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Artistic flourishes

New Delhi-based designer Manish Gupta on his festive line for Chennai »

Designer's Cut

Designer Erum Ali on the challenges of creating costumes for director Selvaraghavan's magnum opus “Aayirathil Oruvan” »

Affair with style

Summer is here, and we want our clothes to get easier. Taking advantage of the sunshine is Azure, Chennai's new label, launched by engin...»

Ambition, perseverance hold the key to success

Whether it was the early morning riser or the student who relaxes between studies taking a 15-minute nap every two hours, the results...»

Chennai Schools fare better

S. Ashpunisha, one of the three first rankers of Chennai Schools in the SSLC examination with 487 out of 500, has happily forgotten her s...»

Second coming

As Karthik returns to showville after a self-imposed hiatus, he talks about rediscovering the joy of acting »

The art of giving

Actor Shriya Saran on the Joy of Giving Week and why it's important for you to be the change »

Batik - 'Rare' treat

Santiniketan-based Rare comes to the city with an unusual collection of batik works »

Resort chic

If you're thinking laid-back resort weddings, you can't ignore designer Nikasha Tawadey's new line being unveiled in the city today »

Sole Call

After leaving his footprints in the export market, P.V. Gopalakrishna Bachi hopes to establish a foothold in domestic retail. T. Krithika Re »

Bank official found dead

A bank officer was found dead in West Tambaram on Tuesday, with his body charred. Police ruled out foul play and said that the man co...»

Sunshine Song

A sneak peek at designer Manish Gupta's new line “Sunshine” »

Creativity and diversity

Jewellery designer Pavan Anand launches a new line in the city on Friday »

Architect of change

To C. N. Raghavendran, architecture is about preserving that critical link between the built and the natural environment. T. Krithika Reddy »

Carry on Karky

Madhan Karky, the lyric engineer who takes ‘computational creativity’ to a new level, has several aces up his sleeve »

The Sing Thing

Rahul Nambiar's dossier is full of surprises. T. Krithika Reddy talks to the playback singer who believes in charting his own course »

Chirpy designs

Textile designer Sanjay Garg's “The Song of the Sparrow” celebrates the classy weaves of Chanderi »

The art of fashion

It's more than an air kiss. T. Krithika Reddy unveils a riveting romance between fashion and art »

Life isn't a song

Behind the alliteration and assonance in Thamarai's lyrics there's turmoil and triumph. T. Krithika Reddy talks to the weaver of words »

Style and spirit

Designer Nikasha Tawadey is in Chennai to unveil her new line ‘Lila' »

Tharrani’s Texas

There's profundity and play as Thota Tharrani captures the oil wells of Texas in the first of his series on “USA through the eyes of an Indi »

The silver lining!

FASHION ‘The Best of Amrapali' on show today »

Success, brick by brick

What does it take to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary? T. Krithika Reddy talks to Bala V. Balachandran, founder-dean, Great Lakes In »

Past perfect

FASHION Ankur Modi of AM PM talks about ‘Portobello Affair', his new collection »

Social fabrics!

A century-old detachable Chinese collar with intricate needlework that could dress up an understated outfit. A Pakistani bridal kurta wi...»

Seams Right

Textile is the soul of design, says Krishna Mehta. T. Krithika Reddy talks to the designer about her aesthetic, pioneering work in menswear »

Weave made it!

Like their label, David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore are understated and unpretentious. Having traversed the diverse terrain of Indian tex...»

Going to Ibiza?

Well, you don't have to. Jewellery designer Pavan Anand captures its varied hues in “Memoirs of Ibiza” that's being launched in the city tod »

Twist in a fashion tale

When Neeru Kumar decided to show her Fall/Winter line at Fashion Week, she created quite a flutter. Reason: it was her first fashion sho...»

Another musical milestone

Why is “Jai Ho” girl Tanvi Shah thrilled about the Latin Grammy? Well, she's collaborated with Gustavo Alarco for a song on his new album Mu »

Talking textiles

To New Delhi-based Vivek Narang, textile is the soul of any garment »

Match Point

From a lean start-up in 2000 to becoming India's leading online matrimonial portal today, BharatMatrimony.com is a rare success story. T. Kr »

Behind the weave

Handloom is haute, asserts designer Rahul Mishra who launches his new line “Jaama” in the city today »

The Solitaire Reaper

With her big-and-bold idiom Bharathi Raviprakash has captured the attention of fashionistas for a decade. A chat with the jewellery designer »

Heavy Metal

Designer Rehane's spin on golden and jewel-toned fabrics for a collection she's showcasing at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week »

The Ghost Returns

Filmmaker Ashok Amritraj talks about Ghost Rider 2 that's releasing this week, his new venture with National Geographic and the global syner »

Heart in heritage

How do you preserve traditional buildings for posterity? Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur shares his success formula »

Raising the bar

It was the launch of BBar. And what better way to celebrate it than a fashion show by Prabha Narasimhan? »

Dichotomy in design

Besides her classic template, Ritu Kumar showcased some contemporary silhouettes at the launch of her new store in the city »

The two Ds of design

LAUNCH Drama and detail define Tarun Tahiliani’s work, says T. Krithika Reddy after checking out the collection the celebrity designer has e »

Dad's the spirit

The silver jubilee of Ilaiyaraaja's “How to name it?” album will be celebrated with a show put together by his daughter Bavatharini on April »

Blow hot, blow cool

What has the mercury rising in style's thermometer? T. Krithika Reddy talks to designers about summer's blueprint for success »

Thematic presentations

Harmony held the groups together. »

High style Down Under

Sidney Sladen shows his creations at the Australian Fashion Week. And guess what, he returns with retail opportunities in London and Los Ang »

Click for craft

You can buy practically anything online these days. From shoes to dog leashes to green vegetables. But we always thought something as in...»

Charitable trust inaugurated

Srinivasan Charitable Trust, a voluntary body, was inaugurated on June 17 with distribution of cash awards and felicitation of students f...»

Portrait of an artist as an architect

"An artist first, then an architect," says P. S. Govind Rao, creator of landmarks like Hotel Savera and Temple Towers. "Space »

Spotlight on style

Designers from Bahrain and Sri Lanka will share ramp space with well-known names from Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad at the Kin...»

Bagful of beauty

Reflecting elegance upfront, the Louis Vuitton standalone store on Khader Nawaz Khan Road proves why the French brand is an international ic »

In rewind mode

An interesting fashion story unfolds in the city today. New Delhi-based designer Ashish N Soni’s Retrospective at Evoluzione, Khader Naw...»

Style marries substance

The Hindu’s Bridal Mantra will be launched on August 31 with a fashion show featuring top designers. It will be followed by a two-day exposi »

Set in style

DNA meets design in the work of jewellery ace Hanut Singh, who unveils his collection in the city today »

Drama in design

Priyadarshini Rao launches The Wanderlust in the city today. A peek at what’s in store… »

Heritage Hues

The past, present and future meet in Visalakshi Ramaswamy’s work. T. Krithika Reddy gets into the inner rhythms of her efforts to revive Che »

From across the world

Two books that retell well known myths and legends. Something beyond the ordinary. »

Past perfect

Amrapali@Amethyst will showcase its “India Adorned” collection as part of the many events lined-up for the launch of the World Crafts Co...»

Behind the seams

The Green Room is a peek into the life and times of one of India’s most accomplished designers in his signature minimalist style, says T. Kr »

Sriram rallies to win

Sriram Kannan rallied from two games down to defeat Aravind Krishna 10-12, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 in the quarterfinals of the sub-junior...»

Ask Shahnaz

Beautician Shahnaz Husain offers tips and answers queries. Send your queries to askshahnaz@gmail.com »

Culture connect

Preserving the past while focussing on a brighter future is fundamental to Louis Vuitton’s local community projects as the brand’s initiativ »

Ode to tradition

Vani Polavaram celebrates the beauty of ethnic textiles with ‘Lakshmi’ »

For everything Indian…

Shopo.in’s co-founder Krithika Nelson on what makes her virtual marketplace stand out from the rest. »

The Crimson Chronicle

Geeta Solaraj talks about what it takes to make it as a stylist-designer. »

Glamour on the grid

Designers Shantanu and Nikhil up the glamour quotient for the grid girls at the Indian Grand Prix »

  P.S. Govind Rao: Excerpts from a biopic

Architect of 'Temple Towers', one of the most striking landmarks in Chennai, P.S. Govind Rao is a study in aesthetics. He is an artist first »

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