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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 also very popular in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
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 ...
Nadan Meen Charu
Sauté fenugreek seeds, ginger, garlic and curry leaves in a thick bottom pan. Add onion and sauté till golden brown. Add red chilly paste, salt and coacum water into the pan and boil it for 10 minutes. Put in the fish cubes and cook. ...
Pushing the pedals
R. Reghuramtakes to the city roads on his trusty bicycle for an exhilarating workout
Seated Leg Tucks
EXERCISE Tone up your abdominal muscles
Villas with a view
The story of this property is different. Five friends working with the Asianet Cable Network in Kottayam fell in love with the place, Kuttikanam, near Thekkady. They purchased four acres and built independent summer retreats entirely for personal ...
Munching on the steps
What’s to love: It is a relatively small campus when compared to the other colleges in the city with just a behemoth of a main building and a few outbuildings, all in an area of 12 acres or so.
Nevertheless, there are plenty ...
Tango with tomatoes
DIET A tomato-rich diet can improve cholesterol profiles and help prevent diabetes and migraine
Cooking the cream
Food Station Pannacotta is a simple dish but full of flavour
Named after the late chef whose recipe it was, this scrumptious beef fry has a whole lot of quirky twists. Not only is it oil free, each bit of beef is the size of a potato chip and likewise is crunchy, feather light and melt-in-the-mouth. ...
Hell Boy 2: The Golden Army
In the sequel to ‘Hellboy’ (2004), Ron Perlman returns as the red-skinned, horned titular character. This time an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic has been broken and it is up to ...
Online game based on the movie ‘Karzzzz’
First she stormed out of ‘Horn Ok Please,’ saying the item song she was dancing to had obscene steps. Then news of her charging obscene amounts for cover shoots for magazines started doing the rounds. Recently her movie ‘Saas ...
Priyanka says that she is the maharani of multitasking
‘I’m a secret slob’
Renee Zellweger finds her reputation as a trendsetter hilarious. ‘The Appaloosa’ actor says although she is regarded as one of the most stylish women in the world, she only ever dresses up for red carpet events.
“The rest ...
Vanessa to dance with the stars
Singing and dancing sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens has become such an expert at ballroom dancing she is considering taking part in ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Vanessa had to practise waltzing so much for a scene in ‘High School ...
Sam’s weird double bill
Samuel L Jackson can lay claim to one of the strangest breaks into showbiz — as Bill Cosby’s double. The ‘Pulp Fiction’ star was once employed to stand in for the veteran comic on his smash hit sitcom before he went on to ...
A show dedicated to food trends is on
Academy of Life Mastery conducts a two day workshop on ‘Past life Regression Science.’ Contact: 9447751715.
Venue: Hotel Maurya Rajadhani
Date: October 18 , 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 ...
Soorya conducts a theatre festival. October 18: ‘Madhavi’ by Chandradasan, Lokadharmi, Kochi. October 19: ‘Poovankozhi Muttayittu’ by Alinthara G. Krishna Pillai, Aruna Children’s Theatre. October ...
As part of its cultural festivities Soorya organises a Ramayanam festival. October 21: Chakyar Koothu. October 22: Kathakali. October 23: Ottanthullal. October 24: Koodiyattam. October 25: Nangiar Koothu. ...
Vallathol Sahitya Samiti organises poetry reading in connection with the 130th death anniversary of Vallathol Narayana Menon.
Venue: Theerthapada Mandapam.
Date: October 18
Time: 4 ...
Sculptor Kanayi Kunjhiraman inaugurates the ‘Retrospective Exhibition’ of paintings, drawings and graphics by artiste Kattoor Narayana Pillai on October 19 at 5.30 p.m., followed by the release of the book ‘Samakalika ...
Parliamentary Affairs Institute holds the C. Achutha Menon memorial lecture. C.P.I General Secretary A.B Bardan speaks.
Venue: Old Assembly Hall, Secretariat
Date: October 22.
Time: 4 ...
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