Aarthi Murali

Special needs special tales

Inclusive children’s literature erases the prejudice and sympathy often associated with disabilities.  Protagonists of these stories are a font of compassion giving us lessons in living lifet.

17 Mar 2018

Handmade tales from Cuddalore

Five women from this fishing village stitch and sell bags through Facebook for a living.In less than a year, their self-help group ‘Sura’ has widened its reach across the country

13 Mar 2018

Chai chronicles on Chennai roads

At 4.30 pm on Women’s Day, passersby on the street leading to Kapaleeshwara temple, Mylapore, were drawn to the aroma of ayurvedic tea brewed at a stall near Gandhi statue.

10 Mar 2018

This plastic surgeon heals scars at no cost

In the late 1980s, when the city had only a few plastic surgeons, and even fewer women in the field, Dr V Ramadevi was committed to becoming one.

10 Mar 2018

Comedy in the uterus

It bleeds and creates life. Our uterus has its own mind.These five comediennes find humour in this whole process

07 Mar 2018

Reel stories real connect

In the last few years, women-centric films have been making the right noise.These protagonists have given a ray of hope to their real-life counterparts

06 Mar 2018

He can teach you to fall in love with money

Money is a friend, provided we don’t take it for granted,” says Suresh Padmanabhan, speaker and author of I love Money.

05 Mar 2018

Urur-Olcott Kuppam: Change by the bay

The annual ‘vizha’ is breaking barriers in the Urur-Olcott Kuppam near Besant Nagar beach. This new cultural space has improved the socio-economic status of the fishing community.

05 Mar 2018

Women fight unisex gym woes to get fit

At first glance, notice boards outside unisex gyms in the city might seem clear about the services offer.

03 Mar 2018

He’s got all the negatives

Waiting for a photo to develop gives Melbourne-based photographer Brian Potts the ultimate thrill. In the city to teach cyanotype and van dyke brown photography, he tells us what makes his work specia

03 Mar 2018

Kick, dance and trek....in celebration of womanhood

March is the month where we all gear up to celebrate womanhood.

01 Mar 2018

A riot of hits and likes!

Head to the Youtube FanFest to enjoy live performances by top online channels for the first time

01 Mar 2018

Fire show on a sushi platter

Chef Jed Ursal, Teppan Japanese Grill and Sushi Bar, may belong to the Philippines but now even his dishes have a dash of Chennai in them

01 Mar 2018

Workshops and stalls to manage waste better

It’s easy to read and forget the phrase ‘my waste, my responsibility’ on a billboard, TV ad, or wall painting.

26 Feb 2018

An inclusive glimpse into the lives of surrendering saints

To give a spin on the stories of saints from yesteryears, Arpanam — Total Surrender, a production by 200 artistes with disabilities, was staged in the city at Narada Gana Sabha recently.

24 Feb 2018