Mariayn Jennifer

Maplai restaurant serves 26 dishes in one thali

The south Indian virundhu is one of the best meals to look forward to. The number of dishes depends on the type of event or festival. However big the menu is. the traditional sambar, rasam and curd does not fade away from it. This holds true in the case of Maplai, a south Indian restaurant that has opened its branch in Neelankarai, ECR. Derived from the French word Ma Plai,

Barbeque Nation in Chennai goes traditional

Colourful lights, banana plant at the doorway, lungi-clad waiters and the smell of south Indian masala in the air represents the ‘Aromas of Dakshina India’ festival that is on at Barbeque Nation. The culinary delicacies of south India can be had at all the restaurant’s outlets till 12 November. There are lots of changes in their menu to include sun-dried meats and salted vegetables. The place also boosts of their

Arunagiri Sundaram breathes life into paintings

Chennai: In a bid to encourage local and upcoming artists, Dimple’s Art Gallery in association with Brew Lifestyle, is holding their second exhibition series ‘Season of an Artist’s Voyage’ at their premises in Thousand Lights. The second edition features a solo exhibition by Arunagiri Sundaram, who started his career as a sculptor at the age of 15. Arunagiri started out with clay but later diversified into various materials and textures

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