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Dumb-bell wrist curls
Try these moves for great looking forearms
If you are agitated about something before heading to the gym, sit down for a few minutes, count to 10, breathe deeply, relax and then leave. Though workouts help in improving mood and anger management, hitting the weights when you are angry or ...
Do you have to get specific?
Sport-specific skills matter, but so does raw athleticism
My five - Sujatha Shanmugham
Carnival of Rust is a worthy successor to the ever famous Late Goodbye of the Max Payne game series. The music is a pure blend of distinctive hard rock and harmony with the lyrics that leave the listener deeply contemplative or even sardonic ...
A popular Scandinavian dish, it consists of raw salmon fillets cured with a dry marinade of sugar, sea salt, pepper and chopped dill (alcohols such as vodka are employed in some variations), and is served thinly sliced on crisp bread with boiled ...
Doing chicken right
KFC opens Chennai’s fifth and the country’s 50th outlet here
How to make...Mani kozhukattai
Vinayaka Chaturthi’s favourite dish is here
The cell bazaar
A lowdown on Samsung's new phone. Nokia's upgrade of the E71 and others soon to come.
If you swear by Nokia’s E71, then there is no reason why you wouldn’t love the new E72. It gets the E75’s superb email experience and comes with an optical navigation key for more intuitive scrolling through menus, emails and ...
Sony Ericsson Aino
The Aino is a media phone which automatically synchronises with your PC and updates the content on the phone automatically over Wi-Fi. It also connects to a PS3 via Remote Play and can access media from anywhere in the world. ...
Nokia XpressMusic 5530
Offered in five vivid colours, the XpressMusic 5530 is the latest from Nokia in this category. The newbie shares almost all the features of the 5800, but at a much lower price. Expect it to be around 10K. ...
The GM730 is the first smartphone to offer the new version of Windows Mobile 6.5. Integrated with LG’s innovative S-Class user interface, it promises to be the most functional and easiest to use smartphone. ...
Tastes like home
Have a go at the ethnic food fest at Malgudi
Making a difference
T. T. Rangarajan’s Unposted Letter was launched in the city
This much-awaited film has finally hit the screens, and if trade reports are anything to go by, promises to be a great entertainer. Vikram debuts as singer in this ‘superman-style’ movie, whose numbers are already rocking the ...
We the people
Join a global discussion on democracy with ten films from award-winning directors
Of rights and wrongs
Human Rights find expression through cinema at the Alliance Française of Madras
Sample Chennai’s heritage, people and tradition
Where learning is fun
Enchanting Elves launches a playschool
Small signboards saying “low voice”, “soft talk”, “no noise”, “whisper”, “silence speaks” make me go mum even before I step into this beautiful property. The staff welcomes me with a ...
Marina Towers organises a special lunch and dinner buffet ‘Madras Pattanam – Good old days are back’. Listen to golden oldies, shop for bangles and indulge in biryani, sundal, murukku, food from push carts and maami’s ...
Global Adjustments organises a book launch of Looking for P. James written by British author, Darren Burnham. It is the story of an expat who has travelled through the streets of Chennai and has captured photo images of different parts ...
Collage launches Aneeth Arora’s new line Pero, which draws its inspiration from the attire of Marwari men. Work shirts, bhopalis and kurtas are given a contemporary look. Egg shell buttons and running stitches give the creations a ...
Oggy and the Cockroaches
A comic series – “Oggy and the Cockroaches” – premiers on Nick. Oggy is a content, lazy and a tender fat blue cat who would usually spend his days watching TV and cooking, if it weren’t for the three pesky ...
Havana, the resto-bar introduces Business Mondays. Professionals will be eligible for 50 per cent discount between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. This includes cover charges on entry, food and beverages. This is applicable for all Mondays only. ...
The American Library, U.S. Consulate-General screens the film “Changeling” (142 minutes) and the documentary “Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography” (92 minutes). Contact the consulate regarding security ...
An evening of music
Time to listen to some global tunes
Benjarong hosts a Thai Food Festival till August 30, to commemorate the monsoon. The fest is open for lunch and dinner between 12.15 p.m. and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. Start off with jungle chilli, goong sarong (prawns wrapped with ...
Welcome the harvest
Indulge in traditional Onam sadhya
Remains of the day
The Steve Borgia Indian Heritage Museum showcases artefacts left behind by the British
The best of Barua
Watch a retrospective of the much-feted Jahnu Barua’s films
The rich odyssey
Star World brings you the lives of the filthy-rich Darlings of New York with the series “Dirty Sexy Money” (Tuesday, 10 p.m.). The show features a cast that includes Emmy nominee Peter Krause, Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland ...
Dress up for Onam
Its time for Onam and Kalpastree has come up with a kasavu collection. There are the traditional rich-looking cream kasavu saris and also new-age ones with baby pink, mauve, leaf green and crimson on the border and pallav. The borders sport many ...
Where cultures meet
The India Immersion Centre of Global Adjustments has opened its membership to Indians
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