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Why the daughter is THe Boss
Sondarya Rajnikant talks to SUDHISH KAMATHabout growing up, her family, her superstar father and much, much more

The Shady Garden

Hangouts don’t come much cosier than this. Open the backdoor of the open air theatre (OAT) and walk out, and you enter a little nook nestled in the gap between three buildings and the path leading to the annex at the back of the campus. ...

More than mobile phones
Swiss knives Plain caller mobile phones are passé; today’s phones pack so many features that they can double up as digital cameras, music players, personal organisers, and navigators. Here’s a look at four popular models in the marke t

Nokia 6110
This sat-nav phone by Nokia will make its contenders feel like mere excuses when it comes to GPS. It uses dedicated software from Route 66, and doubles up as a full featured series 60 smartphone too!

Plus: Accurate navigation, full-fledged ...

Getting funkier and bigger
Bangles now in a new, chic avatar
Equestrian beauty
Yet another figurine from Lladro — the Arabian Pure Breed
Beauty And Wellness

Push up and squat your way to toughness
Prince Frederick gets lessons from a master on how to bounce attackers with Tamil Murai fighting techniques
You are never too old…
As you age its good to follow a fitness regimen
Warm up, eat right
Exercise on the stationary bike for five to ten minutes and then perform specific movements (without resistance) such as front raises, shoulder abduction, pressdowns, shrugs, etc., to thoroughly warm up the muscles and joints before every ...

Cooking up a storm
There’s something inexplicably seductive about good looking people who can flamboyantly juggle knives and delicately ice three tiered cakes. Meet the new brand of celebrity chefs
Gongura prawns
Gongura prawns, or as the menu lists it here, gongkura royyala veppadu, is a winner from Andhra.

The dish consists of prawns served in a thick, buttery-textured, tangy gongura sauce. Served dry or with gravy (picture shows the latter), ...

“Everyone who ever ventures to Finland in July will encounter strawberries,” says Anna, on the Doughboy blog (“Slow Food. No Drama”), in a prelude to a strawberry pavlova, with crisp, sweet meringue and fresh, juicy ...
Cajun prawns and cucumber relish

Marinate prawns with Cajun spice and lime juice. Set aside. Grill on a hot skillet till the sides are cooked. Place in oven till done.

Place foccacia bread on the plate.

Top with cucumber relish using a ring mould.

Place the ...

Nothing cheesy about it
Cheese expert Will Studd introduces us to his world
ANZAC biscuits
A biscuit made from rolled oats, flour, butter, coconut and golden syrup (or honey). An iconic snack associated with soldiers of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, who fought in World War I at Gallipoli.

Origins believed to lie with ...

A Zebra’s life
An interesting book on the psyche of immigrants


Another love story after “Janne Tu Ya Jaane Na”. This one is directed by the well-known Aziz Mirza. Shahid Kapoor plays Raj Malhotra, an architect, whose career refuses to take off till he meets Priya (Vidya Balan). She proves to ...

A real package
Listening to the director and producer of Karma: Crime, Passion, Reincarnation, one starts feeling that cinema is no longer an art and these people have discovered the elusive ‘formula’.

“A film should have Indian ...


A tough choice to make. “You take a mortal man, and put him in control. Watch him become a god, watch people’s heads a’roll.” With its strong political content, it’s remarkable that a song written in the early ...

Don McLean

An early seventies’ song, inspired by the life of Vincent Van Gogh, this track is way ahead of American Pie — which Mclean is most associated with, courtesy Madonna’s soulless version. Though I have always loved the song for ...

Roy Orbison

Must admit that I stumbled into this song rather late in life. David Lynch’s cult thriller Blue Velvet (1986) has the villainous yet suave Dennis Hopper crooning to this song. The mike in his hand, his body swaying in that very retro ...

Pink Floyd

There was never a shadow of doubt that Floyd would make it to my list of favourites. However, narrowing it down to one song seemed impossible. High Hopes and Comfortably Numb are equal contenders, but I chose this as my Floyd favourite. The ...

Led Zeppelin

This is by far the easiest choice I made. This is Led Zeppelin’s best track without doubt and competes only with his own number Kashmir. The only reason I hesitated to put this one down is because it’s everybody’s favourite. ...

Go wild!
An action-packed, all-new series on wildlife to keep you glued to the National Geographic Channel from July 23

Clash of the ‘jodis’
Jodi No. 1 Season 3 begins on Vijay TV

Yesterday, once more


Ethnic collection

Gujarat State Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation organises an exhibition of Gujarat handicrafts. Choose from a range of Sankheda and jute furniture, dress materials, cotton saris, tie and dye silk and more.

Venue: ...

Film screening

Watch “Barking Dogs Never Bite”, the debut feature film of Bong Joon-ho. It’s about a low-ranking university lecturer, strained by the pressures of money and his wife’s pregnancy, snaps one night at the incessant ...

All that glitters

Dagmar presents a new line of Jewellery designed by Pavan Anand. It is influenced by Mughal and Egyptian patterns. The range is handcrafted in silver with the use of colourful and precious stones.

Venue: Collage, Angson Centre, ...

Colours of Nature

Contemplative Nature: Kerala Landscapes, a painting exhibition by Yashwant Shirwadkar. Eighteen works capture the beauty of God’s Own Country.

Venue: Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery

Date: Till July ...

Home décor and more

Sale of furniture, lights, accessories from high-end brands such as Ligne Roset, B&B Italia, Fonatana Arte, Foscarini, Ingo Maurer etc., and outfits by leading designers of the country.

Venue: Evoluzione, No. 3, Khader Nawaz ...

The Hills
The show follows Lauren (“LC” from Laguna Beach) as she makes the move from her O.C. digs to Los Angeles, where she enters the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and also gets a job as an intern at the popular magazine ...
Catch them young
Talkathon on reading to the young
Walk down history lane
Discover Chennai through several trails and stories
Cookery contest for women
Showcase your culinary skills at a contest on July 27
Fantastic frames
The works of eight photographers make for an enriching viewing experience

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