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Saturday, October 18, 2008
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FITNESS FORUM -- METRO WORKOUT
Feet in the air
SHONALI MUTHALALY goes through a tough fitness test at a MODERN JAZZ session
Seated Leg Tucks
Tone up your abdominal muscles
Heavy and light
How often have you heard someone telling you to use light or heavy weights in your workouts. Now, how do you categorise them? Junior Mr. India and trainer Senguttavan offers a tip: “A weight that allows you to execute 6 repetitions in ...
I think that this is The Beatles’ best work. The lyrics truly bring out the pathos of a person’s situation when he is completely alone in the world. The line, /waits at the window, /wearing the face that she keeps in a jar /by the ...
THE FOODFILE -- THE RELUCTANT GOURMET
Fins and finesse
Enter Trident’s new seafood restaurant ‘Samudra” and you’ll fall in love with their scaly stars
The heart of the matter
The use of wine as medicine goes back at least to 2100 BC, when it was illustrated by a Sumerian Pharmacopoeia, etched on a clay tablet in Nippur in cuneiform script. The uses of wine as sedatives, antiseptics and as an ingredient in other ...
A soup of Thai origin, which is very popular in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia also. With its distinctive hot and sour flavour, it is usually made of prawns or seafood, and sometimes chicken. The basic broth is made from stock to which a ...
Aloo sagu chapathi
Mansuk’s feather-light phulkas have always been highly rated. Here, the ghee-drenched phulkas team up with two delightful accompaniments to make for a complete meal. The mildly yellow creamy Bombay chutney scores because of its texture ...
Now crispier than ever! With 20 per cent more peanuts, extra cheese, fairly-traded pixels, and individually wrapped for your protection, “we present the Junk Food Blog. Proudly recording the best, worst and most hilarious junk foods to ...
Festive gift hampers
Festival time is also a time to give and receive gifts. Taj Coromandel has come up with special chocolates, pastries, gateaux, mousses, cookies, tarts, marzipan, pie and Taj mithai.
Available are five Deepavali gift hampers priced between ...
Strokes for society
Two Chennai artists come together in celebration of the traditional and the contemporary at Lalit Kala Akademi. S. Arunagiri’s works explore a variety of themes, ranging from South Indian culture to recent events that have shocked the ...
Plug and listen on the go
Car audio systems You no longer need to spend long hours transferring music from your laptop to a format that’ll run on your car. Janani Krishnaswamytunes into the latest car audio systems in the market and tells you how to get an optimized wir eless music experience while you’re at the wheel.
Clip and call Motorokr T505
How would it be if you can get music and calls, all with the clarity and loudness of your car stereo? Here’s a Motorola that has been designed just for that. It’s the first Rokr for cars. Motorokr T505 lets you take and make calls ...
Wherever you go Blaupunkt Velocity 2Go
Take it wherever you go - at home, in your car or on holiday – the Blaupunkt Velocity 2Go can be used virtually anywhere: as an active subwoofer in the car, it guarantees a rich bass foundation, the Velocity 2Go is a small, compact ...
iPod friendly car audio Sony Xplod
It’s the first Sony car stereo system that can be directly connected to your iPod, the iPhone or any other digital player. It operates similarly to most car stereos’ scan buttons. It lets you shuffle through the tracks on your iPod ...
For hassle-free music Xenon XCT-MP3BT-300
Now, you can connect your cell phone directly to the car stereo and enjoy unlimited music. It’s a first-of its-kind car stereo, with FM, MP3/WMA player and Bluetooth that enables you to connect your cell phone to the system. It comes ...
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 contact ...
For the diabetic
Choose from a variety of sweets, savouries
BBC’s Stephen Sackur opens “Financial Crisis: Global Impact”, a special two-hour show on BBC World News on October 20 from 1730 IST to 1930 IST & 0030 IST to 0230. The programme will include exclusive reports from five ...
All in fun
The temperature soars this weekend on Vh1 as two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning American film actor-director Tom Hanks and the super rocking band Red Hot Chili Peppers come together for the first time! Don’t miss Tom Hanks as he fields ...
For talented office-goers
Entries are invited for the sixth edition of ‘Paadum Office’
Colours of life
Senathipathi’s works speak volumes about human emotions
Tiger, tiger burning bright
An exhibition on tigers draws attention to the plight of the big cat in India
Villas with a view
A 2-bedroom villa costs Rs. 2600 plus taxes. An extra bed costs Rs. 400. Free for children, aged below five.
Off-season, single bedroom occupancy and special package rates are available on request. For details contact 0481-2582363 or ...
The new line of clothes by designer Anaka Narayanan “Monsoon”, on display Brass Tacks, is inspired by ancient maritime traditions. Some of the silhouettes in the collection include “Cat’s Paw” (cotton silk tops) ...
Weaves of Maheswar
Rehwa presents “Rang Leela”, a collection of woven and printed Maheswaris for the festive season The line has been designed by Mira Sagar and handwoven by weavers of Maheswar.
Venue Apparao Infinity, No 7, ...
Prashanti has introduced “Prathyeham”, its latest collection of silk cotton saris, for Deepavali. Its other signature collections include “Vivaham”, wedding Korvai saris, “Vaiboham”, silk cotton saris for ...
A Street Food Festival at Quality Inn Sabari’s Rendezvous Multi-Cuisine Restaurant offers an array of favourites such as kari melagu saru, lozhi salna with idly, sankara varuval, muttai bonda, mutton thenga kothu, parathas/serva, kal ...
Vasanthi Kalyansundar’s Sri Sai Creations exhibition-cum-sale features saris inspired by Kancheepuram silks. She has reproduced traditional motifs such as aathivazhapoo, vani mudi pettu, mubagam and borders such as temple border, gold ...
If suspense thrills you, this film will keep you glued to your seat. Though it drags in portions, “Kathikappal” is a commendable effort by director Dinesh Selvaraj. The story goes thus…Veeraiyan, an outlaw loosely based on ...
Get into the world of fashion and style with tips from one of Bollywood’s hottest star, Deepika Padukone. This week’s trend alert will help you put your best face forward during Deepavali. Fashion gurus Neeta Lulla and Rocky S will ...
Listen to three genres of music at Unwind Center
Children’s day out
Aadya’s Hug, an entertainment group started by Badava Gopi and Haritha for underprivileged and special children, launches a music album, “Aadya UKG-B” today between 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The event, called “Jil Jil ...
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To attend the next edition of ‘Unconference’
Feast from China
A festival of Chinese films from October 19
Contest for girls
A chance for girls to prove their talents
Shop for clothes, accessories and artefacts at a Deepavali mela
`Everybody has a story to tell'
Chennai has a huge population, yet it's the village vibe that appeals to Dominik Hock
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