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Thiruvananthapuram

Walking the talk: (From left) G. Abhimanyu Ganesh, Sabari Rathen.M, Hannah Mathews, Maithri Anand play key roles in their family businesses
Photo: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19, 2014

Young Turks in the boardrooms

They were all born with a silver spoon in their mouth and are heirs to some of the city’s established business enterprises. But, instead of resting on the laurels of their fathers and forefathers,... »
L. C. Koshy, son of C. Luke, royal oculist
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18, 2014
melange: hidden histories

The royal oculist

Not many people are aware of the existence of a small street named ‘Luke’s Lane’ near GPO in the city or how the place got its name. At the end of the street, there is an iron gate and a... »
Kiwi cooler
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18, 2014
melange

Must have summer quenchers

A mocktail is a mix of non-alcoholic fruit juices. Beat the summer heat with these simple mocktail recipes which include fresh fruity flavours that will also cool your body. Apple Jul... »
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... »
Guenter Ebel, Elvira Seeleitner, Monika Eisner and Sandra Schurzmann.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014

Sound of Alpine tunes

Sandra Schurzmann laughs when asked why the music troupe she is a part of is named after a popular Bavarian dessert - Bayerische Creme (Bavarian Cream). “My friends Guenter Ebel, Elvira Seeleitner... »
The American students says they are keen to integrate themselves with the culture and people of the State. Photos: Achuthsankar S. Nair
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014

Foreign flavour at Karyavattam

Usually, it’s the other way around – students from India head abroad to pursue their higher education. These days, it seems that the reverse is happening at the University of Kerala. Thanks to the... »
Shafeer S. who sells tapioca at Eenchakkal Junction, believes it will never go out of the menu of Malayalis. Photo: Athira M.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16, 2014

I am… Shafeer S. – Tapioca seller

I was working with a company that exported vegetables to West Asia for nearly 20 years. But when it was wound up, I had to find a new way to earn my living. Selling tapioca was the first option fo... »
D. Bijukumar.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18, 2014
melange

Dedicate this award to …

Director D. Bijukumar’s Perariyathavar won him the National film award for the best film on environment conservation/preservation. His Facebook post explains why he is dedicating it to cert... »
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana has two songs with Hindi lyrics composed by Shaan Rahman.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18, 2014
melange

Crossing the language barrier

What is common for Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, Oru Indian Pranayakatha, Praise The Lord and Gangster? All these films have a song with Hindi lyrics in it. Mollywood composers have always been quic... »
chennai, April 18, 2014
melange: Confessions of an anonymous woman

Beware of the flashing mob

Ever been flashed? Well, I have and I thought I would share it with you.One lazy Sunday afternoon, walking towards the end of the street to buy some stationery, I spotted a lonely auto drive... »
Team Studio Dreamcatcher
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014

Dreaming big with reel graphic story of encounters

Aashiq Abu’s Gangster has not been spared by critics. But one aspect that has made viewers go ga-ga a are the animated sequences in the film. This has put the city-based Studio Dr... »
Screenshot of DISHA, Government of Kerala's tele-helpline for health
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014
IT'S A TECHIE LIFE

Over the phone

Help for those suffering from physical and mental trauma is now just a phone call away thanks to technology developed by Technopark-based start-up OrisysIndia Constultancy Services. Tele... »
Members of the Trivandrum Runners Club get into their stride.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16, 2014

On a different track for fitness

Put your best foot forward for a new fitness trend that is racing across the city: running. When they are not running their enterprise or firms, a bunch of enthusiasts are busy running: for health... »
Yun will be conducting sporadic training sessions and performance sessions with about 20 students, selected through an audition.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16, 2014

Confluence of body and mind

Yun Chane is on a mission. This petite danseuse from the Reunion Island, situated in the Indian Ocean, hopes to set up an online network of dancers from across this region. Yun, who has placed the... »

“I started working in 2007, the year the scheme for distributing books to women in the neighbourhood was introduced. I had done odd jobs earlier including the cleaning job at the Aikya Kerala Read... »

Bite into a bit of food history with the hot cross bun, which is popular throughout the year despite its close links to Easter »

Catch glimpses of street art, get to know your neighbours and your city through Jane’s Walk »