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Turning heads
Designer Vivek Karunakaran’s strength lies in the attention he pays to detail, says SHONALI MUTHALALY

Queen-sized escapades
This one tells you everything about the private lives of Indian maharanis

Lessons for life
Subroto Bagchi’s second book is as disarming as the author
Beauty And Wellness

Divya Kumar shrugs off the nerves to find herself foot tapping to some infectious rock music at the Modern Jive class
Weight training for heart health
Weight training along with cardiovascular training has a major role in preventing heart disease
Eat enough proteins

‘Wrong,’ says celebrated nutritionist Chris Aceto. There is no such thing as ‘toning,’ he adds. Toning is usually understood as adding a small amount of lean muscle and increasing its firmness while reducing body fat. ...

The goose trail

It’s all about nature at this hangout. The small square of green lawn provides pleasant seating through most of the year, the pretty banyan tree gives you all the shade you need and the travelling trio of geese are your constant ...

My Five

With a brilliant guitar riff and pounding drums, Lateralus absolutely blew me away. The heavily laden mathematical progressions in its instruments, especially the Fibonacci sequence in the drum beats, makes this song exceptional. A very ...

Get a taste of Seoul
Korean cuisine, with its brash, bold flavours, may be the next big thing

Zaffrani Murg Hawa Mahal

Heat butter in a pan; add besan flour, crushed pepper, chicken chunks and salt, and cook it till it is half done. Set aside.

Skewer the chicken chunks into a tandoori seekh.

Mix egg, cheese and saffron and apply over the chicken. ...

Coronet Special Chicken Biriyani
This dish is Coronet’s version of the well-known biriyani, and is served with plenty of fried curry leaves.

It has a reddish appearance and looks and tastes somewhat like the Sri Lankan lampreis; it combines rice, strips of omelette, ...

Century egg
Also known as the 1000-year egg or Ming dynasty egg. A Chinese delicacy, made by coating eggs with lime, salt and ashes before burying them in the earth for about 100 days. The lime ‘petrifies’ the egg, making it appear as if it had ...
“Orangette (n): 1) a strip of candied orange peel dipped in chocolate; 2) a blog-style collection of stories, often autobiographical and always gastronomical.”

Molly likes “little towns” and “trees that ...

Design spell
Shaheen Abbas and Puja Arya bring their latest lines to the city

Staying grounded
Shatrughan Sinha’s seeds of success

Kids, meet and greet Dora today
Nick, the channel brings an exciting opportunity for kids in Chennai to “Meet & Greet” Dora the Explorer at Landmark, Citi Centre, today at 5 p.m.

So, who is Dora? Here are some clues… she’s 7 …an ...

Virtually in America
World premiere of the documentary “John & Jane” tomorrow on PIX

Talking style
Mobile phones are no longer only about communication, they’re also about style. Check out these five chi-chi handsets for the style conscious
Motorola Razr2 V8 Luxury Edition
With 18-carat gold-style edges and matching headset, faux-snakeskin back and coordinating case, the V8 Luxury Edition is the sort of thing even a mob billionaire may find a bit too gaudy. The dual screens are terrific, call quality is clear and ...
Sony Ericsson W890i 
The W890i is an update to the W880i, with some minor tweaks. For starters it’s now got bigger keys, although they’re still pretty fiddly. The menu’s also been tweaked, now boasting a PSP/PS3-style cross-media bar. With ...
Nokia 8800 Arte
From the illuminated keypad to the precision glass and metal body with matching headset, the Arte oozes quality. It’s good looking and instantly desirable, even if it is, perhaps, a tad on the expensive side. There’s no touchscreen ...
Onyx Liscio
A touch smaller than a two-finger Kit-Kat, the Liscio looks more like a cheap MP3 player than a phone. With a reflective front and black curved edges, it’s sexy, discreet and perfect for popping into a shirt pocket. Despite its reduced ...
Win a prize

Readers are encouraged to send in their sightings: bloopers, UFOs or anything out of the ordinary they have snapped. Send your photographs to caughtsnapping titled CaughtSnapping along with a caption, your address and contact ...

Daler comes down South
Music album of the film “Kuselan” on July 1

Reverie by the river

An AC suite costs Rs. 7,500 for double occupancy (extra person Rs. 1,800). Deluxe rooms with double occupancy cost Rs. 6,500 and single occupancy costs Rs. 5,500 (Rs. 1,600 for extra person). Regular rooms cost Rs. 5,500 for double occupancy ...

Ready for some paddle pop?
It’s time for Paddle Pop’s city finals

Music in the air
A live show by Kishore Kumar’s sons Amit and Sumit on June 28
Elegant wear

Fabindia is hosting a sale of handloom saris, stoles, scarves and dupattas designed by Creative Bee. Hand-spun cotton and silk yarn saris with contrast border, pallav and blouse vie for space with hand block printed stoles and dupattas. ...

Sushi on Sundays

The Park introduces sushi in its popular Sunday Brunch at 601. The extensive menu is accompanied by unlimited beverages, champagne and wine and is priced at Rs. 1,250 plus taxes. Dishes include a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian sushi, ...

Tube Watch
Garfield, Lassie, King Kong or Godzilla, “Animal Icons” celebrates Hollywood’s unforgettable characters. Each episode focuses on a different animal figure — from Bugs Bunny to Jaws to the Democrats’ donkey and ...
Summer Special

Today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Alliance Française of Madras in association with The Exodus, invites you to listen to more than twenty young Indian bands. In its 27th year, the music festival aims at promoting music by encouraging amateur ...

Now Showing

The superhero is back. Yes, barely had we forgotten “The Hulk” that we get a taste of “The Incredible Hulk”, kicking off an action-packed epic of one of the most popular superheroes of all time. Director Louis Leterrier ...


Thespianen is hosting a comprehensive voice training workshop include the fundamentals of breathing, sentence delivery, diction, pronunciation, enunciation and voice modulation.

Venue: The Parnasus

Address: 192 ...

Art show

The C.P. Art Centre is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Saju Thuruthil, mural artist from Kerala. There will also be an illustrated lecture on the mural paintings of Kerala by Seena S. Thuruthil at 10.30. a.m. on June ...

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