SHOPPERS' HAUNT: The variety and quality distinguished a shopping plaza from a shopping complex. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, August 1, 2014

Madurai’s fashion shopping, circa 1990

The Temple town is a shopping paradise. People from the southern districts of Tamil Nadu throng the city to shop. The markets of the Masi streets are a regular haunt for the earthy ‘Sandhai’»
Actor Dhanush and Director Velraj on the sets of Velai Illa Pattathari. Photo: Special Arrangement
MADURAI, July 31, 2014

Cinema cinema!

Rajamani Velraj is on cloud nine. His maiden venture as a director has been successful. His movie Velai Illa Pattathari (VIP) has set the cash registers ringing in Kollywood. “The success i... »
MAKING A MARK: G. Mariammal. Photo: Soma Basu
MADURAI, July 30, 2014
Making a difference

Caring for the Dead

For 78-year-old G. Mariammal, the cremation ground has been her workplace for more than six decades. In a profession dominated by men, she has been tending to the dead without fear. “I was... »
THE WINNING TEAM: Every film demonstrated the effort of the children and how their minds think and work. Photo: Soma Basu
MADURAI, July 31, 2014

From blackboard to screen

A young girl joins a new school and remains unfriendly with her classmates. The other students are unable to understand her behaviour and try various ways to befriend her. When it doesn’t work, th... »
Nicholas Franscis
MADURAI, July 30, 2014

Writing to make a difference

Words of wisdom Nicholas Francis, Social work professional turned HR mentor For Nicholas, writing has been a passion since school days. But once his first poem got... »
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