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Driving into a man’s world

K. Radha is Madurai’s first lady motor driving instructor. She may be in a minority on the city’s congested roads but she stands out in her uncommon job »

Cracking the bar code

Bartender Rathish A.K. tells RAVEENA JOSEPH how his job is a blend of hard work and fun »
Gilbert J. with his mangers. Photo: Liza George

Banking on nativity

Gilbert J. makes mangers out of cane »
The recent JK Tyre Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit in the NCR offered some thrilling moments to the spectators Capital Check

Zip, zap zoom…

With mean machines dashing off at high speed, the recent JK Tyre Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit in the NCR offered some thrilling moments to the spectators »
Vivek Rajgopal,25 ,Actor
December 19, 2014

Cityzen: Of memory boxes, space travel and peace

Vivek Rajgopal,25 ,Actor What is your most prized possession? My dreams. If you were granted a wish, what would it be? I would like to... »
Nisha C at work. Photo: K.Ragesh
December 19, 2014

I am... Nisha C

Occupation: Special Educator  “As a child, I was petrified of the mentally-challenged and the hearing-impaired. I would never be part of gatherings where they were present. It... »
December 19, 2014

Hidden histories: not just a pipe dream

And so, the Kilpauk Water Works completed a century earlier this week. In the spate of articles that appeared, there was much mention of JW Madeley, the Special Engineer of the Water and Drainage W... »
December 19, 2014
joan of snark

Joan of snark: on the streets

A colleague and I ventured into the ‘dangerous’, lecher-infested territory that is Ritchie Street, last evening, to stretch our legs after a whole day of sitting on supposedly, excellently-made erg... »
December 17, 2014
Diary of a Diva

Free kick

I’m football illiterate. If you’re going to judge me, judge me now. Don’t worry — I won’t be annoying and say that the only thing I know about football is how sarong-and-nail polish-wearing David... »
A MATTER OF SPACE: Do Din will have a session on women, how they navigate the city and relate to recreational spaces. Photo: Nagara Gopal
HYDERABAD, December 17, 2014

Two days to understand our city

What constitutes the city we live in? What do we mean by urbanisation? What does it mean for eight million people to inhabit the space we call a city? The Hyderabad Urban Lab (HUL) attempts to addr... »
December 17, 2014

Feline love

In case you were wondering whether you are a cat person or not, read on. You refer to them as the owners but the cat people like being owned by their feline companions and take great pride in keepi... »
ON THE WANE With life in a majority of our neighbourhoods characterised by an air of cold impersonality, locality-based teams and nagar cricket have become rare.
December 16, 2014

When neighbourhoods locked willows

I was strokeless. I couldn’t hook, pull or hoist the ball on the cricket field. I was runless too. My top score was a workmanlike 23, notched up against a bowling attack as formidable as a litter o... »
Baby elephant walk A calf shadows V. Arumugam, an anti-poaching watcher. Photo: S. Siva Saravanan
December 16, 2014

Elephants on vacation

It was not exactly an ideal start to my day. We were driving uphill through forests on a mud road on a freezing morning. A thick blanket of mist shrouded Top Slip, restricting visibility to less t... »
December 15, 2014
Admit two

Memories of Hamburg

Author and poet Sridala Swami and journalist Serish Nanisetti display their photographs of Hamburg in 'The Same Other’, showing the parallels and similarities with Hyderabad. Ven... »

In step with techno


Tyred and tested

I am...Revanna

More power to the pencil

A happy hundred

Madras miscellany: Pale tombstones by the grass hidden

Scene at the adda

Aditya K
December 19, 2014

Laptop, Man U and creepy houses

Aditya. K, student What is your most prized possession? My phone and my laptop. It helps me stay in touch with everyone. I also like my Manchester United original... »
December 19, 2014

Confessions of an anonymous woman: the meaning of true beauty

What does beauty mean? Being fair as milk, of course! Times are changing, so maybe that’s not how it is everywhere, but that’s what it still means in many parts of India. And I ha... »
Conflicting tales: Peshawar massacre brought out closet bigotry. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

The fault in our stories

Chinese Whispers is a game we have all played as children. A group of children sit in a circle and one child whispers a line into another's ears. "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.... »
Sunil Menon
December 17, 2014

The timeline of beauty

Man becomes God; God becomes man as the dancer swirls in a tempestuous haze of red. But, then again, Theyyam isn’t just a dance, it is worship. So, perhaps, it is only fitting that the latest Sahod... »
This handsome rescued cross-breed dog who’s under a year old is vaccinated, healthy and sweet-tempered. Call 9677273780 to adopt him.
December 17, 2014

When training is fun

Would you send your child to a school that punishes naughty children or children who are not able to follow instructions by sending them into a dark room, or hitting them with a ruler or tying the... »
Hylesh. Photo: Saraswathy Nagarajan
Thiruvananthapuram, December 17, 2014

I am…Hylesh

Occupation: Stage designer Did you notice the moving logo of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)? It has been put up at the entrance to Kanakakunnu Palace. I did that... »
Ritu Kumar working with craftsmen
December 17, 2014

This time for the weavers

Decades in the fashion and textile industry have seen Ritu Kumar work tirelessly and passionately for a cause that attracts little sympathy. In a recent statement, Kumar emphasised the fa... »
SAFETY FIRST: Service providers in the city insist on user and driver details to ensure security
Hyderabad, December 16, 2014

What’s your safe ride?

The recent Uber cab rape case has the entire country up in arms against what was once touted to be a cool way to commute. After all travelling in a luxury car at affordable prices was never this e... »
All about Eve Clothes, cosmetics and jewellery at Organzaa Photo: K. Ananthan
December 15, 2014

An Organzaa extravaganza

Imagine you have planned a destination wedding in Thailand. You cannot take your gold and diamond jewels because the customs’ officials will not let you. But what if you find jewellery exactly sim... »
December 15, 2014

Hey bro, take note

Guess what is making a splash on popular networking sites these days? Indianised memes featuring an irritated yellow cartoon face of a man or woman. The face isn’t just irritated, it is helping a l... »

Nature says merry Xmas!

Keeping the faith

Time to play the game

At home across the world

Colours of the earth

Games on the sand

Sustainable education

Farm fresh from home