ON A CREATIVE JOURNEY Aby Tharakan and Sharon Rani. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, September 14, 2014

News from across the mountains

Aby Tharakan has been a witness to Bhutan’s revolutionary leap to democracy ending a century of monarchy. A journalist, Aby saw the birth and growth of private media, the changes, challenges and th... »
Rajasree in a still from the film
September 14, 2014
Old is gold

Kadalamma (1963)

Adventurous fantasy tales from literature were a favourite subject of Indian cinema. Most of the film production companies set up their own ‘Story Department’ and in Malayalam cinema, established... »
Some of the visual and performance modified cars in Kochi. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, September 12, 2014

Car culture modified

The road leading to the Infopark at Kakkanad has precious few sights worth remembering, but on this particular evening, the line of vehicles parked outside the Speedway go-kart track are a vision t... »
HANDS-ON PERSON Sheela Kochouseph handles multiple roles. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
Kochi, September 11, 2014

A star in her own right

V-Star is one of Kerala’s home-grown lingerie brands that managed to create a unique space for itself in an increasingly competitive market. Sheela Kochouseph Chittilappilly, its managing director... »
Maruti Ciaz
Kochi, September 10, 2014

In makeover mode

Maruti has finally taken the wraps off the new Ciaz. Expected to go on sale by mid-October, this new sedan is bigger, sleeker-looking and better equipped than Maruti's now discontinued mid-size con... »
FLOWER POWER Hibiscus. These flowers have high nutritive value.
Kochi, September 14, 2014

Chew on some flowers

“Which is fairer, flower or leaf” asks Robert Frost in a poem musing upon a tree, comparing its leaves and flowers. Green leaves get superlatives for its nutritive value. We are encouraged by nutr... »
Sir Robert Bristow's launch Dorothea
Kochi, September 12, 2014
Hidden Histories

The beautiful, yet forgotten Dorothea

Willingdon Island, strangely, still remains off the tourist track. Despite its proximity to mainland Ernakulam and the very touristy Fort Kochi and Mattancherry, this man-made island is not very m... »
Jonita Gandhi Photo: K. Ragesh
Kozhikode, September 12, 2014

Melt in the melody

A test run. That’s what singer Jonita Gandhi calls her move from Toronto to Mumbai a year ago. Jonita may have been rightfully edgy as her task in an unfamiliar city was daunting — to break into t... »
A BRIGHT AFFAIR Colour-coded weddings are the flavour of the season
Kochi, September 10, 2014

The show-stopper wedding

Kanchipuram for the bride, Kanchipuram for the other women in the family... bridal and wedding-related couture till recently was limited to the traditional Kanchipuram sari. The Kanchipuram... »
The Hyundai Elite i20
September 10, 2014

The elite class

Hyundai has launched its latest generation of the i20 hatchback here. The design is fresh, the car is bigger – with more space on the inside – and there's also more equipment. The mechanicals are... »

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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Designer Gaurang Shah, known for his exquisitely woven saris, opens a store in the city »