Peri Peri Pita Wrap at Cafe Totaram Photo:K.Ananthan
COIMBATORE, October 1, 2014

Gandhigiri on a plate

How wonderful it is to be immortalised in food after one’s days on earth are done! Totaram ji would be delighted as his granddaughter Ranjana Singhal has done just that by naming a café after him. »
Pa Kuppuswamy with Morarji Desai
COIMBATORE, October 1, 2014

Those were the leaders

Pa.Kuppuswamy remembers an incident with the then chief minister K.Kamaraj when the latter came for a school inauguration at Coimbatore. Some villagers appealed to him saying they needed to deepen... »
Follow some rules before running the marathon. Photo: J Manoharan
September 30, 2014

The countdown begins

On Thursday, October 2, run as little as possible. Make sure you do your stretches. Check your body for any nagging issues that could bother you on race day. If anything concerns you, consult a doc... »
COIMBATORE, September 29, 2014

Fat and figures

A large percentage of those who work out regularly and maintain a healthy eating plan are doing so because they want to lose weight. Research says that 70 per cent of members who sign up at a gym... »
Birdbaths at The Garden Store
September 29, 2014

Zen and other arts of gifting

Tray Art Amaya, Race Course Telephone: 98946-83225 If you want to spread some love and Zen this festive season, here is your chance to do so. Simran... »
Pintu Paul at work Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, September 26, 2014

The man and his goddess

The 100-foot tall Durga surveys Pintu Paul, the 32-year-old Bengali idol maker. Pintu stares back into her eyes. Picking up a brush dipped in black paint he climbs onto a stool. Pintu draw... »
The house that A.T. Mudaliar built Laxmi Vilas on Big Bazaar Street is more than a hundred years old. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, September 26, 2014
Hidden histories

Remembering ATT

Modern Coimbatore was made up of a number of revenue villages in the 19th Century. The Municipality Declaration in 1866 gave a fillip to the sleepy town which has grown to become a bustling cosmop... »
Designer Neeru Kumar Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
COIMBATORE, October 1, 2014

Khaddar couture

Khadi or Khaddar is a hand spun and handwoven fabric primarily made out of cotton. Khadi can be traced back to the 6th century AD. The Romans were our main customers during those times. It is a ve... »
WRITING ON THE WALL: An important message
COIMBATORE, October 1, 2014

Give them a wall, take back a lesson

When C. Kishore read about The Ugly Indians, a Bangalore-based citizen’s movement to beautify walls in the garden city with motifs and paintings, it struck a chord in the 29-year-old, who cringed... »
Differently abled children and others participating in a 'Walk for the Joy of Life' organised by Coimbatore Cancer Foundation and Amrit Centre for Special Needs in Coimbatore on May 27, 2012. Photo: M. Periasamy
COIMBATORE, September 30, 2014

Walk the walk

Last year, around 400 walkers took part in the Champions’ Walk, organised by the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF). There were cancer survivors, families, people walking in memory of a loved one…... »
COIMBATORE, September 29, 2014

Stay fit, stay safe

Marathon inspires and encourages people to stay fit and active, and enjoy life. However, one must guard oneself against the injuries. There are two kinds of injuries; one that results from acute t... »
September 28, 2014

Marathon exercises

Here are a few exercises to prepare your body for a marathon and prevent injuries, while you are running one. Every athlete must do a specific warm-up before his/her sports. Runners should do exerc... »
COIMBATORE, September 26, 2014

Sensuous & soulful

Pablo Neruda burst into my life with the force and manic persuasion of his passionate writing. Like many others, I started with the classic Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. This work, publ... »

The new GLA was launched in Europe in April this year. In India, Mercedes has received confirmed bookings of 600 units in 18 days before Tuesday’s launch. »

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 »