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Kavi Priya, Founder of Adding Smiles. Photo: Special Arrangement

Smiling all the way

Dancer, author-in-the-making, and a humanitarian, Kavi Priya’s penchant for adding smiles has taken her a long way. »

Good Grief

I like a girl and she likes me too. We are both 14 years old. Can we start a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship? Genuine Question I’m flattered that you’re asking f... »

A tale of two families

Aruna Nambiar takes us to the small town of Ambalakunnu at Kerala for a 1980s summer. »
Cheering the FIFA World Cup: But Where are our teams? Photo : V. Sreenivasa Murthy
July 6, 2014

Lost in the din

Promotion is the key Clearly, FIFA’s a lot of fun- there’s so much colour t in the game! It is completely action-packed. Also, the premier leagues play an important role as some of... »
Let's hang out: Time of our lives. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
July 6, 2014
my space

End or beginning?

We have become super seniors. On the first day of the final year in college, I felt like a new student, but I had goofed around for two years. It was filled with a lot of enthusiasm and too many e... »
Knightley & Son by Rohan Gavin
June 29, 2014
Book Ends

Like father, like son

Darkus Knightley is an unusual 13-year-old. He is an extremely astute detective, and inherently logical, with a penchant for tweed. Much of this was inspired by his dad, Alan Knightley, who had be... »
Don't judge: What's wrong in enhancing our looks? Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
June 29, 2014
NXG: My Space

Pretty in make-up

“She has painted her face with so much make-up.” “And did you see that actress? Beautiful? You should see her without make-up.” These are some of the most clichéd lines you hear from... »
Beat the heat: Do something to keep our feathered and four-legged friends cool. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.
June 22, 2014
NXG: My SPace

Keeping it cool

Summer is at its peak. The hot sun is becoming unbearable for every creature, including us, on earth. Sometimes it feels like I’m on fire. I have often wondered how other creatures manage and survi... »
Gifting ideas: Customise your gifts.
June 22, 2014

Gifts — from me to you

“Everyone owns a pen drive and most of them look alike. How to distinguish mine from others just by looking at it? I tried personalising it,” exclaims Preetha Shankar, 20, student. Shopping no lon... »
June 15, 2014
my space

Stay in line

I was at the department store on a sultry evening. I didn’t need to buy much, and was soon at the counter. I knew, from experience, that one would have to wait a long time because the store doesn’... »
Speak up before a crowd: Hone the skill at Toastmasters.
June 15, 2014

Toast to public speaking

When students are at a transitional arena, waiting to set foot in the corporate world or the higher education phase, the importance of public speaking can be summed up in the following words — Whil... »
Syed Sabir Pasha
July 6, 2014
think tank

India and the rest of the world

Football is a very popular game, and the World Cup more so. It’s great to see the following for the sport in India. Every country likes to be No.1 in the world. The football fans in India want the... »
June 29, 2014

Good Grief

I am a 20-year-old girl. My close friend is a 19-year-old boy who shares everything with me. But nowadays he talks more about his mood and his masturbation which makes me uncomfortable. Should I... »
Testing times: Dealing with admission procedures can be a headache. Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
June 29, 2014
NXG: My Space

Admission woes

May and June are the cruellest months for college admission seekers. Not only do they have to deal with the disappointing Board exam results, unbelievably high cut-off’s, application procedures, co... »
College life: Can be a roller-coaster ride with ups and downs. Photo: V.V. Krishnan
June 29, 2014

The wonder years

The phase post-school to end-of-college begins slowly and gently, and is full of learning, almost always ends in independence, ambition, desire and a fierce fire that urges one to break out of comf... »
June 22, 2014

Good Grief

I’m a 14-year-old girl. Of late, I feel distressed because of my parents. They’re constantly blaming me and making fun of the things that I’m insecure about. They always compare me with other ki... »
A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey
June 22, 2014
NXG: BOOK ENDS

Inside Pandora’s box

Alyxandra Harvey premiers a potpourri of emotions in A Breath of Frost, the first book in The Lovegrove Legacy trilogy. PlotA spell is broken. Three young cousins, Emma,... »
Getting it right: Your handbag reflects your personality. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
June 15, 2014
my space

Let’s bag it!

A handbag is one of the most essential items in a woman’s wardrobe. It reflects her personality. A good outfit is never complete without a handbag to go with it. Nowadays we are prepared to spend... »
Happy smiles in Chennai.
chennai, June 8, 2014

A city and its humans

Three ardent followers of American photographer and Brandon Stanton’s brainchild, ‘Humans of New York’ (HONY), have come up with their own initiative ‘Humans of Bombay’ to help tell people... »
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

A trip through Brazil, soaking in the World Cup fever, the grandeur of the palaces and the patios, the taste of the food and the warmth on the street »

It was many years ago that I met several times an enlightened manager of the State Bank of India who worked out of that building that burst into flames the other day. She was passionate about the... »

Some light delectable recipes, ideal to serve at teatime »

Manish Malhotra on the idea behind ‘Portraits’ and why he loves the new young energy in the fashion industry »