Sitara Karthikeyan with her award-winning work. Photo: M. Periasamy
COIMBATORE, July 30, 2014

Jungle look

The third edition of the DJ Memorial Photography Contest, instituted by Lakshmi Machine Works in memory of its past chairman and managing director Dr. D. Jayavarthanavelu, saw a resounding response... »
R. Linga Bhaskar at his studio
COIMBATORE, July 28, 2014

So, you go for a morning walk...

“I walk four kilometres every day,” I tell R. Linga Bhaskar, virtuously. He looks singularly unimpressed and proceeds to grill me about my physical activity in a day. By the end of it, I am red-fa... »
Caps at the bustling Ramzan market in Karumbukkadai Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
COIMBATORE, July 27, 2014

Karumbukkadai kalakkal…

Jasmine, sandal, musk… the fragrances tease you as you walk into Karumbukkadai. Women in stylish burqas brush past purposefully. After all, it is Ramzan, and there’s shopping to be done. Ka... »
Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory
July 27, 2014
urban yoga

Secret tips for your first yoga class

Being a newbie in a yoga class can be as intimidating as being a freshman in high school. Yogis are, of course, not as judgmental as high school students, but a few tips can make the difference be... »
Wedded to the ring: Some of the couples at Jumbo Circus Photo: Subha J. Rao
COIMBATORE, July 25, 2014

The romanchak life of the circus people

Preeti Mohan, 45, still smiles shyly when speaking about her wedding to B. Mohan, 27 years ago. There was no formal mandap or the pomp and show routine in most weddings. The young couple was surro... »
Ceylon parotta.
COIMBATORE, July 24, 2014

SMS parotta for taste

For many of us living in Coimbatore, Avanashi Road or NH 47, is the arterial road that leads us to many destinations. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of this stretch, new additions get swall... »
Haleem Photo: CH. Vijaya Bhaskar
July 24, 2014

An iftar to remember

Ingredients: Boneless mutton cubes: 1 kgCinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Bay leaf, Shahi Jeera: 12 gmPeppercorns: 10 gm Green chilli: 25 gm Chopped mint: 50 gm... »
Coimbatore, July 29, 2014

Children show the way

It all began in October 2012, when Lakshmi (name changed), standard VIII student of a private school, started filling her special ‘hundi’ (piggybank). She saved money by not spending excessively du... »
A grab from Ranadheeran
COIMBATORE, July 28, 2014

An animated response

When Sivaprasad Velayudhan of Coimbatore-based Realworks Studios uploaded a video on YouTube on July 21, he did not expect the kind of reaction it received. In about a week, it garnered nearly 1.3... »
A practice session for the Coimbatore Marathon. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, July 27, 2014

Get off the couch and slip into your shoes

Coimbatore is set for the second edition of The Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon to be conducted by Coimbatore Cancer Foundation on Sunday, October 5. Last year, nearly 8,300 runners ran the streets o... »
While alcohol certainly has its benefits, it can only be truly beneficial without the unsavoury additives that are invariably part of it.
July 26, 2014

The truth about beer

We’re very keen to read the list of ingredients on the food products we buy, but how often have we thought of doing the same for any of our drinks? Of course we know that aerated drinks are not go... »
COIMBATORE, July 25, 2014

Poets writing war

“War does not decide who is right but who is left. ”- George Bernard Shaw. It’s not hard to write about war. After all, wars of all kinds exist and thrive around us. Gende... »
Jai and Nazriya in Thirumanam Ennum Nikah

Life on the fast lane

As a child, Jai remembers watching television open-mouthed every time it showed race cars zipping by. He loved toy cars and played with them all the time. At 10, he was introduced to F1 races, aga... »
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