Classic Margarita at Grain of Salt in Coimbatore. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
February 27, 2015

The world on your plate

The Mezze platter is a conversation starter. It arrives with super soft pita bread, a creamy hummus dip with olives, and babaganoush with garlic and olive oil, deep fried falafel, and broken-wheat... »
February 27, 2015

The missus

She is the most notorious woman in all of Shakespeare’s plays and we don’t even know her name. To us she is only Lady Macbeth, the ruthless Scotswoman who urged her husband to kill the king and se... »
Launch of 'Versatile Jewellery Collection'. Photo: M. Periasamy
February 26, 2015

More than just best friends

A diamond ring turns into a bracelet, a pendant transforms into a pair of diamond studs, and with a gentle twist, a finger ring transforms itself. There are two sides to it, one that is all diamond... »
The floor is yours: At the Toast Masters Club
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

The power of speech

“A person’s success is directly related to his ability to communicate effectively. Don’t you agree?” asks a confident Neethu Harirajan. She is a member of Toastmasters Club of Coimbatore. Neethu w... »
Kaber Vasuki, the music composer
COIMBATORE, February 24, 2015

Songs of a rebel

“I, Kaber Vasuki, would like to offer an unconditional apology for being creative and expressing myself through my art.” The video of Kaber Vasuki’s debut music album, Azhagu Puratchi, begi... »
The Chaat Festival is available for lunch and
dinner at that’s Y Food on TV Swamy Road till
March 1. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, February 24, 2015

Summer tang

Nothing makes summer heat more tolerable than the sight, smell and taste of thick , white curd. And you get plenty of that at the Let’s Chaat festival on currently at That’s Y Food. Ther... »
COIMBATORE, February 27, 2015

What Women Ought To Do

Aren’t you amused when you hear talk of how some professions and roles are ‘right’ for women? “Of course you’ll choose HR. Women are good at it.” “Get a bank job – no tension and you can get home... »
A painting at Chitrakala Academy's painting exhibition. Photos: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

Celebrating days of our lives

A field of galloping horses takes centrestage at the annual exhibition put up by Chitrakala Academy, Coimbatore. Across the room, occupying another vantage space, is a frame that tries to grasp th... »
Women officers of the Indian Airforce marching contingent during the 66th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. Photo: S. Subramanium
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

A balance of power

It is so easy to wax eloquent about woman power. Whether it is about the Celtic Trinity of the Brigids or the Indian Goddesses of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati and then amble to the modern women... »
A young birdwatcher Photo: M. Periasamy
COIMBATORE, February 25, 2015

Head out to bird watch

With the arrival of autumn and winter, birds that breed in the northern latitudes migrate to our more moderate Southern areas. The verdant forests surrounding the Western Ghats, rushing streams, f... »
Maria Montessori
February 24, 2015

The gift of Maria Montessori

As I write about one of the greatest educators of our times, Maria Montessori, my first question to myself is: “Why is a Waldorf teacher writing about Montessori”. Then I ask myself - why not? I t... »

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 »