Members of the Antharjana Kshathriya Koottayma, Tripunithura. Photo: H.Vibhu
March 29, 2015

The culinary combine

It’s early Monday morning and Sheela Sankaran is busy making crisp dosas for breakfast at home. Till a few years back Sheela had time to finish making the breakfast, see her children off to school,... »
Murali Das and OAK Thevar in the film
March 29, 2015
Old is gold

Jesus: 1973

Hollywood films like Ten Commandments (1956), King of Kings (1961), The Bible – in the beginning… (1966) etc. were all box office hits in Kerala. Stories from the Bible and the... »
A view of Edappally Police Station
March 27, 2015
Hidden Histories

One night in the Edappally Police Station

Edappally, in the course of time, has seen a demographic shift; socio-political-cultural signposts have also shifted. Edappally is now a burgeoning borough on the fast track to development but stil... »
March 26, 2015

Healthy juices to combat heat

Since summer heat has reached its peak – it is hot, sweaty and making us thirsty. We drink water and soft drinks – aerated and artificially sweetened drinks. While plain water is the best way to q... »
Kochi, March 25, 2015

Make the right choice

It is that time of the year – for exams and feverish preparations for entrance exams. Preparations for medical and engineering exams inevitably entail the mandatory, intense tuition courses. A gro... »
March 29, 2015
Urban yoga

Connecting the body and mind

Many people have used the words ‘passionate yogi’ to describe me. I quite like the phrase; yet, yesterday, when I heard it again, I found myself pausing and gazing blankly into the sky for a few s... »
March 27, 2015

A different kettle of fish

A year ago when Fishy’s, Kochi’s version of a fish and chips joint, opened there was scepticism. “Teaching us how to eat fish, eh?” folks said. A year later, encouraged by the response, the compan... »
March 26, 2015

More to the drama

“Actually there is nothing that can reveal hidden passions better than the theatre.… It is that kind of theatre, one which is grounded in truth and which finds its end in the inexplicable that I wi... »
Carol Sterling at the Kerala History Museum. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, March 25, 2015

Lessons from the puppet world

As Fluffy the Scarecrow and Tall Man introduced themselves, the small crowd cheered them on. Fluffy and Tall Man were puppets made of scrap material—paper, colourful cloth, thread and paint—and the... »
Singer P. Parameswaran Nair
Kochi, March 25, 2015

And the voice lives on…

Kundan Lal Saigal did not leave behind diaries, letters that would have thrown light on his life and career. Whatever little, on the singer-actor that has been put together are recorded references... »

The five superbikes from the DSK Benelli combine are ready to test the maturity of the Indian bike market »

For the Malayali fish is not mere food; it is an emotion. It is love and it is this love that these brands hope to capitalise on. »

Microspin Machine Works aims to help debt-ridden farmers with their Crafted Yarn initiative. »