Roshne Balasubramanian

The humble parai stirs its way into mainstream art

When I was younger, the only place where I could learn to play the parai was in funerals. Everyone in my family played the instrument which is considered to be one of the oldest in the world.

21 Feb 2019

‘Karadi’ roars, gets shortlisted for Excellence Award London Book Fair

The LBF Excellence Awards will take place on March 12 in Olympia, London.

21 Feb 2019

Truck of lipsmacking, fiery Indo-Chinese comfort food

The month-old truck serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food — about twenty-odd varieties of starters, fifteen varieties of rice and noodles, soups, and seven lip-smacking gravies.

21 Feb 2019

Tuning in to storytelling

We are at his studio in Saligramam.

20 Feb 2019

Environment-friendly brand drapes nature in all its forms

The young designer has joined hands with local weavers from the outskirts of Chennai, Coimbatore and Kancheepuram to create these weaves.

19 Feb 2019

Colours of memories from childhood

The solo art exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Art and Culture and Nunkalai Kuzhu, Government of India.

14 Feb 2019

Business is not just about profit: MR Chendilnathan

He stays rooted to his virtues, and says, “My success in the field of property development has made me take on bigger challenges.

14 Feb 2019

Artistic recreation of Mani Ratnam’s iconic frames for your ‘Dear Love’

Choosing the films and frames was the hardest task and her friends helped her. She has so far sold 10 copies of the calendar.

13 Feb 2019

A confluence of 108 Sakthi Peet Temples

As soon as we took a turn off the Madhuramangalam Road, we noticed the temple’s raja gopuram a few metres away, decked with garland for the ritual.

11 Feb 2019

Major General Dr AVK Mohan: Armed with adventure

At 59, the medical doctor qualified in hospital administration is fit as a fiddle.

04 Feb 2019

“I didn’t hear Gandhi say ‘Hey Ram’”

On January 30, 1948, Gandhi ascended the steps leading to the prayer platform in the lawn of Birla house.

02 Feb 2019

Keeping up with Kanchi

I love history and antiquities get me excited. Leave me in a century-old monument, I will explore it stone by stone, inscription by inscription.

02 Feb 2019

A tapestry of global tales 

The seventh edition of the Chennai Storytelling Festival (CSF) was inaugurated on Friday at the World Storytelling Institute, Alwarpet.

02 Feb 2019

The world in stories

The Chennai Storytelling Festival (CSF) is back with its seventh edition. Thirty four storytellers are ready to celebrate stories, tell tales that educate, and enable self-exploration.

31 Jan 2019

Community under the crimson sky

The idea and the spirit of the fest are manifold, but primarily, the goal is to spread its wings to unchartered territories of the city, where art is seldom curated or staged, and to celebrate oneness

29 Jan 2019