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Gagsters on the prowl
For once, Cary, Craig and Bosskey get serious and tell Sudhish Kamath what it takes to tickle people’s funny bone
Columns

TRAINING ROOM
Go light or heavy?
Exercise Combine weight and cardiovascular training to burn more calories


Proteins, carbs and fats
The value of eating the right kind of foods cannot be overemphasised. It’s your ticket to good health and fitness. The following are some of the food stuffs that anyone with a physically active lifestyle should consume in sufficient ...
METRO WORKOUT
Posture perfect
PRINCE FREDERICK tries to improve his posture through Mei Abhyasam, an innovative martial arts form
Romance by the seaside
A great location like Tranquebar, with the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal as a backdrop and a charming 300-year-old Danish settlement to wander around in, can’t but work its magic on you. As you enter this exotic little beach town is the ...
CHEWON THIS
Bakkwa
A popular Chinese-style dried meat dish, similar to jerky. Usually made from pork, though beef, chicken and vegetarian (soya-based) bakkwas are also quite common. Bakkwa is prepared by marinating thin slices of meat in salt, sugar, honey and ...
THERELUCTANT GOURMET
Desi Chinese and coconut suffle
Eating out Crescent Hotel delights in serving fuss-free food
FINE WINE
The Big Bs of wine
Invited to lunch with Gaia Gaja, the comely and accomplished daughter of Italy’s groundbreaking winemaker Angelo Gaja, I was hoping to drink one of the winery’s famous Barbarescos. In retrospect, it was foolish to expect to be served ...
QUICK FIX
Grilled beef tenderloin with jus

Marinate the beef with oil, salt and pepper. Grill till it is nicely seared. Place in preheated oven. Heat the mashed potato and cream. Cook till required and add butter. Spoon on to a plate and place the tenderloin on top. ...


My five - Achal Ashwin

Originally a Christian hymn written by Eleanor Farjeon, this song was made popular by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). The piano intro is captivating, while Cat Stevens’ voice has a razor sharp feel to it. Though this song is ...


Get set for 3G Nokia E66 and E71
Quantum leap 3G, or third generation wireless telephony, is set to become the industry standard soon. The new technology, offering unprecedented bandwidth and efficiency, promises to revolutionise the way we connect and relate to the world around us. Janani Krishnaswamychecks out the top 3G-enabled phones in the market
Samsung TouchWIZ  

The TouchWIZ strengthens Samsung’s lineage in touch user interface, building on existing models. Offering what Samsung calls the “ultimate touch experience,” the TouchWIZ is packed with features such as ...


HTC TyTN II

The TyTN II’s forte is ergonomics, with its unique tilting touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. You also get 3 mega pixel photos and a secondary CMOS camera that allows for easy video conferencing. Finger scrolling, panning and ...


HTC Touch Dual

HTC’s three new lifestyle phones are 3G ready. The Touch Dual combines an intuitive touch screen and keypad with a stunning design. You can enjoy the TouchFLO technology with the ‘five-way-navigation-pad’ or go back to basics ...


HTC Touch Cruise

The Touch Cruise is sleek, stylish, and compact, big on features and with a good LCD screen size. There’s a dynamic 3D Touch Cube interface, so you can now quickly call contacts, open applications, listen to music, and browse media ...


Nokia E66

Food

Punjabi platter
The flavours of Punjab are closer than you thought. With Pizza Hut introducing Full Punjabi, you can now savour a range of pizzas with extra loaded toppings, inspired by Punjabi cuisine. It includes non-vegetarian and vegetarian pizzas. ...
Music

Time for some jazz
Listen to the Sharik Hasan Trio on August 14
Sound footing
Will Parikrama go West? Rhythm guitarist Saurabh Chaudhary talks about the band’s plans
Television

Time for Season 3
The stage is set for Garnier Fructis Jodi No.1 Season 3. The eight jodis — Rajesh and Suhasini, Sarath Chandra and Preethi, Mahendran and Hema, Sanjay and Pooja, Nethran and Aruna Devi, Venkat and Nisha, Tinku and Santhoshi and Ravindran ...
Want to be an RJ?
Intel MTV On the Job2 explores the exciting career of being a Radio Jockey on August 10, 7 p.m. Watch as the four contestants get the chance to go live for half an hour on Radio One, trained by the witty duo, Jaggu and Tarana! The participants ...
Chill Out
Listen to one of the greatest Indian film composers A.R. Rahman as he chats with Cyrus Broacha on MTV Chill Out! Find out what makes him tick, how he started his career and the path he tread to reach where he is today. Learn about his plans for ...
Miscellany


Events

CITIZEN REVIEWS - THE WHALE
Want to be a citizen reviewer?

We are not reviewing any plays during the MetroPlus Theatre Fest. But you can. If you have watched the show and want the opportunity to express your views in print, please email us a short review of anything between 50 and 150 words. Feel free ...


Celebrating music

The next Madan Utsav will feature S. P. Balasubramanium, Archith, Janani and other playback singers. Many film stars and celebrities will grace the show. Organised and conducted by popular actor and music director Madan Bob, the show will be ...


Glass jewellery

Burnt Sienna of Delhi presents a collection of hand-made glass jewels embellished with filigree, wood, leather and Swarovski crystals. Available are earrings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets.

Venue The Contemporary Window, ...


For body beautiful

Aura, the spa at The Park, offers treatments to make the skin look youthful and radiant and also therapeutic massages.

Venue: The Park

Tel: ...


Clothes and artefacts

Crafts Mela has on display handlooms and handicrafts from across the country. Available are saris, lehenga-cholis, salwar kameezes and handicrafts from Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Rajasthan and other states. A discount of 20 ...


Chinese specialities

To coincide with the Beijing Olympics, Best of Beijing, a Chinese food festival will offer dishes revolving around the games and the number 8 (considered lucky number by Chinese). The vegetarian and non-vegetarian spread includes ping-pong ...


Workshop on salsa
As a precursor to the India International Salsa Congress, a free dance workshop will be held at Dublin on August 10. It will include Zouk Lambada, Afro-Cuban Funk and Body Isolation techniques. It will also feature performances by the Lourd Vijay ...
Are you an IT wiz?
The 10th edition of the TCS IT Wiz quiz will be held in the city on August 21
In the lap of luxury
LEISURE The Park celebrates Independence Day with music and a food fest
Workshops for women
Here’s something for women who love to keep adding to their knowledge. ‘Ladyz Passion’, a festival of workshops, has courses in things as varied as grooming, mehndi and cookery. The workshops are being ...
Crafted beauties
Art Collection organises an exhibition of art and craft, brought in from across the country. The range of exhibits includes heritage textiles, handlooms, paintings, gemstones, artificial jewellery and ceramics. Various small scale units, cottage ...
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 @gmail.com titled CaughtSnapping along with a caption, your address and contact ...


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