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GEAR FOR THE YEAR AHEAD
‘Green’ is in
COMING UP LCDs, LEDs, touch technology, wireless interfaces. the tech world is changing by the day. Want to know what to expect this year? JANANI KRISHNASWAMY takes a quick look at some of the exciting gadgets that will be rolled out this year
Desktops never die
Notebooks and netbooks might be the rage, but desktops have been making steady progress too. Take Lenovo’s new all-in-one desktop PC: the slimmest all-in-one desktop to date. With unique features like face detection and high-def ...
The touch trend
Netbooks, remote controls, music players… more gadgets are going touchscreen now. Sony’s all new range of touch-sensitive Walkman phones boast OLED screens, and the new Walkman players offer wider viewing angles and contrasts of ...
Blu-ray is no more only for the technophile: the technology is going mainstream. LCD maker Sharp is out with a Blu-ray TV, and Hitachi’s Blu ray camcorder gets an update. Samsung’s come up with the first home theatre sound bar ...
In all the hype about LCD and LED, Plasma has been almost forgotten. But the richer and deeper blacks it offers can’t be matched by LCD. Market leaders Samsung and LG have now come up with high-performance energy-efficient Plasmas. ...
A lot was expected from Apple: the iPod Nano, iPhone Nano, and the rumoured iPhone Elite or Pro, an iPhone with a physical keyboard. None of these came true, but Apple did come up with a surprise with a splendid update for its 17-inch MacBook ...
WIN A PRIZE
Readers are encouraged to send in their sightings: bloopers, UFOs or anything out of the ordinary they have snapped. Please specify where you have snapped the picture. Photographs downloaded from the Internet will not be entertained. Send ...
My first break
In my school and college days, I did modelling, theatre and a host of other things. I was a bright student and scored high marks in Maths and other subjects. My family wanted me to become a doctor and I appeared for the MBBS entrance ...
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Ashmit Patel is obsessed with dhotis, if people of the movie “The Flag” are to be believed. Set in rural India, the film is about the British rule He took his villager look rather seriously. He learnt the art of wearing the ...
Skimmed milk is good
Women who are conscious about eating healthy foods can benefit by adding skimmed milk to their diet plans. Nutritionist Dr. Michael Zemel of Tennessee University says skimmed milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein of high ...
What Indians drink
And, here is one recipe that is guaranteed to have your family and friends grinning from ear to ear.Ingredients:
Cold milk: a glass
Cocoa powder: 1 tsp
Drinking chocolate powder: 1/2 tsp
Coq au vin
Literally ‘rooster in wine,’ a fricassee of rooster cooked with wine, mushrooms (typically morels), salt pork or fatty bacon, onions, carrots and garlic. Some peppercorns, thyme and bay leaves are all that’s needed as herbs. ...
A site for health information
MEALS THAT HEAL
Sweet and sour
Carambola or star fruit is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, and low in sugar, sodium and acid. Star fruit is a potent source of antioxidants.Star Fruit Relish
Star fruit, thinly ...
Event Ideal stores and Panasonic recently organised a demo of vegetarian cooking
FILMS THIS WEEK
The film society screens a well-acclaimed documentary film called India Untouched on Sunday, January 25.
It is a deep exploration of caste-based oppression that has been undertaken on film.
Directed by ...
How to save the planet
For Republic Day
Oxford bookstore is organising an interesting evening in honour of Republic Day. An interactive session on the significance of Republic Day and Swami Vivekananda, an original youth icon, will be conducted. Also, in keeping with the celebration ...
The Indian Sieger Show
The 11th Indian Sieger Show (Annual German Shepherd Dog Show) will be held over the week-end. For further details, call 0422- 2303103.
Venue: SNR Sons College of Arts Ground
Date: January 24 and ...
Fabindia presents Expressions in Khadi – an exhibition of khadi wear for women and men. In shades ranging from subtle earth tones to vibrant hues, this block-printed collection of leheriyas, stripes, amris, mughal ...
The Hotel Residency organises a special buffet menu for lunch and dinner towards celebrating Republic Day. From Kashmiri specialities to delights from Southern India, there menu hopes to suit the taste buds of all. The extensive special is ...
For a good cause
Theatre troupe to perform for a fund-raising event
Miss Cotton City
A beauty pageant comes to town
Nigel Richards, one of the best Scrabble players in the world, insists the game involves more of mathematics and very little word play
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