Chris Dercon in Kochi. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
December 19, 2014

Roots in the past, shoots to the future

On the second day of the second edition of Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), 2014, many works are still in progress. Unlike the last time, there are no complaints, no fretting about this unready state... »
More than 125 years old Illiparambu is all set to be demolished. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
December 19, 2014

It is time to say goodbye

This house is unlike other houses which have featured in this column. Every decade a house lived it gathered stories and in every generation its storytellers. One hoped these houses live on defying... »
Sacred notes: from left Sybil D'Rozario, Glenitta Fiqueiredo, Heather Correya, Sandra Dias, Godwin Figueiredo, Glenn Fiqueiredo and Danny Fiqueiredo practising choral music. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
December 18, 2014

Our musical Latin legacy

Godwin Figueiredo, 63, is a busy man these days. His services of singing, teaching and conducting Latin choirs are in demand. For it is Christmas time, a time for tradition. On December 24 t... »
Workers engaged in Halwa making at Majaly near Kochi. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
December 17, 2014

Manjaly’s sweet secret

You don’t smell the halwa when you get down at Manjaly junction. A row of bakeries, basically halwa shops, on either side of the main road, are like typical bakeries, nothing out of the ordinary. B... »
Movie poster
December 14, 2014

Pottekkatt’s tryst with cinema

If in 1942 everything had gone as planned then S.K. Pottekkatt’s story would have been the second one to be made into a film. Marthanda Varma, by C.V. Raman Pillai, was the first. This silen... »
Baking tools that ring in the spirit of the season are available in the market today
December 19, 2014

For that flawless, fancy cake

Christmas is just around the corner and its time to indulge in some serious baking. Jew Street at Padma Junction also known as the ‘baker’s haven’ is buzzing with energy as Kochi gears up for the s... »
M.P. Veerendra Kumar. Photo: H. Vibhu
December 19, 2014

Veerendra Kumar: A journey with words

M.P. Veerendra Kumar puts on his spectacles and thumbs excitedly through the pages of his thick, hard-bound travelogue, Hymavathabhoovil (In the Meadows of Snow). He must have done t... »
A view of the Archbishop's House
December 18, 2014

The house that the Pope graced

When the Archbishop’s House, the headquarters of the Varapuzha Archdiocese, was built 110 years back, the backwaters reached up to the walls on the western side. The gentle lapping of the backwater... »
Andie De Arment. Photo: H. Vibhu
December 14, 2014

At home across the world

A look through Andrea (Andie) De Arment’s Twitter feed is a refreshing exercise. Rather than the socio-political hue that colours the tweets of most diplomats, Andie tweets about people she meet... »
December 14, 2014

Entertainment encapsulated

“I tried to bring amazing science facts and latest tech news to all of my friends on their Facebook newsfeed. I was hoping for a science revolution but later on I had the revelation that not everyo... »

The new Mercedes C Class sacrifices some of the dynamics of the outgoing model for a longer wheelbase and premium materials »

Susanna Myrtle Lazarus delves into various Christmas food traditions and memories »

Priyadarshini Paitandy on style lessons learnt at the London underground. »