Thiruvananthapuram, August 22, 2014
Inside view

Grooming little ‘wonders’

I attended a function in connection with the birth of a baby and what did I see? A baby with no war paint on its face – a baby that actually looked like a baby and not like a Kathakali artiste wit... »
Artist Athira Sajith Photo: S. Mahinsha
Thiruvananthapuram, August 22, 2014

Inspired by tradition

Self-taught Athira Sajith’s task was “daunting” from the very beginning. She had to convey the essence of 18 of the main Puranas on canvas, as art work to accompany 18 Puranangal, an unabri... »
Taking a shot Photo: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Click with marbles

Come rain or shine, holiday or working day, 22-year-old Arjun Krishna never misses a game. On a Sunday, he is all set by 6 a.m. Sitting on his haunches, knuckles on the ground, h... »
Music director Arrora a.k.a. Navin Iyer
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

On top of the world

Music director Arrora is feeling “adipoli” – that’s fun and fantastic, in local parlance. Who wouldn’t be? Ever since its release last weekend, the song ‘Adichu Polikkam’ from his debut Malayalam... »
Khushie, Naasya, Jhanvi and Harish
Photo: Liza George
Thiruvananthapuram, August 20, 2014

Melange of cuisines

As the capital city of erstwhile Travancore and later as the capital of Kerala, the city is a melting pot of cuisines and cultures. One such melting pot in our city can be discovered in a tiny out... »
Arjun Krishna Lal, author of Wicked Games
Thiruvananthapuram, August 20, 2014

The games that teenagers play

It’s easy enough to draw parallels between 18-year-old author Arjun Krishna Lal and his alter ego, Amit Pillai, the protagonist of his second novel Wicked Games (published by Inked, an impr... »
Sumptous spread at the Sri Lankan Food Festival at The Hilton Garden Inn Photo: Hari Shanker R.
Thiruvananthapuram, August 22, 2014

Food from the isle of serenity

For every gastronome who loves spices, Sri Lankan cuisine is a must-have. Dishes from the island-country are known for their intricacy and are quite similar to South Indian food. Sri Lankan food h... »
MOTIVATING EACH OTHER Civil service aspirants at the Kerala State Civil Service Academy. Photo: S. Gopakumar
Thiruvananthapuram, August 22, 2014

Being the change

More than power, fame or money it is the opportunity to touch lives and bring about change that is the driving reason for many students to venture into the highly competitive field of civil servic... »
Sasi at his home-cum-eatery. Photo: Liza George
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Country road to ‘home’ food

Half the joy of travelling is trying out different foods, from the delicious to the bizarre. So, when a friend calls up asking if I would like to go on a ‘foodie adventure’ with his friends, I agr... »
A.R. Vishnu, CEO of Sound Engineering Academy, Thiruvananathapuram. Photo: S. Gopakumar
Thiruvananthapuram, August 20, 2014

On a sea of waves

All’s quiet at the Sound Engineering Academy (SEA) in Jagathy, save for faint traces from a lecture in progress in one of the classrooms, where a batch of students are listening in rapt attention... »
Vishnu Jayachandran, who works as a personal caddy Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan
Thiruvananthapuram, August 20, 2014

I am… Vishnu Jayachandran

Occupation: Personal caddy I live in the neighbourhood of Trivandrum Golf Club. Many of my neighbours and friends were making good money as caddies. Soon after I completed... »

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