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Meal in a minute
Master chef Sanjeev Kapoor cooked up a storm during the release of his book `Microwave Cooking Made Easy.' SHONALI MUTHALALY reports

Soothing effect
As Sudha Raghunathan suggested, if someone suffering from insomnia listens to Nilambari raga it will help him to sleep because of its anaesthetic effect on his nerves ("Energy comes from melody", July 13). Music should be melodious with sruti ...

Overdose of cinema
One will have to accept the fact that almost all issues of Metroplus carry more news and views about cinema, both Indian and international. Such items occupy almost 75 per cent of the space. True that The Hindu will have to sail with the ...
Tribal remedies
It was interesting to read about the ability of the Irula community to identify various medicinal plants and prepare cures for different ailments ("Cure, the Irula way", July 19). Their constant struggle to keep their identity intact, despite ...
Mass entertainer
As a choreographer, Farah Khan has given many brilliant pieces ("Far-ah!", July 7). The film she recently directed "Main Hoon Naa" also turned out to be a hit. It was a purely commercial film. There is something that distinguishes her from other ...
Sir P.S.'s bungalow
In reply to the letter in this column (July 22), here are a few clarifications. Sir P.S.'s palatial bungalow on Edward Elliot's Road, Mylapore, was called `Sudharma' and not `Sudhama' (Lord Krishna's childhood indigent friend). The beautiful ...

Ruins revisited
Forts and palaces get a fresh lease of life thanks to Aman Nath and Francis Wacziarg of Neemrana Hotels

Dream opening
SPIDERMAN-2 OPENED in India collecting Rs. 7.7 crores over Friday to Sunday (July 23-25) weekend from 327 screens. This smashes the opening weekend record of Rs. 5.3 crores set in May 2002 by "Spiderman". Said an ecstatic Uday Singh, managing ...
A comedy caper
VETERAN DIRECTOR David Dhawan is considered the king of comedy. His latest offering is "Mujhse Shaadi Karoge", a zany love triangle with Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar in the lead. The director works on the subject of two handsome ...
Bettering the original
EVER SINCE the success of "Kaakha Kaakha", Gautham Menon is the hottest director in the South. Gautham's racy style of filmmaking and story presentation and his association with music director Harris Jayaraj have spelt magic at the box-office. ...
Lovable villain
PRAKASH RAJ is South India's most popular villain and character artiste. Recently, his role as Muthupandi in "Ghilli" was much appreciated. Prakash Raj is basically a lover of good cinema and has always tried to encourage youngsters by making ...

At home on every turf
Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj continues to scale new peaks in diverse fields. He tries to make a difference to people's lives as a U.N. Messenger of Peace
Eating Out

Northern flavours
CHOLA SHERATON'S coffee boutique Cafe Mercara now takes you on a Northern Sojourn with its dinner buffet every night from 7.30 to 11.30 till August 6. The menu changes daily and includes a variety of chaats prepared by Chef Bhagwan, veg and ...

Royal weave
CINNAMON IS presenting an exhibition of Chanderi saris, kurtas and dupattas from today, 11.30 a.m. till July 31. Chanderi the fabric woven in the past only for the royal families of Western India has now been recreated for the discerning ...
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