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Light up your world

From tealights to LED sticks, the traditional diya has a lot of competition in festive decoration »

The wheel never stops

Randonneurs are always pushing their limits. Meet two of them from Chennai who recently completed a 1200km ride that covered hill stations in three states »
NO MONKEY BUSINESS Shuchi and Shweta want children to observe, listen, speak up and ask questions

Getting kids curious about India

NRI moms in California, Shuchi Mehta and Shweta Chopra, have a start-up that creates stories and apps for kids to teach them about Indian culture in a fun way, minus elaborate mythology »
Juicy chicken burger

Low on food, high on ambience

A trip to Moonshine café in Hauz Khas Village »
A scene from Neelakkuyil

The reluctant producer

T.K. Pareekutty might not have had any awareness of cinema but he had an innate business sense. A boat owner and transport contractor, Pareekutty gambled on that intuitive sense, a businessman’s bo... »
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SWEET TREAT: The Nagapattinam Original Halwa shop. Photo: G. Moorthy

The Halwa kadais of Madurai

Those were the times! When moms talked about the numerous flours, you knew Deepavali was round the corner. A week before the festival, the women would dish out the ubiquitous athirasams and murukk... »
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K. Balasubramaniyan with some of the books in his vast personal collection. Photot: R.M. Rajarathinam

A mini-empire of books

K. Balasubramaniyan has converted his home into a temple for printed matter »
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Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki on Thursday launched its quarter-litre streetbike Z250, based on the Ninja 250R, and the 650cc ER-6n. The Z250 has been priced at Rs. 2.99 lakh... »

There is an authentic variety of desi sweets for Diwali this time »

The fashion scene is seeing a churn, with designers launching kids collections and little ones making their own style statements »