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Green mango granita
coimbatore, April 17, 2014

Ice cold summer special

A fine dining restaurants where a meal may comprise of several courses, the chef likes to have his diners take a break from all the rich flavours, by offering them a palate cleanser in between cou... »
Cycle to enjoy the mountrains urges Pauline Temme
coimbatore, April 16, 2014

Wobbling down the mountains

The plan was crazy. My friend and I wanted to cycle from Ooty to Bangalore. When we told our parents back home in Germany and our Indian friends of our idea, the response was the same: “You are cr... »
Today, things are quite different and experience has taught me many things, says Suppathal,
coimbatore, April 15, 2014

I am... Suppathal - Retired domestic help

I forgot how long I have been living here because my memory is not all that sharp now. I am old you know, past my 80s! But I do remember that many decades ago I lived in my own small house, not in... »
Make good your promises say most of first time voters in Coimbatore. Photo Mohammed Yousuf
COIMBATORE, April 14, 2014

Wanted: A candidate for change

It is that time of the year when the speakers blare out a thousand manifestos and storms brew over endless cups of tea and coffee. It is the elections. And, youngsters in college corridors, coffee... »
Fun and fitness At Decathlon Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, April 14, 2014

A space for sports

A little child skates past without a care in the world; another cycles in and out of the numerous bylanes; a third hops on an oxeloboard and shoots by, dodging one obstacle after another. While th... »
Karapori, kadalakkai, vellarikka, koiyakai and mangai at the Chennai Express Food Festival at Clarion Hotel. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, April 14, 2014

From pottikadais to posh restaurants

Coimbatore combines enviable entrepreneurial zeal with a love for tradition. Thaer festivals are as popular as theatre festivals and a jazz concert. A Bollywood music extravaganza and a Tyagaraja... »
Physical activity took a backseat as Santhanam used the gift of the gab to propel many movies to success. Till, the action-comedy Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham happened.
chennai, April 14, 2014

Gag master turns hero

As a child, Santhanam was a very mischievous vaandu. He was constantly on his toes, jumping all over the place, making life difficult for his mother. In his teens, he discovered the impact... »
Megha Mariam Varghuse dazzles in a pair of jhumkas on her wedding day.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014

Timeless style statements

Vidya Balan wears them and so does Deepika Padukone. Closer home, Kavya Madhavan and Rima Kallingal don them too. Nearly everyone seems to be sporting jhumkas (jimmikis) – kundan, metal, terracott... »
Kids learn about the real world as they have fun. Photo: K. Ananthan
coimbatore, April 15, 2014

We know what you can do this summer

Navya Raheja and Deepika Valecha After many sessions of coffee and gupshup, the two friends decided to start a summer camp. It was the right time for Navya Raheja who had just shi... »
Hand crafted goodies at the Santhai
Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, April 14, 2014

Were you at the santhai?

Noorjahan’s stall at Gujarati Samaj bustled. Her home-made chocolates and pumpkin halwas were a huge hit. She won praise for her chocolates. “This feedback gives me a lot of confidence,” she said... »
Make the right chice when it comes to food.
April 14, 2014

Easy food

Much of diabetes management centres on what one eats. Food choices can help one manage blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight. There are many different and interesting ways to prepa... »
Rare sightings of Malabar giant squirrels at Kollur. Photos: Sai Vivek
COIMBATORE, April 14, 2014

The birds of Kollur

Chugging along in the Mangalore Madgaon passenger, enroute to Kundapura at 7.30am, I find myself humming the first line of a song from the film Balika Badhu. “Bade Ache Lagte Hain…Yeh Dhart... »
Maestro Ilaiyaraaja's photographs on display at the exhibition 'Naan Paarthapadi' in Coimbatore. Photo:K.Ananthan
coimbatore, April 14, 2014

The world as Ilaiyaraaja saw it

Janani janani jagam nee agam nee …sang Ilaiyaraaja. It is one of his favourite compositions. He sang with his eyes closed and every member in the hall soaked in the music at inauguration of... »
It was a 7 day trek on the frozen Zanskar river from Tilat Somda to Shingda Kauma to Tibb and Nerak and back each campsite about 13 to 15 kms apart.
hyderabad, April 11, 2014

Treading the ‘Ice way’

If the idea of walking on a frozen river with a 9 kg backpack on your back and very cold water gushing a few inches below your feet is terrifying, you are not alone. Those were the exact same emoti... » 2 comments

Films are the key to realising himself, director-writer Anil Radhakrishnan Menon tells P. Anima »

On some days, I earn around Rs.150-200. Sometimes, there’s no business at all. Then I just sit here and watch the world go by until it is time to go home »

An eco-art project is the link to a tree planting initiative in Auroville and Slovenia. Olympia Shilpa Gerald has the details »