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This 80-year-old Chennai store stocks all your baking needs

This 80-year-old Chennai store stocks all your baking needs

The white building with a brown signboard has stood there since 1938, stacked amid Walltax Road’s hotels, restaurants and shops. Inside are rows and rows of everything a baker could ask for — spatulas, moulds, thermometers, and a myriad options for aroma, colour and flavour. “When my grandfather started this ...

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Designers from Lakme Fashion Week’s Gen Next programme to showcase their designs at pop up stores

Designers from Lakme Fashion Week’s Gen Next programme to showcase their designs at pop up stores

Related News The Lakme Fashion Week’s Gen Next designers showcased their collection at a pop-up store in Kolkata. The five Lakme Fashion Week’s Gen Next designers all set to showcase their latest collection in a three-city roadshow to be held at Kolkata, Chennai and Raipur. The designers include Ajay Kumar Singh, ...

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Chicago Pizza comes to Chennai

Chicago Pizza comes to Chennai

Did you know that the world’s first pizza was reportedly made in 997 AD? Tomatoes hadn’t yet been cultivated in Italy, so the pizza was more a round, flat, crisp savoury dough that had been cooked, like focaccia. We’ve come a long way since then, with pizzas of all shapes ...

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Cuts, peels and beats: Cookin’ Nanta in Chennai

Cuts, peels and beats: Cookin’ Nanta in Chennai

Huge barrels of kimchi, gochujang and sugar occupy the stage. Kitchen tables, cutting boards and knives, few vegetables here and there cannot be missed too .‘Nanta uses only fresh ingredients,’ reads the introduction. So, what is this show really about? Is it a physical comedy? Or a musical? Cookin’ Nanta ...

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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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