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Soazic Guezennec with some of her works
Photo: Liza George
Thiruvananthapuram, February 26, 2015

Inspired by Nature, tweaked with satire

In a city that is fast developing, there is an ever present tension between the city and nature. However, promising a happy co-existence between man and nature are real estate agents through ad... »

T. P. Sreenivasan
Thiruvananthapuram, February 25, 2015

Calling young diplomats

While he was posted in Moscow, T.P. Sreenivasan met many in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republic who confessed that they did not like the novel Dr. Zhivago. “But if you were to ask... »
Technopark is a microcosm of cultural and linguistic diversity. Illustration: Sreejith R.Kumar
February 20, 2015

Mind my language

“Kemiti Ocho?” Satyendu Sekhar Nayak greets fellow techies who hail from Odisha when he walks into the office in Technopark in the mornings. All around him the same greeting of ‘hello, how a... »
Dragon chicken at Khasak restaurant
Thiruvananthapuram, February 20, 2015

Menu for everyone

Nowadays, it’s usual for restaurateurs to pay as much attention to the décor of their restaurants as they do to making their menus as exceptional as possible. The folk at Khasak, a new restaur... »

Shabnas Hameed S., student of Architecture
Thiruvananthapuram, February 20, 2015
Cityzen

Of loneliness, health and road trip

SHABNAS HAMEED S. Architecture student, 19

What is your most prized possession?My family.

If you were gran... »
Academic and playwright John Mathew at his home in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan
Thiruvananthapuram, February 25, 2015

The King and the playwright

John Mathew (“spelt with a single ‘T’”) redefines the word versatility. John enjoys blurring the lines between his many interests. To prevent being pigeonholed at work or play, the genial biologis... »
Vijayan K., Security guard
Thiruvananthapuram, February 25, 2015

I am…Vijayan K.

Occupation: Security guard Ironically, safety and security don’t apply to security guards; the job really doesn’t offer much in way of safety or security. I am not all that surpri... »
Illustration: Sreejith R. Kumar
Thiruvananthapuram, February 20, 2015
Inside view

Ant attack!

I woke up this morning and found myself ‘formically’ threatened. A huge army of ants had taken over one wall of the bedroom and it took a while to figure out that the wall turning black overnight... »
Theatre House inside the New Theatre complex. Photo: Nita Sathyendran
Thiruvananthapuram, February 20, 2015
Living spaces

Framed by heritage

Those who have been to New Theatre would, perhaps, be familiar with the quaint old house, tucked away in a corner of the expansive compound, to the right of the iconic building. Known simply as ‘T... »

The world of automobiles has borrowed metaphors from other spheres of life and returned the favour »

From Butter Chicken to Lachcha Parathas served in easy to carry containers, Hello Curry looks to plug the gap in the Indian ‘fast’ food sector »

Nitin Bal Chauhan’s women’s collection is inspired by an iconic British ship »