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MUSIC all the WAY
He’s cool, George ‘Kool’ Peter. Vidhu John listens as George recounts the musical journeys taken

Total body workout
R. Reghuram discovers that the benefits of playing tennis are many

The world’s a kitchen
People are cooking their way round the globe to understand local culture better
Simply Italian
Jasmine Bay Restaurant, Taj Green Cove offers a wide spread of Italian dishes every Sunday night

A popular cold soup from Bulgaria, which is also found in Albania and Macedonia. The soup is made with cucumber, yoghurt, garlic, dill, walnuts, salt and vegetable oil. It’s simple to prepare: the cucumber is grated or finely chopped, ...

Prem Nazir, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair, Muthukulam, Nanukuttan, S.P.Pillai, Kumari Thankam, Pankajavalli, Adoor Pankajam, Ambika
My first Break

When I was studying engineering, I wrote a play for the intercollegiate festival, ‘The great bank robbery.’ It was in 1973-74. I got the best actor and best writer award for it, given away by actor Kamal Haasan. In 1978, after ...

Grill Mill
You were a heroine but have suddenly started donning the roles of mother and sister?

I was the heroine in ‘Nayagan.’ After that I did a few films and got married. I couldn’t pursue acting for nearly five ...

Serene sojourn

Punnamada Serena Spa Resort, on the banks of Lake Vembanad, four km from Alappuzha, offers breathtaking views of the magnificent lake.

Acer Aspire One  

Ultra-compact, light-weight, affordable and ideal for those on the move, Acer is No.1 in the mini computing market and the Acer Aspire One is by far the best selling netbook. Weighing just about a kg, Aspire One falls under the 8.9-inch ...

Lenovo S10   

Approximately 1-inch thick, and weighing just around 2 pounds (less than a kg), the IdeaPad netbooks typify light design and offer a palette full of style, colour and convenience. Like the Samsung NC10, this one’s also got a 10.2-inch ...

 Asus Eee PC S101

Asus has launched an array of Eee PCs and the latest entrant is the S101. The netbook has had a total image makeover, with delightful details and crystal-adorned hinges. If you’re looking for style, this should appeal. Weighing just ...

 HP Mini 2133

HP’s Mini comes with a higher price tag. The 8.9-inch Mini-Note PC weighs about 1.43 kg, slightly on the heavier side and comes with a gorgeous display; not LED-backlit though. It has a 1GB RAM and can run Vista Aero. HP is getting close ...

Samsung NC10 

If you’re looking for a netbook that’s really power efficient, you need one with an LED display. This one’s got a 10.2-inch wide display, a 160 GB hard drive, Intel’s Atom N270 Processor, and enhanced battery capacity, ...

Daughter of India
Susan Flint Rajkumar has effortlessly bridged two cultures to become a Malayali herself

It’s been a dream run. Worked will all the top Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu heroes I grew up idolising.


Fans make a star different from an actor. But must take fan following like a ...


This is Vijay and Prabhu Deva’s second outing at the turnstiles as a team, and the film has had a fantastic opening. Vijay has the glamorous Nayantara for company and the film, a typical potboiler with Prabhu’s flourishes, is about ...


Send in your sightings: bloopers, UFOs or anything out of the ordinary you have snapped. Send your photographs to titled CaughtSnapping along with a caption, your address ...

Malai Potato

Deep fry the potatoes and keep aside. Deep fry the onion pieces. Add the tomatoes and ginger- garlic paste followed by the different listed spice powders. Add a little sugar and salt. Put the milk cream and butter and then simmer gently till ...

The peg of an issue
So you think you are having ‘just one peg’. Are you sure?
Food Bytes

Hectic days
‘Villu’ is slated for release. Nayanthara opens up on movies and more

Singing to glory
Anushka Manchanda sings ‘Chandni Chowk to China’
Mr. Right
Randeep Hooda holds forth on playing 18 different characters in his next film

Positive vibes
Sivaprabha’s ‘Unheard melodies’ showcases her fascination for love, art and god
Eternal diamonds
Bhima launches it new diamond collection, ‘Sougandhika’
Cultural extravangaza

Annual Nishagandhi Fete begins. January 20: Kathak by Rajendra Gangani; January 21: Bharatanatyam by Geeta Chandran and Manipuri by Singhajit Singh; January 22: Ghazals by Talat Aziz; ...

The food route

A food festival and a handcrafts mela will be held in connection with the Nishagandhi Fete.

Venue: Sooryakanthi

Date: Till January 24

Time: 6.30 p.m. onwards ...

Warp and weft

Gujarat emporium presents an exhibition-cum-sale of handicrafts and handlooms such as dress materials and terracotta items.

Venue: Jawahar Balbhavan

Date: Till January 18


Bangles bonanza

Tejas presents a sale and exhibition of bangles in kaleidoscopic patterns and colours from all over India. Freebies for buyers of stone bangles. Contact: 9447001722

Venue: Tejas Jewellery

Date: ...

Creative lines

Trivia contemporary presents ‘Scenes from the terrain named diamond white,’ a solo show of A.S. Sajith’s acrylics and drawings.

Venue: Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan

Date: Till ...

Classic act

Three-day Koodiyattam workshop called ‘Acting techniques of Kutiyattam and their application in theatre’ for college students. Last date for applications is January 18. Applications may be sent to Director, Kutiyattam Kendra, ...

The Dharker side
Ayesha Dharker talks of her latest movie, ‘Outsourced,’ and future projects

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