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G.V Prakash
chennai, April 17, 2014

Sketching a new profile

On the third day of his shoot as hero, G.V. Prakash got slapped by his leading lady. For a scene, of course. “We were shooting in the premises of a college,” he reminisces about the first schedule... »
These students held their own with a slickness that was impressive.
chennai, April 17, 2014

#Opera in 140 characters

I attended a very interesting show last week. Performed by the students of the KM Music Conservatory (part of the A.R. Rahman Foundation) the evening could have taught a thing or two to many of the... »
At Godhuli — The Exhibition of the Living Traditions of the Art of Pichwai at the Leela Palace.
CHENNAI, April 17, 2014

Backdrops take centre stage

The very ancient Pichwai screens have seen a remarkable transition — from being backdrops to taking centre stage in contemporary interior décor and art. With their mesmerising and vivid... »
At Aqua. Photo: R. Ragu
chennai, April 17, 2014
the reluctant gourmet

So much more on the platter

I gallop cheerfully down the beach listening to Justin Timberlake on Sunday morning. As it turns out, running is hard work. Even in pink shoes. So once I’ve clocked my requisite six kilo... »
A still from Breaking Bad.
chennai, April 17, 2014

Ruling the airwaves

Touted to be one of the best TV shows ever, Breaking Bad has a cult following. The fanaticism and loyalty rivalled only by Lost.  Lost, in my book, is the best s... »
Megha Mariam Varghuse dazzles in a pair of jhumkas on her wedding day.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014

Timeless style statements

Vidya Balan wears them and so does Deepika Padukone. Closer home, Kavya Madhavan and Rima Kallingal don them too. Nearly everyone seems to be sporting jhumkas (jimmikis) – kundan, metal, terracott... »
Cary Edwards says that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires very little strength, is designed to be easy, uses natural body movement, leverage instead of strength and is ideally suited for women because build and strength are not prerequisites. Photo: V. Ganesan
chennai, April 16, 2014

Gym Cary is here

“If you and me were walking down the road and if someone wants to pick a fight with either one of us, who would they pick,” he asks as I check out First Contact Mixed Martial Arts, his new gym abov... »
chennai, April 16, 2014
bc-ad: before computers - after digital

Meet the techie boppers of today

‘If it can’t swipe, click, chat or play, it’s not considered a toy by today’s kids,’ says an old-timer.AD: Hi, I saw you having a long chat with the neighbour’s kid. What were you tel... »
The concept of discovering fashion through travel is interesting, says Rocky S.
chennai, April 16, 2014

Design and destinations

For a change, Rocky S abandons the comfort of his swanky studio and hits the streets in search of style. As Style & the City returned to the small screen (Fox Traveller, Wednesdays and... »
Cycle to enjoy the mountrains urges Pauline Temme
coimbatore, April 16, 2014

Wobbling down the mountains

The plan was crazy. My friend and I wanted to cycle from Ooty to Bangalore. When we told our parents back home in Germany and our Indian friends of our idea, the response was the same: “You are cr... »
Archana confesses that her style is the result of trials and errors, received with appreciation and flak
chennai, April 17, 2014

Glam-girl on the pitch

Like most of us, Archana Vijaya too is looking forward to the IPL this summer, more because she is back as its host. The stylish anchor, who was the winner of the first edition of Channel [V]’s Ge... »
Rashomon
chennai, April 17, 2014

My five... B.A. Suresh

Rashomon This is a masterpiece by Akira Kurosawa, a film unlike any other. Rashomon is an in-depth view into a simple human failing, the tendency to slightly twist... »
On the wall at the Alliance Francaise’s three-part Danse Dialogues.
chennai, April 17, 2014

Gravity? What’s that?

Against a giant, white 66-feet wall, a distant female figure writhes and curves seemingly in free fall. The effect is surreal, moving and sometimes disturbing. Cette Immense Intimite (This Huge Int... »
Nellikai Sadam is an easy-to-make one-pot meal.
chennai, April 17, 2014
my grandma's recipe

How to make… Nellikai sadam

I learnt this recipe from my grandmother who used to prepare this recipe very frequently. Nellikai Sadam is an easy-to-make one-pot meal. Since gooseberries are a good source of Vitamin C, this ri... »
Vedasri and her friends during their trek to the Himalayas.
HYDERABAD, April 17, 2014

Bike, trek or jump off a cliff

Don’t ask me the dreaded question if I’ll do this again,” says architect Vedasri Siddamsetty. She has just returned from her trek to the Himalayas and cannot get the sights of snow-capped mountain... »
From Idli Factory
chennai, April 16, 2014

Tiffin takes a trendy detour

It’s the eternal Chennai cliché. Idli-dosa-filter coffee: the triumvirate representing our comfort food. So it’s intriguing when entrepreneurs and avant-garde chefs reinvent with these basics, twe... »
Gautham Menon
chennai, April 16, 2014

Back together after six years

 Gautham Menon’s next film with Ajith is garnering a lot of attention in film  circles. The latest update about this project is that music composer Harris Jayaraj has teamed up with the director af... »
Nokia Lumia 1020
chennai, April 16, 2014

Best mobile shooters

Nokia Lumia 1020Nokia’s mobile cameras have addressed one of the key bugbears of mobile cameras — lowlight photography. The 1020 is in a league of its own — it’s not just the whopping... »
A shot at success: Natasha Palha Photo: R. Ragu
April 16, 2014

Way to go, Natasha

Even a throwaway reference to Goa invariably triggers a rush of well-defined images to the mind — sun-drenched beaches, throbbing carnivals and churches that defy the march of time. Speaking of spo... »
Shivaji Dev and Shilpa Bhatt in Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum, AVM Productions first ‘internet only’ Tamil short-feature.
chennai, April 16, 2014

Net gain for short film

Recognising the huge demand for movie content on the Internet, AVM Productions has produced its first ‘internet only’ Tamil short-feature, Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum, which was uploaded on Tamil... »

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