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FINE WINE
Running in the family

Recently Fine WinesnMore, 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, ...


The hazards of the couch
A mounting body of evidence suggests that too much television can have severe repercussions on the heart
Beauty And Wellness

Watch what you eat
Namita Jain in her two new books tells you that following a diet to lose weight is a mind game
Cable cobra
Try these moves for a muscular back
QUICK TIP
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, ...
Food

Sunday brunch has it all
With plenty of food choices and a bonus dip in the pool included, the Sunday brunch at Le Meridien is elaborate and a fun- filled family affair


QUICKFIX
Chicken and ham roll

Clean the chicken breast and cut accordingly to make a sheet. Marinate the chicken with salt, crushed pepper, rosemary and olive oil.

Make a raw tomato paste for stuffing. Stuff the chicken with raw tomato paste seasoned with salt and ...


CHEW ON THIS
Palaver sauce

Palaver sauce is a type of stew widely eaten in West Africa. The word palaver comes from the Portuguese language and means a talk, lengthy debate or quarrel. It is unclear how this led to the name of the stew. One theory is that when the stew ...
Books

Temple tales come alive
Amar Chitra Katha launches a series on the temples of India
Cinema

The Rani of Cinema
A tribute to T. P. Rajalakshmi, the first woman director of South Indian cinema, in her centenary year


HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Example of elegance

Brit beauty Rosie Huntington-Whiteley gives the impression of elegance and poise in her career as a model-turned-actress but the Victoria's Secret pin-up says, in reality, she is anything but that. “There is a big difference between ...


Mending her heart with song

Taylor Swift has kept it no secret that she writes about her exes in all her songs. “A lot of my songs are about those full-blown relationships and absolute heart-wrenching break-ups, but then some of them are just about thinking of ...


Friends' list shrinks

Since cleaning up her private life and calming down her wild ways, Lindsay Lohan has had to make sure she ‘weeds out' a number of her friends. The former child star says she has cut off a number of people she used to call her buddies ...


Glee-ful times ahead?

A whole host of Hollywood stars have made cameos on “Glee” and it looks like Katie Holmes could be the latest familiar face to make an appearance at McKinley High. Producers want the brunette beauty to play the younger and sexier ...
Music

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
Television

In the wild
Watch “Dual Survival” on Discovery Channel
Miscellany


Events

Food fest

Film screening

Kino Paradise as part of its movie screening will screen ‘The Bicycle Thieves'.

Venue: Kishath Hall, Tripunithura

Date: June 26

Time: 6 ...


Movie Club

Don Bosco IMAGE as part of its Saturday movie screening will screen ‘Central Station'.

Venue: Don Bosco IMAGE, Vennala

Date: June 25

Time: 6. 30 ...


Drumbeats

Noted hand-drummer Jamal Mohammed, a Lebanese, now settled in Chicago, will conduct a lec-dem on the exotic Doumbek drum.

Venue: Sivapoorna Auditorium, Tripunithura.

Date: June 26

Time: 6 ...


Music

Sree Poornathrayeesa Sangeetha Sabha will present a Carnatic vocal concert by Shreyas Narayanan.

Venue: Sivapoorna Auditorium, Tripunithura.

Date: June 26.

Time: 6.30 ...


Njattuvela Fest

Moozhikulam Sala, in association with the Museum of Natural History (New Delhi), Taluk Library Council (Aluva), All Kerala Photographer's Association (Ernakulam) and IB Services (Ernakulam) presents ‘Njattuvela Mahotsavam' a celebration ...


Sunday brunch

A spread worth a King, Queen and li'l princes and princesses and loads of fun at the ‘Sunday Brunch'.

Venue: Treasure Trove

Date: June 26 (Sunday)

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 ...


Ghazals

Devadaru, G. Devarajan Master Foundation, will organise ‘Sadaa-e-Ghazal', an evening of ghazals by Jitesh Sundaram.

Venue: Abad, Chullikal

Date: June 25

Time: 6. 30 ...


Book release

The Konkani Bhasha Prachar Sabha is organising a book release function of a book of poetry by N. Purushothama Mallaya.

Venue: Konkani Bhasha Bhavan Hall

Address: Cherlai Junction, near Syndicate Bank

Date: June 26

Time: ...


Art show

Bindhi Art Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Anoop Kalarikkal, Abraham Alex, Prashanth T. F., Anoop Kumar V. S. and Sajo Joseph.

Venue: Bindhi Art Gallery

Address: Kalathil Velayudhan Nair Road, via Diwan's ...


Kathakali

Edapally Kathakali Aswadakasadas will organise ‘Santhanagopalam' kathakali.

Venue: Changampuzha Park

Date: June 25

Time: 6 ...


Probing air crashes

January 20th, 1992. High over France's Alsace region, Air Inter Flight 148 starts its descent to Strasbourg airport. An Airbus A320, the aircraft is the world's first to rely on computerised commands to control it, and while its autopilot had ...


The future

Imagine living on floating cities, flying through skies along virtual highways, the future trains, driving underwater, living up to 150 years and travelling the world at the touch of a button. A world of science fiction, not ...


Discount sale

Sankalp, a boutique in Panampilly Nagar is playing host to a discount sale (upto 20 per cent) of silk saris, salwar kurtas materials, kurtas etc which are guaranteed to steal your heart and tug at your purse strings. Concludes June ...
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
People

Style and substance
Seasoned author Ranjit Lal talks about his new book “Black Limericks” and the value of minor talents


Think small, yet reap big
Nila Madhab Panda, director of “I am Kalam”, on what drew him to films



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