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Ergo October 7

Ergo October 7

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Ergo tabloid published by The Hindu Group, Chennai

Ergo tabloid published by The Hindu Group, Chennai

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
ABYTE OF LIFE
FREE CIRCULATION
Friday’s Big Story willfeature a Pondicherry-based musicalinstruments store with adifference. If you knowof lesser-known placesto visit in Pondicherry,write to us atfeedback@goergo.inabout your trip andsend us anaccompanying picture.Space is a constraint, soplease keep the wordlimit to 200 words.Entries should reach usby Wednesday noon.
Know of uniquedestinations of interest?
 WINDOW SHOPPER
Get into the festive mood with Dreams Come True.This shop in Prince Plaza on Pantheon Road, Egmore,is haven for those looking for bangles of any type,colour and size. From 1-gm gold bangles to the trendyplastic ones for college-goers, this place stocks eve-rything.
Ergo wishes its readers a very happy Ayudha Puja.Lots of
ghee
sweets, sparkling vehicles and a day off fromwork. Also, there will be no issue of Ergo on October 8 and9 (Wednesday and Thursday). See you on Friday.
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Vol. 2No. 193
 
Their music has aretro lilt, bluesriffs and a greatlight-hearted rock‘n’ roll feel
W
hat is a rock band with-out an electric guitar?But Touchwood from Vellore Institute of Tech-nology (VIT) has proven it can bemore, having played at a numberof college competitions sincetheir inception in January 2008,including AmRock, IIM-Banga-lore’s annual rock competitionfor amateurs.“That competition was crazy.There was a Motherjane and Zeroconcert happening, before which was AmRock. There were about30 death metal bands, withnames like Chronic Zombie. Au-dience and band members alikehad long hair and were wearing black t-shirts.” When they firststarted playing, theband recollectsconfusionamongst thecrowd. “Easily,that was one of the best concerts we played be-cause these hard-core metal fans toldus they liked oursound,” says Arjun. As forthe sound, the band comprises Arjun (bass), Vishal (vocals,acoustic guitar), Cherian (key-board) and Avinash (drums), andthey are all about acoustic jazzrock. Their music has a retro lilt,blues riffs and a great light-heart-ed rock ‘n’ roll feel. The song,‘Don’t let me down’ (available on YouTube) is crafted with amplesnares, revealing their love for jazz music and especially Steely Dan. Amongst their favouritebands, the Bangalore-based rock / jam outfit Thermal and a Quar-ter (TAAQ), Skinny Alley fromCalcutta and Something Relevantfrom Mumbai figure on their list. And that is primarily how they see themselves – as a jam band.Cherian says, “Our casual get-to-gethers are where the music isborn. We just jam and that’s how  we make music. That’s why wecan’t really classify the sound.”The band is not averse to adding an electric guitarist to the band.“If there is someone who can geton board with our music, of course the addition would begreat. But also, the advantage of going acoustic is that setting upsound (at live performances)does not take time,” says Vishal.‘Don’t let me Down’ alone istestimony to the thunderous ap-plause awaiting this six-month-old band from Vellore. They are yet to release an album, and they do play covers but check out theirFacebook page to listen to someoriginal Touchwood music.
They see themselves as a jam band, and that’swhy they say it is hard to classify their music 
(From top) Arjun, Avinash, Cherian and Vishal of Touchwood
PHOTO: S. R. RAGHUNATHAN
Touchwood,
THIS BAND IS ORIGINAL
ERGO
Tuesday,October7,2008
NAMMA CHENNAI
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Ice Cream,I Scream & more
I
f all the movie halls have run house-full andyou are wondering what to do the nexttwo days, here’s how you can, otherwise,unwind. Watch some Turkish movies.The South Indian Film Chamber Theatre ishosting a festival of Turkish films on October7 and 8. The festival is being organised bythe Turkish Embassy, New Delhi, ConsulateGeneral of the Republic of Turkey in Chennaiand the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation.
My Father  And My Son
(6.15 p.m.),
Ice Cream, I Scream
(8.10p.m.), and
Istanbul Tales
(6 p.m.) and
Who Killed Shadows
(7.45 p.m.)will bescreened onTuesday andWednesdayrespectively.
Ice Cream, I Scream
is thestory of Ali,an ice creamsalesman inMugla, who tries to survive in the face offierce competition from bigger brands. Themovie has won five awards.
Istanbul Tales
, on the other hand, has fivestories set in the Turkish metropolis, alldealing with the city’s underworld.
For details, call 98401 51956.
 Attention foodies!
The Rain Tree is hosting a Gujarati foodfestival at Rainbow, the 24-hour multi-cuisinerestaurant, from 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.The festival is on till October 12.
A scene from Ice Cream,I Scream
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
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magine walking in betweencurtains of bangles. You can,at Dreams Come True inPrince Plaza. What started off as a time pass business with justone shop has now grown to 14shops, supplying bangles to allparts of Tamil Nadu.Rashmikanth Davey started this shop 10 years ago, having asmall section foraccessories inthe shop whichdealt primarily in clothes. Word-of-mouthpublicity, the re-sponse he got fromcustomers and thequality of bangles hesold made him shift fromclothes to bangles.Don’t be surprised if it takes you an entire day just to do win-dow shopping. Glass, metal,stone, plastic, Hyderabadi andKolkata bangles – you name itand it’s available. The shop’s spe-ciality is the 1-gram gold bangle, wherein you can mix a bangle of  your choice with a gram of gold. And what’s more, it comes with asix-month guarantee. One can al-so return it within two years toget 50 per cent cash back.The shop has a loyal clientele, which includes Kollywood starslike Kushboo, Meena, Jyothika,Sneha, Sridevi and also NRIs.“One can find more than 5,000varieties of bangles in differentcolours and sizes,” says Davey. Available in sizes ranging from1.02 to 2.12, you are sure to get aperfect fit. The latest addition tothe store are the lac bangles. A pair comes at Rs. 1,500.The unique custom followedby the shop is that they do notallow more than 10 customers inat a time, as they believe shop-ping should be done hassle-free. A pair of bangles is available fromRs. 10 to Rs. 1,500. Besides theregular metal and glass bangle,one can find a variety of bangleslike the colour
kundan
, multi-stone bangle with enamel coat-ing, bangles made out of Polkistone, and embroidered bangles. Another important facet to thisshop is the customer service.Bangle matching is done forclothes according to one’s bud-get. And they also make banglesfor customers if designs are givento them beforehand. “Apart formthe traditional bangles, we alsohave wooden bangles and
kadas 
to suit the taste of college girls,”says Lavanya, a salesperson at thestore.
If you know of a place (big or small, well-known or not-so-well-known) that stocks something of interest, or even a good sale happening somewhere, do write tous at feedback@goergo.in with the subject line WINDOW SHOPPER).
Dreams Come True at Prince Plaza is the place to be for bangles of any kind, size and colour 
V. LOKPRIA
Bangles all the way 
Address:Dreams Come True,Shop # 3,6,9,11,17, groundfloor,46 Pantheon Road,Prince Plaza,Egmore,Chennai – 60008Ph:044 - 28553594Store Timings:9 a.m. to 8p.m. (Sunday holiday)
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