July 31, 2014

The magic of metal

For someone who makes ornate, one-of-a kind jewellery, Lakshmi Sreenivasan is remarkably subdued and minimalistic — tiny gold studs and a slim ring her only accessories. “I hardly ever wear my own... »
An early start Advaita Srikant and Fahim Safar
July 31, 2014

A show of potential

Jo.We.Lo. A short film with a name like this is sure to arouse curiosity. In fact, the promos of the film on Youtube have people – the famous and the not-so-famous – wondering what Jo.We.Lo »
A DELICIOUS AFFAIR The menu combines the best of flavours from many places; Kerala to Punjab and even Mongolia.
KOCHI, July 30, 2014

A ‘bubble’ full of flavours

The occasional muted sizzle and the scrape of metal on frying pans serves as the background score within the Bubble cafe at Taj Gateway hotel. A line of live counters take up the space on one side... »
A view of one of the Manas at The Village Resort. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
Kochi, July 27, 2014

A wooded world to escape to

It is a wet cloudy day and a turn off the National Highway just beyond Angamaly leaves us on a tiny road, with the sudden change from bustling highway to peaceful countryside giving the impression... »
STATELY PRESENCE The Valavi Bungalow has seen the city grow. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, July 25, 2014

Fresh green leaves in the old attic floor

A small unpretentious brass plaque announces the 114 year-old Valavi Bungalow on Market Road. A century is a long time. The house has stood witness to chapters in history textbooks. It has seen the... »
Malindo Air CEO Chandran Rama Muthy
July 25, 2014

To fly in affordable luxury

Southeast Asia is fast becoming a hotspot for world tourism and the increasing influx of tourists to the region has seen a number of airlines offer increasingly more attractive fares, and even a fe... »
MAKING MEMORIES A photograph by Sanoj Kumar
Kochi, July 25, 2014

Those candid shots!

Those tender moments when a wedding takes place – the exchanged glances, the laughter, the tears, the anxiety –which candid shots capture, lost in the posed photographs of conventional wedding phot... »
A scene from A Peasant of El Salvador
July 31, 2014

Life in the Salvadoran civil unrest

Theatre is back in the city with the fourth edition of The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest. Three days of drama, fun and laughter await lovers of onstage histrionics. Featuring three plays with somet... »
Guitarist Achyuth Jaigopal
Kochi, July 30, 2014

Music for a better world

Achyuth Jaigopal just turned 18 the other day. And it is going to be a dream year for this young guitarist. He will be releasing his debut EP ‘Convert Guns to Guitars’ on August 9, and will soon b... »
Each worker from Vathuruthy has contributed to the development of the city. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, July 27, 2014

A tail-ender’s travails

In the first stirrings of development of the city, during the 1920-30s, when the shipping channel was carved and Willingdon Island created, when the Naval Base (Katari Bagh) came up at Venduruthy,... »
Sebastian Kunju
July 27, 2014
Reel time

A broken record and a maharaja

The precise year is yet to be ascertained. It must have been sometime in the early 1940s. Odeon, a recording company, which was later taken over by HMV, set up a recording machine in Madras with th... »
FINDING HER PLACE Playback singer Soumya Ramakrishnan. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
Kochi, July 25, 2014

On the right note

Soumya Ramakrishnan’s ‘Mazhanila…’ hasbeen ringing in households much ahead of the release of Lal Jose’s Vikramadithyan. The lilting duet with Najim Arshad is for Soumya the defining... »
HIGH FASHION Garments from the collection
Kochi, July 25, 2014

A touch of design

Calling Neeru Kumar a fashion designer would be reducing her work. The veteran designer has, for the last couple of decades, been working with fabric – weaving and textile design. Her garments are... »
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