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Driven by challenges
TAFE Director Mallika Srinivasan talks to GEETA PADMANABHAN about acquiring business skills and steering the company to greater heights
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Designs on you
Drape yourself in hand-crafted elegance

Fast and firm-fisted
You can protect yourself and others using gentle force, says PRINCE FREDERICKafter attending a SHORINJI KEMPO workout

My five - Imran Moin

A 1984 single by Wham! It reached number one in nearly 25 countries, selling about six million copies worldwide. It was Michael’s first number one single as solo artist, and ranks one of the most successful songs of the 1980s. The song ...

The old canteen
Where it’s at: By the defunct old canteen (hence the name), this breezy quadrangle is surrounded by laboratories on three sides and an open ground on the fourth.

What’s to love:

If ...

“This city has had a huge impact on my life”
U.S. Vice Consul Ariel Howard says life here is like a fascinating case study
New destination for diners
Eating out Kokum, the new restaurant in MRC Nagar, scores with its deliciously diverse fare, especially seafood
The tyranny of the tasting note
Last month, the New York Times’ wine critic Eric Asimov made a presentation at a symposium titled the Tyranny of the Tasting Note. His talk, which is summarised from a summary by another wine writer and blogger, went ...
The Jewish version of the ubiquitous potato pancake, made by shallow frying grated potato, with salt and chopped onion added for flavouring. A beaten egg is stirred into the potato and onion mixture (for binding), before the pancakes are fried. ...
How to make...Keluthi Meen Kozhambu
Cooked in a mud pot, the fish is left to absorb all the flavours overnight
Food bytes
Pizza Marinara
With a perfectly sized base and crust that is neither too thick nor too thin, this pizza comes with a ‘margarita’ base of tomato sauce and cheese and is topped generously with seafood — fresh fish, prawns, calamari and ...
Snap decision
The Koreans came up with their first 8-meg version in the Innov8 and now they’re out with their first touch-sensitive 8-meg cam-phone, which is expected to hit the stands soon! The Pixon is 3G enabled, packs a 3.2-inch touchscreen and works ...
LG KC910
Here’s what LG promotes as the slimmest 8-meg touchscreen phone and a successor to the Viewty. The phone boasts a series of top-line imaging features including Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics and a xenon flash. And, of course image ...
Sony Ericsson C905
Though LG was the first to come up with the 8-meg standard, Sony Ericsson was the first to introduce it to Indian markets, with the chunky shooter. Though it missed out on Blink detection and Smile detection — features that the Innov8 ...
Sony Ericsson W995
The Walkman that snaps in 8-megs is what Sony Ericsson claims on this phone. Beyond its Walkman player, 8.1-megapixel camera, Wi Fi connectivity, accelerometer and some 3D motion-sensing games, the W995 offers a YouTube player and new Media Go ...
Nokia N86
It’s official: the market leaders are coming up with their 8-meg version too! What sets it apart from its competitors is its video capabilities. The N86 will be the first Nseries phone to sport a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, which ...

The magic of Mishti
FASHION Mehta Jewellery showcases a new line by Mumbai-based design studio Mishti


After playing lover boy and someone who takes on the system, it is Madhavan’s turn to spook audiences.

This bilingual (“13 B” in Hindi) is about how a household starts reflecting what’s happening on a TV show ...

Indo-Japanese tunes
Listen to music from Japanese instruments

Jazz it up
Two jazz bands will play the compositions of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on March 13 and 14

Make War, Not Love… MTV Splitsvilla 2

The first episode starts off with an introduction between the contestants and host, Nikhil Chinnappa’s announcement of a party in the evening — for couples only. What follows is a whirlwind of flirting, proposals, rejections and ...

Juju for kids
Popular show “Tak and the Power of Juju”will be aired on Nick from March 9


A close encounter
Vicky Kapoor of the International Krav Maga Federation
Day-dreaming stories
British novelist Will Adams on his latest work “The Exodus Quest”

Rustic retreat
After a ride through potholes, heavy traffic and then, through unspoilt countryside, a palette of brick red structures and terracotta pots and figures, deep greenery and brown earth beckon you to the Taj Kuteeram. The spray from the pond-fountain ...

Yoga for body and mind

A one-day Self Management Funshop based on Classical Arkayoga called “3M Magick of Mindfullness” will be conducted by Yogacharini Maitreyi of Arkaya who will de-mystify spirituality to make it applicable to daily life. The ...

Packed with thrills

The Madras Players presents Shreekumar Varma’s “Midnight Hotel”, a comedy thriller, about the wonky workings of a hotel in Puducherry. Donor passes are priced at Rs. 250 and Rs. 150. A limited number of student passes priced ...

Film fest

A Canadian Children’s Film Festival features some interesting movies. The line-up: “Bach and Broccoli” (March 9), “Tadpole and the Whale” (March 10), “The Clean Machine” (March 11), and “The ...


Of Rajasthani and Mughal miniature paintings from the Kishangarh and Jaipur schools. Prices range from Rs. 150 to Rs. 300.

Venue Sunny Sistems – The Gallery

Address New No: 58, 2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, ...

Korean artefacts

The Korea Publications Exchange Association hosts an exhibition of arts and crafts from Korea. It features water colour paintings, oil paintings and embroidered handmade silk with Korean scenery. Ceramics and flower vases are also for sale. ...

Women, the driving force
A car treasure hunt and other fun activities for women will be held at the Chennai Citi Centre tomorrow
Ugadi Utsav
DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu, will celebrate Ugadi Utsav, the Telugu New Year, in traditional style from March 14 to March 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding Tuesday.

The nine-day festival will showcase the culture of Andhra Pradesh ...

Celebrating a milestone
Play Coop presents a cultural programme today

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