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Behind the bamboo shoots
For social entrepreneurs Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula, bamboo is an agent of social change, a means to create green livelihoods. SANGEETHA DEVI DUNDOO gets the details

My Five

For any action movie buff this film is a bible of sorts. A high octane thriller that gets better and better as the movie unfolds, it has superb acting by Matt Damon. Another highlight is the music scored by John Powell, which peps up the ...

Next Issue

The topic for the next Voice Your Views column scheduled for April 4 is “Fitness and diet during summer”

Send your responses before March 31 by email to

Your responses should not exceed 100 ...
Beauty And Wellness

Smart ticket to health
Take control of your health and make living an exhilarating experience

Rest your wrist
Here's how to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome
To maximise weight loss

Should a trainee aspiring fat loss use light weights and perform more repetitions? Though training with a medium weight using high reps has value in the regimen of athletes and bodybuilders, intense training performed using heavy weights on ...

Kitchen capers
Waffles meet vadais, thattai biscotti and avial ratatouille. Welcome to a more relaxed, intimate style of fusion cooking

Cook up this bean feast
Try this vegan dish for Lent
Runeberg's torte

Runebergintorttu or Runeberg's torte is a Finnish pastry flavoured with almonds and rum, usually weighing about 100 grams. There is usually raspberry jam in a sugar ring on the tart.

The torte gets its name from the Finnish poet Johan ...

Coastal flavours

Experience the unique culinary style from the lust western coast of India which will bring the sea food specialties from Malvani and Malabari to Mangalorean and Goan regions of India at the Coastal Food fest. Live Coastal music from these ...

A tale of two mothers
The non-fiction film “Made in India” focusses on the sensitive issues of surrogacy and women's rights, without passing judgment or taking sides

Lounging in lounge
DJ Ravin, resident DJ of Buddha-Bar, Paris, gets set to make the Capital groove.

Deadly animals at home
‘Fatal Attractions' throws light on having unusual pets and its consequences

The vulture has landed
Vultures make great scavengers and keep the environment disease-free. But their dwindling numbers could spell disaster, say experts
Wired In

For big screen action

With performance-boosting tricks such as a new, faster colour wheel and a higher contrast ratio of 3,500:1, the full-HD W1000+ offers improved picture quality over last year's Benq W1000, for almost 18k less. With two HDMIs and a PC connection ...

Switch it off
Earth hour tomorrow
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Upload your talent
A new website seeks to give upcoming artists a forum to showcase and market their talent

Weft, warp and weave
Lustrous silks and cool cottons come alive in a riot of colours at Weaves

Virtual meets real
Create cricket teams online, and bag prizes if the players score!
Wired In

On a virtual wicket
Here's Allrounderz, an online game for cricket fans

Traditional weaves

Vasanthi presents a collection of Kanchi pattu patterns and designs reproduced in lightweight cottons, cotton silks and polyvastra blends with exquisite prints.

Venue: Anagha, lane between post office and GVK One, Road no. 1, Banjara ...

Mixed media

Artist Anupama Choudary presents Pages in Time, a collection of paintings in mixed media.

Venue: The Corner House Gallery, Road No.44, Jubilee Hills

Date: From March 26 to April 4

Contact: 2355 844, 99664 ...

Jewellery designs

The Sakhi Spring Festival sale launches Indian jewellery brand Amrapali, featuring saris, salwars and kurtis. A discount up to 50 per cent is on offer.

Venue: Sakhi by Chandras, Rd. No. 12, Banjara Hills

Date: Till April ...

Handcrafted accessories

Dâram has launched contemporary handcrafted home accessories incorporating traditional Indian craft techniques from the organisation ‘Then & Now'. The accessories are made of wood incorporating techniques of Madhubani of Bihar, ...

Theatre fest

Sutradhar theatre group is celebrating World Theatre Day on March 27 with its play Siyaah Haashiye, a dramatised narration of Saadat Hasan Manto's short stories in Urdu, conceived, designed and directed by Deepti Girotra. Donor passes of Rs. ...


Jagapathi Babu reinvents himself in a police uniform for the umpteenth time in the company of Vimala Raman. This A. Arun Prasad directed venture is the second one after his earlier ‘Maa Nanna Chiranjeevi' that didn't do too ...


Albedo Ben has stolen the Ultimatrix from Azmuth and has used it to kidnap Gwen and Kevin. Ben goes to face Albedo Ben and rescue his friends when he discovers that Albedo Ben has been working in conjunction with Vilgax. Ben is defeated by the ...

Graphic wonders

City-based Rachana Art Gallery, which is aimed at bringing art closer to the people by arranging exhibitions for artistes and making available limited edition reproductions of original masterpieces to art connoisseurs at very affordable ...

The green guard
Former couture designer Satish Sikha was at NIFT, showcasing his eco fabric

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