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Saturday, August 02, 2008
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Just BEAT it
THE METROPLUS THEATRE FEST 2008
Party in pics
The MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2008 was launched at a fun party at The Park. The formal part of the function was made up of a speech by Chief Guest, Bernd Mutzelburg, the German Ambassador to India, a welcome address by N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of ...
The boxing ring
One thing’s for sure. No one can accuse the students of Madras Christian College of having boring, run-of-the-mill hangouts.
“See, in city colleges, when students bunk they can go to Citi Centre or Spencer’s ...
It’s the highest point in the bustling Temple City. Sitting pretty atop a hillock called Pasumalai in 60-odd acres of landscaped grounds and with a 1890s colonial building to boot, there is no better spot to unwind than the Taj Garden ...
FITNESS FORUM: METRO WORKOUT
Swing away now
LINDY HOP is more than a dance form. PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY gets into the groove
Get the eating right
Eating small meals helps keep metabolic rates high and promotes efficient nutrient utilisation
Burning up calories
To draw up a proper diet plan, you need to know about macronutrient values and calorific expenditure. Here are the relevant details: A gram of protein and carbohydrate provide 4 calories each while a gram of fat provides 9 calories. The following ...
There is something haunting about the lines ‘And you know that she will trust you/ For you’ve touched her perfect body/ With your mind’. I always thought this song teetered on the verge of meaning, like an abstract painting. ...
THE FOODFILE: THE RELUCTANT GOURMET
Reinventing a stodgy brew
India is in the throes of a coffee revolution of sorts, and ‘coffee pubs’ are the trendy new meeting places
My Wooden Spoon, as the author points out, is the “only place where it’s perfectly legal to use a little pot. The writer is 32, married for more than 15 years to what she calls ‘a “real” cowboy.’ She finds ...
A hugely popular Bengali snack, it’s nothing but eggplant (aubergine) slices dipped in a batter and fried.
Not very different from the bajjis sold at teatime in south India, especially Tamil Nadu, except that aubergine is not the ...
Karuvepillai yera varuval
Chef Baskar started his career in 1986 after completing a certificate course in Bakery and Confectionary Arts from the Institute of Hotel Management. After a stint with the Taj group of hotels, he became Demi Chef de Partie with Saudi Airlines in Sa udi Arabia. He joined the Park Hotel, Chennai as Sous Chef in 2004. Chef Baskar heads the Banquets Kitchen as well as the Madras Club, an initiative of The Park, at The Madras Club.
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
titled CaughtSnapping along with a caption, your address and ...
Your favourite fashion accessory costs less this month
What’s best for baby?
On optimal infant feeding practices
GenX takes pride in emulating peers from other nations in almost everything under the sun
Shyam Mathur on his book
Check them out
A Czech Film Fest will be held from August 4 to 7 in the city
Limited tickets for ‘Love Letters’ are available at the venue
Young artists present their works at WelcomArt Gallery
Show that you care
The Residency Towers is all set to make Friendship Day (August 3) special
Dastkar Andhra holds its exhibition from August 6 to 10 at Lalit Kala Akademi
Women at the wheel
The Duchess All Women’s Car Rally will be held tomorrow
The Ray of Light Foundation will be screening the movie “Kuselan” to raise funds for their cause. Donor passes can be purchased from Landmark. The Foundation is a city-based NGO that sponsors treatment costs of underprivileged ...
Notes of harmony
Strings and Parikrama live in concert in aid of GIDF (Aurobindo Chaudhuri Memorial Great Indian Dream Foundation) as a part of Amaze’ 2008 of IIPM (The International institute of Planning & Management) Chennai. Tickets available at ...
The Silk Route sale
A dazzling collection of unusual silks for fashion and furnishings, a collage of casual and couture wear accessorised with jewellery, scarves, stoles and bags and a fabulous range of home décor are on sale.
Venue: The Silk ...
Jeeva Raghunath teaches language skills through stories, drama and songs. This time she leads a troupe with a background in Tamil folk tales.
Venue: Alliance Française of Madras Auditorium
Haute with heart Designer wear and accessories by top designers such as Malini Ramani, Tarun Tahiliani, Kapila Chawla and Manish Arora will be on display at an exhibition-cum-sale at The Park. The proceeds will go towards charities supported by the Madras ...
The third part of this Universal series with Brendan Fraser in the lead has a familiar look to it that will help strike a rapport with cinemagoers. Set in China, the presence of Jet Li strikes a doubtlessly favourable note. ...
Designer wear and accessories by top designers such as Malini Ramani, Tarun Tahiliani, Kapila Chawla and Manish Arora will be on display at an exhibition-cum-sale at The Park. The proceeds will go towards charities supported by the Madras ...
The third part of this Universal series with Brendan Fraser in the lead has a familiar look to it that will help strike a rapport with cinemagoers.
Set in China, the presence of Jet Li strikes a doubtlessly favourable note. ...
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