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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Send Rakhis to Brothers worldwide

Online shopping websites have made it easy to reach your gift for a beloved anywhere in the world at just a click. Especially for Raksha Bandan that seeks to exchange gifts between brothers and sisters, it helps to be part of the celebration from miles apart.

Raksha Bandan will be celebrated on 5th Aug 2009 in India and worldwide.

Send Rakhi Gifts to your Brother worldwide, from many of gifting options to choose at a preferred website for online gift shopping:

Worldwide delivery of Gifts: Pooja Thali , Bhaiyabhabhi Rakhi , Zardosi Rakhi , Fancy Rakhi , Thread Rakhi , Silver Rakhi , Divine Rakhi , Gold Rakhi , Pearl Rakhi , Family Rakhi Sets , Dryfruits sweets , Mithai thali , Shirts , T-Shirts , Mens Denim , Rakhi Gift Hampers

The price of Rakhis for worldwide delivery starts at Rs.190/- at while Ferns n Petals have a higher range of gifts starting from a price tag of Rs.399/-

Gifts are delivered to these countries - Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica,Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands,Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar,Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.

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Send Rakhi Gifts to India

Raksha Bandan is a widely celebrated festival in India for sharing love and affection between brothers and sisters. This year it arrives on 5th Aug. While brothers assure love and protection, sisters acknowledge that and tie a Rakhi in the wrist of brothers during this festival. Brothers are expected to offer gifts to their sisters as part of celebration.

Online shopping websites in India offer a lot of Gift varieties. - a preferred website among the NRIs offers the wide range of gifts in the following categories. Online Orders are accepted for delivery all over India.

Rakhis : Gold Rakhi , Silver Rakhi , Pearl Rakhi , Zardosi Rakhi , Fancy Rakhi , Kids Rakhi , Bhaiya Bhabhi Rakhi , Thread Rakhi , Family Rakhi Sets , Divine Rakhi

Sweets: Chocolates , Sweets , Dryfruits , Dryfruits Sweets

Thalis: Pooja Thali , Silver Plated Thali , Mithai Thali , Dryfruit Thali , Rakhi Gift Hampers , Bhaiya Bhabhi Hampers , Mithai Gift Hampers , Kids Rakhi Hampers , Chocolate Hampers

Gifts for Brothers: Men’s Wear , Perfumes , Watches , Jewelry & Accessories

Gifts for Sisters: Salwar Kameez , Sarees , Short Tops , Kurtis , Watches , Jewelry , Trendy Bags , Soft Toys , Gift Hampers , Crockery & Cookware , Kitchen Appliances , Home Appliances ,

Other websites offering Rakhi Gifts are:

FNP Flowers and Gifts Gifts Shopping
Shoppers Stop Gifts

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chennai Special Travel Deals

Chennai Special launches Travel Deals section at Chennai Special Travel Deals

This section is dedicated to offer up to date information on travel deals currently available online, with special focus on deals available for travelling to and fro Chennai.

Many websites are now offering services to book tickets online for Buses, Flights, Trains, Hotels and holiday packages. Chennai Special will provide information on such services by consolidating all Chennai related travel offers available online at one place under this section.

Chennai Bus Tickets Online booking is the first post on this section specialising on Travel deals. This post provides information about Bus Ticket Online Booking services offered by Akbar Travels as available on Easy Reach India. This information will be useful to frequent travellers on the following popular routes:

Click on your route / destination for more info:

Chennai to Bangalore, Bangalore to Chennai, Chennai to Coimbatore, Coimbatore to Chennai,
Chennai to Trichy, Trichy to Chennai, Chennai to Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli to Chennai, Chennai to Madurai, Madurai to Chennai, Chennai to Velankanni, Velankanni to Chennai, Chennai to Rameswaram, Rameswaram to Chennai and more...

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flight Tickets Online Booking

Easy Reach India offers online booking sources to book cheap flight tickets between major domestic locations like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Cochin, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune etc.

Travelocity Offers !

Following are the latest offers available on domestic flight tickets - Click here

Instant discount on all domestic return flights Rs.500/- for all return ticketsRs.250/- for one way tickets - Book between 18 Feb 2009 - 28 Feb 2009 and fly any time during 2009. Instant confirmation, No hidden Costs, Applicable on all flights.

Following are the latest offers available on International flight tickets - Click here

New York - Rs.3000/-SFO - Rs. 3000/-London - Rs.2000/-Dubai - Rs.1500/-Singapore - Rs.1500/-Thailand - Rs.1500/-

Additional offer of Rs.500/- discount on Emirates and Thai airways for the above destinations !!
Instant confirmation, No hidden Costs, Applicable on all flights.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

North West Indian Food Festival at The Residency Towers

The Residency Towers has organized The North West Frontier Food Festival to showcase India's culinary heritage. Master Chefs Ashfaque & Irfan Qureshi (sons of the Legendary Grand Master Chef Imtiaz Qureshi) are being flown in from Delhi to bring the authentic Kebabs and Curries to Chennaiites. The festival will include succulent kebabs such as Hyderabad's Shikampur and Pathar ke Kebab to Lucknow's Murgh Tikka Kaali Mirch & Gilawati Kabab.

From a central Asian soldier's campfire to a Mughal emperor's feast, the kebab has traveled a long way to find fame in India. Babur's Persian cooks first introduced Kebab to India. The word 'Kebab' is a combination of the Persian word "kum" meaning little and 'aab" or water indicating the method of its preparation. As Indian chefs adopted Persian culinary styles, they added their own nuances of traditional spices, creating a new culinary style that came to be known as the cuisine of Mughals. Like other ethnic foods brought by immigrants and travelers, the kebab has become part of everyday cuisine in multicultural countries around the globe.

Come enjoy the alfresco dining experience at 'The Crown" the roof top restaurant at The Residency Towers from 28th January to 9th February, 7pm onwards. It is sure to delight your gastronomical taste buds!!!

We look forward to welcome you and your guests at The North West Frontier Food Festival

For enquiries and reservations contact:

CHENNAI - 600 017
TEL : +91 44 28156363
FAX : +91 44 28156969

The Residency Towers has a comprehensive Business Centre with Board Rooms, Office Rooms, Chamber Room and the RESI-NET.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Special Buffet in Chennai

Chestnuts roasting on a fire, the smell of roast turkey, and warm tinkling lights will tease your senses! Santa Claus giving gifts to your family and Christmas Carols being sung in perfect harmony to complement the perfect meal you’ll have – all this and more on 24 and 25 Dec at The Residency Towers!

Imagine the most sumptuous feast, On 24th, at The Crown Our keyboard artist Francis will be playing Christmas Carols and our tables will be groaning under the weight of roast turkey with cranberry sauce, pate platters, stuffed eggs, Yule Logs and Plum puddings with sabayon sauce!

For Rs. 700 with a complimentary beverage voucher including house wine and Rs. 500 for a child under 10, you could enjoy the ambience of The Crown restaurant. The Deck – our al fresco dining option offers seating for Rs.1000 for an adult which includes a welcome drink, 2 complimentary beverage vouchers (which also includes house wine) and our hearty feast!

On 25th, gift yourself and your family a festive buffet lunch or dinner at The Crown. At Rs. 700 for an adult (complete with one complimentary beverage voucher including a glass of house wine)and Rs. 500 for a child, with Santa, a magician and a keyboard artist playing Christmas Carols, this is a steal. For dinner, the rates are the same; and if you prefer al fresco dining, its Rs. 800 for an adult with 2 complimentary beverage vouchers including a glass of house wine, a welcome drink and unlimited food.

At Main Street, our Chefs have chosen mouth watering recipes that will make this a Christmas eve feast you’ll fondly remember. The festive menu also has traditional Christmas goodies such as Roast turkey with cranberry sauce, exotic baked vegetables, cold cut platter and Austrian Apple pie. This is priced at Rs. 700 complete with one complimentary beverage voucher including a glass of house wine and Rs. 500 for children below 10.

You could always ring in the birth of the messiah by celebrating with food. Our midnight buffet at Rs. 450 per head could be your treat to yourself.

On 25th, Main Street offers up more goodies for you and your family. At Rs.700/- per adult it includes 1 beverage voucher including a glass of house wine and Rs. 500/- inclusive of 1 aerated drink for children under 10.

A crafted menu at Southern Aromas will make this a Christmas feast to be cherished; a minimum charge of Rs. 600 will be levied on 24th and 25th; we expect lunch and dinner to be unforgettable with Sharmila, a Bharatanatyam dancer entertaining you. In addition to the foot tapping music, Christmas carols will also be played at Bike and Barrel on both days. For further queries, call our festive desk at (044) – 28156363.

" Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

Source - Event promotion email from The Residency Towers

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kathipara Flyover Directions to use

Kathipara Flyover is open for public use. We had published the aerial view of the flyover, a.k.a grade separator in our earlier post on the above subject.

As grade separators are new to Chennaites, it is still not comfortable for many motor riders to effectively make use of this infrastructure. Click here to view the Kathipara flyover map with instructions to use from all directions.

Hope this helps to ride over the grade separator !

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Chennai International Airport - Information for Visitors

Visitors willing to wave-off their hands to their friends and relatives leaving abroad from Chennai International Airport are allowed to enter into the Airport visitors lounge in the departure area. The entry is restricted when there is any security alert triggered by the Government.

The visitors are required to buy tickets from the respective counter situated near the departure entry. The tickets are issued by the Airports Authority of India. Presently the ticket is sold for Rs.60/- to admit one person in to the lounge which is valid for two hours from the time of issue of the ticket. The ticket has to be retained by the visitor and required to be produced on demand by any Airport official.

This ticket entitles the holder to enter for legitimate purposes only for one occasion within terminal building, visitor concourse area except check-in, Arrival, Immigration, Tourist, Customs, Security - hold and operational areas. The ticket is not transferable, hence the holder who has bought the ticket has to use it for their own entry purposes only. The tickets once bought can not be returned back to the counter as it is not refundable. Children of age above three years would not be allowed entry without tickets.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Petrol Price cut in Chennai

In wake of falling crude oil price in the International markets, Govt. of India decided to reduce petrol and diesel prices in India by Rs.5.00 and Rs.2.00 per litre respectively. This is with effect from 00:00 hrs on 6th Dec 2008 (Midnight of 5th Dec).

While the premium petrol prices have been already reduced by petrol bunks in Chennai, after this announcement regular Petrol and Diesel are selling at 49.66 and 34.98 respectively.

It is stated by the authorities that it is only an interim measure, as the crude price faces high volatality in the markets. However the households are left with no news regarding LPG cylinder price. It is expected to get price cuts for LPG cylinders only in the next round of review of petroleum prices depending on the crude oil price movements in future.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Yoga, Knowledge and Meditation Camp in Chennai

Pranayam Dhyan Shibir - Yoga, Knowledge and Meditation Camp with Swami Sadyojathah and Shri Girn Govind conducted with the blessings of HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Date: 14, 15 and 16 Nov 2008.

Participate in this camp for a disease free body and stress free mind, which is the birth right of every human being. Change your life in three days.

Venue: Basket Ball Indoor Stadium, 82/1, Playground Street, Kilpauk Garden, Kilpauk, Chennai 600010. Timing: 6 - 8 am and 6.30 - 8.30 pm

For more information, contact: Phone - 42073322, 98414-26232, 93810-94103, 99402-15124

Email:, Website:

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Italian Speciality Food at Residency Towers

The Crown has an Italian Connection

Dust off your copy of 'The Godfather' and brush up on your Italian because The Crown now has an impressive Italian Menu. We're not talking the meek pastas and the bland Lasagnes that dot most menus.

Chef Satish formerly of the now defunct El Savatore has gone to great lengths to make this as authentic an experience as possible. With only the freshest vegetables and finest herbs and oils imported, this is a new experience to this City's diners!

Antipasti, Zuppe, Insalate, Primi Piatti Dello Chef, Secondi Piatti and Dolci may sound like something you’d hear in a street fight but these are the delicious, mouth-watering courses you’re likely to immerse yourself in when you’re dining at The Crown.

If you’re wondering what these tongue twisters mean, just peek into the menu which describes these delicacies with so much love, it is sheer poetry.

Slivers of garlic sizzling in olive oil, shallots caramelizing with that perfect Chicken breast, Porcine mushrooms swimming in a perfectly blended soup, the creamiest gnocchi to ever grace your palate, and the perfect marriage of Panna Cotta with Strawberry and fresh fruits are some of the Italian Wonders you’ll experience at The Crown.

With a wonderful selection of Indian Wines to accompany your meal, and the most enticing smells emanating from our Kitchens, we guarantee you’re head will be swimming after a meal here!

The Deck, open to the skyline, offers a panaromic view of Chennai, and the restaurant with its high dome and luxurious seating along with a keyboard artist will make your evening will be complete.

Kindly call 28156363 for Reservations. Buon Appetito!

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chennai Shopping Deals

With Tamil festive season round the corner, shopping plans are on the cards among people in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Tirunelveli and other towns and villages. It is obvious that people wish to make much value out their money by making wise shopping decisions.

There are a lot of information flowing through various media viz., news papers, radio, TV, internet etc. But how do you make sure you get the best out of all deals ? Here you get the help of to find information on all ongoing shopping deals in the city, collected from various sources as stated above.

Visitors of can search, find and compare any products of their choice. The product range available are Mobile phones, MP3 Players, IPods, Laptops, Flowers, Cakes, Gifts, Flight Deals, Apparels, Home Appliances, Jewellery and much more.

The website also offers product reviews, website reviews, seperate section for Hot Deals and facility to compare and buy products from respective vendor websites. An important feature of this website is that it has the facility to search products by deliverable location from various online shopping websites. It is an one stop solution to find the right website that has service to your desired location for delivering your favourite gift, anywhere in India. This feature would reduce your effort in searching many websites to find the one delivers to your desired location.

Make use of to reduce your shopping efforts with an increased rationale towards your shopping decisions. Happy Shopping !!

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Kathippara Flyover Aerial View

This is the aerial view of Kathippara Flyover coming up at Guindy in Chennai. This picture was shot from a flight that was flying low before landing at Chennai Airport, a week ago. A flight wing tail is visible on the top left corner of the pic.

The elevated path in the middle is the 100 feet road coming up and turning to the right towards airport on GST road. Presently this elevated path has been opened for traffic that has reduced a lot congestion in the Kathippara junction. Prior to this it was a nightmare to cross Kathippara junction from either side.

However the traffic flowing from Guindy on the GST road towards Ashok Nagar on the 100 feet road is not well connected as of now since the flyover construction is still being carried out. This traffic is taking an alternate path through St. Thomas mount to touch 100 feet road towards Ashok Nagar.

Kathippara Flyover constructon is expected to be complete by March 2009.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Padi - Villivakkam Junction Flyover

The current status of the flyover being built in the Padi - Villivakkam junction is as shown above. This flyover has entrance to elevate from Anna Nagar side and Redhills side, to go on top, take a round and get down on the other side. The entry and exit has two separate elevated paths leaving the road in between to accomodate high bandwidth. Traffic from Villivakkam and Ambattur would cross this junction under the bridge as understood from this architecture.

The pace of work carried out in this project is too slow to complete in the near future. The work is under progress for more than three years now..!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

New Topics Recently Added

New topics added recently - posts are expected to arrive here shortly. Please watch this space frequently to catch the first post!

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

What's Hot in Chennai now?

Hi,This blog is created to update the readers with talk of the town in Chennai that are worth a watch.Being from any where you are in the globe, visit us to watch what's happening in Chennai now!Lets come together to watch those small things of big interest from our sweet home land, on any these topics and more

Chennai Announcements

Chennai Entertainments

Chennai Travel Guide for visitors

Chennai Food Festivals

Chennai Holiday Spots

Chennai Traffic Information

Chennai Rental House deals

Chennai Shopping Deals

Chennai Education Information

Chennai Cost of Living

Chennai Movie News and more..............

Look forward to my posts - watch this space !

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