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Ceylon parotta.
COIMBATORE, July 24, 2014

SMS parotta for taste

For many of us living in Coimbatore, Avanashi Road or NH 47, is the arterial road that leads us to many destinations. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of this stretch, new additions get swall... »
Haleem Photo: CH. Vijaya Bhaskar
July 24, 2014

An iftar to remember

Ingredients: Boneless mutton cubes: 1 kgCinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Bay leaf, Shahi Jeera: 12 gmPeppercorns: 10 gm Green chilli: 25 gm Chopped mint: 50 gm... »
The team of Yagavarayinum Naa Kakka
COIMBATORE/CHENNAI, July 21, 2014

Partying over posters

After trailer launches, here’s a team that turned a poster-sticking event into a party. The entire cast of Yagavarayinum Naa Kakka had gathered at actor-producer Aadhi’s house recently to c... »
THE FABRIC OF INDIA At Weaves Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, July 20, 2014

Jewels from the loom

Mohammad Arif is only 22 years old, but when he speaks of the khadi cotton-silk he weaves back home in Bhagalpur, his voice takes on great depth. Unlike many other participants at Weaves, Mohammad... »
ILLUSTRATION: SATHEESH VELLINEZHI
COIMBATORE, July 18, 2014
Melange

How to... use a cellphone

Articulating on the wild-spread use of cell phones in India, one may parody Churchill and claim, “Never in the history of human communication have so many with so little to say, have said so litt... »
Jai and Nazriya in Thirumanam Ennum Nikah
COIMBATORE/CHENNAI, July 24, 2014

Life on the fast lane

As a child, Jai remembers watching television open-mouthed every time it showed race cars zipping by. He loved toy cars and played with them all the time. At 10, he was introduced to F1 races, aga... »
MPTF brings Noises Off to Coimbatore
COIMBATORE, July 23, 2014
MPTF 2014

Lines of laughter

The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest first came to Coimbatore in 2010. And the tremendous response from the people here has it returning for the fifth year running. This time, there are three entertai... »
T. Sampathkumar
Coimbatore, July 20, 2014
Be interesting

For the girl child

When we invited readers to tell us what makes them interesting, the response was overwhelming. It looks like the city is brimming with people with a plethora of interests. Here’s Rotarian T. Sam... »
Parveen sets the table for iftar Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, July 18, 2014

Flavours for a holy month

 Parveen A. is 45, but when she sets the evening table for iftar, she whizzes about with the enthusiasm of a teenager. “Why not? This is one month where you don’t feel the strain of anything. I lov... »
A woman drawing kolam in front of the deity PHOTO: THE HINDU ARCHIVES
COIMBATORE, July 18, 2014
Melange - HIDDEN HISTORIES

When Aadi came around...

Raju Bhavan, 411 Vysial Street, was the large family residence of jeweller P.A.Raju Chettiar (1895 - 1984 ). For about 50 years, this household buzzed with activity, with countless weddings and fe... »
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

A trip through Brazil, soaking in the World Cup fever, the grandeur of the palaces and the patios, the taste of the food and the warmth on the street »

It was many years ago that I met several times an enlightened manager of the State Bank of India who worked out of that building that burst into flames the other day. She was passionate about the... »

Some light delectable recipes, ideal to serve at teatime »

Manish Malhotra on the idea behind ‘Portraits’ and why he loves the new young energy in the fashion industry »