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TheMasterchef Australia judges

Hindu metro plus , Matt , Gary and George For the past few weeks Facebook has been abuzz with excitement about the World food on a plate event with the famous judges from Masterchef Australia. Now ordinarily I’m not one to go gaga over celebrities but when it came to George , Gary and Matt […]

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The Batik story

Hindu metro plus , Batik , the happy fabric You know you’re in Batik country as soon as you land in Indonesia. It’s available for sale everywhere. The make shift shacks on the beachfront , the small road stores as well as the air conditioned boutiques all carry different kinds of hand crafted batik clothing […]

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On the Negamam saree trail

Hindu metro plus , Negamam info.thadam@gmail.com Thadam tours are run by a talented group of people who organise tours in and around Pollachi.   Being a part of the 100 saree pact last year has influenced me to take notice of the traditional weaves that are still in practice close to my home town. The […]

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Let’s walk and taste ,laugh and discover- heritage food trail in Coimbatore-part 1

Hindu metro plus , Heritage food walk by Divya Chandran Every year in January ,the citizens of Coimbatore come together in support of the Kovai Vizha. These week long activities this year, included a heritage food trail. It was organised by the Coimbatore chapter of Young Indians along with Mr. Rajesh Govindarajulu , a person […]

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La Chaine des Rotisseurs

Hindu metro plus , Balliage de Bangalore   Most foodies dream of being a part of as many gourmet gastronomic experiences as possible. So when I was invited to a five course sit down dinner by a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, I was more than delighted to accept. La Chaine des Rotisseurs is […]

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The Kongunadu Livestock Festival

Hindu metro plus , The Splendid Cattle festival Living in the South of India ,one has frequent opportunities to attend dog shows and equestrian events. For the first time I was invited to attend a livestock show by the team at Pollachi Papyrus ,with the focus being on country cattle. This was organized for the […]

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Flower power- jewellery that leaves you spellbound

Hindu metro plus , Floral trinkets that are a visual delight   The Amar Chitra Katha comics had much more to offer a young girl than just stories on mythology.  The stories ,that focused on women especially had pages and pages of beautiful jewellery and drapes. My favourite, however, was the floral jewellery. Be it […]

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Cleaning -the South Indian way

Hindu metro plus , Cleaning the natural way   Recently, social networking sites were full of pictures of organic dried cow dung cakes being sold online. These induced much laughter and witty comments. Later, however, it set me thinking. Some of us who own agricultural land are fortunate to have access to unadulterated cow dung […]

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Bomma kolu at Navarathiri

Hindu metro plus , All dolled up   Navaratri has begun and, to me, the first thing that comes to mind is the bomma kolu at my grandmother’s home. The practice of displaying dolls is more popular in the southern states. During Navaratri, these dolls are taken out from storage and carefully cleaned. A showcase […]

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