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Karthik Manivasagam
July 9, 2014

Aiming for clean and green Coimbatore

Two years ago, when he came back from the U.S., Karthik Manivasagam, 31, was appalled at plastic littering the roads in his hometown. Often, on weekends, he would head out with friends, gunny bags... »
Be honest and confident during a job interview. Only that will impress an interviewer. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, July 6, 2014

A job well done

Pratap Kumar, who heads a television production company, was interviewing someone for a senior position. The CV was flawless, and the candidate seemed confident. But then, things began to unravel.... »
Sathyaraj as a grim-looking cop with a bald pate
July 6, 2014

Khakhi calling

Sathyaraj as cop. We’ve seen lots of that. But, Sathyaraj as a grim-looking cop with a bald pate? That’s the look the actor pulls off in director Hari’s Vishal and Shruti Haasan-starrer Poojai»
Sayoji Goli with Medha in Andavadoaka
COIMBATORE, July 4, 2014
Melange

Holidays with a heart

Sayoji Goli, 28, still smiles thinking of his recent holiday. The former finance professional decided to take a break before travelling abroad for an MBA. Sayoji and his wife Medha zeroe... »
ILLUSTRATION: Satheesh Vellinezhi
COIMBATORE, July 4, 2014

How to... travel in a 3rd AC compartment

Many patients turn up in my clinic with complaints that they attribute to overnight travel in a 3-tier AC compartment. The complaints range from muscular aches and joint dislocations to bronchial a... »
A view from Top Slip
COIMBATORE, July 8, 2014

Taking Pollachi to the people

It often happens that we fail to see the goodness in our own backyard. And Keerthana Balaji and Pravin Shanmuganandham want to change that about their home town, Pollachi, and places near about. T... »
Hrishikesh makes his debut in the upcoming Tamil film Velai Illa Pattathari
July 6, 2014

Cinema is in my genes: Hrishikesh

A phone call can change your life, they say. Sometimes, just an SMS can. Ask Hrishikesh, who makes his debut in the upcoming Tamil film Velai Illa Pattathari (VIP), and he’ll tell you how.<... »
A. Sivakumar Photo: K. Ananthan
July 5, 2014
Melange -CITYZEN

Of happy bonds, travel and movie magic

A. Sivakumar, 47Owner, Adventure Shoppe What is your most prized possession?My silver metallic Qualis bought in 2004. I feel confident whenever I drive it.... »
OF SONPAPDIS, MEALS AND JALEBIS The erstwhile Bombay Anand Bhavan PHOTO: K. ANANTHAN
July 4, 2014
HIDDEN HISTORIES

Coimbatore’s cafés

Coimbatore shot into prominence during the later part of the 19th Century. The Cosmopolitan population of yesteryears introduced many facets to the city, including food. Eating out those days must... »

Two culinary experts, Ummi Abdullah and Abida Rasheed, recount the memories and traditions that mark the Ramadan nombu-thura »

The Thirukkural Parappu Maiyyam is a labour of love for this man of modest means »

The city is gripped by the football fever »

More and more couples are choosing ancient temples over wedding halls to tie the knot »