Dancer, teacher, and choreographer Siri Rama with Ben Huynh, artistic director of National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport (NTUPES) Photo: S. Gopakumar
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31, 2014

Dialogue through dance

Dance has been a way of life for Siri Rama. This Indian dancer, teacher and choreographer, now based in Singapore, has been constantly working towards expanding the repertoire of Indian classical... »
Naresh Iyer
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30, 2014

On a dream run

You get to sing four songs on your debut, that too for A. R. Rahman and one of the songs fetches you a national award. Now, that’s what you call a dream start. Naresh Iyer has lived that... »
Saleem M. sells seasonal fruits. Photo: Liza George
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30, 2014

I am…Saleem M.

Occupation: Sells rambutans I am surprised that business is rather slow today; it’s usually at a peak during weekends. Most of my customers are regulars. People on their way to Kov... »
Biriyani with a twist
July 25, 2014

Arabian Biriyani to celebrate Id

Id is around the corner and for those dreaming of what ‘new’ to serve friends and family, here is an Arabian take to the evergreen biriyani? Chicken Majboos Ingredient... »
In any form, bullying has a detrimental effect on the child. Illustration: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25, 2014

Standing up to the bully

Eight-year-old Anoop does not like travelling by school bus as the older boys tend to make fun of him, while nine-year-old Ann’s fervent prayer is that her classmate Shaliya will change school as... »
Anoop Mithran and his friends chatting over a cup of coffee
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31, 2014
It’s a techie life

Friends in the workplace

Opinions have never been this divided. Some say Technopark is the best place to make friends, especially given the sheer amount of time techies spend in each other’s company. For instance, Nezin S... »
Binu John Mathew and Vineeth Panikkar. Photo: Liza George
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30, 2014

Bach to the future

It was a music-filled night; one the audience wished would never end. There was pin drop silence as the audience sat through the concert, listening to the steady stream of music. The music festiva... »
Japanese cakes were once a popular treat. These were available at Queens and Santha, popular bakeries in Thiruvananthapuram
Photo: Nivedita Thomas
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25, 2014

Anyone for vintage cakes?

When a cousin from Kochi visited me recently, she presented me with a box of cakes. I am not a huge cake fan these days, but I opened it obligingly. My eyes must have popped out in delight at the... »
With the youth preferring white collar jobs, the coconut picker is now an endangered species and knows it. Illustration: Sreejith R.Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25, 2014
Inside view

Hard Nuts to Crack

Ever watched a visitor to Kerala walk on the road? If you have, you would have found him stealing regular glances upwards. No, he’s not thanking heavens for bringing him to God’s own country; he’s... »
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