A painting at Chitrakala Academy's painting exhibition. Photos: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

Celebrating days of our lives

A field of galloping horses takes centrestage at the annual exhibition put up by Chitrakala Academy, Coimbatore. Across the room, occupying another vantage space, is a frame that tries to grasp th... »
Women officers of the Indian Airforce marching contingent during the 66th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26, 2015. Photo: S. Subramanium
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

A balance of power

It is so easy to wax eloquent about woman power. Whether it is about the Celtic Trinity of the Brigids or the Indian Goddesses of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati and then amble to the modern women... »
A young birdwatcher Photo: M. Periasamy
COIMBATORE, February 25, 2015

Head out to bird watch

With the arrival of autumn and winter, birds that breed in the northern latitudes migrate to our more moderate Southern areas. The verdant forests surrounding the Western Ghats, rushing streams, f... »
Maria Montessori
February 24, 2015

The gift of Maria Montessori

As I write about one of the greatest educators of our times, Maria Montessori, my first question to myself is: “Why is a Waldorf teacher writing about Montessori”. Then I ask myself - why not? I t... »
Ensuring a guilt-free return to work Young mothers find ways to tackle work after maternity leave
February 20, 2015

When ma goes to office

“We moved to a flat next to my office, found a baby sitter, and employed a cook.” Ambika Arun, a finance professional in an IT company in Bangalore has just returned to full time work after her ma... »
February 20, 2015
Running on poetry

Empowering Poetry

“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” - Kurt Vonnegut I write this week’s article with... »
Launch of 'Versatile Jewellery Collection'. Photo: M. Periasamy
February 26, 2015

More than just best friends

A diamond ring turns into a bracelet, a pendant transforms into a pair of diamond studs, and with a gentle twist, a finger ring transforms itself. There are two sides to it, one that is all diamond... »
The floor is yours: At the Toast Masters Club
COIMBATORE, February 26, 2015

The power of speech

“A person’s success is directly related to his ability to communicate effectively. Don’t you agree?” asks a confident Neethu Harirajan. She is a member of Toastmasters Club of Coimbatore. Neethu w... »
Kaber Vasuki, the music composer
COIMBATORE, February 24, 2015

Songs of a rebel

“I, Kaber Vasuki, would like to offer an unconditional apology for being creative and expressing myself through my art.” The video of Kaber Vasuki’s debut music album, Azhagu Puratchi, begi... »
The Chaat Festival is available for lunch and
dinner at that’s Y Food on TV Swamy Road till
March 1. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, February 24, 2015

Summer tang

Nothing makes summer heat more tolerable than the sight, smell and taste of thick , white curd. And you get plenty of that at the Let’s Chaat festival on currently at That’s Y Food. Ther... »
February 20, 2015

Serpent of the Nile

Is there any woman in Shakespeare so maligned as Cleopatra is just because a man is besotted with her? In the very first lines of Shakespeare’s play, two Romans lament that Antony fixes his eye on... »

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 »