Wednesday, January 21, 2009
uizzing for general knowledge,quizzing for fun and quizzing for all.After conducting quizzes for corporates,schools and colleges, Indian QuizzingLeague is back with their next quiz, ‘IndiaUnplugged’. The Indian Quiz is an openquiz that will be held on January 26.“Quiz is not only for the high funda...wewant to mellow it down. That’s thepurpose of an open quiz, where a teamof two of any age group couldparticipate,” explains Karthik Narayan,founder of IQL.The competition will start with writtenprelims and the short-listed teams will betaken through three rounds of quizzing.Topics could vary from Indian culture tohistory, geography, epics, languages,music, etc. Also, there is a special roundon Chennai.
Who is IQL
The Indian Quizzing League is a bunch oflike-minded people who get together tospread the joy of quizzing. It meets everySaturday at 5 p.m. for a quiz conductedby one or two of its members. For moredetails log on tohttp://iquiz.wordpress.com
What, When, Where
January 26; 9.30 a.m.
Karpagam Banquet Hall, SouthMada Street, Mylapore
For details call Sanandan (9841272205),Vinod (9962084242), Karthik (9962070090)
ll through my school days,my mother had spoiled my sick leaves with the freshand nutritious soups shetreated me toregularly. The tasteof thesecret ingredients like gin-ger, pepper, tulsi, garlic and jag-gery– all mashed and boiled –stilllingers in me now that I amstaying away from home.I was recently surprised to tastesimilar soups ata small shop forRs.6. Here’s why you shouldhead to J.R. Soup Stall,near theGovernment Veterinary Hospital, Vepery.Thisnondescriptplacehas been selling healthy and tasty soups for the lastthree years. Onan average,it receives around 200customers a day.S. Shenbagaraj, who works inthe stall, says the shop follows atime-table. “We serve one variety each day, which includes
, drumstick, bittergourd,
andvegetables,” he said,adding,“Wehave been sticking to the sameprice of Rs. 6 per bowl for the pastthree years.”The popularity of the soups hasmade R. Selvarathinam, brother-in-law of Shenbagaraj, open threeother branches in namma Chen-nai.The soups are prepared for thefour shops attheir residence inNetaji Nagar. “Taste the soup inany of ourshopsandit tastes thesame. My mother-in-law pre-pares the soup and despatches itto all shops. We also supply tomany other soup stalls,” saidShenbagaraj. “I earn more thanRs.1,000 per day.”Abdulla, a reg-ular to the shop,says he fre-quents itevery Mondays to getthe v
soup. “It’sgood for diabetes, so I get it formy father. Thesoup tastes greatand it’s healthy too,” he says.
(Too Good for Critics is a weekly column to celebrate NammaChennai’s ‘Kaiyendi Bhavans’ and small eateries. If you can think of a similar place, mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
J.R. Soup Stall serves fresh and healthy soups seven days aweek
IN A SOUP
On the menu:
Monday (vazhaithandu), Tuesday (mushroom),Wednesday (manathakkali), Thursday(drumstick and bittergourd),Friday (kaasini keerai), Saturday(Thoothuvalai), Sunday(Vegetables)
How to get there:
The shop is next to GovernmentVeterinary Hospital, Vepery
What to have:
Herbal soup is available daily
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PHOTOS: R. RAVINDRAN
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Moser Baer Entertainment Limited has released the Hindiblockbuster ﬁlm,
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