The Mercedes GLA 200
October 1, 2014

Beginner in the big league

Of all the luxury carmakers in India, Mercedes-Benz has had the busiest year so far. Over 2014, it’s brought out the S350 CDI, the E350 CDI, updated versions of the CLS sports sedan and A- and B-cl... »
October 1, 2014

A tangy affair

Avedehoa bilimbi, commonly known as chemmeen puli, irumban puli and bilimbi is usually used in fish curries. But it can make some great chutneys and juices too.Chemme... »
The Ernakulam Boat Jetty is in need of urgent attention as grass has overgrown the pathway and the jetty building needs proper upkeep.
October 1, 2014

Cleaning up its act

On Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2, we remember him and his ideals. Cleanliness was an important tenet he professed. He equated it with Godliness. He reminded us that it does not r... »
A scene from Panchathantram
September 28, 2014
Old is gold

Panchathantram: 1974

CID (1955) produced by Neela Productions is considered as the first crime thriller in Malayalam. Indian cinema of the mid-1960s and 1970s was partial to this genre. Hindi films such as Hu... »
Biriyani means many things to the Malayali
September 26, 2014

Desi biriyani, global versions

Buried in a bed of fragrant rice, flavoured by spices with meat cooked to succulent perfection lies a perfect love story. That of the Malayali’s relationship with the biriyani . Without flaws, with... »
The Hero Extreme
October 1, 2014

A Hero for the masses

The Hero Xtreme started out as the very first true performance oriented 150cc bike that hit Indian roads, the CBZ. Since then, the Xtreme has seen many styling upgrades as well as a new engine. Her... »
October 1, 2014

Geeta Chandran’s tribute to Gandhi

Gandhi: Warp and Weft, a new abstract dance-theatre by Padmashri Geeta Chandran will be staged at JTPac, Tripunithura, on October 5 at 7 p.m.The work explores key concepts of Gandhian... »
Philippe Pallu de La Barrière - technical director of Alt - En-leaders in naval architecture
September 28, 2014

A scientist and a sailor

He was always ahead of his times. Or to rephrase it, Philippe Palu de la Barriere was always in time, while the others were behind. This ‘adventurous’ Frenchman took to sailing when his coaches fou... »
September 26, 2014

The cool, kitschy K

It’s young, cheery, vibrant…the kind of clothes that can brighten up even mundane Mondays. In Karishma Kristina Singh’s creations, baby-doll meets femininity. The collection is titled Hate to Grow... »
The piece of history
Kochi, September 26, 2014

Where Gama lived and Mammootty punched

Except for a picture of Vasco Da Gama that hangs conspicuous amidst other wall hangings and photographs in Vasco House in Fort Kochi, there is no evidence, documentary or otherwise, confirming tha... »

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 »