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Monday, August 06, 2007
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City’s first Englishwoman
The mention last week that Elizabeth Marsh was one of the very few Englishwomen in the Madras of the 1770s made me wonder who was the first Englishwoman (or a woman from what later became the British Isles) to arrive in Madras, braving the surf ...
A Tamil find in China
Referring to the Chinese connection I had written about in Miscellany, July 23, reader K.R.A. Narasiah sent me the photographs published along with this piece and tells me that they are of Tamil inscriptions found in the south Chinese city of ...
August 8th is the 230th anniversary of the culmination of one of the great romances in world history. It grew unnoticed on the high seas, blossomed in Madras and culminated in the wedding in Calcutta on August 8, 1777 of Warren Hastings, ...
Pop music dignified
Actor-singer Hilary Duff on her latest hit album “Dignity” and her new mature persona
A hit with viewers
“Koffee with Anu” will soon complete 50 episodes. What does hostess Anu Hassan have to say about it?
Born to be free
Salma Ahmed on her tumultous life
In Victoria, you can just sit back and enjoy the beauty of Nature, suggests ABIRAMI MUTHUKRISHNAN
Deal of the week
Cleartrip, online travel company, has tied up with Fortune Hotels to offer customers a 30 per cent discount on booking properties in as many as 18 beautiful cities and towns across the country. The offer is limited to the first 1,000 bookings ...
A ‘bumpy’ ride
Here are some dos and don’ts for pregnant women who want to travel
A dam and a forest
Most visitors stop at the dam, but Soma Basu treks into the forest that borders it
What’s the difference between God and pilots? God doesn’t think he is a pilot.
A passenger piled his cases on the scale at an airline counter in New York and said to the ...
The Chennai Chapter opens this evening with “Welcome to Andromeda”. Limited tickets at venue
Slice of Sri Lanka
Watch some Sri Lankan films at a fest which opens on August 8
A selection of the feedback we received for Peter Ratray's "To The Death Of My Own Family" and Ajay Krishnan's "Butter and Mashed Banana", which were staged at The Music Academy on August 3. This is an interactive column that empowers the audience to critique the plays. The author of the highlighted letter gets a free lunch for two at 601, The Park, Chennai. Watch the plays, keep sending us reviews, and win a prize.
Right from the start, “Butter and Mashed Banana” had the entire audience howling with laughter. It had the appearance of a highly entertaining comedy, but with a crucial difference. In the midst of all the frolicking and dancing on ...
It’s salsa time
Here’s something for accomplished salseras, as well as those of you who watched ‘Shall We Dance’ and then waltzed around your bedroom with a broom. Lionel Araya, accomplished dance, choreographer and teacher, will be in Chennai ...
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