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Just BEAT it
He has travelled across the world but his heart belongs to namma Chennai, Sivamani tells CHITRA SWAMINATHAN


THE METROPLUS THEATRE FEST 2008
Party in pics

The MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2008 was launched at a fun party at The Park. The formal part of the function was made up of a speech by Chief Guest, Bernd Mutzelburg, the German Ambassador to India, a welcome address by N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of ...
Columns

COMPUS HANGOUT
The boxing ring

One thing’s for sure. No one can accuse the students of Madras Christian College of having boring, run-of-the-mill hangouts.

“See, in city colleges, when students bunk they can go to Citi Centre or Spencer’s ...


TIME OUT
Hilltop luxury
It’s the highest point in the bustling Temple City. Sitting pretty atop a hillock called Pasumalai in 60-odd acres of landscaped grounds and with a 1890s colonial building to boot, there is no better spot to unwind than the Taj Garden ...
FITNESS FORUM: METRO WORKOUT
Swing away now
LINDY HOP is more than a dance form. PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY gets into the groove
TRAINING ROOM
Get the eating right
Eating small meals helps keep metabolic rates high and promotes efficient nutrient utilisation
QUICK TIP
Burning up calories
To draw up a proper diet plan, you need to know about macronutrient values and calorific expenditure. Here are the relevant details: A gram of protein and carbohydrate provide 4 calories each while a gram of fat provides 9 calories. The following ...
MUSIC MATTERS
My Five

There is something haunting about the lines ‘And you know that she will trust you/ For you’ve touched her perfect body/ With your mind’. I always thought this song teetered on the verge of meaning, like an abstract painting. ...


THE FOODFILE: THE RELUCTANT GOURMET
Reinventing a stodgy brew
India is in the throes of a coffee revolution of sorts, and ‘coffee pubs’ are the trendy new meeting places
FOOD BYTES
http://mywoodenspoon.com
My Wooden Spoon, as the author points out, is the “only place where it’s perfectly legal to use a little pot. The writer is 32, married for more than 15 years to what she calls ‘a “real” cowboy.’ She finds ...
CHEWON THIS
Beguni
A hugely popular Bengali snack, it’s nothing but eggplant (aubergine) slices dipped in a batter and fried.

Not very different from the bajjis sold at teatime in south India, especially Tamil Nadu, except that aubergine is not the ...


QUICK FIX
Karuvepillai yera varuval
Chef Baskar started his career in 1986 after completing a certificate course in Bakery and Confectionary Arts from the Institute of Hotel Management. After a stint with the Taj group of hotels, he became Demi Chef de Partie with Saudi Airlines in Sa udi Arabia. He joined the Park Hotel, Chennai as Sous Chef in 2004. Chef Baskar heads the Banquets Kitchen as well as the Madras Club, an initiative of The Park, at The Madras Club.
CAUGHT SNAPPING
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 ...
Lifestyle

Watch out
Your favourite fashion accessory costs less this month
Beauty And Wellness

What’s best for baby?
On optimal infant feeding practices
Issues

Copycats?
GenX takes pride in emulating peers from other nations in almost everything under the sun
Books

Reel moments
Shyam Mathur on his book
Cinema

Check them out
A Czech Film Fest will be held from August 4 to 7 in the city
Arts And Entertainment

Showing today
Limited tickets for ‘Love Letters’ are available at the venue


Budding talent
Young artists present their works at WelcomArt Gallery
Miscellany


Events

Show that you care
The Residency Towers is all set to make Friendship Day (August 3) special
Cotton comfort
Dastkar Andhra holds its exhibition from August 6 to 10 at Lalit Kala Akademi
Women at the wheel
The Duchess All Women’s Car Rally will be held tomorrow
YOUR WEEK
Fund raiser

The Ray of Light Foundation will be screening the movie “Kuselan” to raise funds for their cause. Donor passes can be purchased from Landmark. The Foundation is a city-based NGO that sponsors treatment costs of underprivileged ...


Notes of harmony

Strings and Parikrama live in concert in aid of GIDF (Aurobindo Chaudhuri Memorial Great Indian Dream Foundation) as a part of Amaze’ 2008 of IIPM (The International institute of Planning & Management) Chennai. Tickets available at ...


The Silk Route sale

A dazzling collection of unusual silks for fashion and furnishings, a collage of casual and couture wear accessorised with jewellery, scarves, stoles and bags and a fabulous range of home décor are on sale.

Venue: The Silk ...


Storytelling session

Jeeva Raghunath teaches language skills through stories, drama and songs. This time she leads a troupe with a background in Tamil folk tales.

Venue: Alliance Française of Madras Auditorium

Haute with heart

Designer wear and accessories by top designers such as Malini Ramani, Tarun Tahiliani, Kapila Chawla and Manish Arora will be on display at an exhibition-cum-sale at The Park. The proceeds will go towards charities supported by the Madras ...


NOW SHOWING
THE MUMMY

The third part of this Universal series with Brendan Fraser in the lead has a familiar look to it that will help strike a rapport with cinemagoers.

Set in China, the presence of Jet Li strikes a doubtlessly favourable note. ...


TUBE WATCH
Simply sorted
Actor Amrita Rao will be the celebrity guest with anchor Shruti Seth on the show. Amrita and Shruti will help viewers who call in with problems and offer sweet and simple advice. While tackling viewer queries in their own inimitable style, they ...
People

Doing Chennai proud
City boy Avinash Chandrashekar has won the UN Youth Achievement Award


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