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Sandhya Kumar
April 23, 2015

A hockey story from coffee-country

Over 3,000 players — men, women, and children — of the Kodava community from Coorg gather annually for the family hockey tournament in the midst of coffee plantations, summer vacations and the wedd... »
April 23, 2015

Date with a cake

I still remember the nervousness with which I had approached the slick coffee machine in the break room at Auckland University, where I was a student in the early 2000s. There was only so much a K... »
The Tanariri Theatres team of Aditya Sudarshan's The Green Room
Bengaluru, April 23, 2015

Choosing the right path

The Green Room, written by Aditya Sudarshan, winner of The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award, 2011, will appeal to every kind of audience for its layered script. The play will be presented by... »
Helping you discover your inner clown Sukhmani Kohli, Harleen Kohli and Nivedita Soni. Photo: Murali Kumar k.
Bengaluru, April 22, 2015

Finding the comedy in the moment

Contrary to popular belief, a clown act isn’t exclusively slapstick comedy. Laughter and joy are the corner stones of a clown act, but it also includes various aspects. Purple Mangoes, f... »
Actress and Director Nandita Das. Photo: special arrangement
April 19, 2015

The battle to remain who you are

When Nandita Das speaks, you sit up and listen. Because here is an actor who rarely makes an appearance without a cause she’s fighting for. Who speaks of picking films because she stands by certain... »
April 23, 2015

Feast for the kings

After a long drive, hurdling through heavy traffic and bumping on numerous humps we finally reach the lush lawns at Royal Orchid Hotel on Old Airport Road. It’s the new restaurant — Tiger T... »
April 23, 2015

Taking the infinite route

Reading beyond obvious brush strokes, colours ranging across the spectrum from bright hues to stark black, infinite emotions confluence as one. Gallerist Sara Arakkal defines this unified confluen... »
Chennai: 01/11/2012: The Hindu: Young World: Book Review Column:
Title: The Rhythm of Riddles.Three Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries.
Author: Saradindu Bandyopadhyay, introduction by Dibakar Banerjee.
April 22, 2015

Seeking a true version

Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! continues its run at multiplexes in the city and provokes extreme reactions with people either loving or hating it. Based on Saradindu Bandopad... »
Vijay Padaki
Bengaluru, April 21, 2015

The world is a stage

The international Playwrights Intensive Project will give playwrights an opportunity to explore Theatre for Young Audiences. The project, which will run through 2015-201... »
Mohammed Siraj
April 19, 2015

Mohammed Siraj

Guava Seller I wonder what will be so interesting about my life that anyone would want to read... My life has been mundane, with me selling guavas for the last 35 years in t... »