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Saturday, July 18, 2009
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Back to the basics
THE RELUCTANT GOURMET
The Hardy Boy!
Bend, swing and loop. It’s not an aerobics class but Chef Hardy Cheung from Hong Kong demonstrating how dough can be made into noodles
MY GRANDMA'S RECIPE
How to make...Masala beans poriyal
A new spicy twist to the good old beans curry
My Five -- SANJAY NAIR
Formed in 1966, Cream was the first top group to exploit the power-trio format, laying the foundation for much blues-rock and hard rock of the 1960s and 70s. Of the trio (Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton), Clapton had the biggest ...
Enjoying Chennai life
German Anja Richter marvels at people treating her so differently just because she is a foreigner
Tangled up in clues
The 39 Clues series with its multiplatform approach involving books, an online treasure hunt, and a set of cards, has the Twitter generation agog
Staying fit as you age
That you gain fat in grey years is a misconception
One step at a time
Want an incredible body? Sweat it out
To keep your diet high in natural salicylates (the main ingredient in aspirin that helps prevent heart attacks), eat more oranges, raspberries, apricots and cherries.
For additional salicylates, season foods with cinnamon, curry powder, ...
Is your child choosy about food?
Do parents’ eating habits influence their children’s food choices? Kathleen Doheny finds out
KFC launches Game Box, a new meal offer that packs in a free gaming CD by Zapak with hit games such as Standfood, Tutrix, Alien Shooter 1, Theseus, Off Road Arena, and Cubozoid.
It also includes various options to choose from the menu. For ...
Snack time, folks!
La Boulangerie opens café at Vanilla Children Place
Head to the British Council for an evening of films on ‘Climate Change’
Multi-faceted Luke Kenny turns TV anchor with Rolling Stone
I sat facing the perennial river Munnar that bejewels this picturesque boutique hotel, munching simple and tasty South Indian breakfast of ‘pongal, idli, vada’. Birds chirped in the background and the river flowed gently, winding its ...
Choose from a range of artefacts and more at Poompuhar’s exhibition
Give shape to ideas
Create magic with Funskool’s Playdoh and win exciting gift hampers this Sunday
Variety on view
Handicrafts and handlooms from different parts of the country on display
Bring on the festivities
DakshinaChitra has a series of events planned for the months ahead
Prana, a band made up of three doctors and a sound engineer, has released its debut album ‘Mazhaithuli’
Catch an exhibition of works by P. Saraswati. Trained under well-known artist S. Dhanapal, she plays with colours, shapes, textures and rhythm.
Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi
Address: 4, Greams Road
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Ha! The wait is finally over. Boy-wizard Harry Potter and his friends are back, with this sixth film in the series. They face darker dangers and mysteries. But, happily there’s plenty of teen romance between Harry and Ron’s sister ...
Gallery Sri Parvathi pays homage to noted artist A.P. Santhana Raj, by presenting an exhibition of works by 24 of his students, including Adimoolam, Alphonso Doss, Dakshinamoorthy, Senathipathi, Thotta Tharrani, and Trotsky Marudu. ...
Gear up for ‘La Dolce Vita’, an Italian food festival in Azulia. Take your pick from the a la carte menu, inlcuding the quintessentially Italian anti pasti, pizzas from the beech oven, pastas, risottos, and led seafood tempered ...
How about some kebab sizzlers and tenderloin steaks with peppercorn cream? The Ambassador Pallava presents a Sizzler Fest. You choose from a variety of flavoured sizzlers — Vegetable Cordon Bleu, Vegetable Fajitas with Mexican salsa, ...
Play and learn
Oxford Bookstore hosts a session on Storytrails, to inculcate reading habit among the kids. The session consists of role-plays, games and stories, for children aged six to 12.
Address: 39/12, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam ...
Everything You Need To Know — Hurricanes
Everything You Need To Know presents facts and stories about a wide variety of subjects. The show deconstructs and reinvents subjects. This episode gives all the information and interesting nuggets about hurricanes. Sample these: a hurricane ...
To brother, with love
Rakhsha Bandhan is a time for celebration and sibling revelry. This year, it falls on August 5. And, even if your brother is away from you, you can send him a rakhi in time with TNT.
Its Rakhi Bandhan allows you to send a rakhi to ...
TEHCNO STREET: SHOOT IN STYLE
CANON EOS 500D
Looking for a high-end digital camera? Here are some options
The Nikon contains 12.3-megapixels, a self-cleaning device for dust removal, and it starts up in a ridiculously fast 0.15 seconds. Not too shabby. Not too cheap, either. Visit www.nikon.co.in
Here, your money gets you 10 megapixels — that’s more than enough for most users — face detection for up to 15 visages, and a 2.5-inch LCD to frame it all on. Visit www.panasonic.com ...
Bargain seekers could do a lot worse than this 10-megapixel camera with a shooting speed of 3.5fps and a built-in image stabiliser to stave off wobblevision. Visit www.olympus.com
Price: Rs. ...
SONY DSLR A350K
At the more budget end of the DSLR spectrum comes thisS, with a chunky 14 megapixels, a 2.7-inch screen and an anti-dust system. That’s value for money. Visit www.sony.co.in
Price: Rs. ...
Back with a bang
Baba Sehgal has a lot lined up for his second innings
Head in the right direction
Helmets protect children travelling on two-wheelers, but why are they not popular here?
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