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Into another era
If you are sick and tired of 21st Century life, just take a break, head for Kumbakonam and rewind to the 19th Century. For, at Hotel Anandham Swamimalai, you simply see, smell and feel ‘heritage’.
Located less than 40 km ...
A dance ballet that re-interprets the Ramayana
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You are what you eat
Looking to drop a few kilos? Starving will not get you anywhere; only proper planning will
Slow down, chew your food
Does eating too fast have anything to do with nutrition?
So, Stanford researchers identified a group of college students who spent many hours a week using up to 12 forms of media, often at the same time, and another group of ‘light multi-taskers’.
They tested the groups while the ...
For hormonal balance
Hormone replacement therapy could benefit ageing men, according to one study. As a person grows old, the blood vessels get thicker, which increases the load on the heart and ups blood pressure.
According to a report in the ...
For the good times
One of the biggest stories in the Indian wine industry in recent years was Vijay Mallya’s buyout of Bouvet Ladubay, the second oldest producer of sparkling wine in the Loire Valley, with a history that goes back to 1851. With an annual ...
Pepper it up!
Bell peppers have a crunchy texture and come in an array of colours ranging from green, red, yellow, orange, purple and brown to black. They are available throughout the year. Bell peppers are not hot. Green and purple peppers have a slightly ...
The rooster rocks
“Kanthaswamy” makes a record first-week collection at the box-office
A couple of years ago, the Malayalam campus film, “Classmates”, came as a whiff of fresh air. It is back in Tamil, and stars Prithviraj (who was also in the original), Priyamani, Karthik Kumar and Shakthi. The film has been made by ...
Konangal Film Society is screening Rashomon, an Akira Kurosawa classic. The story is both surprisingly simple and deceptively complex. The central tale, which tells of the rape of a woman (Machiko Kyo) and the murder of a ...
Quiz time again
Coimbatore Quiz Circle resumes with its weekly quiz meet over the week-end. Topic for school kids is ‘Etymology of English words’ while there is a general quiz for all. For details, call Arjun at 9944709086.
The German movie Nirgendwo In Afrika (Nowhere in Africa) will be screened by Goethe Zentrum. There are a few inevitable Out of Africa moments, but this film is also about the German past. It is based upon ...
For chaat and more
Gangotree, a Chennai-based brand of sweets and chaats, has opened shop in the city. For further details, call 97877 80000 or 0422-4388080.
Venue: 1, Jhampala House, Thirugnana Sambantham Road (Behind Nilgiris), Race ...
New saree shop
Lakshanas Showroom, which specialises in sarees, has opened in Coimbatore. Along with pure silks and synthetic sarees one will also discover salwars and dress materials. For further details, call 0422-4273939.
Venue: 11th ...
Vir Das, was hooted out by audiences at Amateur night shows in Chicago, where he decided to give a shot at stand-up comedy. He recollects, “After a string of bad performances, I managed to get the audience attention, when I yelled at ...
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