Look who’s coming to LFL

What’s in store at The Hindu Lit for Life 2015?
  • God’s Own Art

    The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is under way with an amazing line-up of artists and a gamut of events.
  • Everyday lives, Everyday people

    The People’s Archive of Rural India, to be launched on December 20, uses cutting-edge technology and new forms of storytelling to document and reflect the energies of rural Indians.
  • Winds of change

    The increasing number of madrasas for girls in India points to the growing aspirations of the community.
  • ‘Writing isn’t just about expression’

    Man Booker Prize-winning author Eleanor Catton chats about her childhood, writing style and fascination with zodiac signs.
December 13, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2821

Across 1 Bad blood shown by heartless opponent about it (6) 4 Smart to disconnect after energy conserved by family (5-3) 10 Arms race participant? (9) 11... »
Kayomarz Bharucha
December 13, 2014


The Flavor Bible; Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, Little, Brown & Company, Rs.2132.“The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg gives a chef a list of choices th... »
R.T. Chari. Photo: S. R. Raghunathan
December 13, 2014

Beyond the music

For many years, initially with family and then on his own, Chicago-born-and-raised Carnatic vocalist, Vikram K. Raghavan, would visit Chennai during December every year to sabha-hop and soak in per... »
December 13, 2014

Barefoot: Hunger games

Worries persist about the real commitment of the new central government to implementing the food security law passed in the twilight months of the last government. The out-going government missed a... »
Photos: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury, Sandeep Saxena, Vivek Bendre, PTI
December 6, 2014

A league of their own

Indian Super League (ISL)! There is no soccer in it! Is it all about commerce? Club vs. Club? Franchise vs. Franchise? The much-hyped ISL has been travelling to distant corners of the country, att... »
More women are taking up a career often considered a 'male job' — driving a taxi.
December 6, 2014
The other half

Lady chauffeurs

Sometimes a chance encounter makes you think that perhaps more things are changing than seem evident. Some of that change is depressing; the kind of change that is making cities like the one in wh... »
Chef George Calomboris with Matt Preston (centre) and Gary Mehigan (left).
December 6, 2014

George of the kitchen

If you were to meet George Calomboris outside the Masterchef House, you would never guess that he’s a connoisseur of food who owns seven famous restaurants and will never serve food that is not wel... »
Dayanita Singh. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
December 6, 2014
Lit for Life 2015

‘Now photography is for everyone’

Dayanita Singh’s studio — its walls covered almost completely with the photographs that speak of her art — feels a little like a sanctuary. After over three decades, Singh herself is an icon, and... »
Photo: S. S. Kumar
December 6, 2014

Workplace workout

Despite all the emphasis on healthy eating and regular exercise, health problems like spondylosis, back pain, migraine, knee pain, spinal issues have become common in the last few years. Sometimes... »
Watch out for dehydration.
December 6, 2014

Fitness Mantra: Stay hydrated

Fluids are the most important nutrient in a body. The body’s water requirement varies due to many factors: body weight, climate and temperature, total lean muscle weight, amount of physical exerci... »

‘It was like revisiting old friends’

The scene is set

Questioning governance

The nation needs to know

Navigating the celluloid world

The Hindu Crossword No. 2819

Poetry in motion

Motherhood on ice

Sesame toast.
December 13, 2014
Gourmet files

Well bread

The best thing about a bowl of soup is cradling it between one’s palms and letting its aromatic steam waft to the tip of one’s nose — the warming starts before the first mouthful. And the best thin... »
Manu Chandra
December 13, 2014
F O O D - O - P H I L I A

Kings of the kitchen

ADITYA BAL Six years ago, Aditya Bal walked off the ramp and into the kitchen. From watching his grandmother whisk winter cakes to apprenticing at Italian, French and Goan cuisine... »
December 13, 2014

The digital home

“It’s amazing how we brought up our children without the help of technology,” I said to my wife, looking up from the newspaper. I often introduced deep, philosophical topics like this over our morn... »
December 6, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2820

Across 1 Deny increase, for example (7) 5 Drink cola, possibly, with shot added (7) 9 Name a song about an antelope (5) 10 Association to raise flag (5,4... »
Tributes pour in.
December 6, 2014

22 yards of danger

Ever since the human race came into being, its evolution has been based on the principle of personal survival at any cost. That’s how we are now in a position to claim longevity of life as never be... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
December 6, 2014
As I see it

Margazhi moments

For those who may not have heard of the Chennai December music season, here is a ‘serious’ one-liner: This is the largest festival of classical music and dance in the world; the coming-together for... »
Veenapani Chawla. Photo: T. Singaravelou
December 6, 2014

The show must go on

No cacaphony of barking greets me, as it usually does when I clutch the gravel that leads to the theatre. Adishakti’s dogs are an integral part of the complex, and some of them are avid rehearsal... »
The Walk of Hope 2015-16 will see Shri M and others walk from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, targeting issues like interfaith harmony, sustainable living, community health, equality, education and empowerment.
December 6, 2014

The road ahead

Everyone is concerned for Shri M. But he is concerned about the others who are joining him on his 6,000-km walk across the country, starting January 2015. “I can walk about 20-25 km a day easily,”... »
The sun contains UVA and UVB rays, which reduce the moisture in the skin causing it to become drier.
December 6, 2014

Winter radiance

In winter, nearly everyone suffers from dull and dry skin.  Luckily, there are ways to treat this. Diet plays an important role in maintaining the skin’s tone and moisture. P... »
Despite a notion of ‘Tamil brotherhood’ binding them, the fishermen on either side of the Palk Strait are unable to come to a consensus. Photo: Meera Srinivasan
November 29, 2014

Sea of discord

The recent release of five Indian fishermen, sentenced to death in Sri Lanka on charges of drug trafficking, came as a huge diplomatic victory for India, but the issue of alleged poaching by Indian... »

Long fight for dignity

The punch

Out of the shadows

In no rush to finish first

The flavour of India

The iconic Pols

Pandemics in the age of panic

Amandeep Sandhu, Manjul Bajaj, Manu Joseph and Sonora Jha read from their novels that were shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2013. Ziya Us Salam introduces them and moderates the session. <... »