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Now, on a straight track
R.RAJARAM takes down valuable tips on umpiring from cricket's national hero of yesteryears, S.Venkataraghavan.
Etiquette & Protocol

Sign of the times
Non-verbal communication works effectively in a multi-cultural society
Fitness

Chronic care
With certain safety measures, kids with chronic illness can enjoy their normal childhood
Face Facts

Fragrant way to beauty
Aromatherapy not only helps tackle problems such as acne but also makes you feel good
Health

Facts about miscarriage
Miscarriage is the body's way of ending a pregnancy that is not developing normally
Voice Your Views : Rehabilitation of tsunami victims

Sustained effort by all will contribute to the early rehabilitation of the affected and the fishing folk as well, whose role in the economy is major ...


Arts & Crafts

What is baroque art?
SUPPOSEDLY DERIVED from the Portuguese word for misshapen pearl, Baroque has three current meanings in the English language - to describe the dominant art style in Europe in the 17th Century, as a general label for the period when this style ...
Still STICKing to the ART
Leather puppeteers are driven to penury for lack of patronage, says T. SARAVANAN.
Sport

Right move at right time
SYED MUTHAHAR SAQAF writes about the passion of Tiruchiites for chess.
Eating Out

Refreshingly new treat
The Cauvery guarantees variety food at an affordable price.
Green Notes

Spectacular cannas
Kalvazhai - for colourful foliage and exuberant blooms
Travel

Embalmed by Nature
Sathanur: a tree that is as old as forever, says SOMA BASU
Entertainment

Pongal pasting
PONGAL 2005 has turned out to be a nightmare for Tamil cinema. Out of six releases only "Tirupachi" turned out to be an average grosser, while the rest have flopped. The trade blames the tsunami and its after effects for the drop in collections. ...
Brand equity
LALOO PRASAD Yadav is one of the biggest brand names in Indian politics. Now a Bollywood film, releasing this week, is cashing in on his brand equity and is aptly titled "Padmasree Laloo Prasad Yadav". Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the maverick ...
Black is beautiful
SUDDENLY THE word `black' is in vogue in Bollywood, which once considered it to be a bad omen to have titles with this word. In the next few days, films like "Blackmail", "Black" and `Black Friday" are due for release. The last film with the word ...
Treasure hunt
"NATIONAL TREASURE" starring Nicolas Cage is his biggest hit and had grossed $165 million at the U.S. box-office. It is a big budget Jerry Bruckhenner production and has all his signature touches, including a lot of pyrotechnics, shoots outs, car ...


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