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It’s a sound and bite show
A shot in the arm for squash
N. Ramachandran, recently-elected president of the World Squash Federation, hopes his efforts will ensure the sport finds a place in the Olympic Games
This refers to “The one woman army” (MetroPlus, October 14). Super cop Kiran Bedi’s website will be of great help to people around the country, as numerous complaints (both filing and processing complaints) are not promptly ...
Hit the road to health
There’s only one way to fitness and that’s through physical activity, recommends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
What’s the difference?
Many people tend to mix up a common cold with flu
MEALS THAT HEAL
Pureed and chilled guavas make a mousse
Swimming in a sea of oil
A full body massage left DIVYA KUMAR oozing oil from every pore. But after a shower she emerged refreshed and relaxed
Ouch! It hurts
To ease ear problems while flying
Make play a way of life
Sedentary life and fad foods are increasingly making the younger generation susceptible to an array of diseases
SPOTLIGHT ON ‘FASHION’
THE FILM ROCKS
Madhur Bhandarkar’s “Fashion” has received a mixed response from critics and the public. While some dismiss the film as a sordid, exaggerated account of the modelling world, others have praised it as a realistic portrayal of lif e under the flashbulbs. T. KRITHIKA REDDY spoke to the fashion fraternity in Chennai and got some interesting feedback
A DARK TAKE
I was keen on watching the film because of the hype, but I was disappointed. It’s a dark take on life in the fashion world. The filmmaker has projected his subject in a completely negative light. I don’t think it’s that bad. He ...
As someone hailing from a middle-class family in Tambaram and hoping to make it big in the modelling industry, I could completely relate to the film. Though the filmmaker has indulged in hyperbole and added a lot of masala in true filmi style, ...
What made me sit up and take notice about “Fashion” were the true stories that Bhandarkar had woven into his work. Those in the industry can discern that the characters are not fictitious, but based on real people in the ramp world. ...
Aftab Shivdasani’s new film “Aloo Chaat” is ready for release. Affy boy stars opposite TV star Aamna Sharif, who makes her debut in this film. We have a strong suspicion about its pre-film publicity, though we could be wrong. ...
Hollywood-based filmmaker Ashok Amritraj hosted his lavish annual Diwali party that was reportedly a well-attended affair. There were stars such as Brandon ‘Superman’ Routh, Neal McDonough (of “Desperate Housewives” and ...
Guess who’s keeping Kareena Kapoor amused at work nowadays? Hardly difficult this poser, we know it’s a giveaway. Saif Ali Khan obviously. This week, while Bebo was shooting for a TV commercial in Mumbai, Saif decided to serenade ...
Jewellery designer Ahalya of Rasvihar is all set to make her debut in Dubai. A preview of her lines is being held in the city
At Kudos that stocks a variety of branded tableware, crystal, home accessories from around the world, hotelware, corporate gifts, and more. Among the brands available are Haviland, Moser Crystal, Missoni Tableware, David Redman Glass and ...
At the Loy Krathong Thai Food Festival. Choose from mouth-watering starters, a main course and desserts, including tri-coloured sticky rice dumplings with sweetened coconut cream and grilled banana with sticky rice.
Of abstract works by Madurai-based K.C. Murukeson. The artist poetically captures the world of Nature in his impressionistically-rendered works.
Venue: Lakshana Art Gallery, Judge Jambulingam Road
At a glance
November 16: Shrinivas, Anuradha Sriram, Chinmayi and Naresh Iyer - Old Hindi melodies
November 20: Bombay Jayashri and T. M. Krishna – Carnatic vocal
November 21: Thomas Siffling Trio – Jazz and electronic ...
Music and memories
The Live Martini band performs retro western music on November 15
All for the alma mater
Six accomplished women artists, all Sacred Heart alumni, will come together for ‘Kala Samarpan’ on November 22
Bow and strings
French violinist Bernard Wacheux will perform at St. Andrew’s Church on November 7
Dabble in art
DakshinaChitra organises a painting, drawing and sculpture camp
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