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What’s cool this summer?

Head for Central Cottage Industries, Nandanam »
The Darsha Pushkarini tank. Photo: Sriram V.

The Gods and the bees

Nothing prepares one for the size of the main deity of the Tirukkannamangai temple near Tiruvavur »
Encouraging youngsters to vote.

Go, ink your finger and assert your right

A group of professionals and entrepreneurs take to the stage to encourage young Indians to vote »
M. Ganapathy and Chitra Ganapathy at Kadambavanam. Photo: S. James

Proud to be Tamil

Chitra and M. Ganapathy’s resort Kadambavanam, near Madurai, has evolved into a hub of Tamil heritage »
Metroplus
Many of the band members are self taught. Photo: G. Moorthy

Till we meet again

Students of Thiagarajar College of Engineering compose a song which has become a farewell anthem in other educational institutions »
K. Retnamma, Malayalam professor and author. Photo: Athira M. campus reconnect

Opening the floodgate of memories of campus life, as student and teacher

Malayalam professor and author K. Retnamma takes a nostalgic trip to her campus days »
Burgula Narsing Rao. Photo: G. Ramakrishna rockscape

The many uses of stone!

From pelting stones at the cops to hiding under Nayapul bridge, rocks were an integral part of Hyderabad’s history, says Burgula Narsing Rao »
Shalini says oduputtu is a favourite

Coorg cookup

Coorg food blogger Shalini Nanda shares her recipes and memories of food. And reminds us that with any traditional cuisine, so much depends on the terroir »
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Young World

Compu-nut comrades

This story highlights the pitfalls of the internet. Rita and her net-pal were on vacation. They promised to share their adventures the minute they got back. »

Waiting for me

Carved from the wings of ravens She shone like polished onyx Chortling and gliding through the endless night She entered into my dreamless sleep Her auburn hair... »

Seasons go by

Summer says adieu and welcomes autumn It is the season that gives pleasure And that is nature’s biggest treasure. The green leaves undergo a remarkable phenomena, <... »

Secret of success

Ambition is the desire to achieve something in life. My ambition is to become an aeronautical engineer. Productivity comes from commitment to and clarity of your work. I would rather do something... »
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Education Plus

Springboard to success

Internships are fast becoming the norm. So strategise and accomplish your goals, using them to your advantage. »
EducationUSA Advisers from the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) will answer questions on community colleges in America: (clockwise) Maya Sundararajan, Rumman Dastgir and Shanna Surendra

Facebook chat on “U.S. Community Colleges”

Thinking about studying in the United States? Did you know that there are over 1000 U.S. community colleges offering great opportunities for pursuing quality education at a low cost?   <... »
Alice Padmini Albert (left).

Alice in Thailand

The internship in Thailand, helped her mingle with a diverse international community, writes Alice Padmini Albert. »
The champions from ACS College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Small planes, big dreams

ACS team worked hard to win National Boeing Aero-modelling Competition »
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Cinema Plus
There is only one life and I want to learn a hundred different things, says Arvind Swami. Photo: Ram Keshav

Out of the abyss

Arvind Swami explains why he decided to face the camera again after more than a decade, battling a near-fatal spinal injury and upheavals in his personal life »

The surprise factor

Ashok Kumar is on cloud nine after winning the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actor. »
Tailor-made for cinema: Siji says costume ideas come to her as soon as she reads the script. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Dressing up the stars

From whipping up clothes for friends and family to winning the Kerala State Film Award for best costume designer Siji Thomas Nobel has come a long way »
A still from Vaayai Moodi Pesavum.

From realty to reel

Varun Manian talks of his film Vaayai Moodi Pesavum and his journey as a producer in Kollywood »
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Friday Review
A scene from the Tamil Play Ada Kadavulae at the Summer Drama Festival at Narada Gana Sabha. Photo: M.Srinath review

This ‘God’ was different

KFA’s summer drama festival is under way at Narada Gana Sabha. »
Violin recital by Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagaraj at Sri Ramanavami celebrations, in Coimbatore. PHOTO: S. SIVA SARAVANAN review

Colourful mosaic of ragas

One event, different artists and composers, and varied styles…. »
The CSI Redeemer Church Choir.

Easter's classical connections

The CSI Redeemer Church Choir chose Bach and Handel to mark Good Friday. »
Dev Anand who acted and directed Ishq, Ishq, Ishq Blast from the Past

Ishq, Ishq, Ishq (1974)

Romance has been an inseparable element of Dev Anand’s works. He was always young, always, as he flirted, dated, fell in love and then married ladies half his age in movies that were ahead of their... »
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Habitat
Urban farming is being identified world over as a way to overcome the looming food crisis

Garden state

Is it time to make kitchen gardens mandatory, asks Hema Vijay »
Sanjay Puri's design

Indian architectural firm wins in Cannes

Sanjay Puri Architects has won the MIPIM Artchitectural Review Future Project Award for its upcoming project, Mumbai Sky Court »
An agriculturist by profession Ramakrishnappa had to give up farming on his two-acre land because his 750 ft. deep borewell went dry. WATERWISE

Water warrior

The inspiring story of villager Ramakrishnappa whose life is now dedicated to water conservation and water harvesting »
IGBC is highlighting the fact that it has recently crossed 2 billion sq. ft. of registered green building footprint in India

Green homes are not ‘costly’

India has the second largest IGBC-registered green building footprint in the world, says Syed Beary of IGBC-Bangalore in an interview with Ranjani Govind »
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Sunday Magazine
Stratford's tradition of the Bard's birthday celebrations brings together residents and visitors from across the world. Celebration

All the world’s a stage

William Shakespeare has gone from being British treasure to international phenomenon. The world observes his 450th birth anniversary on April 23. »
A scene from Celebration

Our Shakespeare

Almost every language theatre group in India has made Shakespeare its own. »
Gulzar. Photo: R. Ragu APPRECIATION

‘Not worthless after all...’

Gulzar talks about life, love and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. »
Veronica, Archie and Betty. RANDOM THOUGHTS

Goodbye, carrot top!

The writer pays tribute to the evergreen American teenager, Archibald Andrews, who will soon meet his end. »
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