Philippe Pallu de La Barrière - technical director of Alt - En-leaders in naval architecture
September 28, 2014

A scientist and a sailor

He was always ahead of his times. Or to rephrase it, Philippe Palu de la Barriere was always in time, while the others were behind. This ‘adventurous’ Frenchman took to sailing when his coaches fou... »
September 26, 2014

The cool, kitschy K

It’s young, cheery, vibrant…the kind of clothes that can brighten up even mundane Mondays. In Karishma Kristina Singh’s creations, baby-doll meets femininity. The collection is titled Hate to Grow... »
The piece of history
Kochi, September 26, 2014

Where Gama lived and Mammootty punched

Except for a picture of Vasco Da Gama that hangs conspicuous amidst other wall hangings and photographs in Vasco House in Fort Kochi, there is no evidence, documentary or otherwise, confirming tha... »
Tickling the funny bone: Radhika Vaz
Kochi, September 25, 2014

Fun, funny, funnier

She will have you in splits. Radhika Vaz is a riot and she loves it. A practitioner of ‘Improv’ (Improvisational Comedy) she will be performing her latest get up, ‘Older, Angrier, Hairier’ at JTPa... »
One of the events organised by Solace
September 25, 2014
United Flavours

Backing children in pain

Solace-Kochi TARGET: To reach out to children suffering from various life threatening ailments like cancer, thalassaemia, nephrotic syndrome, hepatitis-B etc with financial and med... »
Island flavours: Duminda Abeysiriwardena Photo : Thulasi Kakkat
September 24, 2014

A taste of Sri Lanka

I say puttu, Duminda Abeysiriwardena says pittu. I say appam he says appa. I persist with idiappam and he says idiappa. This is the Sri Lankan chef and me exchanging notes on the similarities betwe... »
A scene from Panchathantram
September 28, 2014
Old is gold

Panchathantram: 1974

CID (1955) produced by Neela Productions is considered as the first crime thriller in Malayalam. Indian cinema of the mid-1960s and 1970s was partial to this genre. Hindi films such as Hu... »
Biriyani means many things to the Malayali
September 26, 2014

Desi biriyani, global versions

Buried in a bed of fragrant rice, flavoured by spices with meat cooked to succulent perfection lies a perfect love story. That of the Malayali’s relationship with the biriyani . Without flaws, with... »
Dr. P. Nandakumar, who went to Aweil in South Sudan as part of 'Doctors Without Borders.'
September 25, 2014

Amidst birth, death and danger

“It is my belief that every doctor should at some point give back to people and society,” says Dr.Lt. Col. P. Nandakumar, as he talks about his recent trip to South Sudan as part of Médecins Sans... »
Changampuzha Park is an integral part of the Kochi's cultural scene. Photo: H. Vibhu
September 25, 2014

In memory of a great poet

A children’s park also one for senior citizens, a space for culture, a venue for the performance arts, one of the city’s green lungs…such are the many ways Changampuzha Park at Edappally engages wi... »
A SPRIGHTLY LOT Members of Soles of Cochin in action
September 24, 2014

Get, set, go

Come November 16, Kochi will witness its first full marathon, an event the organisers claim to be ‘by runners, for runners’. The Spice Coast Marathon, an initiative taken up by Soles of Cochin, a... »
Appupen aka George Mathen, writer-artist, with his book 'Moonward
Kochi, September 24, 2014

The other side of COMIC

A thought bubble emanating from Flaneur’s head, a character that discovers a city on foot, reads ‘don’t be afraid it is only a comic art show’. The Flaneur in Kochi, created by artist Appupen, is... »

With ride-on toy vehicles fashioned after iconic marques, the world of make-believe has shifted into top gear »

The old Hindi saying – the chicken in your backyard tastes like lentils – holds true when it comes to cuisines. Take the food of Nepal, which was introduced to Delhi only after a wide range of cuis... »

Trendy colours, prints and cuts come together in Karishma Kristina Singh’s outfits. PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY on the young designer’s fuss-free creations »