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Keeper of the keys
Composer, arranger, performer, educator... Stephen Devassy juggles several hats in his quest to entertain the audience, writes PRINCE FREDERICK

Stars in his eyes
Bangalore-based actor Gulshan Devaiah, who plays KC in ‘Shaitan', on his struggle to make it to Bollywood

Style and substance
Ranjit Lal's writings offer something for everyone. The seasoned author has now come with a new novel ‘Black Limericks'
Managing theatre
U.S. fellowship for Sunil Vishnu of Evam
my Five

Modern Times (1936) is an evergreen pantomime with Chaplin playing the famous tramp. The film traces the life of a common factory-worker who suffers all the ill-effects of a modern, mechanised society. Satirically depicting unemployment, ...

Whip up excitement
Cold stone ice-creams are here. Choose from a variety of fillings to perk up your sundaes
Running in the family

Recently FineWinesnMore, which markets and distributes wine, hosted a dinner for a small group of wine lovers. Wines were paired with elegantly-plated dishes, each vintage received a little introduction, tasting notes were exchanged, ...

Making music everywhere
Young composer Sachin Gupta whose fascination for music takes him places
Beauty And Wellness

The hazards of the couch
A mounting body of evidence suggests that too much television can have severe repercussions on the heart
Cable cobra
Try these moves for a muscular back
Building the back

Training routines for the back need special attention because a lot of trainees perform plenty of exercises only for their ‘lats,' which forms the outer part of the back. They forget to perform movements for the middle back, trapezius, ...

How to make...Parangikai thuvayal
A simple yet tasty dish that serves well as an accompaniment

Three cheers for upma
The humble upma wins a top prize in New York. Here's why it's a hot favourite

The story of an art icon
Catch a biopic on artist Georgia O'Keeffe
Now showing

Director Bala’s tryst with humour seems to have gone down well with the audiences, even if there is no great story to boast of. Vishal, who has put in a whole lot of effort into his role of a squint-eyed, slightly effeminate boy born ...

T-Pain and the joy
R&B artiste and producer T-Pain on growing up in Tallahassee, the new album, and why he uses Auto-Tune

Rules of living in the wild
Watch “Dual Survival” on Discovery Channel in July

Extraordinary tales
“Fooled By Nature” presents a peek into intriguing lives of animals
Celebrating music
Get a peek into Michael Jackson's life on the Oprah Winfrey Show
Tube watch

Actress and anti-sex trafficking activist Demi Moore has partnered with the CNN Freedom Project to throw light on the shocking trade of human life. In Nepal's Stolen Children, Moore heads to Nepal to join Anuradha Koirala and her organisation, ...

Improving skills

The Advanced Learning Institute (Asia) presents Shika, an English language learning initiative, targeted at young men and women who have secured admissions into professional colleges. Lateral entry candidates in engineering from vernacular ...

A whiff of the Valley
Mamallapuram welcomed handicraft businessmen who left Kashmir years ago. But, as tourism improves in the Valley and competition gets tougher here, will they have a change of heart?

Seaside story

I 've always wanted to go to Bali, famed for its beautiful beaches and fine architecture. Turns out I just have to drive down to Turtle On The Beach at Kovalam for a slice of Bali!

Once you step inside this new boutique hotel, which is ...

Rewarding the stars
Vijay Awards return with its fifth edition

Bring your aprons out
‘Mallika-E-Kitchen Cooking Contest' is back!
Wired In

SMS and surf
There's no need for a swanky phone or Internet. A new platform txtWeb allows users web access through SMSes sent from any kind of phone

In black and white

Amaara presents an exhibition of ready-to-wear Indo-Westerns featuring their “Black Magic” and “White Style” collection.

Address: 27 / 14 C.V. Raman Road, Alwarpet

Date: June 27-July 5

Time: 10.30 ...

Modern classics

Collage showcases Puja Arya's collection ‘Imprints'. The dresses, tunics, jackets and saris in chiffon are a medley of print on print with subtle surface ornamentation.

Venue: Collage

Address: 153, Greams Road

Date: ...

Music night

The Alliance Française of Madras presents Niranjani Iyer's ‘Around The Wandering Shadow'. A unique performance inspired by the book Why The Child Was Cooked In Polenta by Aglaja Veteranyi, the piece looks at the outsider and the ...

Kotwara collection

Evoluzione hosts Meera and Muzaffar Ali's Kotwara, a collection of sheer flowing organzas and chiffons in pastels.

Venue: Evoluzione

Address: 30 Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam

Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tel: 2833 ...

Colours of life

Tangerine and Ilango's Art Space present ‘Soul of the Sand', an exhibition of paintings by G. Johnson.

Venue: Tangerine

Address: 5, Murrays Gate Road, Alwarpet

Date: Till June 30

Tel: 98412 ...

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