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Raghu Malleti and Dolly Shivani have made a point that nothing is impossible
if one has the determination to succeed

Feats that ignite hope

Two feats performed recently with single objective grabbed the city attention »
A screenshot from the documentary 'Edhu Nammudaiya Palli...'

Candid frames

The prize-winning documentary ‘Edhu Nammudaiya Palli…’ by Fatima College students looks at the plight of Government schools in Tamil Nadu »
Running on Poetry

Robert Frost - Pastoral Paean

A snow covered landscape. A quizzical horse. A man with decisions to make. It’s one of the most enduring images of poetry in my mind. The poem is Robert Frost’s, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Ev... »
Golf guru

Golf around the globe

The R&A (Royal and Ancient), recently, released a report titled ‘Golf around the world 2015’. Interesting elements of this report are reproduced and discussed in this column. The pref... »
Archana Pillai R.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27, 2015

Cityzen: Of notes, friends, parents and confidence

ARCHANA PILLAI R. ,ENT Surgeon, 35 What is your most prized possession? My dad's handwritten notes. If you were granted a wish,... »
J. Sakthivel shows the starting stage of a Chettiar doll at his home-based factory in Punainallur Mariamman Temple, Thanjavur. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam
March 27, 2015

Doll craft in the doldrums

Punainallur Mariamman Kovil looks like any other rural southern Indian outpost. Driving past the canopied stretch of a road that is also the thoroughfare for the bus station adjoining the massive t... »
Incubated out of IIT Madras, Microspin’s journey to Maharashtra began three years ago PHOTOS: AKANKSHA JOSHI
March 27, 2015

From Vidarbha to wardrobe

Vidarbha is the worst place in the nation to be a farmer. – P. Sainath, The Hindu (November 14, 2007)Thousands of farmers have committed suicide in this rain-fed... »
March 27, 2015
Writer's Block

Nostalgia? I couldn't care less

A picture has been doing the rounds on Facebook for many months now, showing an audio cassette and a pencil next to each other, and the accompanying caption reads, ‘Future generations will never un... »
Vandana Garg
March 27, 2015

Simply at work

Gender disparity in employment, including in Government service, may sound strange and far-fetched to many of this generation but it is a historical fact. Constant and concerted efforts and changin... »
Vesna Pericevic
March 27, 2015

Making a difference

From Bosnia to New Delhi, Vesna Pericevic Jacob has carved out an identity for herself. Vesna is a trained nurse, physiotherapist, author and most importantly has turned her passion for fitness int... »
The Santhal village of Subalpur, in Birbhum, West Bengal. Photo: Sonia Faleiro
chennai, March 27, 2015

Outrage, pain and prose

Sonia Faleiro remembers burying her head in her hands when she heard the news about a woman being gang-raped by 13 men, allegedly on official sanction in Subalpur village in West Bengal. This w... »
Anjali Rajan Dileep with a few members of her Apple Story Club
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26, 2015

The story house

Each of us has a story to tell. But once we step into the adult world, our stories lie dormant in us, unheard and untold. Anjali Rajan Dileep was one such grown-up who had forgotten her stories ti... »
Biswa Kalyan Rath
March 26, 2015

Taking life one joke at a time

He’s one half of the ‘‘Pretentious Movie Reviews’’ duo and a stand-up comedian in his own right. While his YouTube videos might have propelled him to fame, his stand-up acts are much appreciated as... »
Cosplaying is steadily on the rise in India. Photo Courtesy: Comic Con India
March 26, 2015

In a galaxy not that far away...

Our story begins in 2011, in a crowded theatre hall in Chennai. Joss Whedon, director and god of all nerds, had graced their lives with the first Avengers movie. Seated in the middle of an... »

A tryst with paper

Staging life on his terms

Over and done with

Keeping tuberculosis at bay

Lessons from the puppet world

Sparking a social change

Three's company

Thumbs up to social media

The V.M. Thampi Memorial Library building, Palkkulangara.
Photo: Sharat Sunder Rajeev
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27, 2015

Hidden histories: Hard times for vintage library

Thiruvananthapuram boasts several libraries, with a long history and a collection of several rare books and manuscripts. The Public Library and the Oriental Manuscripts Library, founded by Swati T... »
An evening at Charminar is the perfect way to discover the city’s culture. Photo: G. Ramakrishna
March 27, 2015

Of biryani, naans and tehzeeb

Hyderabad might be a rapidly developing urban space with something for everyone. But what sets the city apart is the fact that it still manages to retain its old-world charm. If the city offers peo... »
March 27, 2015
Confessions of an anonymous woman

Waxing eloquent about body hair

I have always wondered why there is so much pressure for women to maintain smooth hairless skin.I belong to a family that depends on coconut oil and its benefits, which cannot be ignored. Th... »
At South Mada Street
March 27, 2015
Hidden histories

All dolled up in Mylapore

With the ongoing Mylapore temple festival, my mind refuses to think of any other subject. And so, at the risk of being monotonous, I am writing once more about the same area. This story is about a... »
Gau Raksha Samiti organised a dharna with cattle, demanding Cow Protection, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty
March 27, 2015
Write Angle

Between majoritarianism and nationalism

The other day, driving down to Aligarh, I noticed many a wall freshly painted in Jevar, a few kilometres off Greater Noida. Covered in light yellow, every wall had a little slogan in blue, “Gau mat... »
chennai, March 27, 2015
joan of snark

A Grimm ordeal

Vox’s Todd VanDerWerff has perhaps best summed up the new Cinderella movie — “The overall effect is that Cinderella ends up being someone who suffers beautifully and... that’s about i... »
Students learning clay modelling at a summer camp held at Jawahar Bal Bhavan Photo: S. Mahinsha
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26, 2015

School’s out… let the lessons begin

The countdown has begun and it’s time to kick off into planning mode. Summer holidays are a difficult time for parents; keeping children amused for six weeks or more can prove difficult and can tu... »
Rashna Imhasly – Gandhy Photo: Sangeetha Devi Dundoo
March 26, 2015

‘For me, Karna is a hero’

Rashna Imhasly-Gandhy is a transpersonal psychologist who has been, over the years, helping people rediscover their strengths and face challenges. Her new book The Emerging Feminine: Discovering... »
Members of Kovai Thumpers, a Royal Enfield motorcycling club in Coimbatore Photo:M.Periasamy.
March 26, 2015

One with their bikes

The members of Kovai Thumpers Motorcycling Club are full of stories …about finding accommodation in a remote corner of Berhampur, being served omelette at 3 in the morning by a fellow rider on a h... »
March 26, 2015

Right up your rue

There’s not only a major sporting spectacle this weekend but the financial year is also inching to a close. Whether you’re in an upbeat mood or craving to unwind, combine it with a holiday where do... »

The road less taken

When detectives take to rap

Love that’s not limitless

The last few pages, then it’s memory

Make the right choice

Stitching up new lives

I am…Susie Babu

Tetchy thoughts on time