Manju Shete (left) and Sujata Thorat
Coimbatore, September 19, 2014

Designs for life

Marathi MagicKantha Creations: Manju Shete & Sujata ThoratManju, 48, and Sujata, 47, met in their housing society in Pune 18 years ago. They bonded over their childr... »
COIMBATORE, September 19, 2014

Blog by blog

I like to think of myself as a fashion and design connoisseur. Fashion, art and architecture appeal to me. Here are some blogs that I personally like/follow for all the good things in life. A blog... »
Ghevar has its origins in Rajasthan. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
COIMBATORE, September 18, 2014

Sweet lace

When I was young, I would describe the ghevar as ‘that lace like sweet’. Years later, my kids use the same description. Ghevar is a firm favourite in our household. It is delicate and looks like f... »
HOME GROWN AND HEALTHY Local produce can bring a lot of excitement to our tables. Photo: M. Srinath
COIMBATORE, September 15, 2014

Naatu so good

My mother’s favourite memories are attached to big baskets of avarekaalu (mochai kottai). She and her brothers and sisters would shuck mounds of it every other day and for the entire season it wou... »
Get off your chair and walk around: Long hours in a chair can result in muscle amnesia Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, September 14, 2014

You got to move it, move it…

Do you sit all day at a desk? If yes, then you’re encouraging muscle stiffness, poor balance and mobility, and lower-back, neck and hip pain. But to understand why, you’ll need to know what happen... »
An example of Concrete Poetry.
COIMBATORE, September 19, 2014

Form in verse & verse in form

It’s hard to sometimes say if poetry is about words or the images those words create for us. But what if the words created not just an image but an actual physical shape? This type of poetry was c... »
OLD TECHNIQUES, NEW IDEAS Prabha Gahtori of MURA Collective Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, September 18, 2014

It’s a beautiful world

My sari-wearing friends and I have been loud and indignant when designers have tried to improve on a Kanjivaram or a Maheshwari or a Sambhalpuri. Why on earth would anyone want to stick crystals o... »
KAREN’S CANDLES In all colours and fragrances Photos: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, September 18, 2014

Wax eloquent

A meditative chant hums in the background as Karen Shetty warms a tubful of wax chips. She does this every day. For the past four months, she’s been warming, colouring and pouring wax into various... »
Love this? Buy it online...PHOTO: K. MURALI KUMAR
COIMBATORE, September 14, 2014

The shopping cart

”Time is the new money”, says Shilpa Sharma, co-founder and head of product sourcing of online luxury store Jaypore. And people do not have enough of it to go scouting around to buy stuff. Not all... »

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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Designer Gaurang Shah, known for his exquisitely woven saris, opens a store in the city »