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Life beyond labels
From being the pin-up girl of cinema to someone comfortable in her choices, Gautami has broken stereotypes, discovers Sudhish Kamath

Perfect pitch to chill out

This lush green cricket field at the far back end of the Vivekananda College campus is home to league matches and practices almost daily, so students hanging out there are pretty much guaranteed entertainment.

“Our college is ...

Every city’s his own
German Thomas Hausmann has a lot of pleasant tales about Chennai
The sound of silence
If you discount the talkative birds and the creaky swing, you can actually hear the plants growing. It’s that silent at Adderley, Glendale Estates. And, that one fact alone makes it a great escape.

Add to that a bungalow built in the ...

Sushi takes a bow
So what if making sushi is a work of art? It has all the makings of a great Indian snack
Grilled paneer with sweet pepper

Cut the paneer into triangles and marinate with the ginger and garlic paste and some salt.

For the gravy, take refined oil in a pan, and crackle the cumin seeds. Add slit green chillies and chopped onions and fry till light brown. ...

Cassata Rhapsody
A speciality of this restaurant, this dessert consists of a round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur. It is then layered with ricotta cheese, candied peel, and a chocolate or vanilla filling similar to cannoli cream. It is covered ...
Baba ghanoush
A tasty dip made from eggplants (aubergines), which is hugely popular in the Middle East.

The dish, also called muttabel in parts of the Arab world, is made by mashing roasted or baked eggplant and mixing in tahini (sesame seed) paste, ...

She collects jasmine at night, when they are at their most intense, and churns them into ice cream. “Every evening, the whole house fills up with the magical smell of these flowers and when I bought myself my very first ice cream maker, I ...
My Five

A quintessential early 1960s love song, which doesn’t use elaborate poetry to evoke emotions in the listener. Arthur Alexander has been an inspiration for the likes of The Beatles and Rolling Stones. This song was part of the Beatles ...

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 ...

Slim's: HCL Mileap Y Series
In laptops too. Here's a range that works well, and looks divine
Sony Vaio VGN-TZ38GN
It’s a business man’s ultimate companion. It’s light, small and very zippy, thanks to its built-in 48GB of flash memory, with a keyboard that’s great for typing, and has a mind-bogging battery life.

Love Sexy looks, ...

Dell XPS M1530
With top-notch processing power and a powerful graphics subsystem, it’s quite the mean multimedia machine. Tough that the keyboard is of average build and comfort though.

Love The style and power combo

Hate Average ...

Apple Macbook Air
In a bid to be the world’s slimmest notebook Apple seems to have cut sharp corners. There’s no Ethernet, Firewire or optical drive. Oh, and there’s only a single USB port.

Love Divine looks, exceptionally lightweight and ...
Beauty And Wellness

The truth behind the six-pack
A sculpted figure is the result of hard work and changes in diet

Sculpting health
It’s not for the weak-kneed. But, Divya Kumarbravely attempts the Burn and Sculpt workout
One step at a time
The moment you sign up at a gym, you will be tempted to follow the training routines of the veterans working out there. Even if you desire to run a marathon, you can’t take the plunge straight away. A champion or an experienced trainee at a ...

Thai treat
A massage and meal package at The Park
Tangy delights
The Raintree hosts a Punjabi food fest

Amazing tales
To inspire kids to care about the planet

Will you send me an angel?
Our lives need a little bit of magic, says Kunal Kohli

Ready to serve?
This episode on MTV is for those who aspire to work with an NGO

Fashion from across the frontier
Pakistani designer Misba’s line on show at Studio Saks
Haute Tropics
Designer Wendell Rodricks unveils his new line “Tropical Island” in the city

Touching lives through song
Listen to film music of the 1950s at a show on July 13
Lean meet
Lean Management Summit in the city on August 6
Colours on cloth
Learn Kalamkari at Dakshinachitra
Niche and nice
A variety of artefacts at two venues
Show your concern
Exchange your old salwar sets for new ones at Shopper’s Stop
Seams cool

To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Seams Natural offers a discount of up to 50 per cent on made-ups and yardage. Available will be a wide range of Anarkali churidar sets in hand-block printed muls, yoked tops and panelled kurtas that flow ...

Jazz festival

The Loft (a jazz club) along with Power House Centre holds the Festival of Gospel, Blues and Jazz. The festival is for those who love subtle and not loud music.

Date: July 5 and 6

Venue: Power ...

Salsa time

Lourd Vijay Dance Studio and Dublin host Salsa nights. There will also be free workshops from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. For details call 99401 74123.

Date: July 6

Venue: Dublin, The Park Sheraton

Time: 8.30 p.m. ...

Best foot forward

Popular DJs Blaze, Dean and Sean will rock the dance floor on Sunday afternoons till late in the evening.

Date: From July 6

Venue: High Time, GRT Grand

Time: 3 p.m. ...

Canvas and colours

Painting exhibitions “A Tangent Portfolio” features works of Abul Kalam Azad, P.G.Dinesh and Ganga Singh. “Dust To Dust” is a group show with inputs of writings, readings and art inspired by the origins and paradigm ...

Glittering range

Tara’s Jewellery holds an annual discount sale. Discounts of 10 to 25 per cent will be offered on all varieties of one gram gold and other fashion jewellery.

Date: From July 5

Venue: New ...

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na

Uncle Aamir Khan (who is the producer) is trying to recreate the “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” magic with his nephew Imraan Khan, who begins his innings in Bollywood with this film. The cute Genelia D’Souza is the chocolate ...

Mrs. Malhotra (Reema Lagoo) is the mother of twins, who were separated at birth. She goes into shock and is confined to a wheelchair. She resides with her husband and son in the U.S. Quiet and mature, Prem (Salman Khan), one of the twins, returns ...

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