March 2, 2015

Where spirituality meets education

An old woman, of French origin is seated in a Garden, wearing a beatific smile. Surrounding her are many people - educators, spiritual seekers, mothers asking her questions… The q... »
Best Foot Forward(clockwise from top) Harshwardhan Patwardhan, Anis Salim, Shailee Adke and Mana Santhanam with their creations
March 2, 2015

Walk your style

Fluorescent patterns, chunky designs, raw pop-art and even some flower power from the 60’s – yeah, these are some of the themes that these talented custom art creators love to design their footwear... »
In general, as with T-shirts, shorts, and socks, the moisture-wicking materials are better for runners as compared to cotton.
March 1, 2015
Road runner

What women want

One of the charms of running as a hobby is that it requires so little equipment. Shoes, shorts, T-shirt and you are good to go, right? Of course, some of us like to carry a small towel, or wear a b... »
Peter is inspired by Scorsese. Photo: Murali Kumar K.
March 1, 2015

From Bengaluru to Canada

A Bengaluru boy who spent a lot of time watching films in the city’s theatres and dreamt of making his own one day, has gone ahead and achieved his dream in Canada. Slowly, as his debut feature fil... »
Classic Margarita at Grain of Salt in Coimbatore. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
February 27, 2015

The world on your plate

The Mezze platter is a conversation starter. It arrives with super soft pita bread, a creamy hummus dip with olives, and babaganoush with garlic and olive oil, deep fried falafel, and broken-wheat... »
February 27, 2015

The missus

She is the most notorious woman in all of Shakespeare’s plays and we don’t even know her name. To us she is only Lady Macbeth, the ruthless Scotswoman who urged her husband to kill the king and se... »
Launch of 'Versatile Jewellery Collection'. Photo: M. Periasamy
February 26, 2015

More than just best friends

A diamond ring turns into a bracelet, a pendant transforms into a pair of diamond studs, and with a gentle twist, a finger ring transforms itself. There are two sides to it, one that is all diamond... »
The floor is yours: At the Toast Masters Club
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

The power of speech

“A person’s success is directly related to his ability to communicate effectively. Don’t you agree?” asks a confident Neethu Harirajan. She is a member of Toastmasters Club of Coimbatore. Neethu w... »
A young birdwatcher Photo: M. Periasamy
COIMBATORE, February 25, 2015

Head out to bird watch

With the arrival of autumn and winter, birds that breed in the northern latitudes migrate to our more moderate Southern areas. The verdant forests surrounding the Western Ghats, rushing streams, f... »
Maria Montessori
February 24, 2015

The gift of Maria Montessori

As I write about one of the greatest educators of our times, Maria Montessori, my first question to myself is: “Why is a Waldorf teacher writing about Montessori”. Then I ask myself - why not? I t... »
A still from the film.
COIMBATORE, March 2, 2015

Cut to the Chase

When he was still in school, Anil Krishnan would clandestinely watch movies. Not just must-watch ‘first day first show’ films, but also pure cinema. He sat mesmerised in a darkened hall a... »
Janice Pariat. Photo: M. Vedhan
March 1, 2015

The outsider’s voice

The Tatseo sisters from Nagaland were on their last song for the evening when I saw Janice Pariat walk in and settle down on the steps of the amphitheatre at the India Habitat Centre. We got talkin... »
Make it an integral part of your life. Photo: Jean Henrique Wichinoski
March 1, 2015
Urban yoga

How to make yoga a habit

The first few months of yoga practice are the most fun. It’s all new and exciting. Last week, you couldn’t touch your toes and today you can. Last week, you could only balance for a few seconds be... »
Abhijit Gupta author of The Copper Sky
Bengaluru, March 1, 2015

From puritan to permissive

Bengaluru-based author Abhijit Gupta’s first book, The Copper Sky (Niyogi Books) is unique for the period it is set in—1950s London. It tells the tale of Amar Das, a student, at the London School... »
COIMBATORE, February 27, 2015

What Women Ought To Do

Aren’t you amused when you hear talk of how some professions and roles are ‘right’ for women? “Of course you’ll choose HR. Women are good at it.” “Get a bank job – no tension and you can get home... »
A painting at Chitrakala Academy's painting exhibition. Photos: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

Celebrating days of our lives

A field of galloping horses takes centrestage at the annual exhibition put up by Chitrakala Academy, Coimbatore. Across the room, occupying another vantage space, is a frame that tries to grasp th... »
Women officers of the Indian Airforce marching contingent during the 66th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. Photo: S. Subramanium
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

A balance of power

It is so easy to wax eloquent about woman power. Whether it is about the Celtic Trinity of the Brigids or the Indian Goddesses of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati and then amble to the modern women... »
SKY’S THE LIMIT Jahnavi during one of her climbs
February 25, 2015

An uphill task

She is scaling the summit, literally. But, the ground reality below her feet disturbs her more. Struggling to maintain her passion, 13-year-old Jahnavi Sriperamubuduru is staring at an uncertain fu... »
Kaber Vasuki, the music composer
COIMBATORE, February 24, 2015

Songs of a rebel

“I, Kaber Vasuki, would like to offer an unconditional apology for being creative and expressing myself through my art.” The video of Kaber Vasuki’s debut music album, Azhagu Puratchi, begi... »
The Chaat Festival is available for lunch and
dinner at that’s Y Food on TV Swamy Road till
March 1. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, February 24, 2015

Summer tang

Nothing makes summer heat more tolerable than the sight, smell and taste of thick , white curd. And you get plenty of that at the Let’s Chaat festival on currently at That’s Y Food. Ther... »

The world of automobiles has borrowed metaphors from other spheres of life and returned the favour »

I like visiting Calcutta. I enjoy the hustle and bustle of the streets, the crowds, the talkative taxi drivers – and the food. Every time I go there, I find that a new restaurant has opened up some... »

Nitin Bal Chauhan’s women’s collection is inspired by an iconic British ship »