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July 23, 2014

Virtual Mechanic

Q. I’d booked a Skoda Rapid AT this May , due for delivery by June-end. Now I’ve been informed by a representative from Skoda India that no AT vehicles are in production, and to expect th... »
Nawabi Biryani
Kochi, July 23, 2014

The taste of Eid

Here are two special recipes of Nawabi mutton biriyani ‘nd Mango kulfi that you can try on Eid al- Fitr day. Nawabi biriyani Ingredients Basmati rice- 2 gl... »
A scene from the play Noises Off
KOCHI, July 23, 2014

When the curtains go up

It’s theatre time folks! Put aside the humdrum of your routine schedule and get ready for a weekend of unalloyed entertainment. Curtains go up on August 8 on The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest, the... »
CREATIVITY UNBOUND Swiss roll
Kochi, July 20, 2014

Care for some cake?

Rich Chocolate Cake Ingredients Butter – 120 gm Caster sugar – 120 gm Flour – 150 gm Baking powder – 2 tsp Powdered chocolate –... »
A dairy farmer tends to his cows. Photo: H. Vibhu
Kochi, July 20, 2014

Of milk maids and dairy farms

Come rain or shine Thilothamma, 73, is there every morning with her bottles of milk. She has been doing this for a long time, something she is not willing to give up despite muffled protests from h... »
A view of Nedumparambil Illam at Tripunithura
KOCHI, July 18, 2014
Melange - Hidden Histories

The story of an unjust trial

It was raining hard. Hospital Road in Tripunithura was busy and noisy as usual. A narrow lane forks leading to a sprawling property. In the middle of this verdant land stands Nedumparambil... »
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY Eating at the right time can even prevent illnesses
July 17, 2014

A good time to eat

We check the time on the wall clock, on our wrist watch or perhaps on our mobile and decide our daily activities accordingly. Similarly our body has a built in neurobiological master clock smaller... »
Personality Development Training classes being held at Navadarshan Trust. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Kochi, July 17, 2014

Helping them find their wings

For Joel K. Biju, 14, and his parents, it was a dream come true. Like hundreds of middle and lower middle class families in their community, they are on cloud nine. A comprehensive, academic-cum-no... »
KOCHI, July 17, 2014

More than bed and breakfast

When wanderlust strikes and exotic locales beckon, the toughest obstacle faced by travellers is getting a place to stay. If friends or relatives live near the destination in mind, well and good, b... »
Mutta Appam
Kochi, July 23, 2014

The island platter

Chef Saiju Thomas is pleased as Punch at the response to the Sri Lankan Food festival, which he has curated, is drawing.Ergo he is planning to extend the festival that is to conclude on July... »
The Audi A3
Kochi, July 23, 2014

Young and restless

Audi may already be topping the luxury car sales charts in India but now, it’s ready with another model that could help further distance itself from rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The model in ques... »
The Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT) community members taking part in the first ever 'Queer Pride-2013' rally in Hyderabad. Photo: G. Ramakrishna
Kochi, July 23, 2014

A prayer for understanding

On July 13, I made my way to the Ernakulam Public Library in spite of the heavy downpour, in order to make it to the 3 p.m. screening of Prayers for Bobby. The screening was part of the prom... »
Kesavadev
Kochi, July 20, 2014

A rebel’s manifesto

He was a true rebel. Right from changing his name from P. Kesava Pillai to Kesavadev because he felt that it was indicative of his higher caste, he was a rebel in life and literature. His 110th bi... »
Bahadur in a double role in 'Chirikkudukka'
KOCHI, July 20, 2014
Old is gold

Chirikkudukka: 1976

Mistaken identity, impersonation, masked heroes and heroines were some of the integral elements of Indian cinema right from its early phase. Chetan Anand’s Hindi film Afsar (1950) based on... »
Kochi, July 18, 2014
Melange

Buzz on Bazaar Road

Matthew Johnson, project designer of the High Line in New York, was a recent guest at the newly launched Spice Harbour, a tony hotel on Bazaar Road that was originally a warehouse storing spices. »
A BOUQUET OF FLAVOURS From satay to kebabs, there is a lot to try
Kochi, July 17, 2014

From the chef’s table

The chef’s table is an interesting concept. It is, usually, a table placed in a restaurant’s kitchen where food is served to an invited gathering of guests. The guests could be food writers or the... »
FOR DIVERSE CAUSES The inauguration of the cycle club at Tripunithura
Kochi, July 17, 2014
United Flavours

Championing organ transplant

Rajeev Varma Memorial Trust TARGET: Primarily to promote the idea of organ transplantation among the general public. That apart, it also undertakes assorted activities in th... »
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