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Mane and the man
TREND Stylish tresses are not the prerogative of women alone. Men too are willing to try out new cuts, says PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY
or men who do not know how to style their hair or are bored with the same old style they have had ever since they were kids and had their mommies oiling their hair or thought the only hair care product available was good old coconut oil, read on. Hair care and hair style are no longer a woman’s bastion. The metro sexual, ubersexual era has generated a great demand for men’s hair styles and styling products. This is the age when most men forgo their neighbourhood barber and head to stylists to get their hair done and are also ready to
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EVENT The Reliance Mobile Vijay Awards for the best movies released in 2007
shell out wads of cash. The inﬂux of Bollywood icons with their sculpted bodies, fancy hairstyles and “fair and handsome” looks have added to the demand in the men’s grooming market. Let’s steal a look at what’s hot for men this season. Expert stylist Asif, who styles the manes of many Bollywood celebrities, says, “This season the trend is clearly the polished, corporate look with very short hair. The colour ranges from subtle and sober browns to blondes. All in all it is the barbered, clean shaven look that men can sport now.” But there is a disparity between the styles in Mumbai and the ones down South. Chennai has its own pace and according to Bonny, technical advisor of Schwarzkopf Professional’s technical advisor and trainer of many big names in hair styling in Chennai, “In Mumbai, people are ready to go for anything but in Chennai not many people are ready to experiment. The short cut is in fashion in Chennai as well but so are fringes, spikes and Mohawks
CUTS FOR THE SEASON
The clean-shaven, tonsured look is in Go for simple cuts with little texture Asymmetrical fringes with a shattered punk at the back is in vogue for students
FANCY STYLES ARE IN A model sporting one of the latest cuts
which may not be in demand in Mumbai now.” Nayana of Salon Nayana feels that men have become more fashion conscious and ﬂamboyant. “Of late, there is an increase in the number of men asking for pedicures, facials, bridal make-up and the like. It is easier to convince men to buy a product,” she laughs. According to Kumaravel and Veena of Naturals, there are more male clients than women for the ﬁsh pedicure service they recently launched. Talking about present day trends, Jammie, head stylist of Naturals, who is Suriya’s stylist for his upcoming movie “Ayan” says, “Though short cuts and shades such as dark blonde, cappuccino and tobacco are in, clients ask for funky shades like blue, contrast red and copper and for African style hair braiding with beads or layer cuts with lengthy layers. Some clients ask for buzz cuts with designs or have their names shaved along the sides or back of their heads.” Clean cuts This summer, the clean-shaven, tonsured look is also gaining popularity. Najeeb Ur Rehman, Technical Manager, Schwarzkopf Professional talks about another interesting look called the Boy’s Own Look. “Blurring the lines of traditions, this is all about bringing out manly charm,” he adds. For corporates, Najeeb says “Clean cuts with minimal textures are big and for college students an asymmetrical fringe in the front with a shattered punk at the back are in.” The long dishevelled look is also in demand, courtesy Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan.
he Reliance Mobile Vijay Awards is back this year. The awards ceremony will honour the movies released in 2007. Audiences in South India will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite stars and movies. The ﬁnal nomination list includes Vijay, Madhavan, Rajnikant, Suriya and Ajith in the Favourite Hero category; Trisha, Shreya, Jyothika, Nayantara and Asin in the Favourite Actress category; “Paruthiveeran”, “Mozhi”, “Billa”, “Shivaji” and “Pokkiri” in the Favourite Film category and the Favourite Director category included Ameer, Vishnuvardhan, Prabhu Deva, Radha Mohan and Shankar. Apart from the favourite category awards there are 25 jury award categories that have been judged by K. Bagyaraj, Yuhi Sethu, Lizzy Priyadarshan and Madan. This year, two special category awards have been introduced — the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Cinema and the Contribution to Tamil Cinema award. The star-studded event will take place on May 3 at the Nehru Indoor Stadium and will see performances by Sada, Ragasiya, BlaaZe, Nisha Kothari, Kamna Jethmalani, Samiksha and Neha Bhasin.
Fun with formals
EVENT Cricketers turned models for the evening when they showcased a popular brand of men’s wear
hree rounds, 21 cricketers turned models for the evening and the host for the event, actor Madhavan, at his eloquent best. Could the starry-eyed audience at the Park Sheraton ask for more? The event, of course, was the showcasing of a special collection by Peter England Elite, the formal wear sponsors for the Chennai Super Kings. After watching them sweat it out on the ﬁeld, it was equally exciting to watch the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) don the role of models and sashay down the ramp, well groomed and in formal wear. Thunderous clapping and cheers followed every cricketer especially “namma oor mappilae” Muttiah Muralitharan. But the loudest cheers were reserved for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who, though on a different pitch, displayed the same poise he does while on the cricket ﬁeld. Muralitharan, Makaya Ntini, AB de Villiers and Stephen Fleming too seemed conﬁdent when it was their turn to walk the ramp. The others, however, looked a bit jittery and their expressions seemed to say “I’m better off on the ﬁeld.” As the charming Madhavan shot rapid ﬁre questions at the cricketers, everyone was in splits. While Maddy joked with the newly-married Parthiv Patel and the handsome Manpreet Goni, he asked Suresh Raina what alternative sport he played and which female Bollywood actor he would like in his team. Raina answered, “I play basketball and would like Rakhi Sawant to be the captain of my basketball team.” During the ﬁnal round of the show, Ntini being Ntini couldn’t help but burst into peals of laughter. Called the jester of the team,
ON A DIFFERENT PITCH The cricketers with actor Madhavan PHOTO: S. S. KUMAR
he kept them amused the whole time. Asked what kept him so energetic, he said in his inimitable style, “I don’t require energy drinks as I have energy in my blood.” Before the ramp scorchers took the stage, Kris Srikkanth waxed eloquent about the team saying, “The CSK are fearless entertainers who play to win. This team can win matches from no-win situations.” Talking on the occasion, Kedar Apshankar, COO of Peter England said, “On our eleventh anniversary we are pleased to have partnered with the formidable Chennai Super Kings, who are raring to go not just on the ﬁeld but off it as well.” The last set of questions was reserved for Dhoni and it was interesting to watch him and Maddy chat like school boys, discussing how much fun it was to wait outside girls’ schools. And when Maddy asked Dhoni how he knew about girls’ schools, Captain Cool calmly replied, “I was a teenager once and even I used to go to school.” By the end of the show, the cricketers were in a relaxed mood and, as a result, a few questions from the audience were passed on to Ntini which Maddy translated to him in Tamil and Ntini wittingly answered in his language. This left the hysterical crowd hungry for more but the show had to be wound up and so it did in style with Muralitharan and Ntini shaking a leg together on request from the audience.
...................................................................... I DON’T REQUIRE ENERGY DRINKS AS I HAVE ENERGY IN MY BLOOD MAKAYA NTINI ......................................................................
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Eat out, but eat right
TREND Eating out is a popular option for many. But it’s wise to watch the calories, says SUDHA UMASHANKER
iven the kind of lifestyle we lead, hectic, rushed and stress-ﬁlled, food is a great comforter and stress-buster .Eating out, which was in days gone by considered sinful, is now a great pastime .Whether it’s a business meeting, a heated debate. a bit of networking or a family celebration – it is done over a meal at a restaurant .With the trend having caught on, it is important to eat right when you eat out. Even the most resolute of people when faced with a delectable spread can yield to temptation. How does one eat right and not miss out on all the fun? Says Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director, M.V.Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, “Any person who is overweight and prone to metabolic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes should avoid fried starters like spring rolls, samosas, vadas, wafers, crisps and high calorie foods such as pizzas.” Suggests Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Shankar, Chief Consultant Dietician, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Division, “Calorie counting, health conscious people should have a good look at every dish before starting to ﬁll the plate. Begin with a full bowl of clear soup which will ﬁll you and then go for the main course.” Dr. Ajit Mullasari, Director Cardiology, Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, advises taking the edge off your appetite before you leave home.
Coping with the heat
WOMEN & WELLNESS Staying cool and well hydrated in summer helps prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke
uzanne walks into her house after a long day of work. She feels exhausted, light-headed and has the beginnings of a headache. Suzanne’s job entails travelling around the city. Is Suzanne suffering from heat exhaustion? Summer is here in earnest, with blazing heat and its accompanying medical problems. Hot weather and high humidity can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Children and older people particularly are prone to heat exhaustion and it is essential to make them drink enough ﬂuids. Our bodies need to be kept at a normal, constant temperature of approximately 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) to help protect our brain and internal organs. As the external temperature rises, our sweat glands start pouring out sweat. As our sweat evaporates, it helps to cool us down. However, high humidity can interfere with the evaporation process and, as a result, our body temperature remains elevated.
hot drinks like coffee and tea because the caffeine can make your heart race and worsen the problem. Soft drinks can aggravate the dehydration because of the amount of sugar they have. Wearing a hat or visor will help block the sun from your face and may also help prevent headaches due to the heat. An umbrella is a good idea if you will be in the sun for long periods of time.
Summer is also the time when you can be prone to urine infections. Remember that burning during urination can also occur when you are dehydrated and the urine is very concentrated. To conﬁrm that you have a urinary infection, a test of the urine must show more than 10 pus cell per high power ﬁeld. A culture and sensitivity test of the urine must be done and an antibiotic must be started only if it shows a significant bacterial growth.
When exposed relentlessly to heat, and without adequate replacement of body ﬂuids lost due to sweating, a person can become overheated and dehydrated. As the body temperature rises, the blood vessels under the skin dilate. The skin becomes ﬂushed and feels hot. There is pooling of blood in the lower limbs and when the person stands up from a seated position, she might feel light-headed and might faint.
The pain hit suddenly and without warning. Sumitra bent double as she felt the pain shoot from her right ﬂank (loin) to her groin. The pain came and went in spasms, leaving her crying and writhing in pain. Sumitra has a stone in her ureter (the tube which leads from the kidney to the bladder). Problems due to kidney and ureteric stones tend to get highlighted in the summer months because people are likely get dehydrated. When there is not enough ﬂuid intake, the stones do not get washed out and lead to problems. When the stone is stuck in the ureter, the ureter keeps contracting to push the stone out. This can cause intense pain. Ureteric stones are usually just a few millimetres in size. The treatment is conservative to begin with. Injections are given to relieve the pain. Intravenous and oral ﬂuids are given to correct the dehydration and to help wash the stone out. Every time urine is passed, it is run through a ﬁlter to conﬁrm that the stone has come out. Surgery is usually not required. Staying cool and well hydrated is the answer to some of summer’s problems.
For many people a meal outside without the mood elevators (read liquor) is unthinkable. Dr. Mullasari recommends going in for unsweetened juices such as lime juice or any other fresh fruit juice, tender coconut water, butter milk or tomato juice instead. and avoiding carbonated drinks. “Alcohol is a source of empty calories (it contains no minerals, vitamins or proteins) and can get converted into fat, adding weight to the body. It increases the level of triglycerides in your blood if consumed in excess. Cardiac, diabetic and hypertensive/liver disease patients would do well to skip alcohol.” Adds Dr. Viswanathan, “Any person who is overweight with a BMI of more than 24 and men with a waist size of over 90cm should take alcohol in moderation. Not more than two pegs of whisky or brandy at a time and not more than two to three times a week This category of people are prone to
TASTY IS NOT ALWAYS HEALTHY Instead of fried foods it’s better to settle for fresh fruit juices PHOTO: K. R. DEEPAK
develop high triglycerides and high blood pressure.” Social drinkers, of course, can’t bear to see anyone not nursing a drink. Cautions Dr. Bhuvaneshwari, “Once you have had your ﬁll put the glass back and say you are done. At parties specially, never walk around with an empty glass.” Which brings us to the main course. Curries with fat ﬂoating on the surface, baked dishes liberally topped with cheese, the choicest meats, a variety of sea food — a mouthwatering spread can do more damage than one can imagine, especially if your bad cholesterol and triglycerides are not within limits .However enjoying your meal and eating right is about sensible choices .So opt for foods with a lot of ﬁbre — vegetables, cereals, dals. Pulses, sprouts, vegetable salads (no bottled sauces or dressings made of egg yolk) and greens. Keep helpings of dishes with rich gravy to the bare minimum. Steamed foods like idlis, idiappams and rice, phulkas (made of whole wheat ﬂour), rotis (not buttered naans) are safe bets in comparison to puris, parathas, baturas, bhajjis and crisp dosas. Remember grilled ﬁsh is better than fried ﬁsh. Chicken without skin has less saturated fat than red meat And avoid organ meat, processed meats, dried and shell ﬁsh. Often people make the wrong choices out of ignorance, unaware of the hidden fats in foods.Says Dr. Bhuvaneshwari, “Fried foods, paneer dishes or fried koftas and rich gravies made with cream, coconut milk/ground cashew have hidden fats. Most desserts also contain hidden fats.”
However, by the time it comes to the desserts most people are stuffed but their sweet tooth gets the better of them. If you want to eat healthy, pass up the soufﬂés, mousses, the pies, sponge cakes and gulab jamuns and settle for a healthy fruit salad minus the ice cream. The timing and frequency of eating out are also important for those who care about their health. Says Dr. Mullasari, “During the day, the digestion process is at its peak .So it is always wiser dine out at lunchtime rather than dinner. Later in the day absorption is at its peak rather than digestion .There should be a 2-3 hour gap between dinner and bedtime. A large dinner takes 2-3 hours to get digested.”
DOS AND DON’TS
Avoid fried starters. Begin with a bowl of clear soup. Restrict/avoid alcohol intake. Choose unsweetened fresh fruit juices instead. Avoid rich gravies, and dishes dripping with cheese. Opt for ﬁbre foods. Steamed foods are healthy. Beware hidden fats in fried foods and desserts. Settle for fruit salad sans ice cream instead of rich sweets for dessert. It’s wiser to dine out for lunch rather than dinner. Restrict eating out to twice a month. Check portion sizes and indicate dietary preferences.
If left untreated, heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, which occurs when the body’s temperature rises to dangerous levels (more than 105 degrees Fahrenheit). Older adults are at high risk for heat stroke due to the decreased thirst mechanisms that occur with age. They tend to become dehydrated much faster. It is advisable for older adults to remain indoors on very hot days, as well as during the times of day when the heat is at its peak (usually between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.). If you absolutely must go out into the heat, make sure that you drink at least 1 to 2 glasses of water GITA ARJUN before you leave home. Be sure to (The author is a Chennai-based carry water with you. Buttermilk with salt or lime juice with salt will obstetrician and gynaecologist ensure that you replace the salt with a special interest in women’s that you lose from sweating. Avoid health issues.)
some lipsticks can cause darkness as a reaction to sun-exposure (photosensitivity). eautician Shahnaz Hussain offers tips and answers queries. You can send your queries to email@example.com I apply coconut oil on my body and face before a bath. Is it all right to use coconut oil on the skin? I have a lot of open pores. How do I get rid of them? — Mamta Open pores occur on oily skin, or on the oily areas of combination skin. Therefore, avoid applying coconut oil on the face. It will lead to more open pores. You can apply it on the body. After washing your face, apply an astringent lotion on the areas with open pores. Mix oatmeal with egg white and apply it three times a week on the open pores. Wash it off when it dries. If you do not wish to use egg, mix multani mitti with rose water into a paste. Apply it on the areas with open pores daily, washing it off when it dries.
WELL SAID The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends Bob Hope
Though I oil my hair regularly and condition it after shampooing it, it becomes tangled, rough and frizzy after a day or two. — Anuradha Twice a week, heat pure coconut oil and apply it on the scalp and hair. Dip a towel in hot water, squeeze out the water and wrap the towel around your head like a turban. Keep it on for ﬁve minutes. Repeat the hot towel wrap three or four times. Leave the oil on overnight. Use cold water when you wash your hair. Weekly henna treatments will also help. Add four tsp each of lemon juice and coffee, two raw eggs and enough curd to henna powder, mixing it into a thick paste. Apply it on your hair, washing it off after an hour. If you do not wish to use egg, add more curd. I look fair but my hands are I have dry and dark lips. dark, dry and rough. — Preethi Applying vaseline every two hours does not help. — Uma For dark hands, take two tbsp The skin on the lips is thin and of sunﬂower oil and three tbsp of coarse sugar. Mix the two into a delicate. After washing your face, paste. Apply it daily on your rub lips gently with a soft towel hands, rinsing it off after 15 min- when they are wet. This helps reutes. Wear rubber gloves while move dead skin. Then apply using detergents for household cream of milk, leaving it on for an chores. After using soap or de- hour. Apply pure almond oil daily tergents, massage your hands on your lips at night, leaving it on overnight. Change your brand of with cream. lipstick because the perfume in Suggest a conditioner for my hair. I don’t want to use henna. — Sapna Give your hair conditioning treatment before you shampoo it. Beat well one tsp each of vinegar and honey with an egg. Massage the mixture lightly into your hair. Then give yourself the hot towel treatment, leaving it on for half an hour before washing your hair.
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gent lotion, using cotton wool. Mix a little rose water with sandalwood paste and apply it on the entire face, washing it off after 15 minutes with plain water. Mix cinnamon powder with a little I have lots of pimples on my lemon juice and a few drops of face and my skin is very oily. — honey into a paste. Apply it only Christy on the pimples daily and leave it on for at least one hour. Simmer Dandruff can lead to pimples. neem leaves in water. Cool and Wash your face twice a day, morn- strain the water. Make a paste of ing and night with a medicated the neem leaves and apply it daily soap. Then, wipe it with an astrin- on your face. Avoid creams.
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MEALS THAT HEAL
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RECIPE Chill out this summer with watermelon smoothie
atermelon is a tender, warmseason vegetable. It can be grown in all parts of the country, but the warmer temperatures and longer growing season of the southern areas especially favour this vegetable. Watermelon is truly one of summertime’s sweetest treats. It is fun to eat, and good for you. Watermelon seeds were brought to this country by African slaves. Today there are more than 100 different varieties of watermelons. The ﬂesh may be red, pink, orange or yellow. There are seedless varieties and supersweet round ones that ﬁt nicely into the refrigerator. Most watermelons have dark brown or black seeds. The seedless variety produces a few white seeds. Once picked, uncut watermelon can be stored for about 2 weeks at room temperature, especially if the temperature is about 45 to 50°. Uncut watermelons have a shorter refrigerator life, so store them at room temperature until ready to chill and eat.
SLICE OF DELIGHT Watermelon PHOTO: M. KARUNAKARAN
cardiovascular disease. It is also high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, in the form of disease ﬁghting betacarotene. Potassium is also available, which is believed to help control blood pressure and possibly prevent strokes. above it. Scrape the seeds from the remaining piece.
Watermelon is low in calories and nutritious. It is high in lycopene, second only to tomatoes. Recent research suggests that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, is effective in preventing some forms of cancer and
Seeded watermelon chunks can be frozen to use in watermelon slushes or fruit smoothies. Watermelon sorPreparation and serving bet or granita stays fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months. The The ﬂavour of watermelon is best difference between a sorbet and a enjoyed raw. Heating diminishes the granita is in the texture. Sorbets are ﬂavour and softens the texture. Wa- smooth, whereas granitas are coarse. termelon tastes best icy cold in fruit You do not need an ice cream maker smoothies, slushes or simply eaten to make a granita. Now, for s recipe. from the rind. To make melon balls, cut the Watermelon Smoothie Ingredients watermelon in half lengthwise then Lemon, fat-free yoghurt : 1-8 into quarters. Watermelon balls can be scooped right out of rind. Create ounces Cubed, seeded watermelon: 3 perfect balls, using a melon baller, and a twist of the wrist. The water- cups Fresh strawberries: 1 pint melon shell can be used to hold the melon balls as well as other fruit. (cleaned and hulled) Honey or Strawberry jam: 1 tbsp Watermelon punch is also served Ice cubes: 3 from the hallow rind. By sitting the Method: In a blender or food round end inside a ring or bowl, the combine yoghurt, shell will remain stable during serv- processor, watermelon, strawberries, honey ing. To remove seeds, cut each quarter and ice cubes. Process until smooth and frothy. in half again. With the ﬂesh of each wedge on top and the rind sitting on Serve in tall glasses with a straw. the counter, look for the row of Makes 4 servings. RISHI MANUCHA seeds along the ﬂesh of each wedge. Sous Chef, Using a sharp knife, cut along the Taj Connemara seed line and remove the ﬂesh just
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Help me with my hair
Patient: My hair keeps falling out. What can you give me to keep it in? Doctor: A shoebox.
They are good friends
The patient shook his doctor’s hand in gratitude and said, “Since we are the best of friends, I would not want to insult you by offering payment. But I would like you to know that I had mentioned you in my will.” “That is very kind of you,” said the doctor emotionally, and then added, “Can I see that prescription I just gave you? I’d like to make a little change.”
What is the problem?
Doctor: What seems to be the trouble? Patient: Doctor, I keep getting the feeling that nobody can hear what I say. Doctor: What seems to be the trouble?
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06-00, 13-00 Desire: Table For Three 07-00 General Hospital 08-00, 18-30 The Ellen De Generes Show 09-00 Smallvilee 10-00 American Idol 11-00 8 Simple Rules 11-30, 18-00 The Simpsons 12-00 Seinﬁeld 12-30, 19-00 Friends 15-00 Bold And Beautiful 15-30 General Hospital 16-30 The Enterprise 17-30 Malcom In The Middle 20-00 American Idol 21-00 3D Rock 21-30 Scrubs 22-00 Love You To Death 22-30 Criss Angel Mindfreak 23-00 Most Haunted
08-00, 17-00 McLeod’s Daughters 09-00, 13-00 The Oprah Winfrey Show 11-30, 15-30 E.R. Series 14-30 Without A Trace I 16-30 McLeod’s Daughters 18-30, 22-30 Law & Order 21-30 Wire In The Blood
Hindi News On The Hour 06-00 Pehli Khabar 06-30 Yog Yatra 07-00, 09-30 Teen Deviyan 08-00 20-20 08-30, 19-30 Wah Cricket 09-00 Star Savera 10-30, 16-30 & 23-00 Sansani 11-30 & 14-30 Saans Bahu Aur Saazish 12-30, 18-30 Jis Desh Mein Bharat Basta Hai 13-30, 20-30 Raju And Party 15-00 Samarpan 16-00, 23-30 Khabhar Din Bhar 17-00 Desh Videsh 19-00 Aaj Ki Baat 20-00 National Reporter 20-30 Hasoge To Phasoge 21-00 Satyameva Jayate 21-30 Daily Specials 22-00 Dus Baj Gaye Kya??? 22-30 City 60 23-30 Khabar Filmi Hai
06-00 Velvette 06-30, 10-30, 17-00 Full On 07-00 Progressive Vision 07-30, 20-30 & 23-00 E! News Daily 08-00, 23-30 The Best Of Friends 08-30, 17-30 Doogie Howser MD 09-00 Full House 09-30 Who’s The Boss? 10-00, 18-00 Mind Your Language 11-00 The Next Best Thing 12-00, 18-30 The X-Files 13-00 The Young And The Restless 13-00, 18-30 Renegade 14-00, 19-30 The Best Years 15-00, 22-00 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 16-00 Franz Harary 17-00 Music Cafe Full On 21-00 Back To You 21-30 Comedy Inc. II 23-00 World’s Wackiest Sports
06-30 Bhakti Geet 07-00 Enjoying Everyday Life 08-00 WWS 09-00 Jai Jai Tridev 09-30 Maa 10-00, 13-30, 17-00 Rakhi 10-30, 19-30 Parivar Kartavya Ki Pariksha 11-00, 15-00, 22-30 Teen Bahuraniyan 11-30, 18-30 & 21-30 Saath Phere 12-30, 18-00 & 21-00 Kasamh Se 13-00 Saath Saath 14-00, 23-30 Meri Doli Tere Angane 14-30, 16-00 & 22-00 Ghar Ki Laxmi Betiyan 15-30, 203-0 Maayka 15-30, 23-00 Ardhangini 16-30 Rock The Dhunn 17-30 Saath Saath 19-00 Vivaah 20-00 Banoo Mein Teri Dulhan
■ STAR MOVIES 06-45 The Shaggy Dog 08-40 The Omen 10-50 The Lost World: Jurassic Park 13-20 Basqulat 15-25 Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat 17-10 Ride 18-55 Aquamarine 21-00 The Rock 23-35 Dragon Lord ■ HBO 06-15 Mobsters 08-15 After The Sunset 10-15 Junior 12-30 Son Of The Mask 14-30 Miami Vice 17-00 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman 19-00 The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning 21-00 Ghost Rider 23-15 The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift
06-30 Vanakkam Thamizhagam 07-00 Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan: Violin 08-00, 19-00, 23-30 News 08-00 Sirappu Vanakkam Thamizhagam 08-30 Interview With Actor Namitha 09-00 Interview With Priyamani 09-30 Interview With Actor Vishal 12-30 Sirappu Nagaichuvai Virundhu 16-30 Arai Enn 305il Kadavul: Movie Review 17-00 Sirappu Patti Mandram 22-00 Comedy Time
■ ZEE STUDIO 05-45 The Painted Hills 07-00 The Hollywood Reporter 08-00 The Hurricane 11-15 Ladder 49 14-00 The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 17-10 Bad Boys 2 20-15 Basic 22-30 Inspector Gadget ■ MAX 07-30 Rishtey 11-00 Baazi 15-00 DFL IPL: Jaipur ( Rajasthan Royals) vs. Kolkata Kn 19-00 Hyderabad (Deccan Chargers) vs. Mohali ( Kings XI ■ FILMY 10-00 Kishan Arjun 15-00 Takkar 20-00 Terror In The Deep ■ PIX 07-00 Bull Durham 09-00 Bingo
18-30 19-00 20-00 20-30 21-00 21-30 22-30 22-45 Suvaiyo Suvai Kitchu Kitchu.com Aalipayudhe Simran Thirai: Nerukku Ner Jayam Hasini Pesum Padam English News Tamil News
11-00 Passionada 14-00 Wolf 18-00 Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights 20-00 Magic In The Water 22-00 Blue Sky ■ ZEE CINEMA 06-00 Dil Se 09-00 Andolan 12-30 Devi Durga Shakti 16-30 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rahte Hai 20-30 Dacait ■ STAR GOLD 12-00 Bal Ganesh 14-30 Taxi No. 9211 17-15 Sarfarosh 20-30 Bajrang The He-Man ■ KALAIGNAR TV 10-00 Koodal Nagar 13-30 Muni ■ SUN TV 10-00 Perazhagan 13-30 Arul 18-00 Vallavan 22-30 Periya Idathu Maappillai
■ VIJAY TV 14-00 Krishna ■ JAYA TV 14-00 Chithiram Paesuthadi ■ RAJ TV 13-30 Veera 20-01 Indian ■ RAJ DIGITAL PLUS 09-00 Bandhapaasam 12-00 Soap Seeppu Kannadi 15-00 Bharat Ratna 20-01 Aadityan ■ ASIANET 09-00 Kakkakuyil 13-30 Seelavathi 23-05 Amrutham ■ SURYA TV 09-00 Sathyam 13-15 Mr. Brahmachari 23-30 Kaliyoonjalu ■ KIRAN TV 19-30 Life Is Beautiful ■ KAIRALI TV 13-30 Vallyettan 23-30 Neythukaran
22-30 23-00 23-30 00-00 Koila Movie Mirchi/ Fun’ Tastic Bid 2 Win Global Telemall
06-00 Bhakti Geethagalu 06-30 Sannidhi 06-45 Mahabharatha Pathragalu 07-00 Naada 08-00 Samvedane 08-30 Hrudayadinda 09-30, 23-30 Hosa Haadu 10-00 Vanithe 13-00 Udaya News 13-30 Muthina Thene 14-00 Adarsha Dampathigalu 14-30 Kalyana Rekhe 15-00 Vaatsalya 15-30 Thakadhimitha 16-00 Naaku Thanthi 16-30 Kasthuri Nivasa 17-00 Jeeva Bava 17-30 Comedy Time 18-00 Kadambari 18-30 Punya Koti 19-00 Lakshmi 19-30 Rangoli 20-00 News 20-30 Kadhana 21-00 Ksumanjali 21-30 Mangalya 22-00 Crime Story 22-30 Nenne Nenege Indu Indige 23-00 Bioscope 00-00 Music
06-00, 00-30 The Powerpuff Girls 06-30 Camp Lazlo 07-00 My Little Pony 07-30 Dragon Tales 08-00 The Land Before Time 09-00 Tom And Jerry Tales 09-30 Johny Test 10-00, 18-00 Ben 10 10-30, 17-30, 20-30 Dragon Ball Z 11-30 , 17-00 Pokemon: Advanced Battle 12-00, 15-30 Tom And Jerry Kids Show 13-00 Galli Galli Sim Sim 13-30, 21-30 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 14-00 Maskman 14-30, 19-30 Shaggy And Scooby Get A Clue 15-00, 00-00 Courage The Cowardly Dog 16-00, 20-00 Digimon Frontier 16-30 Richie Rich 18-30 Tom And Jerry: Cat N Mouse Full House 21-00 Naruto 22-00 The All New Popeye Show 22-30 Johnny Bravo 23-00 The Jetsons 23-30 The Tom & Jerry Show
09-00 Manu: Peru Hidden Rainforest 10-00 Creative Vision 11-00 Python Attacks 12-00 Space Launch 13-00 Weapons 15-00 747 Breakdown 16-30 Snake Wranglers 17-00 Big Bang 17-30 Croc Chronicles 18-00 Dog Genius 19-00 Winning Teams 20-00, 23-00 Megastructures: Sinking A Destroyer 21-00 Historic Homes 21-15 Huge Moves 22-00 Brick
15-00 16-30 16-30 17-00 18-00 19-00 19-30 20-00 21-00 21-30 23-00 00-00
Winter X Games Cricket Classics Football Focus Football Up Close FA Classic Matches Goals! Premier Laegue World Sportscenter India, Live Motorsport Asia NBA Action Spanish League High;ights NBA Classic Games
08-00, 11-00 Creative Vision 09-00, 16-00, 20-00 Modern Marvels 10-00 Boys Toys 12-00, 18-00 The Story Of David: Jumbo Movie 13-00 Cities Of The Underworld 14-00, 23-00 Lost World: Palenque 15-00 Dogﬁghts 17-00 Boys Toys 19-00 History’s Mysteries 21-00 Ice Road Truckers: Raedy To Roll
06-30 Gamer TV 07-00 Raod To Beijing 07-30 WWE: Afterburn 08-30, 12-30, 16-00, 19-15 UEFA Champions League 10-30 Beach Cricket 08 14-30 Hockey Classics 15-00 Great Centuries 15-30 A Game Of Good Hope 17-00 WWE: Bottomline 18-00 European Tour Weekly 18-30, 21-15 Sportsnews 18-45 Inside The PGA 21-30 Sportsnight 21-55 UEFA Cup Semiﬁnal, Live
05-00, 09-30 Song Sequence 16-00 Vanna Thirai 19-30 Sirikkalam Vaanga 23-00 Sirippu Vedigal
06-00 The New Adventures Of Lucky Luke 07-00 Siddanth 08-00 Asian Sky Shop 09-30, 13-30, 20-30, 23-00 Dill Mill Gayye 10-00 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 11-00 Annu Ki Ho Gayi Wah Bayi Wah 12-00, 21-30 Choona Hai Aasman 13-30, 18-00, 20-30, 23-00 Dil Mil Gaye 14-00, 20-00 Annu Ki Ho Gayee Wah Bai Waah 15-00 Feature Film 19-00 Pari Hoon Main 19-30 Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
06-15 Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru 06-45 Vidiyal Pudhidhu 07-00 Aalaya Darisanam 07-30, 09-30, 13-00, 19-30 News 08-00 Special Dhinam Dhinam 09-00 Special Pudhiya Paadal 09-30 May Day Based Film Songs 10-00 Star Interview: Shaam 10-30 Interview With Mahathi 11-00 Indra Logathil Sundari: Suja 11-30 Interview With Saranya 16-30 One Man Show
06-00 Life In The Word 06-30 Kaviyozhukunna Anugrahathilekku 07-00 Ponpulari 07-30, 13-00, 18-00 & 22-30 News 08-30 Puthiya Pattukal 12-30 Kolangal 16-00 Just For Jock 16-30 Swarnam Thedi 17-00 Pachamarathanalil Sreeni 17-30 Chilluvilakku 18-30 Kalyanee 19-00 Ammakkayye 19-30 Manaporutham 20-00 St. Antony 20-30 Kudumbayogam 21-00 Minnu Kettu 21-30 Sree Guruvayoorappan 22-00 Thiruda Thirudi 23-00 Comedy Time 23-30 Melody 00-00 Kalikalam
06-00 Vande-mataram / News In Hindi & English 06-55 Sanskrit Samachar 07-00 Naya Savera 08-00 Breakfast News 09-00 & 20-30 The News 09-30 Urdu News 10-00 Khilkhilati Zindagi 10-30 & 22-30 Paap Punya Ka Lekha Jokha 11-00 My India 11-30 & 00-00 Soutela 12-00 & 00-45 Stree ... Teri Kahani 12-30 Kashmakash Zindagi Ki 13-00 How’s That 13-30 Jaayen Kahan 14-00 Samachar 15-30 Teesri Manzil: Feature Film 18-00 Humari Duniya 18-30 Nargis 19-00 Desh Ki Awaaz 20-00 Shanti 21-00 Ek Prem Katha 22-00 The Soul Of India 23-00 News In Malayalam 23-15 Tamil News 23-45 News In Telugu 00-30 News In Gujarati
06-00 Subah 6 Baje 06-30, 07-30 Bach Ke Rehna 07-00 Subah 7 Baje 08-30 News Top 10 10-30, 16-30 & 23-00 Crime Reporter 11-45 Pehal 12-00 Bole To Bollywood 13-45 Total Tandrusti 14-00 Miya Biwi Aur TV 17-00 Hindustan Hamara 18-00 Desh Duniya 18-30 Action Replay 19-30 Jago India Jago 20-30 Metro News 21-00 Prime Time 22-00 Badi Khabar
17-30 20-00 21-00 22-00
IT.Com Dr.Sun News Live Mandala Seidhigal Pathu Mani Seidhigal
06-30 Third Eye 07-00 Lok Manch 08-00 Voices 10-00, 13-00 Daybreak 13-00 Bahas Sansad Ki 13-30 Sansadnama 18-30 Top Shot 20-30 Globe Watch 21-30 Aawaz Aap Ki 22-00 Headstart 22-30 Roving Camera
07-00 Pularvela 08-30, 14-00, 19-00 Nattuvartha 13-00 Orumani Vartha 13-30 Star Chase 18-00, 19-00 Ningal Avashyapetta Varthakal 18-30 Sandhya Vartha 20-30 Sakalakala 20-45 Sports Zone 21-00 News Hour 22-00 Fast Track 23-00 Kuttapathram
06-30 Aatma 07-30, 08-30, 12-25, 16-55 & 00-25 V First Day First Show-starplu 07-35, 08-35, 09-30, 16-30 & 00-05 V Trailers - Star Plus 08-00 Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar 09-00 , 13-00 Kumkum - Pyara Sa Bandhan 10-00 Disney Time 10-30 The Replacements 11-00, 13-30, 18-30 Grihaasthi 11-30, 19-30 Santaan 12-00, 18-00, 21-00 Sapna Babul Ka....Bidaai 12-30, 20-30 & 01-30 Kasautii Zindagii Kay 14-30 Saarthi 15-00 & 22-30 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi 15-30 & 23-00 Kayamath 16-00, 19-00 Sangam 16-30 Santan 17-30, 21-30 Kasturi 19-00 Shararat Thoda Jaadu Thodi Nazaakat 20-00 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat 22-00 Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii 23-30 Karam Apna Apna
06-00 Arumbugalukku Anbu Vazhthu 06-30 Mangayar Ulagam 07-00 Vidiyale Vaa 09-00 Thenum Paalum 12-00 Bharathi 12-30 Magarasi 13-00, 19-00 News 17-00 Trailer Time 17-30 Thirai Thulli 18-00 Akka Thangai 18-30 Rekha IPS 19-30 Namma Kudumbam 20-00 Vaira Nenjam 20-30 Thekkithi Ponnu 21-00 Thenmozhiyal 21-30 Attam Pattam 22-00 Comedy Clips 23-00 Bid 2 Win
Nambikkai Neram Enjoying Everyday Life Sakthi Yugam Muthu Charam Global Tele Mall Gold Times In Peaceful Life 09-00 Vazhkkai Chithiram 09-30 Nalamariya Aval 10-00 Global Tele Mall 10-30 Kal Illai Kadavul 11-00 Telemall 11-30 Star Hits 12-00, 20-00 Kana Kanum Kalangal 12-30, 18-30 Swamy Iyappan 13-00, 19-00 Kaadhalikka Neramillai 13-30, 20-30 Madurai 17-00 Talkies 17-30 Mettukkal Pudhusu 19-30 Lollu Sabha Summer Special 21-00 Neeyaa Naanaa 22-00 Ippadikku Rose 23-00 Sirippo Sirippu
06-00 06-30 07-00 07-30 08-00 08-30
06-00 Bhakthi Padalgal 06-30 Ungal Aasirvatha Neram 07-00 Trilaer Time 07-30, 18-30 Sirappu Maruthuvam 08-00, 19-30 Parambarai Vaithiyam 11-00 Sauna Pro 15-30 Nagichuvai Neram 16-00 Puthiya Paadal 16-30 Thangamana Thamaash 18-00 Nenjey Nenjey 22-00 Teleshoppe
06-00 07-00 08-00 10-00 11-00 13-00 14-00 15-00 16-00 16-15 17-00 18-00 18-30 19-00 22-00
Gaanolsalvam Goodmorning Kiran Kiran Wishes Chumma Chumma Ladies Choice Post Box Hello Hello Super Hits Trailor Time Just For Kids Tamil Hits Darling Darling Blade No.1 Ningalukku Ariyaamo Megasandesam, Live
06-05 Devotional 06-30 Annadata 07-00 News 07-30 Kannada Naadi 08-00 Hello India 08-30 Yuva Bharath 09-05 Demandappo 09-30 Feature Film 12-30 Saviruchi 13-00 News 13-30 Radha 14-00 Baduku 14-30 Malebillu 15-00, 23-30 Brungada Benneri 15-30 Moodale Mane 16-05 Silly Lalli 16-30 Sukanya 17-05 Bid 2 Win 17-30 Panchatantra 18-00 Chunavana Chaduranga 18-30 Guptagamini 19-00 Mane Ondu Mooru Bagilu 19-30 Yella Maretiruvaga 20-30 Manthana 21-00 Minchu 21-30 Preethi Illada Mele 22-00 Mugilu 22-30 Kannada Nadi 23-00 Election Express 00-00 News
06-00, 12-30, 15-30, 18-30, 22-30 Song Sequence 07-00 Feature Film 08-00 News 10-00 Feature Film 13-00 Feature Film 16-00 Feature Film 19-00 Niminda Nimagagi 20-00 Feature Film 23-00 Feature Film
06-00 Tumoya Island 06-30, 11-00 Dora The Explorer 07-00, 14-30, 18-00, 20-00 & 23-00 SpongeBob SquarePants 07-30, 15-30, 22-30 Backkom/ Just Joking 08-00, 13-00, 15-00, 17-00 Shaun The Sheep/ Uncle Max 08-30, 12-30, 17-30, 20-30, 23-30 Batﬁnk/ The Munnabhai Show 09-00, 14-00, 18-30, 23-30 Ninja Hattori 09-30, 13-30, 16-00, 19-00, 21-00 Perman 10-00 Peppa Pig 10-30 Go Diego Go 11-30 Meteor & The Mighty Monster Trucks 16-00, 19-00, 21-00 Perman 16-30 The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron/ Just Joking 19-30, 00-00 J Bole Toh Jadoo 21-30 Drake & Josh 22-00 Telemart 00-30 Avatar
06-00 Telebrands 07-00 Wild Safari 08-00, 16-00 Best Of Wild Discovery 09-00 Story Of India 10-00 Spiritual Nation 11-00 A Haunting 12-00 Baby Story 12-30 Finest Hotels In The World 13-00, 19-00 Tiger Week 14-00 Showcase 15-00 I Shouldn’t Be Alive 17-00 Extreme Engineering 18-00 Need For Speed 20-00 Wild Africa 21-00 Planet Earth 22-00 Man vs. Wild 23-00 Future Weapons
06-00 Cricket Replay 07-00 ATP Tennis Magazine 07-30, 19-00 Sports Planet 08-00, 11-00, 16-00, 20-00, 23-30 ICL 20’s World Series 09-00 Cricket Planet 09-30, 21-30 ONGC League 2 Special 10-00 ONGC I Highlights 12-00 English Football 13-00, 21-00 Indian Football 14-00 Power Play 15-00 French Football: League Highlights 16-00 English Football 19-30, 22-00 Football Planet 21-00 Gillette World Sport 23-00 Motorsport
06-00 Divya Darshana 06-30, 00-15 Margadarshana 06-45 Vachanamrutha 07-00 Belagu 08-00 Hello Geleyare 08-30 Jeeva Sanjivini 09-00 Srikshetra Darshana 09-30, 19-30 Santhaptha 10-00 Global Telemall 11-05, 21-30 Quiz 11-30 www.skyshop 12-00 Feature Film 14-30 Telebrands 15-05 Commissioned Programme 15-25, 00-00 Kunti 16-05, 00-30 Maha Chaitra 16-35 Hrudaya Saakshi 17-05, 20-30 Gangothri 17-35 Bioscope 18-00 Krishi Darshana 18-30 Interview 19-15 Omkara 21-00 News 22-00 Taana Yana 23-00 Tele Mart 23-30 Teleshopping
06-00, 11-00 Oswald 07-00, 22-00 Road Runner Show 07-30, 23-30 New Woody Woodpecker Show 08-00, 13-30 Baby Looney Tunes 08-30, 12-30, 16-30, 19-30 The Pink Panther Show 09-00, 16-30 Calliou 10-00, 15-30 Make Way For Noddy 11-00 Oswald 13-00 Astro Boy 14-00 Galli Galli Sim Sim II 14-30, 18-00 MAD 15-00 Mr.Bean 16-00, 17-30 Gutsy Frog 17-00 Takeshi’s Castle 17-30 Gutsy Frog 18-30 Thumb Wrestling Federation 19-00 Chhota Bheem 20-30, 21-30, 23-30 The Looney Tunes Show 21-00 Duck Dodgers
06-00, 10-00, 18-00, 22-00 Planet Action Week 07-00, 11-00, 15-00, 19-00 Most Extreme 2 08-00, 12-00 , 16-00, 20-00, 00-00 Meerkat Manor 08-30, 16-30 Animal Battlegrounds 09-00, 13-00, 17-00 Jeff Corwin Experience 2 14-00 Animal Face-Off Week 20-30 Animals A-Z 21-00 Lyndal’s Lifeline 23-00 Crocodile Hunter
06-00, 22-30 View Of Golf 06-30, 20-00 Golﬁng World 07-00 Sahaj Swasthya 07-30 Golf For All 08-00 30 Minute Main Taro Taaza 09-00 Volleyball 12-00 FINA World Cup Diving 14-30 Sports News 15-00 Sea Masters 15-30 Military World Games Highlights 16-00 World Racing Championship 17-00 Prachin Khel Karate 17-30 Aeroﬁt 18-00 Great World Cup Goals 18-30 BDO World Hockey Television Magazine 19-00 World Racing Championship 20-00 ENG 20-30 Sports Hour 21-30 High Action Adrenaline 22-00 Amber Blindfold & Rapid Chess 23-00 Super Grand Prix 23-30 Wild Spirit
06-00 Isai Sangamam
06-00 Arul Neram 06-30 Kaalai Mlaar 06-45 Dhinam Oru Dhivyanamam 07-00, 09-00, 13-00, 17-00, 19-30 Tamil News 07-30 Kaalai Malar 09-30 Thenkinnam 10-30 Maruthuvam Palavitham 11-00 Iniya Illam 11-30 Kettimelam 12-00 Dial Jaya TV Live 13-30 Veetukku Veedu Looty 17-05 Unga Area Ulla Vaanga 17-30 Little Master Season 2 18-00 Dance Machi Dance
06-00 Ragamalika 06-30 Devageetham 06-55, 07-30 & 08-30 Asianet Pradhana Varthakal 07-00 Nruthyaharitham 07-25 Munshi 07-35 Suprabatham 08-35 Layamadhuri 11-30 Kadamatathu Kathanar 12-00 Sooryaputhri 12-30 Omanathinkal Pakshi 13-00 Asianet Vaarthakal 16-30 Valkannadi 17-30 Snehathooval 18-00 Nirmalyam 18-25 & 23-00 Munshi 18-30 News Time 19-00 Ente Manasa Puthri 19-30 Hello Kuttichathan 20-00 Sree Krishnaleela 20-30 Star Singer 21-30 Swami Ayyappan 22-00 Rahasyam 22-30 Asianet Varthakal 00-30 Gulf Varthakal
06-30 Annadata 07-00 News 07-30 Subhakankashalu 08-00 Tollywood Time 08-45 Teleshopping 09-00 Feature Film 12-00 Vidhi 12-30 Mahalakshmi 13-00 Mahilalu Maharanilu 14-00, 00-30 Bandham 14-30, 23-30 Tarangini 15-00 Prema Mandiram 15-30 Intintko Katha 16-00 Sireesha 16-30 Merupu Kalalu 17-30 Home Minister 18-00 Sravana Meghalu 18-30 Gharshana 19-00 Chandramukhi 19-30 Ilanasu Choda Tanama 20-00 Aada Pilla 20-30 Subhalekha 21-00 News 22-00 Padmavyuham
06-00 07-00 07-30 08-40 08-40 09-10 10-00 10-30 11-00 11-30 12-00 12-30 13-00 13-30 13-33 14-00 14-30 15-00 18-00 18-30 19-00 19-30 20-00 20-33 21-00 21-30 22-00 23-00 23-30 00-00
Devotional Programme Vaarthalu Neekosam 24 Frames Bioscope Anjali Muddha Mandharam Surya Vasantham Mayuri Chinnari Neelasogam Aanandam & 20-30 Vaartha Visheshalu Muthayala Muggu Puttinilla Mettinilla Bommarillu Jhansi Premaku Subhalagnam Dharma Yuddham Madhu Masam Kalyanee Ammaye Kaparam Mogali Rekhalu Chi. La. Sow. Sravanthi Humma Humma Special Programme Lakshmi Very Guddu Kotha Paatalu
06-00 Bhakti Sagar 06-30 Bhakti Gyan Ganga 07-00 Bhakti Sangam 07-30 Bhakti Dhara 08-00 Ek Nayee Zindagi 08-30 Music Durbar 09-00, 14-30, 21-00 Jersey No. 10 10-00 Teleshopping 10-30, 16-00 Telebrands 11-00 Yeh Hai Jalwa: Feature Film 14-00 Aaj Ki Shriman Shrimati 15-00, 21-30 Left Right Left 17-00 Family No. 1 17-30 Bhago KK Aaya 18-00, 22-00 Ofﬁce Ofﬁce 18-30 Yes Boss 19-00, 22-30 America’s Funniest Home Videos 20-00, 23-30 FIR 20-30, 23-00 Comedy Ka King Kaun
06-00 Johny And The Sprites 06-30, 08-00 My Friends Tigger & Pooh 07-00 Jo Jo’s Circus 07-30 Little Einsteins 09-00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 10-00, 13-00, 17-00 Magical Do Re Mi 10-30, 15-00, 19-30 Sanya 11-00 Phineas And The Ferb 11-30 Being Ian 12-00 Recess 12-30 Teamo Supremo 13-30 Madeline 14-00 Art Attack 14-30, 22-00 Dhoom Machao Dhoom 15-30, 18-00 Hannah Montana 16-00, 20-00 Shararat 16-30, 21-30 The Latest Buzz 17-30 The Suite Life Of Jack And Cody 18-30 Lizzie McGuire 19-00, 22-30 That’s So Raven 21-00, 23-00 Phil Of The Future 00-30 Kim Possible
07-00 Million Dollar Agents 08-00 1000 Places To See Before You Die 09-00 Chic Eats 09-30 Kylie Kwong Cooking With A Heart And Soul 10-00, 16-00, 21-00 France Week 11-00 Three Sheets 11-30 Thirsty Traveller 12-00 Miami Ink 13-00 Journeys To The End Of Earth 14-00 Project Runway 15-00 Hell’s Kitchen 17-00 Petra Nemcova Project 18-00 Cover Shot 18-30 E Love 19-00 Have Passport, Will Travel! 20-00 Try My Life 22-00 Adventures Of The Ladies Tailor 22-30 Ian Wright Live! 23-00 While You Were Out 00-00 Getaway 00-30 World Cafe Asia
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THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008
A sibling’s saga
BOOK Kamala Parasuram pens an ode to her brother Chandru
For ﬁtness freaks
tions about the boy’s health only after he suffered a measles attack that was accompanied by high fever. This illness brought about the ﬁrst convulsions. In the years to come, he would have regular bouts of ﬁts. His brain bore the brunt of every such attack. Apart from medication, Chandru needed a cool place and a peaceful atmosphere to prevent him from having those debilitating ﬁts. To meet this requirement, he was moved to Sylvan Hall. Those around Chandru had to be careful not to irritate or annoy him as a troubled mental state led to an attack. Kamala was one of nine siblings who showered abundant love on Chandru and sheltered him from rude stares that always disturbed his mental equilibrium. Through anecdotal accounts of Chandru’s days at Kotagiri, Kamala dwells on the land, its people, plant life and cuisine. Three things shine through this book — sibling love, a literary attempt to sensitise people to the mentally challenged and a mild commentary on the Nilgiris that does not intrude on the main narrative.
amala Parasuram’s passion for travelling is matched by her desire to share travel stories. Lotus Beckons, published three years ago, was a result of these twin interests. The book took the reader on a world tour, as Kamala gave an account of the places she visited with her husband during international business trips. For a long time, Kamala wanted to train the searchlight on what is second home to her — the Nilgiris. In 1954, Kamala’s father bought Sylvan Hall, a house in Kotagiri, which was with the family till 1987. Later, Kamala’s husband purchased a property in Lovedale.
hennai-based Pebbles Infotainment has launched a range of CDs for ﬁtness freaks. It is targeted for both sexes of all classes irrespective of age and includes “Fitness at Home”, “Fitness Thro” Gym Training” and “Aerobics” priced at Rs. 199, Rs. 199 and Rs.149 respectively. The CDs are compatible with PC CDROM, VCD and DVD formats. For enquiries contact 2854 6297. The Fitness at Home programme is presented in a Do Along Way and is ideal for housewives. It includes warm-ups, dips, push-ups, skipping, surya namaskar body toning, step aerobics, stretches and abs workout. Fitness Thro Gym is for those who want to shape and tone ﬂabby muscles. Techniques used by body builders, athletes and ﬁtness fanatics are presented in an easy-to-follow manner. The CD on Aerobics includes warm-ups, bench/step aerobics, ﬂoor aerobics, body toning, stretches and a cool-down programme.
With strong links with the Nilgiris, Kamala is tuned to its unique Her latest book, Chandru, A life (28 years), the book is aptly character. She also feels an emo- Sibling Remembers (published by short (88 pages). tional closeness to the place. One of Ahana Books), discusses the land As a baby, Chandru seemed her siblings, Chandru, lived and in the backdrop of Chandru’s life. normal except for a restive spirit. died there. As the protagonist lived a short The family began to have ques-
A SISTER’S LOVE Kamala Parasuram with her latest book
FROM THE DIARY
May 5 onwards, 46, South West Boag Road, T.Nagar. Oviya’s Arts and Crafts organises a series of workshops on murals, including 3D and Kerala murals. For details, call 98410 19293/98404 38443.
Chinese, and various types of food For details, call 25202913. such as snacks, savouries, starters, Embroidery dosas, paranthas and biriyanis. May 8 to 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 27, Lunch will be provided. The fee for a day-long course will be Rs. 850. For 16th Street, Padi Puthu Nagar. The Women’s Industrial School details, call 99401 05019/24341543. conducts an embroidery, jewellery Transactional analysis making and toy making workshop. May 3 and 4, Hotel Southern For details, call 97866-90907. Crest, T.Nagar. TA Study Circle presents a basic EXHIBITION course in Transactional Analysis for increasing awareness of self and Summer sale May 1 to 4, C.P. Art Centre, Mini others, managing feelings, improving communication, building Hall I, Eldams Road, Teynampet. Nila Collections presents a sale of and sustaining relationships, problem solving, and time and stress hand block-printed cotton, silk management in daily life. For cotton, super net saris and salwar Discounts ranging details, call 98402 91089/98409 kameezes. between ﬁve and 20 per cent. 42909. covers, quilts, curtains, bags, wall hangings, paintings, panels, bangle boxes, furniture and terracotta ﬁgures.
May 3 to 19, 1, Anna Avenue, Bhakthvatsalam Nagar, Adyar. Raasi Art Foundation presents a collection of various traditional art forms, including Kalamkari, Kerala murals, Tanjore and Mysore paintings, wood carvings, oils on canvas, and glass and silk paintings.
May 1 to 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., AK-84, 10th Main Road, Annanagar. Shruthi Academy organises a 10day workshop on basic counselling skills, including self-understanding, listening and attending skills, personality theories and counselling across various age groups. The Astrology course fee is Rs. 3,000. For details, May 9 onwards, Purushotham call 98400 89568 / 28150884. Building, P.O. Box 3717, 847-A, Anna Cooking Salai. Until May 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Institute of Astrological New no. 10, Old no. 33, Neelakanda Studies organises a course on Metha Street, T.Nagar. predictive astrology under the A series of one-day cookery crash Siddha system conducted by Dr. C. courses in different cuisines, M. Somasundaram, president of the including Chettinad, North Indian, association.
May 4 onwards, 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., 3, Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai, T.Nagar. Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama organises a three-week camp on personality development and spoken English for children from Classes VII to X, covering Vedic chanting, Bhagavad Gita chanting, meditation, spoken English, Indian culture, conﬁdence building and more. For details, call 28143896/ 28143514.
Handicrafts and handlooms
Until May 5, Sara Mahal, No. 12, S.R.P. Colony, Paper Mills Road, Kolathur. An exhibition of handlooms and handicrafts, including Madurai Chungudi, Venkatagiri, Mangalagiri and Gadwal saris, chikan salwars, ghagra-cholis, kurtas, tops and dress materials, bed spreads, cushion
TREND Why are people buying more diamonds than gold these days?
EVENT A day-long quiz fest on May 3
he Quiz Foundation of India, Chennai, will conduct a daylong quiz fest on May 3. A Books Quiz will be followed by the fourth annual QFI Open Quiz. The registration fee of Rs. 50 per team for each quiz is waived for school teams. The organisers say that the preliminary rounds will begin exactly on time and quizzers are
advised to be take their seats on a ﬁrst-come-ﬁrst-served basis at least ﬁfteen minutes before the prelims. Apart from attractive prizes for the top three teams, there are plenty of audience prizes are up for grabs tooThe QFI meets every alternate Sunday at the PS Senior Secondary School, Mylapore.
WEAR YOUR THINKING CAP
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008 Time: The Books Quiz Prelims 10 a.m. The Books Quiz Finals 11.30 a.m. The Open Quiz Prelims 2 p.m. The Open Quiz Finals 3.30 p.m. Team size: A maximum of TWO for the Books Quiz, and THREE members per team for the Open Quiz. Venue: Sri Venkata Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 37/39, East Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai – 04.
CUT, COLOUR, CLARITY A gemologist examines a diamond
iamonds, a girl’s best friend, just got a little more popular with research proving that people are buying more diamonds than gold. The credit, of course, goes to the rising gold prices. According to Tehmasp Printer, Managing Director, IGI (Indian Gemological Institute-India) this is not the only reason for diamonds to do better than other precious and semi-precious stones. He says, “Today diamonds are certiﬁed and there is a standardisation which did not exist earlier; so people feel secure about buying them.” Talking at length about IGI and its certiﬁcation process, he says the IGI came to India in 1993 and at that point of time nobody knew what certiﬁcation was. Every diamond seller had his own standards. Each claimed to have the best diamonds but the quality differed from seller to seller. “The IGI introduced standardisation in India,” he adds. The IGI reportedly has 14 parameters to judge the carat, weight, clarity, colour and cut of a diamond. The IGI mark certiﬁcation has brought about a transformation because now a jeweller knows what he is selling and the customer is conﬁdent about what he is buying. “Knowing facilitates buying and this is how the market for diamonds has increased,” he adds.
What’s more is that with the introduction of the Mobile Laboratory Concept, all jewellers in India can avail themselves of jewellery certiﬁcation at their doorstep. Tehmasp further states that nowadays there is a whole gamut of designs available at ﬂexible rates, be it the traditional classic mould or fashionable trendy patterns. “Of all the cities, Chennai offers the best quality diamonds. In Delhi, people often opt for big diamonds so the colour, cut and clarity may have to be compromised upon unlike in Chennai where people are ﬁnicky about the quality of diamonds. Another interesting feature is that consumers can now personalise their diamonds by inscribing messages on them for their loved ones. This is known as LASERSCRIBE and this state-ofthe-art laser inscription allows inscription of gem identiﬁcation information as well as personalised messages,” informs Tehmasp who was recently in Chennai to certify Joyalukkas. Asked how he would sell a diamond to someone who doesn’t fancy it, he says, “People are entitled to their choices but a diamond is forever and the best part about it is that every diamond is unique. It is durable and if you gift it to someone, it is a permanent sign of love.”
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE
ROSE IS ROSE THE GUARDIAN QUICK CROSSWORD-9549
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CALVIN AND HOBBES
"My ex and I were incompatible. She wanted high speed, I was happy with dialup."
Across 1 Parasite — mark of approval (4) 3 Retreat (8) 8 Spot at a distance (4) 9 Terse joke (3-5) 11 Yielding results (10) 14 Long pace (6) 15 Disreputable woman (6) 17 Property of radio signal, light, etc (10) 20 Turncoat (8) 21 Mausoleum (4) 22 Romantically naïve (4-4) 23 Used to be (4) Down 1 Enter another’s property without permission (8) 2 Closet (8) 4 Set ﬁre to (6) 5 Stroke hitting ball just after it bounces (4,6) 6 Foul — station (4) 7 Small hard growth on skin (4)
10 Rectangular courtyard (10) 12 Predatory mammal known for killing snakes (8) 13 Incidentally (2,3,3) 16 Travel around selling small items (6) 18 Poke or jab (4) 19 Frozen precipitation (4) Solution to this crossword will appear in CinemaPlus dated May 2, 2008. Solution No. 9548
T A L P L I B A N S C E I O V A U N L K O F T H E A O O A Y O A K A A T U C K G A M M O G R I B E B U N O F I B R E G E R R E R V I E W N E A C O M F O R T T O W N O I P P L E K Y N O C T T E R S L A S S I P B O O K Y O A B L E
THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2008
The right cue
SNOOKER Syed Dawood, Syed Habib and Rafath Habib are not just champion cueists who have made a mark in the arena, but they are also men of rare integrity and modesty
part-time player Syed Ismail, was a natural at potting and exceptionally skilful in ﬁnding the right angles. At his peak, he was No.3 in India. Syed narrates a story about Dawood that’s worth mentioning here. Just to see Dawood play in the South India championship in1969 in Madurai, Habib travelled all the way from Chennai to see his uncle. “The way he played created so much interest. That event made me what I am,” recounts Syed. “When we played, we created a buzz,” adds Habib. Dawood had a mind of his own and the ability to learn Inherently skilled new things from defeats and Brought up in a family victories alike. Says Syed, that manufactures tables for “In the State snooker chamthe sport, Dawood, son of pionship in the early 1980s, practice. The youngest of the lot, Rafath Habib, says, “It’s a pleasure and honour to be part of such a family. My paternal grand uncle (Dawood, 72 years) and father (Syed, 66) have been huge inspirations. Without them, I would not have been in the sport now.” The eldest of the three is Dawood. Talk about total dedication to the game, and there’s none to match up to Dawood, who is better known as ‘Black’ because of his zealousness and eagerness in potting the black at the ﬁrst opportunity. Dawood lost to A.K. Ahmed quite early. Having injured his right hand, Dawood practised religiously with his left. Fate decided that the two meet again in 1982-83, and Dawood got the better of Ahmed.” His conﬁdence grew and Dawood, a veteran by then, clinched the State billiards title (defeating National champion Arvind Savur) and ﬁnished runner-up in snooker the next year. Running the John W. Roberts Company, manufacturers of tables, with his two sons Syed Sulaiman and Syed Ameen, Dawood is a satisﬁed man. “I am relieved. My sons have taken over from me and are doing a good job,” says Dawood. “I can now rest in peace.” here are several tangible and intangible ways of judging the worth of sportspersons — their statistics, words, deeds and conduct. Many top-class players, both current and retired, have proved to be fallible, off the ﬁeld. Very few have had those innate qualities (not performance alone) that made them loved and respected among the sporting fraternity and the world at large for more than two decades running. However, one cue sports family has consistently and diligently maintained its reputation of being men of integrity, dignity and modesty. Syed Dawood, Syed Habib and Rafath Habib are examples of how perfection can be achieved through constant
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT (From left) Syed Dawood, Rafath Habib and Syed Habib PHOTO: K. V. SRINIVASAN
Habib, too, can relax, but the entertainer in him refuses to do so. Considered an expert in ‘trick’shots, Habib, three-time India No.2, still draws huge crowd wherever he plays. Even now, when presented with an opportunity, Habib executes the trick shots with relative ease. He has the distinction of being the ﬁrst player from Tamil Nadu to compile a century break in a National championship. Habib, an international, says dedication and determination are missing among the current crop of youngsters. Busan Asian Games (2002) gold medallist Rafath Habib, still the best bet from Tamil Nadu, says he has the hunger to win National-level tournaments. A Southern Railway employee, Rafath says the Tamil Nadu Billiards and Snooker Association should consider at least having two or more tables for young talents to shine. The mushrooming of parlours is the best thing to have happened to snooker, feels Rafath. “It has made the sport more affordable and accessible,” says the 37-year-old. Just by watching them play and listening to their pearls of wisdom, the current generation could surely improve their game a notch or two.
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I DON’T THINK ANY SUCH THING HAPPENED AND IT SHOULD NOT BE BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION. HARBHAJAN IS MY SON AND SO IS SREESANTH. AT THE END OF DAY THEY HAVE TO PLAY TOGETHER (FOR INDIA)
Avtaar Kaur, Harbhajan Singh’s mother, offers her take on the slapping incident
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