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Chitra Krishnan extends the reach of her all-women catering unit to include social commitment »
Down Memory Lane

Prayers and flowers for Shah Jahan

The observance of the death anniversary of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal still fascinates people »
Mr Ahluwalia with Phu Dorjee.

Top shot

As India celebrates 50 years of its first successful expedition to Mt. Everest, HPS Ahluwalia speaks about the challenges confronting the team. »
Light-hearted comedy Prem Nazir in a still from the film Old is gold

Marunattil Oru Malayali: 1971

A breezy comedy, Marunattil Oru Malayali, released on September 24, 1971, was remade as Sree Rajeswari Vilas Coffee Club (1976) in Telugu by Aluri Chakrapani, producer- director-journ... »
Metroplus
Aamer Hussein

The short story of a lifetime

Noted Pakistani author Aamer Hussein talks about his new collection of short stories, the people who inhabit them, and the art of telling a tale. »
Realised that because I didn’t understand cinema, it intrigued me, says Sayani

There is more than Bollywood

Bengali beauty Sayani Gupta on the films she grew up watching, and her insights on the differently-abled. »
The St. Francis Church in Fort Kochi where Vasco Da Gama was first buried

A charming outpost by the sea

The romance of Fort Kochi lives on through the change that has come upon it. »
Grey’s Anatomy

Four shows to lose sleep over

It is holiday time and while the adventurous head out to places no one has gone before and the industrious do some extra reading, we suggest shows for the couch potato to binge watch on. »
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Friday Review
Wedding Procession of Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. Photo: Special Arrangement

Opulence, the Deccani way

An exhibition on the Deccan Sultanates at Met, New York, opens the door to a lost world, through its art, artefacts and jewellery. »
Prakash Raj

What's the formula for survival?

While offbeat films of other languages have successful runs in multiplexes, why do Kannada films, mainstream and niche, have such a short shelf life? »
View of the Mangala Devi temple in Bolara, Mangaluru. Photo: R. Krishnamurthy

In the lap of the Western Ghats

The temples that lie in Dakshin Kannada district, along the foothills, are rich in cultural and legendary background. R. Krishnamurthy writes. »
Tees Maar Khan (Sheila Ki Jawani)

Missing, that poetic touch

Old Hindi film lyrics had depth of thought and emotion. But can the same be said of contemporary songs? »
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Young World
Illustration: K.G. Rangarajan

Escape, most daring

Week Four of the Summer Surprise, and we have stories galore. The tales have a common theme —Mangoes. Slurp it up! »
Illustration by Satheesh Vellinezhi

Midnight Feast

This is the story of a giant. His name was Bawandar Balwan. Now, you would think with a name like that he would be a horribly dangerous creature who would tear out limbs, crush bones and smash hea... »
Illustration by K.G Rangarajan

Sweeter than honey drops

Everyone in the village was tired of listening to Mr. Pearse and his fabled mangoes. So when the fruits appeared we felt it was our duty to check it out. »
Illustration: Sreejith R.Kumar

Earth Station Mango

The Casperians were expected to invade any time soon. »
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Magazine
Illustration: Satwik Gade

Year 1: Still Waiting for Acche Din?

At the end of one year in office, has Narendra Modi met expectations and delivered on his promises? Our writers take up five crucial areas — politics, society, environment, education and the economy —... »
The last laugh?

As I See It: Abysmal!

From pending cases to objectionable conduct of parliamentarians, the 16th Lok Sabha has indeed made a mark. »

If time can heal…

Aruna Shanbaug is no more, but her legacy lives on. »
Manipur...centre of unrest.

The Other Half: Mainland apathy

Daily existence is an ordeal and voices go unheard; here are the forgotten people of Manipur. »
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Downtown
A bio-methane plant located near Amma Unavagam at Kamarajar Salai Photo: Nimalan Arooran

Green food

The bio-methane plant powering the Amma canteen on Kamaraja Salai gets bio-degradable waste from the Mandaveli vegetable market. »
Bharathiar street at Nanganallur. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Water work moves at trickling pace

Certain streets in Pazhavanthangal are yet to benefit from the CMWSSB project that seeks to supply piped drinking water on alternate days. »

Soup-smart couple

CHITTY BABU and his wife BALA make soups for a living and how! We share their success formula. »
Apart from handbags, Lois makes paper bags, Bags, boxes, wristbands and beads. Photo: Jennifer Sharmila

Why discard trash when you can make art out of it?

Through ‘recycle craft’, Lois Priscilla raises funds to provide food and clothing to the underprivileged »
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Cinema Plus

A great master of cinema

K.G. George remains the least celebrated of the great masters of Malayalam cinema. »
A box containing the coveted Palme d’Or award being held up for display in Cannes, southern France, on Saturday.

The wait begins for Palme d’Or

For the first time in years, the winner won’t be a three-hour art-house epic »

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Fall in love with Kangana twice in a sequel that’s better than the original

What happens after the ‘happily ever after’? Especially when your ‘ever after’ is with someone you have nothing in common with? »
A still from Uttama Villain.

Boom time for Kollywood overseas

One needs to understand the potential of Tamil films abroad. »
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Property Plus

Modi Year One: Realty check

With the Modi regime completing one year in office on May 26, the author speaks to experts to track what was done for real estate. »
Green spaces such as parks are an important part of a city's design. INTERFACE

Why India needs universal design

A city’s design should utilise public spaces to the maximum. M. Soundariya Preetha speaks to Niels Schoenfelder of Mancini Design »

Creating an energy-efficient model

Hunt is on for an ideal place for developing an energy-efficient panchayat as a model for the State, reports K. A. Martin »
cashwise

Will RBI bring cheer to home loan borrowers?

Choosing floating rate is the best option in the current situation, says Balaji Rao »
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Education Plus

What makes a good leader?

Leadership demands progressive learning, and does not have set rules. »
In some colleges, CBSE students are actually given preference and specific courses are set aside for the students.

Board advantage?

Class XII exam results come out at different times for different boards. How does this reflect on admissions? »
Vignesh Rajendran

Green Ireland, grand Maynooth

The author writes about how students and faculty share a bond at MU. »
Old-fashioned bookstores and libraries are much more likely to provide accidental discoveries.

Chance and the bibliophile

In the age of the Internet, what can take the place of serendipitous discovery? »
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