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Barbeque Nation shifts to new premises

Barbeque Nation in T Nagar has moved to a new, bigger place. Also, it has got itself a new logo – white-orange with a crown atop the brand name. But nothing else has changed for you get the same appetite-tickling food at the new premises on Bazullah Road. In fact, they have not tampered with the heritage and philosophy of BBQ Nation in the design of the restaurant that can

A noodles bar where you make your own dish

Wai Wai City has opened its outlet in Velacheri. A kiosk has been inaugurated at Highway Food Street on 100 Feet Road. The noodle bar offers an array of noodle dishes cooked with oriental flavour. Their unique concept is ‘make your own noodles’. This allows customers to choose from the various options available in the live kitchen. First you choose from the four types of noodles: Classic, Chopsuey, Roasted and

Rajasthani food fest at Regenta Central Deccan

Chennai: The colours and liveliness of Rajasthan also extend to its food. The rich heritage, sand dunes and cuisine of the State show how the natives live in union with Nature. This came into sharp focus at the Rajasthan food festival that is on at Regenta Central Deccan, Royapettah. Wheat and bajra (a millet) are their staple diet, which are used as per the season – wheat in summer, bajra

Gutsy Oviya represents her generation

Chennai: “I was in a medical shop recently and the man at the counter, who was billing me, stopped his work and asked, Madam, did you see what happened to Oviya? What is your opinion?” He was not the first person to ask me this question and quite amused that it should come from him, I replied, “Anna, please give me the bill.” All of a sudden, Oviya is the

Spinning new tale about Spiderman

Chennai: We all know that superheroes never die. But how do they grow into one? Spider-Man: Homecoming, directed by Jon Watts, shows a much younger Peter Parker who is a teenage and tries to be a normal kid. The cast includes Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei. The movie shows the superhero in a new avatar. As a teenager, Peter Parker (Tom Holland, the newest Spider-Man), is a rebel. His experience with

Vijay uses contemporary art to convey emotions

Chennai: Contemporary art is one of the few forms that lets the artist explore the world of colours and imagination. It lets the handler brush through his mind with colours, forms and texture. It also provides an opportunity for the artist to reflect on society and issues around it. This is the idea behind the works of artist P Vijay, whose paintings are displayed at La Galerie D Expression, Hotel Ambassador

Namma Veedu Vasanta Bhavan goes traditional

For Anand Kumar, who is the third generation entrepreneur, innovation is the key. This proud owner of Namma Veedu Vasanta Bhavan, Mylapore, has revamped his outlet in the vintage concept. Also called VB Heritage, it now offers new culinary experience inspired by south Indian cuisine amidst an ambiance that reflects the temple town of Mylapore. First of its kind, is what the owners claim. “Located right opposite the open Kapaleeswarar temple

Giving birth to new idea

K Srikumaran has a divine connect with nature. His paintings speak volumes about his exploration with God and beings. His works under various themes are being showcased at La Galerie D’ Expression, Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Egmore. His themes are nature, people and God. Of the 20-odd paintings the unique piece is the portrait of a mother and baby. The artist has painted the 10 months of a baby’s growth. Right

Offbeat medley – News Today goes freewheeling

This is not your regular news. News Today correspondents give you experiences of life that you won’t find in the regular news reports. GOING PLACES News reporting takes scribes to places, even to the most undesirable ones. This reporter was at a government hospital for a story. The dilapidated building had an unbearable stench and was badly maintained with cobwebs in the ceiling. She was escorted to the second floor

Indulge in Westin's Surf n' Turf food festival

Food is one thing that has to be eaten with all the senses. The appearance, texture, flavour, aroma and taste and choice of ingredients, all matter. This is what the chefs at Sunset Grill, The Westin Chennai, in Velacheri, have in mind. The Surf n’ Turf food festival at this restaurant is sure panders to all the senses. Open only for dinner, the restaurant has chefs who bring out a

Artist Venkataramana breathes life into simple things

‘Ever green, forever lasting’ is the theme that K Venkataramana has chosen for his painting works. There is something unique about his work that speaks volumes about his theme, brush strokes and choice of colours. Sharp lines in his subjects seem to attract the onlooker to peer closely at the canvas. The figurines, shapes, objects and even humans have this style. He has followed it in each of his works.