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The stage comes with a price
Rangapraveshas have become status symbols today. Ferociously ambitious parents pressure gurus to agree to perform their wards' rangapraveshas. SHILPA SEBASTIAN R. puts across a few hard questions to both gurus and parents.
Bananas go organic
The Nisargotsav at Lalbagh, which concludes tomorrow, is useful to both the gardener and health freak.
Cry of an injured, universal spirit
Artist Mutthu Koya's life story matches the surrealist mode of transpositioning. The aches and wounds open up at will, and quite naturally, into a series of images.

The final chapter of a film
Cinematographer Navroz Contractor's book on the China of the mid-'80s portrays a billion-strong Communist nation making that transition to market economy.
Chords & Notes
THAT HACKNEYED plaint of old fashioned film fans — "They don't make them like that any more!" — is true, as much about the products that Hollywood foists on us these days, as of the music which goes with them. When did you last come ...
Eating Out
Not very hot, but very happening
WHITEFIELD ROAD is dotted with many restaurants on both sides, catering to all palates and wallets. Among these, the one that is really hard to miss, because of its location right next to the ITPL complex, is Mirch. Within the premises, one ...
A neat meat vault
THIS MEAT store does not greet one with a whiff of meat. The one stop shop for everything fresh is located in Koramangala. Nine and a half years ago when Chick Cellar's opened its doors it was unique, providing the customer with chicken like ...
Of holidays and massages
BOTH OUR emotional and physical well-being are at stake given our stressful lives. Maybe the best way to relax is to get away once in a while to a peaceful, unpolluted retreat. One place to head for is The Golden Waters, tucked away in the ...
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Amma who wards off ailments
The car festival of Muthyalamma, the grama devathe of the Cantonment area, begins on April 16. The deity, who has an interesting history dating back to the time of the Great Plague, is worshipped by thousands of devotees.
Unwire the web
Government's legalising of WiFi, coupled with Intel's new Centrino technology for Net-enabled notebooks, promises a new era of untethered Internet access for India's `young and restless'.

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