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K.V.Sudhan, left, has crafted patient-specific menus that offer a variety of global cuisines. Photo: K.K. Mustafah
kochi, April 17, 2014

A tasty recipe for health

Dry bread, limp peas, bland meat, the ubiquitous kanji are what come to mind when you think - dietary food. The meals served to patients are limiting in terms of variety and taste. The excu... »
Good lifestyle practices will help you remain healthy and look cool this season.
Kochi, April 17, 2014

Don’t give up on glamour this summer

With temperatures touching 35 degrees and expected to rise higher, how do we beat the heat? Skin and hair care experts share some interesting facts and natural remedies to tackle the heat and to k... »
kochi, April 17, 2014

Shakespeare festival in Kochi

A Shakespeare Festival to mark the 450th birth anniversary of the poet-playwright will be held during Apr 21-27, 2014, at David Hall, Fort Kochi – free for the public. »
The concept of discovering fashion through travel is interesting, says Rocky S.
chennai, April 16, 2014

Design and destinations

For a change, Rocky S abandons the comfort of his swanky studio and hits the streets in search of style. As Style & the City returned to the small screen (Fox Traveller, Wednesdays and... »
Appam and chicken is a time-tested combination. Photo: S. Gopakumar
kochi, April 16, 2014

A spicy and sweet affair

Palappam Ingredients Raw Rice – 1 cup Granted coconut – 1 cup Water – 50 ml Fresh toddy – quarter cup Cumin – quarter cu... »
Priyanka and Rahul Gandhi
chennai, April 15, 2014

Winning most votes for sartorial sense

With the politicians taking centrestage, their sartorial sense is also under focus. We have come a long way from the rosy days of Jawaharlal Nehru and the effortless style of Indira Gandhi. There h... »
Kochi, April 14, 2014
Old is Gold

Vishukkani (1977)

It is usually seen that producers and directors compete with each other to get their films released during the festival season. On most occasions these films have no connection whatsoever with the... »
Coconut Crusted Neimeen on Chemeen polichathu: Chef Ramu Butler's signature dish. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, April 14, 2014

Kochi on the menu

Kuttanadan Meen Vevichathu Red chillies, shallots and kokum with fish get together and make Kuttanadan meen vevichathu. For the Malayali, especially the Kochiite, no meal is comple... »
Expressive therapies help traumatised children since they are often unable to articulate in words what they’ve been through.
kochi, April 11, 2014

Art as antidote

Anju (name changed) was 17 when she was picked up off the streets and brought to one of Don Bosco’s six centres for the young-at-risk in Kochi. At nights though she often wet her bed and her caret... »
Kochi, April 17, 2014

More food for Easter

Mushroom with chicken soup Ingredients Chicken small – 1 Butter – 1 tbsp Celery – 1 stick Fresh mushrooms – 100 gm Corn... »
Megha Mariam Varghuse dazzles in a pair of jhumkas on her wedding day.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014

Timeless style statements

Vidya Balan wears them and so does Deepika Padukone. Closer home, Kavya Madhavan and Rima Kallingal don them too. Nearly everyone seems to be sporting jhumkas (jimmikis) – kundan, metal, terracott... »
Anil Johnson says the sound in films should not be noise. Photo: K.K. Mustafah.
kochi, April 16, 2014

Defining soundscapes in films

Anil Johnson visited the set of the film Memories to watch Prithviraj at work as the alcoholic police officer Sam Alex. Just to get a feel or “tempo” of the character in order to create the... »
Udhayanidhi Stalin will team up with Endrendrum Punnagai-director Ahmed for a new film.
chennai, April 16, 2014
Sneak Peek

Udhayanidhi ropes in Ahmed to direct his next

Post the successful Endrendrum Punnagai, director Ahmed is hot property. The latest news is that Udhayanidhi Stalin will play the lead in his yet-to-be-titled film. The story goes that Udha... »
Donna Tartt
delhi, April 16, 2014

Prima Donna

When you read The Goldfinch, those eleven years Donna Tartt spent writing it suddenly make sense. That she compares writing each book to a long sea-voyage also makes sense. The Goldfinch... »
Crackers that rouse Malayalis out of their slumber on Vishu day are from China
KOCHI, April 14, 2014

A new generation New Year

This happens almost every year.The konna (Cassia Fistula) blossoms and glows weeks before Vishu, weighing down the trees by its bright yellow flowers, like a golden promise. But then, a sud... »
“There’s an experience, an emotion, and a stage of my life behind every photograph here,” says Shanavas Ashrof.
KOCHI, April 14, 2014

‘Human-scapes’ captured

For Shanavas Ashrof, being in Varanasi’s Manikarnika Ghat was surreal. Amidst the lassi shops and thronging tourist crowds was the deep smell of death. His photograph at the cremation grounds has... »
Anil admits his family is eager accomplice to his quirks. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup
kozhikode, April 11, 2014


Harikrishnan, of North 24 Kaatham, takes on a journey northwards on instinct. Much like his creator Anil Radhakrishnan Menon. Hari undertakes the physical and emotional journey to knowing h... »
Practised perfection: The art is handed down the generations. Photos: Thulasi Kakkat
kochi, April 11, 2014

Nature’s master strokes

In the world of Gond art, Jangarh Singh Shyam is a revered name. His beautiful Gond paintings in the deep forests along the Narmada river, where the Gond tribes live, were first spotted by Directo... »

Films are the key to realising himself, director-writer Anil Radhakrishnan Menon tells P. Anima »

On some days, I earn around Rs.150-200. Sometimes, there’s no business at all. Then I just sit here and watch the world go by until it is time to go home »

An eco-art project is the link to a tree planting initiative in Auroville and Slovenia. Olympia Shilpa Gerald has the details »