An Aamadapetti creation
February 27, 2015

Follow your art

Everybody has a passion. Some keep it alive by stoking the embers when they can, others find time to light a fire and bask in its warmth. Today, being unique and standing out in a crowd is the in t... »
A German class in progress. Photo: H. Vibhu
February 26, 2015

World speak

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela’s quote could well be relevant to Kochi today wh... »
German musicians Wolfram Winkel (left) and Florian Schiertz. Photo: H. Vibhu
Kochi, February 25, 2015

The Beat Scientists

Florian Schiertz and Wolfram Winkel, two German musicians, looked East and West till they found unexpected points of convergence which has made a huge difference in their journey so far. Flo... »
Hyundai Verna 4S
February 25, 2015

Refreshed looks, refined ride

This is the Hyundai Verna that has been significantly updated for 2015. The ‘Verna 4S’, as Hyundai calls it, gets revised styling, a little more equipment and tweaks to the suspension.The mo... »
February 27, 2015
Hidden Histories

When the band-set came to Kochi

In the city’s hinterland, in Kanamally, land and water, paddy and fish, sea and coast, boat and fishing nets intertwine in a striking vernacular landscape. Notes floating from a western band set –... »
A saree from Varnachithra
Thiruvananthapuram, February 25, 2015

Of fine prints and weaves

It was 20 years ago that Varnachithra painted the fashion scene in the city in a riot of colours. The studio, which specialises in fabric with block prints, is celebrating its “design journey” wit... »
Honda City ZX
February 25, 2015

Virtual mechanic

Q. I own a 17 year old Maruti 800 and am looking at buying a new car. My monthly running is 2,500km per month in city and highway. I want a durable, reliable vehicle with low running costs... »

The world of automobiles has borrowed metaphors from other spheres of life and returned the favour »

I like visiting Calcutta. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the streets, the crowds, the talkative taxi drivers – and the food. Every time I go there, I find that a new restaurant has opened up some... »

Nitin Bal Chauhan’s women’s collection is inspired by an iconic British ship »