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Red alert
Koyambedu may soon become a breeding ground for life-threatening diseases, especially AIDS. SUDHA UMASHANKER reports

Leaves of scholarship
The book "Cholamandal: An Artists' Village", to be released this evening, profiles the artists and their works
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New age women
A PARADIGM shift is taking place in the ethos of Indian cinema and heroines are defying reel life stereotypes. The Rani Mukherjee-Saif Ali Khan starrer "Hum Tum" is a super hit, especially in the metros. Here Rhea is a widow in designer wear ...
Kerala bound
THE BANGALORE-BASED Priya Mani, who made her debut in Bharathiraaja's "Kangalal Kaithu Sei," plays the heroine opposite Dhanush in Balu Mahendra's "Athu Oru Kana Kalam" which is nearing completion. Now this model-turned-actress is hot among ...
The great escape
THERE IS a belief in North India that some Indian soldiers are still Prisoners Of War (POWs) in Pakistani jails after the last official war in 1971. So Bollywood director Milan Luthria has made a film "Deewar" based on these assumptions of ...
An epic drama
"TROY" IS an adaptation of Homer's "Iliad" and the film follows the assault on Troy by a united Greek force and chronicles the fate of the men involved. The highlight of this film is its awe inspiring star cast. In the lead role of Achilles, Brad ...

An Aussie touch
Why do fast bowlers sustain the most severe injuries? Physio and trainer Alex Kountouri explains
Did you know?
Vijay Hazare captained India in its first Test victory (against England) at the Chepauk ground in 1952.
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When Tamil Nadu and Karnataka met in the title clash in the Ranji Trophy at Chepauk in 1995-96 it was the first ...
'I don't remember anyone making such an impact on a tournament since Pele in the 1958 World Cup' England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson on the current English football sensation Wayne Rooney, who has made waves in the Euro2004 championship ...
Eating Out

Let your spirit soar
THE SUMMER has been unrelenting this year and has made Chennai-ites look for suitable ways to quench their thirst. The Oakshott Bar at the is hosting a Coolers "N" Collins event, serving a variety of cocktails and mocktails that are sure to lift ...
Executive platter
GRAND ORIENT, 693, Anna Salai, has launched its "Executive Power Lunch" at Pot Pourri, its multi-cuisine restaurant. Right from starter to dessert, the meal costs just Rs. 77. For details call ...
Very exotic
ICE CREAM people, Baskin Robbins, have introduced a new flavour, Berry Exotica. A dark crimson jamun ribbon running through fresh jamun puree adds a tart zing to the normally sweet taste of ice cream. Priced at Rs. 33 a scoop, the flavour of the ...

Evening of melody
Ghazal king Jagjit Singh will perform live at The Music Academy on June 26
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