Oct 21, 2014 06:39 PM
Srinivasa Ramanujam meets Uma, 42, who has been making adhirasams at The Grand Sweets and Snacks for 23 years now. There’s a heated contest going on inside a busy, sultry factory off OMR. Six ladies are feverishly trying to dish up some appetising
Oct 21, 2014 06:58 PM
Pankaja Srinivasan feels a sense of sadness when she realises that HMT watches may not be there by the time Deepavali comes around next year. I step into the HMT showroom on Avanashi Road to change the strap of my prized possession, an old fashioned, sen
Oct 21, 2014 07:06 PM
Here are offbeat ways to light up your living space this Deepavali Deepavali is here and while many of us probably still swear by the traditional oil diyas, there are more ways to bring light into your homes today. Stocky wax candles have given way to fl
Oct 22, 2014 07:55 AM
Fiat Group Automobiles India on Tuesday launched compact Sports Utility Vehicle Avventura with price ranging from Rs. 5.99 lakh to Rs. 8.17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The sub-4 meter vehicle would be available in both petrol and diesel versions. The petrol
Oct 21, 2014 07:02 PM
The Palms Spa right in the heart of town offers a haven of quietude and an enticing menu of massages, scrubs and polishes to de-stress. The overpowering fort-like wooden gates belie the warmth and soothing waiting inside The Palms Spa — a lovely st
Oct 21, 2014 06:57 PM
It was Deepavali season and the carefully-chosen crackers were waiting to be sun dried. But, it had been raining since morning and I was bored stiff, cooped up at home, yearningly looking at my damp crackers. I was five or six, and excitement for me meant
Oct 21, 2014 06:49 PM
Shilpa Reddy to present a line using hand-woven malkha fabric in Paris Designers from 10 different countries, each with a collection that represents their culture and heritage, showcased at an architectural marvel makes for a winning fashion extravaganz
Oct 21, 2014 06:44 PM
Actor Pankaj Kesari looks forward to strengthening his position in Telugu films "Artistes and technicians from the Telugu film industry are very disciplined, updated and professional, on the other hand filmi people from the North have a chalta hai attitu
Oct 21, 2014 06:36 PM
How did the once-famous Aiyer Hall in Triplicane get its name? Why is it now locked and left to crumble? The new board outside the run-down double-storeyed building flashes the standard warning: Trespassers will be prosecuted. “You can't go in!&#82
Oct 21, 2014 06:32 PM
The rains that battered the city may have affected their training but it hasn’t dampened their enthusiasm. The four runners talk about their fourth week of training. Last week I could not run as I had some pressing commitments. Also, the weekend r
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