The 'Theyyam' kite
September 21, 2014

Flying with intent

So many times you must have looked over your shoulder to see if the kite you made was getting a lift while you ran across the open ground. So many times you must have experienced the thrill of watc... »
C.K. Rajam
September 21, 2014
Reel time

Rajam, playback singing and more

Playback singing was introduced in Malayalam cinema with Nirmala. T.K. Govinda Rao and Sarojini Menon were the singers chosen to give voice to the actors in this film. Before Nirmala,... »
DAILY DOSE OF HEALTH The Monsoon Tea Riders
Kochi, September 19, 2014

Cycling and that glass of tea

A bicycle ride for a glass of piping hot chai from a roadside teashop with the bonus of taking in a breathtaking sunrise. Along a trail that weaves in and out of the city, past the sea or the backw... »
ON THE LIMIT Bonnie Thomas. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, September 18, 2014

On the racing line

The view Bonnie Thomas has enjoyed from the top step of the podium at the ongoing Volkswagen Polo R Cup racing series is the result of 14 years dedicated to motorsport. The 33-year-old racer from T... »
SCRUMPTIOUS Paneer curry with chapathis
Kochi, September 18, 2014

Onion in your curry

Onions have been valued for their medicinal quality by many cultures around the Globe. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to this vegetable including prevention of cancer and cardiovascu... »
DANCE DEVOTION: Mohiniyattam dancer Suchithra Viswesaran. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, September 18, 2014

An offering in gratitude

It is a dancer’s way of saying ‘thank you.’ For the past eight years Suchitra Visweswaran, the noted, city-based Mohiniyattam dancer has been presenting different chapters of Narayaneeyam, t... »
The BMW Active Hybrid 7 series
Kochi, September 17, 2014

BMW Active Hybrid 7 review: Go green in style

The introduction of the Active Hybrid 7 is BMW’s attempt at establishing a green image in the run up to the launch of the i8 hybrid sportscar in India later this year. Simply put, the Active Hybri... »
DREAM DESTINATION Traditional Kerala art forms always intrigue the tourists Photo: H. Vibhu
Kochi, September 17, 2014

Warm hosts, loving guests

The world is at our doorstep, literally. We welcome the world with open arms and show our home to guests, here pragmatically called buyers. We play good hosts and sellers. Athiti Devo Bhava »
Nimmy Chakola is taking up issues of waste management and helping women set businesses in her new position as convener of ladies wing of KCCI.
Kochi, September 21, 2014

Her brand of business

The wheel of life turned a full circle for Nimmi J. Chakola as she took charge as the convener of the Ladies Forum of the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), on August 21. Years after... »
Composer Sam Kadammanitta
September 21, 2014

Devoted to music

Sam Kadammanitta’s music is marked by experimentation and creative improvisation. And these qualities have helped him stand firm in the quicksand of today’s fragile Malayalam music industry.... »
Changing with the ages A view of Mankuttathil. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
Kochi, September 19, 2014

A mosaic of memories and designs

Looking at the light blue house set towards a corner of a large compound opposite Lakshmi Hospital on Diwans Road, one would be hard pressed to tell that 60 years ago, this structure was nothing mo... »
ALL ABOUT LOOKING GOOD: Gayathri Menon. Photo: H. Vibhu
Kochi, September 18, 2014

The many shades of beauty

Gayathri Menon, a freelance make-up artist and image consultant based in Singapore, says fine make-up is an art. “Each face is different. Each skin colour and tone is different. Facial features are... »
IN LOVE WITH INDIA The bikers in Fort Kochi.
Kochi, September 18, 2014

The bike brigade explores

Tourism in the State is revving up to the sound of motor bikes and a thrilling taste of adventure. Buddhi Singh Chand is leading a group of intrepid bikers across Kerala. The group comprising 14 F... »
Renault Duster AWD possesses all the traditional strengths of the original Duster, but the mechanical tweaks and added off-road capability make a much more complete SUV.
Kochi, September 17, 2014

Renault Duster AWD review

The Duster single-handedly changed the fortunes of Renault in India and went on to become the best-selling SUV in the country for some time. But while it looks and feels like a proper SUV, its lac... »
TALENT AND CRAFT: One of Kalamandalam Bindhulekha's works at the exhibition in Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Photos: H. Vibhu
Kochi, September 17, 2014

Her voyage in art

The woman lies splayed across a bed of lily leaves, full-bodied, yet seemingly weightless. She is seen again, floating among dragonflies with dreamy wings. Underwater, she seems to swim with the f... »

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 »