Living fragments of History: Architecture students studying agraharam houses at Tenkarai village. Photo: Special Arrangement
December 18, 2014

The walls and floors that speak history

Sitting under a creaky fan, 80-year-old Swaminathan talks about Vaastu Shastra and his great grandfathers. He talks of the clay, brick, mud and the history that went into the making of the 2... »
PIONEER: K. Radha. Photo: Soma Basu
MADURAI, December 17, 2014
Making a difference

Driving into a man’s world

Radha deftly steers her way through the rush-hour traffic on the busy Goripalayam Road and waits for the signal to turn green. Suddenly a bus comes from behind and scrapes past forcing her to tilt... »
INTRICATE NARRATIVES: American author Valerie Miner at a workshop organised by SCILET, The American College. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

'Unplanned adventures'

“As a young journalist, I wanted to change the world and set out to cover burning civic issues,” says Valerie Miner. “I still want to change the world. But now I do it in a more sophisticated way... »
FIT AS A FIDDLE: Christian Bosse. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, December 17, 2014

To fit the bill

Ask fitness expert Christian Bosse whether physical fitness is only about regular gym visits. “Hard workouts can break down an individual,” he says. According to him, fitness training has to be ag... »

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