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Mild exercises such as walking and swimming, during pregnancy, are safe and help withstand labour.
Weather for feather
While ancient Indians paid a tribute to the inherent beauty of indigenous birds by using feather patterns in Indian jewellery, today synthetic feathers have become an essential part of accessories, thanks to their unfading colour, light weight and ab ility to retain form.
CLOSE ON the heels of the feisty allegations against Pepsi and Coca-Cola by a non-governmental organisation that they contained toxic pesticides, come assertions by noted filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan that it was almost a crime to be born in an ...
C.I.D. Moosa enters comic book
DILEEP IS riding an unprecedented wave of success. The actor, producer, distributor has now taken on a new role, the lead cartoon character in a comic book, named after his blockbuster film `C.I.D. Moosa.' Toms, the cartoonist who set a trend ...
One more folk art breathing its last
Reading the Blaveli, during the Malayalam month of Karkidakam, is a dying art. K. PRADEEP meets Haridas, one of the last exponents of this traditional art.
Novel instrumental experience
DR. N. RAMANI, master flautist, is never tired of making novel experiments in instrumental harmony. More than two decades ago, a veena-venu-violin recital by the Lalgudi- Ramani-Venkataraman combine enthralled music lovers all over the country. ...
Carrom aims for a younger image
With the National School Games including carrom in its annual meet, the sport is set for a revival. The State and District associations have also planned new tournaments to attract the kids, says STAN RAYAN
Mediterranean flavours to make a Marc
TAKE THIS for starters. Western cuisine has a wide range of vegetarian fare. Surprised? Take this for main course. That it will soon be available in the city. Very soon. And have this for dessert. Marc Tormo, food consultant, who was in the city ...
Banana Nut Bread
AND YOU thought eggs is an essential ingredient in breads and cakes. Try this egg less banana nut loaf, made with an egg substitute, floral gel. Method: Sift the flour (200 gms ) and the sugar (75 gms ). Add the baking powder (2 teaspoons), ...
On a hat trick
WHEN SHE is not busy with candle-making or baby-sitting grandson Aarav (Twinkle and Akshay's son), the graceful Dimple Kapadia is busy doing an odd film here and there. She has scored highly in two of her recent films, "Dil Chahta Hai" and ...
IT'S NOT always that beginners land up with the right kind of roles in Bollywood. But for Perizaad Zorabian, good offers have come her way that promise to showcase her acting talent. In "Mumbai Matinee", she will play Rahul Bose's love. Earlier ...
WE HAVE been reading a lot about Shabana Azmi and Diya Mirza's latest friendship, after the two got together on location for Khalid Mohammed's "Tehzeeb." The two, we hear, hail from `the Charminar city' and Diya should be more than happy to be ...
MANDIRA BEDI shocked most drawing room audiences when she sported noodle strap blouses during the World Cup Cricket telecasts this year. Mandira, who had an important role as the other woman in "Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", was surprised ...
Let your garden bloom
CLERODENDRUM PANICULATUM, belonging to the Verbenaceae family, is popularly known as the Pagoda Flower, because of its peculiar shape. A native of South-East Asia, the tall woody shrub has large, glossy three-lobed leaves, and grows up to nine ...
Swadeshi for you and me
IN OUR globalised age where economic equations and ideas have undergone a sea change, we hardly hear the word, swadeshi. But Independence Day is a time for harking back to the days when a nation yearned for self rule. It might be worth pondering ...
IN INTERVIEW after interview, Rakesh Roshan is trying to convince us that `Koi Mil Gaya'(KMG), the latest addition to his oeuvre as a director, is not inspired by Steven Spielberg's `E.T.' or even Tom Hanks starrer, `Forrest Gump'. Because the ...
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