NEW INNINGS Writer-director and actor Renji Panicker
Thiruvananthapuram, September 19, 2014

The writer is at home on the big screen

Renji Panicker seems to enjoy surprising himself and others in his many avatars of writer, director and, recently, actor. After catching eyeballs as a jovial father in Jude Anthany Josep... »
CLICK AWAY Participants of the workshop at Loyola with
their mentors
Thiruvananthapuram, September 19, 2014

Visual sense and sensibilities

Loyola School has kick-started a project that focuses on improving the visual sense of its students. The mentoring programme was ideated and led by young photographer and filmmaker Arun Kunjunny,... »
Charu Hariharan Photo: Olof Grind
Thiruvananthapuram, September 19, 2014

The world is her stage

For Carnatic, Hindustani or even folk musicians, stage diving – that act of leaping from a concert stage into the crowd below, perfected by rockers of the likes of Iggy Pop and Jim Morrison – is n... »
Author Nazeem Beegum.
Thiruvananthapuram, September 18, 2014

Living in the shadow of the big C

Author Maythil Radhakrishnan calls Nazeem Beegum a “wounded story teller” in his preface to her book – My Mother Did Not Go Bald. Nazeem, a media person working abroad, agrees it was a cath... »
A view of the main block of CDS Photo: Jayesh S. Pillai
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

Not another brick in the wall

The picturesque nine-acre campus of Centre for Development Studies (CDS) in the capital city is a masterpiece of Laurie Baker. It beautifully complements the architectural concepts of Laurie Ba... »
Ram Saran Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

I am… Ram Saran, roadside vendor

Occupation: Roadside vendor We have come all the way from Rajasthan for a livelihood. Members of my extended family still live in our village. We are forced to move from place to... »
Actor, anchor and assistant director Soumya
Thiruvananthapuram, September 19, 2014

Her moment is waiting

Some love her curly hair, some her affable smile and some her presentation style. Well, she does get criticised too. However, Soumya is absolutely happy in the space that she is in right now. Afte... »
Illustration: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, September 19, 2014

It’s a dog’s life, anyway

I like dogs... from a distance. The greater the distance, the more amicably disposed I am towards them. I have nothing against dogs, man’s best friends and all that, but I wish they’d leave me alo... »
Appu Bhattathiri
Thiruvananthapuram, September 19, 2014

Of politicians, tummies, Oscars and attitudes

Kannan Hareendrakumar Mechanical Engineer, 25 What is your most prized possession? My wife, since I am newly married. I... »
An aerial view shows flooded Srinagar
Thiruvananthapuram, September 18, 2014

Caught in the deluge

It was supposed to be a flower-filled Onam for city-based management student Haritha Sanil and her parents, M.B. Sanil Kumar, a chartered accountant, and Renuka Sanil. Only, it was amid the fam... »
Butterflies can see more colours than we do. File photo: Suresh Elamon
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

Parking space for butterflies

A garden full of butterflies of myriad hues fluttering around. This isn’t a beautiful dream or magical realism. It could be for real, thanks to the efforts of Tree Walk, a forum of nature lovers.... »
Patrice Vanoni at the UTA Flight 772 crash in Niger
Thiruvananthapuram, September 17, 2014

An international reporter’s diary

To say that Patrice Vanoni’s life has been exciting would be an understatement. Explosive is the word we are looking for. In his three-decade-long career, the former international reporter, a F... »

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 »