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Music composer/ programmer Gopi Sunder talks about living and breathing music, as Nita Sathyendran tunes in

My Five

Perhaps the most influential film made in Hollywood in the1990s. The non-linear way of storytelling and the heavy violence had its share of naysayers, but talent and content prevailed. Samuel L. Jackson's electrifying performance, John ...

‘I've become wiser'
Vivek Oberoi on the multi-lingual ‘Rakta Charitra', getting married, and learning with experience
Here comes the sun
Boost your vitamin D reserves by grabbing some fresh air
River valley high

Sitting in your private balcony with a mug of aromatic tea, you look down a panoramic valley of lush green; it's like stepping into a picture book. Charming houses dot the Kandy plateau as roads wind their way through tea plantations. The cup ...

Standing low cable row
Build a strong back with these moves
Pilates and posture
Exercises such as Pilates help improve posture
Mix for muscle

How should a person training with weights combine exercises for different muscle groups? Irrespective of goals such as training for fitness or body building, training splits can be made using a variety of combinations. Each muscle can be ...

Blu-ray goes 3D
Since “Avatar” stormed cinemas with its blue-hued 3D vision, home cinema has been embracing the third dimension. With a growing choice of Blu-ray decks combining top-quality 2D performance and 3D capability, and the PS3 soon offering a 3D firmware upgrade, future proofing yourself is easy and cheap, for once.
Watts mystified by Monroe

Naomi Watts seems to be having a little trouble with her blonde ambition. The Aussie actor is set to play legendary screen siren Marilyn Monroe in a big budget biopic, but she admits the prospect is almost overwhelming, and she has no idea ...

Keira set for alien adventure?

Keira Knightley may blast off into outer space for some Alien hunting. The Atonement beauty is rivalling Natalie Portman for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, which will tell the tale of the killer creatures before the original Alien, starring ...

Dan's pottering about

Daniel Radcliffe has promised to re-live his Harry Potter years in one marathon DVD session — and he's dreading it! The 21-year-old actor has completed back-to-back filming on the last two Harry Potter movies, but still has one duty to ...

Kristen's on a fun trip

Gossip Girl beauty Kristen Bell is perfect for a little slapstick — because she can't help making a fool of herself! The Burlesque beauty says she is so accident-prone that taking a tumble on comedy movies comes easy to her. “The ...

Cher, the charmer

Extrovert songstress Cher had a ball filming her new movie Burlesque until she was upstaged by her younger co-stars. The Oscar-winner who continues to look great for her age, admits she found the early mornings a struggle, had to make an ...

Seasoned with sensitivity
This International Chef's Day, chefs from across the world stepped out of their kitchens, to launch a world-wide humanitarian aid initiative

Serve with nostalgia
An all-time favourite this simple, mouth-watering dish can be served hot or cold

Sekihan is a Japanese traditional dish. It is a sticky rice steamed with azuki beans, which give it a reddish colour. Sekihan is often served on special occasions throughout the year, because its red colour is symbolic of happiness in Japan. ...

Mishti dohi

Boil milk. Reduce it to less than half of a litre (approximately 400 ml) on slow heat. While reducing, keep stirring the boiling milk continuously so that there is no froth formation on top. When milk is sufficiently thickened add sugar slowly ...

Food Bytes

Who are these food blog writers? And why do they put so much of time and effort into their blogs? Well, meet Blake. “My name's Blake, and I'm a 28-year-old blogger living in New Orleans with my wonderful wife and best friend, Beez, and ...

Signature Dish

Chewy and crunchy, it is the nostalgically familiar coconut jaggery sweet in a new avatar. Dense jaggery holding on to freshly grated coconut, flavoured mildly with cardamom and pressed to resemble a cookie, it takes you back to the school ...


Watch Hairy Biker's Mum's Know Best, which aims to bring together grannies, moms and daughters who love to cook. Foodie friends Simon King and David Myers have undertaken a nationwide search for Britain's lost recipes, to help create a massive ...

New hope
New actor Pallavi Sharda talks about her entry into Bollywood and more

What a chimp!
Michael Jackson makes his debut on Animal Planet!

Seeing the unseen
Radio jockey Malishka talks about hosting “It happens Only in India”, a travel show on Fox History & Entertainment

The call of the city
Actor-director M. Sasikumar on his latest venture

Myanmar ahoy!
Myanmar has changed a lot

Oratorical contest

The All Kerala Chinmaya Oratorical Contest will be conducted by Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Tripunithura.

Venue: Chinmayam Hall, Layam Road (Tripunithura)

Date: October 23

Time: 9. 30 ...

Food fete

An authentic fare of naadan food with tharavu curry, ayela curry, puttu-kadala curry, thattu dosa etc.

Venue: Lotus 8 Hotel, Nedumbasserry

Date: On till November 14

Time: 7 p.m. – 11 ...

Musical treat

Viji Musics has extended its ‘Navaratri Music Festival', the sale of music CDs, VCDs, DVDs and whole of lot other goodies.

Venue: Lotus Club

Date: On till October 24

Time: 9 a.m. – 9 ...


Naadan food


Tanishq presents ‘Queen of Diamonds', a festival of jewellery, as part of which there are exciting prizes to be won (subject to certain conditions). There will also be a lucky draw besides many other offers.

Venue: Tanishq, Padma ...


Jayasurya, Anoop Menon and Samvritha Sunil play the main roles in this thriller directed by newcomer Arun Kumar, editor of many of Priyadarshan's movies. The film is about three strangers who come to a metropolis. Their lives get entangled and ...


At twenty-four, he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful.

No one knew the other side of Dan ...

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