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The trendsetter
SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY catches up with Ritu Dalmia, who has made Italian cuisine popular in Delhi

From Russia, with love
People Aleksandr Melnikov brings Russia to Delhi on a plate

My five -- Deepa Karup

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 ...

Madhumati 1958
Dilip Kumar, Vyjayantimala and Pran
It adds zip
Basil It has both mythical and culinary value

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.
Sony Ericsson W760

Stereo speakers, shake control navigation, and SensMe for changing tracks based on tempo and mood are winners. So is the fitness application that utilises the GPS capabilities.

Plus: The whole gamut of fun features

Minus: Camera ...

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, ...

LG KF600 Venus

With its glass-fronted panache and funky menu graphics, the Venus is quite a looker. Unfortunately, only the lower one-third of the screen is touch-responsive and camera focusing is slow.

Plus: Funky menus, ability to use standard ...
Beauty And Wellness

You are never too old…
EXERCISE As you age it’s 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 ...
Back with a bang
Nandini Nair wins the battle against office furniture with Lower Back Yoga exercises

List it
It will only be repeating a trend to say that Italian food in Delhi has moved on from the pizza days. The change came about quite some time ago. That your colony vegetable vendor stocks red and yellow pepper and packets of fresh parsley and basil ...
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 ...

Balti Meat
When on the road you need a good meal to keep you going, through the tedium of long highway stretches, through the grime and noise of traffic jams and all the other hazards of the road. No wonder highway dhabas have an allure of their own. But ...
Tastes of royalty
A cashew nut-based chicken curry will leave you licking your lips
Nothing cheesy about it
Cheese expert Will Studd introduces us to his world

Learning with Laadli
An online game that creatively addresses the issue of gender equality

Goodbye Lenin

This film by director Wolfgang Becker is about the the story of a son who tries to move mountains to restore his mother to health.

Venue4: Epicentre, Gurgaon

Date: July 22

Timings: 7.30 p.m. ...


Ramgopal Varma refuses to lie low. He burnt his fingers with “Aag” but bounced back, at least partially, with “Sarkar Raj”. Now he is back with his take on the link between terrorism and the underworld in ...

The Hills Vh1, July 22, 9.30 p.m.

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 "Teen Vogue". ...

What’s in a name
The cast and crew of “Mohandas” speak about the film
Kids’ special
Special schemes for kids are here
The making of Project InDeACT
The Goethe Institut and The Hindu collaborate to produce “Electronic City,” which will premiere at the MetroPlus Theatre Fest. SHONALI MUTHALALY goes behind the scenes

Soul stirring
Soul Sound, a renowned choir from Sri Lanka, will perform tomorrow
Devotional Music

Kirtan O Kirtan Angik Gaan by devout singer Nupurchhanda Ghosh of Kolkota.

Venue: IIC

Date: July 20

Timings: 6.30 ...

Back on the rails?
TREND As Pakistani cinema seeks its lost glory, Anuj Kumar speaks to a few craftsmen whose works are on show at the ongoing Osian’s Cinefan film festival

Dance Arangetram

Bharatanatyam arangetram of Yogasri Poorna and Sreepriya Menon, disciples of Anuradha Venkataramanan, with advanced training from Saroja Vaidyanathan.

Venue: Delhi Tamil Sangam, R.K. Puram

Date: July ...

Hair and now!
L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards were presented with much fanfare
Jung and the soul of India
An interactive presentation on one of the world’s most influential thinkers this Friday at IIC
Health Talk

On the status of leprosy, HIV-AIDS and TB In India. Speakers: Dr. S. D. Gokhale, President ILU Health Alliance and other experts. Chair: D.R. Kaarthikeyan.

Venue: Habitat Centre

Date: July 23

Timings: ...


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 ...

Photo Exhibition

An exhibition of photographs by Jason Taylor and Sanjit Das of the indigenous community of Kondh in Orissa.

Venue: IIC

Dates: Till July 22

Timings: 11 a.m. to 7 ...

Lifelong affair
If ever a film was popular with both press and public, it was this one

Exploring Bollywood

Directed by Etienne Countinho and written by Ramu Ramanathan, the play ‘Jazz’ combines fact with fiction to spin out the story lying buried under the colossal commercial behemoth, Bollywood.

Venue: ...

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