The current YMCA building. Photo: Special arrangement
May 22, 2015
Hidden Histories

Ms. Heinz’s munificence and the YMCA

The book, Hundred Years of YMCA brought out by the organisation mentions a Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Cochin before a branch in mainland Ernakulam. With no corresponding evi... »
Ram Nutakki
May 22, 2015

Road less taken

According to American entrepreneur and author Scott Belsky, ‘It is not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.’ Entrepreneurs in the city certainly seem to agree when it comes to realising the... »
May 21, 2015

Role play

Ramgopal Varma had spotted her in an elevator and offered her Satya 2, the second film 365 Days that fell on her lap was equally strange. As the film releases today, Anaika Soti says... »
May 21, 2015

Quirky is as quirky does

Enter and the whole quirkiness of the newly opened eatery will embrace you in a bear hug. The Alfresco dining area features an old style counter with glass jars full of tempting biscuits and toffee... »
Balakrishna plays a double role in the film
May 17, 2015

Lion: For the fans

Cast: Balakrishna, Trisha Direction: Satyadev Music: Mani Sarma Plot: A man struggles to know whether he is Godse or Bose Bot... »
Director Gopichand explains a scene to actor Ram.
May 17, 2015

Sticking by his genre

Don Seenu, Body Guard and Balupu were the three films that fetched him rave reviews and a notable reputation as a commercial director. Gopichand Malineni, a native of Ongole,... »
A still from the movie
May 22, 2015

Salman’s Dubsmash video tribute to Shatrughan

The Dubsmash video bug has now bitten superstar Salman Khan, who has paid a tribute of sorts to veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha. Salman has made a Dubsmash video with Shatrughan’s daughter... »
Manish Kumar is a techie who pursues photography as a passion. His pictures have won awards too
May 21, 2015

Dreams on the horizon

As a child Manish Kumar never considered photography as a career option. “I have been a traveller since birth as my father was in Army. Travelling has always been a passion. Photography is a new co... »
The food at Syn has a wide variety.
May 21, 2015

Of robust flavours and hues

Rice paper roll isn’t the only favourite when it comes to sampling Vietnamese dishes. Now before brushing away Vietnamese cuisine as being no different from other Asian cuisines, sample the dishes... »
A still from movie Piku. Photo: Special Arrangment
May 21, 2015
Santha Says

To Piku or not to Piku

“Toilet humour, or scatological humour, is a type of off-colour humour dealing with defecation, urination, and flatulence, and to a lesser extent vomiting and other body functions. (It sees substan... »
AS still from 'Enakkul Oruvan'
HYDERABAD, May 17, 2015

The curious case of dubbed films

When a big ticket Tamil film is in the offing, it generates some buzz in the Telugu industry. Some like Mani Ratnam’s Ok Kanmani (Ok Bangaram), Rajinikanth-starrer Lingaa, Shan... »