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Get set to scorch the track

Kids can have a blast at the Hot Wheels National Track Championship on May 23 and May 24 »
Participants at the Charades Game Night. Photo: R. Ravindran

Tonight’s gonna be a good night

While 9 to 5 belongs to work, 5 to 9 is all yours. Raveena joseph puts together a fun-filled list of alternate ideas to liven up your evenings. »
Nakshatra band's lead singer Zuhaib Ali Khan

Rock on a roll!

A revival of rock is underway with bands coming together to hold rock lovers in thrall. »
Amit Kumar Jain
May 15, 2015

Curators' speak

With a whole lot of them in sight, it becomes slightly tricky to pick three interesting names but paucity of space and other reasons make us zone in on these three. But it would only be appropriate... »
CLASSIC: A scene from the play 'Ponniyin Selvan'. Photo: G. Moorthy
MADURAI, May 15, 2015

Back to the past

For theatre aficionados who missed out on the grandeur of Nawab T.S. Rajamanickam Pillai and R.S. Manohar on earlier occasions, here is another chance to see the command of classical Tamil theatre... »
May 15, 2015

Unleashing the madness

The inhospitable desert landscape of Mad Max - Fury Road isn’t so different from today’s Hollywood — low on water and overrun by men. But amid the overflowing testosterone of Fury Road,... »
May 14, 2015

A world of music

When German fusion guitarist Ed DeGenaro came to teach music production at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (SAM) about five years ago, he liked India so much that he kept coming back. He wanted... »
May 12, 2015

Look who’s coming to dinner

The Boardwalkers are back with another hilarious comedy An Idiot for Dinner, which was first performed in 2009.An Idiot for Dinner is an all-out comedy and is the stage adaptat... »
May 10, 2015

Celebrating Shakespeare

The British Council presents Shakespeare Lives, a global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare’s life on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. ... »
Flag Sellers waiting for the customers at outside MAC Stadium . Photo: R. Ragu
May 10, 2015

Finding money in caps and flags

“Why are you asking me too many questions?” asks Tamil, hugging a stack of yellow CSK T-shirts. From a plastic bag slung across his shoulder, peep more CSK merchandise such as caps and flags. He’s... »
Shankar Mahadevan during a fusion concert with folk singer Manika Vinaygam during the concert. Photo: Special Arrangement
May 7, 2015

It was truly music for the soul

I have to say I had my reservations. Then again long-standing critics are allowed those reservations. We won't be critics otherwise. The premise was simple. Celebrating India through its... »
Chef Vikas Khanna at the Mercedes Benz Luxe Drive event. Photo: Special Arrangement
May 4, 2015

The Khanna sutra

For an internationally famous chef who is interviewed many, many times, Vikas Khanna has a great memory. “I remember you asked me on the phone a few months ago if I’d be coming to Chennai anytime s... »
A painting by K. Nageswara Rao
May 3, 2015

Artists’ labour of love

The colours, canvases and photographs speak of the passion and pain of being a part of the working class. At Ailamma Art Gallery, 14 artists honour the nameless, faceless men and women who do diffe... »

Plenty for your palate

Keys to the Kingdom

The scoop on the jackfruit

The India Golf Expo 2015

Making dance music real

Stars descend on the city

IPL fever grips Vizag

The lungi statement

The comic factor

Shahabaz Aman Photo: Athira M.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15, 2015

Music of the mystic

“It is a call from within…,” he pauses for a minute and adds, “All these changes are part of that. It is an evolution…you know...,” says Shahabaz Aman, talking not just about the changing phases o... »
May 15, 2015

Magic makes his world go round

The audience was on the edge of their seats. Will he manage to escape from the confines of the sealed box? Earlier during the programme, he had requested a member of the audience to tie him up in a... »
May 14, 2015

A new American idol

Nick Fradiani is the latest winner of American Idol. The 29-year-old rocker from Guilford, Connecticut, bested soulful 22-year-old vocalist Clark Beckham of White House, Tennessee... »
Learning through fun at Scolympics, organised as part of The Hindu Summer Camp. — PHOTO: M. MOORTHY
May 14, 2015

Honing the inquisitive mind

“I am speaking Tagalog, sitting in a cafe in Manila, where am I?” The question flashes on the projector. A bunch of hands go up in the air, the group of eight to 13-year-olds at Hippocampus clap i... »
May 10, 2015

A peek into the wild

Alfonz Jozef Pinheiro’s exhibition of paintings, A Wild Life, captures the wild in playful, innocent strokes. Born and brought up in Munnar, Jozef says he always felt close to the forest and... »
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May 10, 2015

Small and beautiful

“Small Painting, Exposition of Painting 2015”, a seven-day painting exhibition was organised by Colours Land Art Academy, Kolkata and Pegasus Art Gallery, Hyderabad at Lalit Kala Akademi in New Del... »
May 10, 2015

When Chennai went Shalala-lala

Comeback concerts can be quite tricky, especially if the group in question enjoyed massive success a decade or two ago. On Saturday night, Chennai played host to the Vengaboys; when people found o... »
Ashish Nehra and Dwayne Bravo.
May 6, 2015

For want of a story

It was a tad terrifying. To the onlooker, the scene was right out of a zombie flick as the crazed mob pushed their way towards the unsuspecting duo of Ashish Nehra and Dwayne Bravo.The lead-... »
May 4, 2015

Stories from Spain

The Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, in association with SEMINCI Festival & Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi, organises a Spanish Film Festival. To be held from May 11 to 13 at the R... »
May 3, 2015

Vibrant and colourful

At 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning, the walkway of Alliance Francaise de Bangalore was lined with snapshots of various dancers who were all set to provide a visual feast, to an audience with a taste fo... »

Gaze at colonial India

Remembering the Raja

Dance like Dwayne Bravo

For the love of a writer

Exploring comic fantasy

Life in colours

Headbanger’s ball

Life beyond the lens