Araliya the latest retail store in Coimbatore Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, August 20, 2014

Kantha meets couture

A fabulous old wooden staircase, the little dark landing below, the well-worn floors, the windows, the ceiling details, the veranda…there is something magical about old homes and this one is 70-od... »
A TOUCH OF GOLD, SILVER AND SILK At The Wanderer. Photo: K.Ananthan
COIMBATORE, August 19, 2014


I wish I had worn my best Kanjivaram. The Wanderer has that kind of an ambience where that would have been more appropriate – all rustling silks and sparkling gems. It is a new store brought to to... »
Children at The Yellow Train during the kite festival
COIMBATORE, August 19, 2014

With strings attached

According to Madhav Khare, an aero-scientist: “A long time ago, when man had not yet invented the aircraft or any other object to fly, he watched the birds in order to learn how to fly. And one of... »
C.K. Subramania Mudaliar's home on Vysiyal Street. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, August 15, 2014

All those years ago

C.K.Subramania Mudaliar (1878 - 1961 ) is well known for his treatise on Periya Puranam. However, he was also a patriot who supported the freedom movement from his student days. Thanks to h... »
Reaching out to the masses The Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon team spreads awareness on fitness and health
Coimbatore, August 15, 2014

Run for your life

The Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon (VCM), an annual event put together by Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) and Coimbatore Runners to promote the cause of CCF last year, met with overwhelming respo... »
Kovai Khadar Ayyamuthu
COIMBATORE, August 14, 2014

A couple of patriots

Govindammal and Kovai Khadar Ayyamuthu (1898-1975 ) were a couple made for each other. Ayyamuthu was born to Angannan and Ankalamman in Coimbatore. His grandfather was a supplier to the old C.S &a... »
A still from Armour
Coimbatore, August 20, 2014

Five minutes to reform

Armour Vijay Anand TR was up at 6 a.m. on Independence Day. It was a moment he had been waiting for. That was when the topic for the ‘YES! I am the change’ 101-hour national social... »
Anandhi in Kayal

The big break

When Prabu Solomon’s Kumki released, Telugu actor Rakshita was moved by its music and Lakshmi Menon’s role in the film. The 16-year-old listened to Imman’s melodies hundreds of times and wo... »
The cast of Uyirmeiy
Coimbatore, August 17, 2014

Change is in the air

Amid television series that focus on the trials and tribulations of women and saas-bahu angst comes a Tamil serial with a difference. And, the people behind it are director Bhushan and his... »
STREETSIDE FLAVOURS At Desi Dhamaal Photo: K Ananthan
COIMBATORE, August 15, 2014

Desi and loving it

Oooouuuu…. followed by the incessant ringing of a cycle bell. That was the sound everyone waited for on Sunday mornings in our Delhi gully. People would rush down with steel dabbas for that... »
Delft crockery.
COIMBATORE, August 14, 2014

Going pottery

When I was recently rummaging in one of my kitchen cupboards, my fingers encountered an object still in its original wrapping, neatly bound. I unwrapped it to find a small oval bowl with pretty flo... »
Photo: M. Periasamy
August 14, 2014

Freedom talk

The Gandhi effect It was 1946, and I was in the fifth standard. I heard Gandhi was to speak in Palani. I boarded a train without telling my parents and reached Palani. Easily, 10,0... »

The edifice that houses K. Natesa Iyer & Co., an 82-year-old jaggery godown in George Town, is living its last days »



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