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Zumba at Gold's Gym. Photo: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24, 2015

Just dance

The energy is infectious as Divya Dileep, Zumba instructor at Gold’s Gym, Vellayambalam, leads an eclectic group of fitness enthusiasts through the day’s routine. Here a box-step, there a few squa... »
Neeraj Madhav
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24, 2015

Making the right moves

Of course! His ringtone is ‘Enne Thallendammava…’ What else, would it be? The peppy number from Oru Vadakkan Selfie that talks about and oozes attitude is all the rage in Mollywood. Actor N... »
Saji Surendran
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23, 2015

Going Places

He has been panned by critics for his signature slapstick comedy. Many wonder why he keeps working with the same crew again and again and others are puzzled about why he doesn’t try his hand at se... »
Abhinaya Theatre group members singing folk songs at Manaveeyam Veedhi, in Thiruvananthapuam. Photo: S. Mahinsha
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22, 2015

The Cultural Corridor

Shylaja P. Ambu breaks into a folk song and soon the small crowd on the stretch of road are swaying to the beat of drums. A few metres away three caricature artistes are busy at work. Meanwhile, a... »
Jaicy Ramesh, She Taxi driver. Photo: Nita Sathyendran
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22, 2015

I am…Jaicy Ramesh

Occupation: She Taxi operator Please don’t call me a driver. We women, who drive She Taxi cabs, like to call ourselves as ‘She Forces’ because we believe we are a force for change.... »
The painting 'Sparrow', undated, signed 'N.S.P' (N. Sivarama Pillai), from Rosscote Bungalow, Vazhuthacaud. Photo: Sharat Sunder Rajeev
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24, 2015
Hidden histories

Portrait of a forgotten artist

Levee Hall, the old Durbar Hall inside the Fort palace complex, is a treasure trove of old artworks. The majestic state portraits of Ayilyam Tirunal Rama Varma and Sree Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma b... »
Myriam Megha, BCom student
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24, 2015
Cityzen

Of watches, omnipotence, family and travel

MYRIAM MEGHABCom student, 19What is your most prized possession?My grandparents.If you were granted a wish what would it be?I wish... »

Cooking pros Jennifer Nausch and Katharina Gelves. Photo: Nita Sathyendran
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23, 2015

A slice of Germany

German cuisine is not that familiar to foodies in the city, well, save for the umpteen local versions of Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte – that’s Black Forest cake, by the way! Young participants of the... »
Mango Fire Fondue. Photo: Archana Mohan
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22, 2015

Summer sizzlers

Summer is perhaps the best time to taste some sizzling delicacies such as steaks and grills. Our craving for exquisite grilled treats brought us to the ‘Sizzle and Grill Fest’ at The Residency Tow... »