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Chennai coffee lovers gather together for frappuccinos

Chennai coffee lovers gather together for frappuccinos

Starbucks coffee for ₹100. The perfect opportunity for the brand’s fans to deep dive into the tallest drinks on the menu. After last year’s frenzy, it’s not surprising that this time the latte addicts were better prepared. By 7 am, crowds began to line up, skimming through the menu and ...

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Bilbo and the dwarves come to Chennai

Bilbo and the dwarves come to Chennai

How do you convince your audience that the 10-year-olds on stage are, in fact, hobbits and dwarves? By scaling down your sets, and of course, turning the grown-ups into dwarves. A to Zee Creativity’s annual theatre production has done just that, with their true-to-page adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s popular prequel. ...

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Chennai in a sketchbook – The Hindu

Chennai in a sketchbook - The Hindu

Sri Ganga Bhavan, reads the board. First in Tamil and then in English. The shop’s blue tin shutters are open almost all the way, and the glow of the CFL bulb struggles to stand out against the setting sun. On one side are two pink stools, facing a counter with ...

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‘Atlas of Re-imaginings’, by Parvathi Nayar, at Gallery Veda, Chennai

‘Atlas of Re-imaginings’, by Parvathi Nayar, at Gallery Veda, Chennai

In June, city-based artist Parvathi Nayar sent messages to Chennaiites requesting blue and white trash for an art project she was planning called ‘Wave’. As two bins filled up countless times at Alliance Française, its delighted director Pierre-Emmanuel Jacob said, “The place has become a collection point to talk about ...

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Japanese colourist Tetsuya Sato brings patina to Chennai

Japanese colourist Tetsuya Sato brings patina to Chennai

A Japanese man dressed in a World War II German chef’s jacket — Tetsuya Sato has an easy laugh and deft fingers, and is not quite what I expected when I walked into OAR Atelier Studio for their patina trunk show. As he lines up his pots of dyes, cloth ...

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Galito’s brings more than just a lesson in South African food to Chennai

Galito’s brings more than just a lesson in South African food to Chennai

Ever so often, restaurants will under-season their food, or serve a soup that tastes more like seawater. So, when a restaurant serves food that’s seasoned smartly, where the spice is undercut by the right sweet, and the salt hits in curiously appropriate bursts, it’s intensely satisfying. Located on the second ...

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A bridge of sticky mango: introducing Chennai to Thai cuisine

A bridge of sticky mango: introducing Chennai to Thai cuisine

“In Chennai, the mango tastes a little different from that in Thailand,”says Chef Siriporn Krasaeat popularly known as Joy . The fruit is an inherent part of Thai cuisine, as is turmeric, but what the two countries do with these ingredients is vastly different. As her guests’ palates differ in ...

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Chennai on my plate: Food that defines this south Indian city

Written by Priyanjana R Das | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2018 6:35:35 pm Even if Chennai does not have its own version of biryani, the city has two world famous biryanis to dish out – the Ambur biryani and the Dindigul biryani. (Source: WikimediaCommons/Kyet Shar Soon) It is ...

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Ismat Chughtai’s play will open The Hindu Theatre Fest 2018 in Chennai

Ismat Chughtai's play will open The Hindu Theatre Fest 2018 in Chennai

Naseeruddin Shah’s fascination with Ismat Chughtai is evident in Aurat!Aurat!Aurat! (Ismat Apa ke Naam 3). Motley, a theatre group from Mumbai, helmed by Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah’s work brings alive the utterly feminist world of Ismat Chughtai, an Indian Urdu language writer from the 1930s who wrote on ...

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Second edition of Chennai Photo Biennale unveiled

Second edition of Chennai Photo Biennale unveiled

The second edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB), the international festival of photography, will be held from February 22 to March 24, 2019. Synchronised with the art calender of Asia, the 30-day long festival would be held at 30 venues with 150 plus artists, 300 hours of programming and ...

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