A view of Collector's Bungalow, in Tiruchi. PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM
A view of Collector's Bungalow, in Tiruchi. PHOTO: R.M. RAJARATHINAM

A century of service

Tiruchi’s R. R. Sabha, which turns 100 this year, has been fostering the cause of charity and culture. » 6 comments
Sakuntalam by Ambika S. Buch's troupe. Photo: V. Ganesan.

Revived, not revitalised

‘Shakuntalam’ was a flow of sequences, which underlined MLV’s brilliant musical score » 1 comment
Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya. File photo by K.V. Srinivasan

Perfect blend and balance

Vineeth’s recital was the epitome of ideal male movements. The attractive stage presence of Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya augmented her skills »
Shantala Subramanyam

It was a methodical approach

Shantala Subramanyam alternated between pace and poise. »
Pichwai artist Sisir Soni's work. Photo: K. V. Srinivasan

Vibrant strokes of creativity

Mood and motifs on varied mediums come alive with colour at the Dastkari Haat. »
T.R. Govindarajan.
CHENNAI, September 21, 2014

An artist’s experience of ‘gurukulavasam’

When children of his age were attending school, eight-year-old Govindarajan was sent to learn ‘thavil’ from the late Needamangalam Shanmugavadivel. In one year he changed his ‘gurukulavasam’ to Na... »
FIND YOUR PICK: Welcome upswing in reading. Photo: S. James
MADURAI, September 3, 2014

Inside the world of books

“I have come in search of books on organic farming,” says Pichandi, a peasant from Melur, browsing through the bamboo shelves at the ‘Iyalvaagai’ book stall. “I am looking for recipe books... »
Dilip Donde on board Mhadei
Chennai, September 10, 2014

Sailing the seven seas

“I didn’t even know that people sail or race around the world till I volunteered to sail solo around the world,” says Commander Dilip Donde—a surprising admission from the first Indian to circumna... »

Amandeep Sandhu, Manjul Bajaj, Manu Joseph and Sonora Jha read from their novels that were shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2013. Ziya Us Salam introduces them and moderates the session. <... »