challenge the Apple iPhone. Except the UI, you might actually find a lot of similarities with most Xpress Music phones in terms ...

HTC Touch 3G

Style, sensation and speed come together in the Touch 3G. A successor to the Viva, the Touch 3G features a 2.8-inch interface, with four times the resolution of most phones. It is designed to respond perfectly to touch with utmost precision. ...

Sony Ericsson C905

This is another phone for shutterbugs: dedicated camera controls, and an 8.1-megapixel snapper with LED and Xenon flash lights, Bluetooth and Wi Fi. The highlight is the Cybershot interface, but stiff buttons makes it bad for video recording. ...

Sangam House comes to Chennai
Tom Alter and other writers will read from their works and interact with the audience at an event organised by Sangam House at The Park on January 5

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