IT professionals at an office in the city. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
November 21, 2014

Start, strive and succeed

Study, get a degree, go through campus recruitment, work a couple of years, get MBA, write bank test and get a ‘stable’ job (usually rendering earlier degree useless in process), and work for the r... »
Fort Kochi’s Santa Cruz Ground. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
November 21, 2014
Melange: Hidden Histories

The ground where Madonna lay buried

Not often but every once in a while the past rises in strange ways. As it did in 1901 at the Santa Cruz Ground in Fort Kochi. If one goes by the writings of K.L. Bernard in his book, History of... »
MODERN TAKE: Traditional yet contemporary crafts
November 21, 2014

The genie in the lamp

When Aladdin’s mother rubs the lamp to clean it, a genie appears. Cleansing to revitalise is symbolic of discovering the true worth of something old and precious. Today’s young entrepreneurs are p... »
Palette People residency artists Hermione Skye and Tom Byam Shaw. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
November 19, 2014

The craft of the crossover artists

Tom Byam Shaw is so much like Ariel, his favourite Shakespearean character. He is a free spirit who flits from one thing to another, from theatre to art, from music to simply doing nothing. An acto... »
Kochi, November 16, 2014

A royal town revisited

While Fort Kochi managed to get its heritage conservation act together early, Tripunithura with a massive inventory of royal heritage remains floundering on this front. The reasons for the neglect... »
Vaikom Muhammed Basheer
November 16, 2014

Story of a script

Bhargavi Nilayam, the classic Malayalam film, celebrated its Golden Jubilee this year. Released in December 1964, it is considered the first true horror film in the language. It was the resu... »
A still from the movie
November 21, 2014

Paddling his way into hearts

It is rare, very rare that a film opens at the box office to a stupendous response and opens the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India a week later. Marathi film Elizabeth... »
Banana Bake
Thiruvananthapuram, November 21, 2014

Go bananas

Bananas are available all around the year and the sheer variety of plantain ensures that there many curries and desserts one can make with this versatile fruit. Check out these recipes to make som... »
The new Mini Cooper
November 19, 2014

Stretched and spectacular

The Mini has grown, quite literally! It’s more than four metres long, weighs around 1.4 tonnes, and is more than 1.7 metres wide. It can accommodate four people well, and also has a fair-sized boot... »
A message in a film Apologize and below, Sanath Sugathan
November 19, 2014

Sharp and succinct

The only time very young short-film maker Sanath Sugathan’s age shows is when he asks one to rate his film. And in the way he expresses his happiness on hearing the grade. Nothing about his... »
Caramel ice cream
Kochi, November 16, 2014

A scoop more

Caramel ice cream Ingredients Milk – 250 ml Double cream – 375 ml Sugar – 200 gm Water – 75 ml Egg yolks – 6 Vanilla e... »

The five-door Mini Cooper offers a more practical alternative to it’s fun little brother without sacrificing many unique Mini traits »

The Capital is geared up for a host of promising food festivals »

What’s trending this winter? Scarves are a huge draw »