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A Beginning to Happy Endings… Wading through the buzzing streets of Adyar, we reach the very end which promises to be a multi- faceted entity, yet again.


ubconsciously recollecting all that we had seen and experienced over the past three weeks, I prepared myself to head out on yet another eventful stroll along the busy roads, once ruled by the Nawabs. Taking a left at the signal after crossing the Telephone exchange, you will notice a prominent shopping complex - Vantage Plaza. It hosts a range of big and small outlets including the newly established Zaitoon bakery and Nakshatras multi cuisine restaurant, Focus Optics, DTH Courier services et al. Just as the climate gets all the more pleasant, debating whether to shower those tiny drops of rain water, symbolising to wash away namma ooru’s woes and wilderness, I get carried away yet again by the sweet and spicy whiff escalating from A2B (Adyar Ananda Bhavan), just a stone’s throw away. As we walk along, we can find an array of outlets from the Pazhamudhir Cholai, Axis Bank, Apollo Pharmacy, Konica to the Punjabi restaurant, Mast Kalandhar, another Pazhamudhir Nilayam and an SBI bank. All these are shadowed by numerous streets and lanes forming the Shastri Nagar area.

the road. The food lovers have plenty to choose from, for restaurants such as Anjappar, Flamingo, Clay Oven and Cascade welcome you with open arms. The popular Maharaja stores can be found further down the lane. Fruit shop, known for its tempting shakes, fresh juices and custard pies, has topped the charts for being the most popular hangout for all those teenagers who reside here. The Pulaiyar Kovil just opposite the Besant Nagar depot creates an aura of its own. In spite of the numerous road side shops neighbouring it, one step into this divine temple will instill a transcendental experience. Some of the other famous temples in this area are the Ratnagireeshwarar temple in 6th cross street, Besant Nagar and Ellaiamman temple

The road on the left leads to the Besant Nagar 2nd avenue. Restaurants, clothing boutiques and accessories shops are strewn across the whole stretch of


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Gayathri Ramesh, a resident says, “Being an Adyarite for almost 21 years now, the massive changes that have

taken place in and around this area sometimes completely catch me off guard. I find it convenient to go on a shopping spree as and when I want, without having to think twice about travelling too much.” Well, what with one having to burn

their pockets to keep up with the rental and land purchase rates!

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Further, just as we cross the Vananthurai area and RBI colony, on the right will be the most sought after non-vegetarian restaurant, Karaikudi. It leads to the Kalakshetra on the right. A place filled with the richness of dance, music and all forms of performance art. Its founder, Rukmini Devi, brought taurant hettinad Res Kaaraikudi C in many revolutionary changes in our conservative society. At the very end of this colony is the Arupadai Veedu, a temple constructed on the sands of the beach. It has gathered the attention of many worshippers as well as foreigners.

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If Adyar has gripped your senses, then it is definitely because of the Bessie beach. The cool sea breeze, soft sands are bound to lift your spirits. You can’t miss out on those kids playing with their toys, the teenagers sitting on the pavements with Bajjis in hand and the old people engrossed in peaceful conversations. What with the Annai Velankani church gathering scores of people every Sunday and the Murugan Idli Kadai waiting to serve the trespassers with the most enticing hot and delicious vadais, podi dosais and pongal. If idlis aren’t your idea of Tiffin then crash into Barista or Cafe Coffee Day located at the same stretch. Be it for a ride, shopping, hangouts, feasting your senses in the wide array of restaurants or eateries, or just visiting the temples for peace of mind, Adyar has it all. Like they say, ‘You name it, we have it.’

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n army of horses and elephants amidst dolls of beautiful women makes one wonder if it’s a war scene, the fight for the women, probably a desi version of the Greek march on Troy. But alas, we put our imagination to rest and walk into Agampuram, the terracotta shop at Injambakkam on ECR and indeed, we are in an enchanting world of clay. Tiny tea cups, dahi pots, tinkling chimes, bells, pots, divine deities, it’s all here, brown and beautiful. The shop has been around for 22 years, withstanding competitors. From Rs.2 to Rs. 12,000, the shop has

terracotta products in all sizes. However the miniature horses, tea cups and tribal faces steal your attention.

in red. Abstract faces et al make for good curios. Then you find those painted ceramic pots which are huge enough to grow even trees. These are imported from Delhi and their cost ranges from Rs.150 to Rs.1700 according to the size.

“Weekend business is usually good, but it’s only during Karthigai that we get real business,” says Usha Vadivel, owner of the shop. “We have been doing this business for generations. Though the current generation has joined more lucrative jobs, we still have the shop as it is sentimental to us.” Now a team of eight works here, carving these elegant idols.

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The shop also supplies to dealers in Valluvar Kottam, Velachery and Thiruvanmyur. “Reducing the rates is the only way I can get customers; in fact for my regular customers; I sell the products at wholesale prices. I have to take into account that they like my products and come all the way,” smiles Usha. With such an exquisitely carved collection, it is no surprise that they are able to woo customers from different parts of Chennai. Next time, you drive through the ECR stretch, watch out for these artisans who breathe life into their creations.

Made from red, white or ordinary clay, each has its own sheen. The Radha Krishna idol in white clay looks celestial, while the maiden carrying a pot looks gleaming

- Nandhini Ramkumar Agampuram

A Soldier of the Terracotta army

Photo: Vikram V

Injambakkam ECR (On The Main Road)

The tale of the Terracotta army In 1974, farmers discovered the tomb of Shi Huangdi (the first emperor of China), near the city of Xi’an in the modern Shensi province, China. Among the treasures found there is a marvellous army of terracotta soldiers and horses, consisting of nearly 8,000 life size individual sculpted statues. It is said that no two statues are alike. It is believed that these were buried with the emperor to help him fight wars in his afterlife.

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A drive down the highway, you stop by a shandy and buy that exquisite idol of Meera you’ve always wanted to decorate your music room with. Chances are that you’ve bought it at Agampuram on the ECR.

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The World's First Multi-Touch Mouse just in

Apple introduced the new wireless Magic Mouse, the first mouse to use Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch technology. Pioneered on iPhone, iPod touch and Mac Notebook trackpads, Multi-Touch allows customers to navigate using intuitive finger gestures. Instead of mechanical buttons, scroll wheels or scroll balls, the entire top of the Magic Mouse is a seamless Multi-Touch surface. Magic Mouse will be available as a Mac accessory at just Rs.3,890 (MRP). It features a seamless touch-sensitive enclosure that allows it to be a single or multibutton mouse with advanced gesture support. Using intuitive gestures, users can easily scroll through long documents, pan across large images or swipe to move forward or backward through a collection of web pages or photos.

Apple Wireless Magic Mouse

Now, you can print your memories too! The traditional photo frames have gone digital to keep up with the modern-age. And now Sony has taken these digital photo frames a step further with the introduction of the S-Frame DPP-F700. This new digital photo frame comes with an in-built printer. The DPP-F700 is a sleek, all-in-one device that not only allows users to view images but prints them as well. The frame features a 7-inch LCD display that flaunts a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The incorporated printer is capable of printing 4” x 6” photographs with a resolution of 300 x 300 dpi in just 45 seconds. The frame also enables users to edit images before printing them. The Sony S-Frame DPP-F700 digital photo frame will hit the market in January.

Sony S-Frame DPP-F700

Moon Watch This Diwali, Seiko launched it’s Kinetic Direct Drive Moon Phase, a unique watch that forms part of Seiko’s 2009 Premier collection. The watch passes a modernised style statement with its subtle design and classic looks. The appeal of this device lies in the harmony between the motion of the planets and the Kinetic energy. The watch is powered by the movement of the user’s body and is also said to be capable of indicating the moon phases. The Moon Phase watch can optionally be powered by hand-winding. The device features a power-reserve of approximately one month. The day and 24 hour indicators are combined in the 6 o’clock dial while the two power reserve functions are presented in just one fanshaped dial at 9 o’clock. Also called the SRX003P, the watch is now available at Rs. 55,800.

Seiko’s Kinetic Direct Drive - Moon Phase



NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision glasses

Nvidia introduces its GeForce 3D Vision glasses in the Indian market. These glasses offer stereoscopic 3D experience and bring a complete new perspective to movies, photos and games. The 3D Vision transforms several PC games into a complete three-dimensional experience. This is made possible with the integrated NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) along with a combination of improved software and technically advanced Nvidia high-power IR emitter. Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision is available at Rs. 11,490.



7 Steps to Heaven

An alluring whiff pulls you into a world of sweet and sugar, cream and butter, chocolate we forget the happiest course of them all, the desserts. Here’s a toast to the top 7 desse




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t Chocola

Sizzle Away! Have you dreamt of getting drenched in a river of chocolate? The only dessert which comes close to fulfilling this wish of yours is the sizzling brownie. The hot chocolate sauce dripping over the cool scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, mounted on a slab of yummy brownie, what more could you ask for? Toppings? Well, they have that too! It’s ecstasy redefined. Indulge at: Cream Centre and Cafe coffee day

Sizzling Brownie


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The Roy On a Cold Summer’s Night!

If you haven’t tasted it yet, you haven’t experienced ho to be on cloud nine then! Known to be the most enticing dessert, Tiramisu is made of ladies finger biscuits, also Savoiardi, gently dipped in espresso and garnished w concoction made of egg yolk, mascarpone, sugar, li and topped with the popularly relished cocoa. Tho the ingredients may vary, the recipe in its purest for a treat worth more than a lifelong supply of dess

It’s Fried, its crisp, its freezing cold! Ironic? No doubt, it’s the most brilliant of inventions in the world of desserts. Yes, I’m referring to the Fried ice cream. A scoop of sumptuous ice cream coated with raw egg and rolled in crispy cornflakes or cookie crumbs which is further deep fried results in a tantalising dessert worth a million dollars! Sprinkled with cinnamon and a touch of peppermint, honey or whipped cream, it is bound to melt in your mouth and trickle your senses! Indulge at: Benjarong and Noodle House and Wang’s Kitchen

Fried Ice Cream


Ecstasy,Osteria and ‘The Matchpoi Taj Coram

Kulfi Konnections It romances with your taste buds elegantly and makes you go head over heels in love with it. The creamy pistachio scoop, the smooth kullfi, the vermicelli, the milk, this is an Indian beauty you can’t say no to. Kulfi falooda is the best way to sign off after a spicy chaat. Indulge at:

Kulfi Falooda

Kailash Parbat and Gangotri


Delicious fruits and nuts an yet a dessert without a cris waffle based ice cream come iron grill, this unique waffle whipped cream. Exclusivel million hearts.

Belgian Waffle-based Ice Cream


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Whip up

a delicious storm

Ingredients: For the topping:

For the cake: Flour - 3 cups

e and strawberries. Quite often than not, erts that melt our semma hot Chennai.

Castor sugar - 2 cups Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup Baking powder - 2 tsp Salt - 1 tsp

Mousse Magic Soft, creamy, brown and yummy, these are probably the synonyms you’ll find for Choco Mousse. It makes you crave for more and clean up your plate tidy with relish. This is a subtle stunner for which even non choco fans will fall for. Buttery, with a pinch of vanilla and eggs, this is chocolate like never before.

dulge at:

ream Centre and Cake World.

Mellow Malai If a city surrounded by ice cream and cakes has blinded your senses, then close your eyes for a moment and think of all those lustrous Indian sweets that melt away your worries and inhibitions. Yes, with the sugary and creamed yellow coloured balls soaked in clotted cream and garnished with saffron and pistachio, Rasmalai transcends you to a world filled with heavenly delicacies.

Thick cream - 2 cups

Eggless Semi-sweet cooking chocolate (chopped) - 2 1/2 cups Chocolate Vegetable oil - As required Vanilla essence - 1 tsp Cake Vinegar - 2 tsp

Method :

Cold water - 2 cups

1) In a large mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.Add the oil and mix thoroughly. 2) Add the essence, vinegar and cold water gradually stirring continuously. 3) Now pour the mix into a greased 9 x 13 inch cake pan. 4) Bake at 180°C for 35-40 minutes or until done. 5) While the cake cools completely you can prepare the topping for the cake. 6) For the topping, take a saucepan, heat the cream on medium heat. Do not allow it to boil. 7) Add the chocolate pieces, mix thoroughly till you get a uniform mixture and set aside. 8) Once the cake has cooled completely cover it with the topping. 9) Save a quarter of the topping mixture and put it in a piping cone. With the help of the piping cone, decorate the cake with the design of your choice.

Indulge at: Shri Mithai and Adyar Ananda Bhavan

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- In 1905, Frank Epperson, an 11 year old boy, mixed soda water powder and water in a cup, then accidentally left the mixture with a stir stick still in it outside overnight. The next day, he found that the soda water had frozen to the stick due to a record low temperature the night before, creating a tasty treat. Eighteen years later, Epperson patented his “Epsicle,” which was later renamed to ‘Popsicle.’

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nd yummy toppings might compete to adorn your delicious dessert, spy waffle bar is incomplete. This is where the irresistible Belgian es into the picture. Made with yeast batter and deep fried on an e tastes heavenly when garnished with maple syrup, cut fruits and ly offered only in Movenpick, Nungambakkam, it ought to capture a

- Ruth Wakefield accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie at the tourist lodge (Toll House) she and her husband owned. She didn’t have any baker’s chocolate for her Butter Drop Do cookies, so instead, she used small pieces of a semi-sweet chocolate bar. She discovered that the chocolate didn’t melt completely into the cookies and that the new cookies she had made were delicious. Soon, Wakefield’s ‘Toll House Cookies’ became so popular that a famous chocolate company made a deal with her - they would give her a lifetime supply of chocolate if she allowed them to print her cookie recipe on their packaging.


by Chance! Sometimes accidents can prove lucky. Here’s how they got their sumptuous surprise

Chuck the calories, pick the spoons and forks, it’s dessert time Chennai! -

Madhumita Prabhakar and Nandhini Ramkumar


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Beyond Teaks Moving with the changing trends and at the same time paying keen attention to artistic values is what these heirs of decor can be proud of.


Priya Lewis, the owner of the store, indeed has an eye for art and innovative furnishings. Her passion for these developed over the years, took her to distant countries from where she brought home exquisite handicrafts and furnishings. Soon, she launched her own home decor store. Every piece here is a witness to her refined taste. To begin with, their wide range of garden furniture made of Teak, though simple, seemed to capture one’s mind. They come as a set (a round table with chairs and a ten foot wide umbrella). While purchasing, you can either buy them as a set or as separate pieces. Patio furniture are also available in hexagonal and square shapes. Garden swings, banana loungers and bistro tables (considered the ideal piece for a drinks counter) are some pieces which highlight their splendour. Their sleek designs and shapes give a classy yet down to earth look. Further as we walk upstairs, the masks and chimes hung on the walls without any special pattern, capture attention. Made of rosewood, bamboo and teak, they come in rare, intricate designs and colours. Be it those bestowed with animals and birds or those that sing to the soft wind dunes gently blowing against them, they definitely

change the aura of the place. Ranging from Rs.75 to Rs. 1500, these chimes offer a wide range of collections, from small zodiac signs to tall and elegant mobile chimes. The one mask which gripped my attention was the Ram Sita as depicted by the Balinese. Studded with gold and glass architecture, they bring a refreshing feel to the old beliefs. This apart, the devis which depicts the Balinese dancers are available in an assortment of designs, in oil paint and gold leaf. To top it all, the vibrant and tantalising Buddha, Aborgini and Javanese masks take your breath away! Priced between Rs.1000 and Rs. 45,000 each, these pieces with their guaranteed exclusivity, wouldn’t fail to make an impression, be it in a small or big way! Masks and paintings apart, this heavenly store also offers you artistically designed beds, sofas and showcases. Made of hard wood, they tend to last longer.

Moreover, the teak and rosewood finish, in addition to the curvy shapes and flowery art works, give them a semi-classical and elegant look. Need we say more? To keep with the trends and growing demands, they have furniture and handicrafts made of coconut wood and bamboo, which are environment friendly as they can be recycled and re-used.

in focus

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ven as we enter the huge black gates of that place in the posh areas of Nungambakkam, the blazing beauty of the furniture and antiques on display does complement the serene atmosphere. This week, let’s get lost in the woods of ‘Teak Heirlooms’.

Couches and chairs designed with a half-curve plank, which give immense comfort to the spinal cord, can also be had here. These exclusive and unique collection of couches and other furnishings range from Rs. 13,000 to Rs.50,000.

As we walk out after an incredible journey across this store, we cannot but admire the sense of art and creativity that the person in charge has displayed. - Madhumita Prabhakar

TEAK it is!


Being more expensive than other types of wood, any teak furniture, if properly taken care of can last over 70 years. But what makes this wood more unique, is when left in its natural state it is virtually maintenance free! Most teak owners have said that over time they have noticed the natural colour of their teak slowly fade away. But this is a cosmetic process and does not harm the quality of the wood. Native to India, teak is known the world over for its durability and strength. Here are a few more reasons to choose teak: Teak Heirlooms It’s long-lasting It’s durable It doesn’t warp


It’s eco-friendly It stays cool

It smells great

New 19, 1st Cross Street, Sterling Road, Nugambakkam, Chennai. Tel: 28202625

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Kokum launched its Anna Nagar outlet last month; their menu boasts of popular picks from across the southern coastline.


ust walls, tall rounded Chettinad pillars and a faux-catamaran piece hoisted onto one wall - the ambience at Kokum’s new outlet almost has a sense of relaxed rusticity, set against the soft music, dim lights and rich purple backdrop of a fine dining restaurant. “Coastal cuisine cannot be imagined without some delicacies: like Karimeen from Kerala, Mangalorean Kane, layered sweet pancakes from Goa – Bibinca, and Mangalorean curries and our menu has been carefully crafted to include all of these signature dishes from the southern coastline. And we’ve worked hard to ensure our recipes are home bound – picked from the cookbooks and homes of natives,” says Executive Chef, Babu Abdullah.

Photo: Kar thik richly-spiced Dindigul biryani, the thick cardamom flavours offset by a thin meat gravy was followed by a slice of Bibinca, and a small bowl of Ilaneer payasam for dessert: the Bibinca – layered maida pancakes cooked with milk and sugar (traditionally, jaggery) makes for a perfect end to a sumptuous meal, and the payasam can almost give you a sugar-high. The menu at Kokum includes other delicacies from the coastal areas of five states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka (Mangalore), Goa, and Andhra Pradesh. While the menu includes stray items like the Mughlai-influenced Hyderabadi biryani. The hot coastal favourites include crab tossed in peri-peri sauce, nandu varuval (crab fry), appam and kadala curry (stew), Chapala pulusu (spicy fish curry) from Andhra, and spicy Chettinad chicken curries.

A word of warning: vegetarians have few options here, although the restaurant offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis. The restaurant is open until 11pm, and is the perfect choice if you are craving for some tongue-tingling seafood.

- Krithika Sukumar

No.AC 61, 5th Avenue, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar East, Chennai (Opposite Pazhamuthir Cholai) Tel: 43500181


Andhra followed: a delectable combination thali. While the Telugu curries here might leave you watery-eyed they are as authentic as they come. They brought back fond memories of hearty lunches that a friend’s Hyderabadi grandmother made. A small portion of

forks & knives

For starters, the chef suggested vazhaippoo vadai and mutton chukka, both essentials in any complete Chettinad meal - crisp eats that managed to be non-greasy too. Prawns fried in curry leaves, Karivepak Royyala Vepudu – a hot favourite in Telugu cuisine – makes for another lip-smacking starter. Kane, a specialty fish seasoned with only lime, salt and pepper followed: a typical Mangalorean treat the softly-done, gentlyflavoured fish sits easy on the palate, and will leave you wanting seconds. Soft neer dosais, sannas (Goan idlis) and parotta accompanied by Mangalorean fish curry, spicy Chettinad pepper chicken and garlic curry, chicken seasoned with Gongura and Tomato Pappu from


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Ombudsman for Fair Banking C

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onsumers using banking services including credit/debit and ATM cards, have been facing a variety of problems of late and many a time the complaints have been cold-shouldered. Consumer forums take complaints brought to their notice to consumer courts, but redressal takes time. The number of complaints has been growing with each year - an increase of 44 per cent during 2008-09 over the previous year. According to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), complaints against public sector and private banks, rose to 69,117 from 47,887 in the previous year. While a majority of them related to credit cards, other complaints ranged from pension delays, misrepresentation and misleading information provided by direct selling agents, remittances and general customer services.

specifically under the purview of the Scheme.

To facilitate expeditious disposal of complaints, RBI started the Banking Ombudsman (Ombudsman is a Swedish word . It means: A government officer in charge of examining/enquiring into complaints ). The present scheme has been in operation from 2006 superseding the Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2002. The scope of the Ombudsman has been further enlarged by an amendment with effect from February 3, 2009 to include deficiencies arising out of internet banking.

- As on date, 15 ombudsmen are operating in different states.

RBI has said that under the amended scheme, a customer would also be able to lodge a complaint against the bank for its non-adherence to the provisions of the fair practices code for lenders or the Code of Bank’s Commitment to Customers issued by the Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI). The BCSBI is an independent and autonomous watchdog set up by the RBI to monitor and ensure that the codes and standards adopted by the banks for rendering banking services are adhered to in true spirit. The ombudsman can award compensation not exceeding Rs. 1 lakh to the complainant in the case of complaints arising out of credit card operations, taking into account the loss of the complainant’s time, expenses incurred by him as also, harassment and mental anguish suffered. Further, non-observance of the RBI’s guidelines on engagement of recovery agents by banks has also been brought

Any customer who has a grievance against a bank can complain to the ombudsman in whose jurisdiction the branch of the bank complained against is located. Some banks have centralised certain transactions, like housing loans, credit cards, etc. If there are complaints regarding such transactions, complaints would have to be made to the banking ombudsman in the State in which the bank customer receives the bill. Here are the main points about the Ombudsman scheme :

The Banking Ombudsman Scheme provides a forum to customers for resolution of complaints relating to certain services rendered by banks.

- All scheduled Commercial Banks, Regional Rural Banks and Scheduled Primary Co-operative Banks are covered under the scheme. - The ombudsman can receive and consider any complaint (except frivolous ones) relating to deficiency in banking services (including internet banking) such as non-payment or inordinate delay in the payment or collection of cheques, drafts, bills etc, non-adherence by the bank or its subsidiaries to the instructions of RBI on ATM/debit card operations or credit card operations and non-adherence to RBI instructions issued from time to time. - The aggrieved person can file a complaint before the ombudsman if the reply is not received from the bank within a period of one month after the bank concerned has received one’ s representation, or the bank rejects the complaint, or if the complainant is not satisfied with the reply given by the bank. At the same time a complaint will not be considered if:

a. One has not approached his bank concerned for redressal of his grievance first. b. One has not made the complaint within one year from the date one has received the reply of the bank c. The subject matter of the complaint is pending for disposal / has already been

ombudsman may award compensation not exceeding Rs 1 lakh to the complainant only in the case of complaints relating to credit card operations for mental agony and harassment. dealt other of law,

with at any forum like court consumer court etc.

One can file a complaint in writing on a white sheet of paper. One can also file it online by sending an email to the banking ombudsman. There is a form available with banks but it is not ncecessary. The complaint should have the name and address of the complainant, the name and address of the branch or office of the bank against which the complaint is made, facts giving rise to the complaint supported by documents, if any, the nature and extent of the loss caused to the complainant, the relief sought from the banking ombudsman and a declaration about the compliance of conditions which are required to be complied with by the complainant. The ombudsman does not charge any fee for filing and resolving customers’ complaints. As for compensation claim, the amount, if any, to be paid by the bank to the complainant by way of compensation for any loss suffered by the complainant is limited to the amount arising directly out of the act or omission of the bank or Rs 10 lakhs, whichever is lower. The banking

If a complaint is not settled by an agreement within a period of one month, the ombudsman proceeds further to pass an award. Before passing an award, the ombudsman provides a reasonable opportunity to the complainant and the bank, to present their case. One can also explore any other recourse and/or remedies available to him/her as per the law. The bank also has the option to file an appeal before the appellate authority under the scheme. If one is aggrieved by the decision, one may, within 30 days of the date of receipt of the award, appeal against the award before the appellate authority. The appellate authority may, if he/ she is satisfied that the applicant had sufficient cause for not making an application for appeal within time, also allow a further period not exceeding 30 days. Chennai address:

Office of Banking Ombudsman, C/o Reserve Bank of India,

Fort Glacis, Chennai - 600001. Tel No: (044) 2539 9170/ 25395964 Fax No.044-25395488 Email:



Ford Motor has decided to recall 4.5 million of its vehicles in the USA following an 18-month federal investigation on vehicle fire incidents caused by faulty switches. The company has taken the step after avoiding it for years, in spite of pressure from safety organisations. It now says that the switch may leak internally, overheat and even burn under certain conditions. The switch is used to de-activate a vehicle’s cruise control, and was installed in 16 million vehicles till 2003, when its use was discontinued. Customers have been notified of the recall from October 26. According to media reports, the switches have caused several deaths and 550 vehicle fires. However, Ford Motor says that it is unaware of any such fatalities or injuries. Most complainants say that the fires began after the ignition was turned off. The US Transportation Secretary said that the switch posed a safety risk even when cruise-control was not in use and the vehicle was turned off. He advised car owners to park their cars away from garages and their homes until repairs were carried out.


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ON SALE EXPRESS | NOV 6 - NOV 12, 2009

Green Goblin The legend is here...


he mist is deep, and the darkness is chilling. A streak of green, with eyes gleaming with fire comes the Ninja smearing the shadows with the radiance of power. Attaining a cult status and reigning the world right from its birth in 1984, Ninja bikes are a favourite lot. Be it racing the checkered flag, ruling the streets, or grabbing the eyes of the passers-by, Ninjas’ always tops the list.

Unveil the cover and you definitely will fall in love with the Ninja. The typical green color is what is classy of a Ninja and you will find out why when you see one. Full body fairing, appealing dual headlights, clip-on handlebars, green and black body work, high ride tail, low hung tyres etc provide the bike with supersport characteristics. The front number plate and saree guard are there as per norms for the Indian roads. Although the number plate spoils the look, the saree guard is very well designed and placed, without any stick-outs. Pillion seat is optional. Rear view mirrors are mounted in the mask offering the happenings at the back while the indicators come out the sides of the fairing. The 17 Lt fuel tank looks majestic and doesn’t hinder the flow of the design. Having no competition as an absolute sportsbike, the Ninja 250R looks solid in its build quality with a diamond

Get seated, grab the handles and you will feel the comfort of the driving position. Switch on the 249cc, four stroke, parallel twin engine and the bike comes alive. Thanks to the dual throttle valves, the smooth throttle, without any interruptions, reverberates in you. The 8-hole injectors are ready to deliver mid and high range rev response. Cooling of the engine is taken care by the compact Denso radiator that is operated by a silent motor. The DOHC engine has a blasting power of 32 bhp. With a maximum power of 33 PS at 11000 rpm and a maximum torque of 22 Nm at 8200 rpm, this baby is not so childish. The wet, multi-disc 6-speed transmission is as light as a feather. The machine dives and turns at your command. It’s like your thoughts are getting injected directly to the bike’s brain. The 37mm front

telescopic fork gives great ride comfort. Rear suspension can be adjusted for the customization of riders’ height. Supported by the two-piston caliper, the front disc, 290mm, and the rear disc, 220mm, takes care of the braking department. And they are surely eligible for a bonus. The brakes are petal disc type that dissipated the heat effortlessly and offer excellent stopping power at breakneck speeds. Ninja 250R sports wide 110/70-17 and 130/70-17 tyres in front and rear respectively, offering superior road traction. The alloys are black, adding to the style quotient. Coming in two colours, green and black, Kawasaki Ninja 250R is available only at Bajaj Pro-Biking showrooms. With the on-road price touching the Rs.3 lakh mark, it would be proper to assume that the takers for the mean machine will be rare. But if the figures are to be believed, Bajaj says that the reception has been great and they are overbooked above their target. Bajaj justifies the tag of the Ninja by pointing out that if the Ninja is imported directly from elsewhere, the price will rise above Rs.5 lakh. Also there will be concerns of service and spares.

Through Bajaj, you get not only a great deal on price but also service at its best.

Thanks to Bajaj, for bringing a true sports bike to our roads. Ninja 250R outsmarts everything on two wheels. Confront the corners with alluring confidence and defy the gravity with lightening speeds. No matter how the drive is, the world is at your wheels. All we need now are good roads to ride them on. The wait is over for great bikes to start coming to India but for the great roads... lets just finish with the bikes started coming, agreed?

- Balasubramaniam N

Kawasaki Let the good times roll.

No Overtaking Zone

Over taking is prohibited in certain situations. The driver should not overtake any vehicle going in the same direction:

Stickers Car Graphics Sun Control Film Stereo Remote Lock Power Window Seat Cover & All Accessories...

- If it will cause any inconvenience or danger to other traffic; - If it is near a point, a bend, a corner or a hill - If other drivers on the road do not signal that they may be over-taken

Kawasaki Ninja 250R


Road Rules

Right from the speedometer to the tachometer, the instrument panel is fully analog. Which is surprising and boring, considering the bikes hitting the market lately have digital counterparts as default. While expressing the same, Bajaj responded that the Ninja 250R is an entry level segment for Kawasaki worldwide, but in India it is marketed at the premium segment. And for an entry level model, going digital is not an option.

first gear

After years of waiting, after plenty of speculations, after quarter of a century, the legend is here. Kawasaki Ninja 250R, the best selling model of the Ninja series and of the world, has finally arrived. And a big bang at that. With the inheritance of the power, styling, and technology from its predecessors, this fourth generation baby Ninja 250R promises a legendary drive.

frame at its base.

No.24, Arcot Road,Porur,Chennai-116.(Near Venkateswara Mahal) Ph:2476 4915,4315 3326. Mob:98411 91326

Follow Traffic Rules

Wear your Seat Belts

Have a Safe Drive


ON SALE EXPRESS | NOV 6 - NOV 12, 2009

Healthy Surprises Galore! If you are wondering why you would want to go to N stores on Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, here are some good reasons for it! ealthy living actually banks on eating right, and thereby, avoiding medicines. In living up to the saying ‘Unave Marunthu’ (food is medicine), N stores has come a long way in great fashion. How many of you would imagine a consultant to share his time and energy between software and running an organic food store? Ramesh Rangamani and Balamurugan, two best friends for life, took this daring and caring decision. Looking at the dangerously evolving trend of food being commercialised as a mere product, with our Indian markets getting flooded with junk and residue from capital economies, the decision of this duo comes as a blessing. You walk into their shop and you will immediately appreciate the one-and-a-halfyear old goodness that they have been adding to the society. The word ‘health’ screams at you from inside every shelf. Beginning from fructose sweetener, there is every variety of organic food substance that can keep you thriving for longer than you could imagine. While there are usual things like organic tea powders, health mixes and porridge flour, you get the unusual ‘ St variety like o


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amla candy, fruits and veggies soaked in honey, neem honey, etc. The one that captivated me the most was ‘Insulin Energy Laddu’ - made of dry fruits and sprouts, it can help keep diabetes at bay and also ensure normal delivery of child in just 48 days of consumption! This calcium-filled ‘laddu’ contains Vitamins ranging from A to E. If you are a health-freak and organicmaniac, you will only be too happy to stand and buy stuff like toothpaste, talcum powder, mosquito repellent coil, disinfectant, herbal massage oil and all other cosmetic tools ranging from herbal soaps to sunscreen lotions and face pack in a store that is so unique and so full of goodness. You also get other items that children (and even adults!) would like. Nutri bars, pineapple wafers, sweets and savories are all available in 100% organic form and style without preservatives, artificial flavors, sweetening drugs and toxins that deceive the eyes to believe a week-old product fresh and nice. Aloe vera seems to be a dominant natural medicine that can cure a variety of ailments beginning from skin problems to gastric ulcers. The aloe vera soap is a hot cake there and the aloe vera juice starts disappearing as more and more people want definitive solutions for ulcers, acidity and diabetic disorders.

Other grocery items like Himalayan crystal salt, unadulterated jaggery (that melts in your mouth), cooking oils and slow carb rice (ideal against high fat and sugar levels in the body) also find a place here.

a 100% natural manner they tend to appear dull and withered after a day or two of stocking. Such conditions only increase the nutritive benefits of the food than spoil it.

eco zone


Unseen varieties of minuscule rice and organically grown cereals could boost your immune system to a long extent. And the added attraction would be the fruits and vegetables. Either or both of the founders inspect certified organic farms (only) with a specialist who would examine the produce for any trace of chemicals or unnatural contents, only after which the purchase is made. A fresh stock of vegetables arrives every Wednesday and fruits on Wednesdays and Saturdays. But they have a hitch here. As organic fruits and vegetables are grown in

Whereas, the inorganic ones available in the common market, comes with coatings and injections of synthetic substances that give a faulty appearance of freshness and shine that people easily fall for. The effect of both these categories is in extreme contrast to each other. The items mainly come from places like Vethalakundu, Dindugul, Ooty and Kodaikanal. While the store is open from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm from Monday to Saturday, the Sundays are dedicated to a sale in Manapakkam, in a purchased shed right across the Babaji Madam that attracts a lot of foreigners and the elite crowd. With 6 workers managing their stores in Mylapore and now at Neelangarai for the past one month, Ramesh and Balamurugan are busy spreading awareness by addressing young minds in colleges and schools. We can only admit that they have been very successful in replicating what they have seen abroad and we salute their initiative.


- Shruthi M

Photos: Prabhu


N Stores YMIA Building, 57/2, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, Chennai . Tel: 39180135 email:

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Diet Belt all it weird. Call it insane. Call it funny. Call it anything, but this diet belt works! The origin of the belt is not very clear, but the purpose is. If you’re gaining weight, it shows. It keeps the wearer informed and keeps the weight in check! So why not, we ask?! If you can’t stick to a diet plan, you should opt for this belt. It works the reverse way as well and tells you if you’ve increased your waist line. Every centimetre your waist line increases or decreases, you’ll know right away! Could you ask for anything better?

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Picture Perfect A breezy love story, retold in namma style!


irector Kannan’s debutant film ‘Jayamkondaen’ with its refreshing storyline made quite an impression. With a remake in his hand this time, we had our fingers crossed about the outcome. But the director has proved his mettle once again. He takes the frame of the original hit, ‘Jab We Met’ and breathes a typical Southern aura into it. P G Muthiah’s camera adds further value, picturing the romance in the air with perfection. Bharat leaves behind his rural garb to don the role of a suave, young businessman this time. His understated performance as Sakthi, the broody youngster plays perfect foil to the sprightly Anjali(Tamanna). Though the heroine does remind you of Kareena Kapoor’s portrayal in the original, she manages to pull it off as the talkative girl from Theni. The storyline traces the tale of how, Sakthi, the MD of Rajaskar Group of Companies comes to value his life after a chance encounter with the vivacious Anjali on a train journey. Sakthi is soberness personified, as he is caught between huge financial crisis and personal issues. He is on the verge of a nervous breakdown when he meets Anjali, who is on her way to her hometown, Theni. Though he snubs Anjali continuously, she continuous to chatter away gaily. A sequence of events takes the duo to Theni, where Anjali’s large family lives. Enter Santhanam, as mokkai Rasu, Anjali’s would be! It is his outrageous performance that takes the movie to a

different level. His great timing sense and dialogue delivery save the film from becoming melodramatic. While the family plans to get Anjali married to mokkai Rasu, Anjali leaves with Sakthi to seek her boyfriend. Despite loving her, Sakthi decides to help her reach her boyfriend.

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Sakthi leaves Anjali in Ooty and returns to take care of his father’s business. Meanwhile Anjali’s family assumes that Anjali has eloped with Sakthi and comes to question him on the same. What follows is a series of incidents that bring the lead pair together. A tighter screenplay in the second half would have definitely helped the flow of things. Yet, it is not often that we come across clean entertainers like this one. Kudos to the team for that! The music by Vidyasagar borders on the mundane. For those who had watched the original, this one might not be racy enough. But, you can still watch Kanden Kadhalai for its own special moments.

Kanden Kadhalai

Cast : Bharath, Tamanna Bhatia, Santhanam, Sapan Saran & Munna Direction : Kannan Music : Vidyasagar Cinematography : P.G.Muthaiah Production : V.M. Lalitha Distribution : Sun Pictures

Actor Bharath & Actress Tamanna

Verdict: A neat romantic tale Strength: Comedy - Catherine Gilon

POPCORN Juicy gossips heard at the interval... A teenager to another: Machan! Santhanam should try doing a hero’s role da. I’m sure he’ll pull it off. A voice from a gang of girls: But why is she jumping non-stop?


A young couple in discussion: Tamanna looked better with Surya, Yah!


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