Arya U R

A peppy tribute to the spirit of Onam

“It is a tribute to the state’s heritage,” says Alappuzha-based Goutham. “The lyrics were penned by my mother, Josima Shaji, a Malayalam school teacher.

31 Aug 2023

Upcoming OTT documentary retraces ‘Onavillu’ tradition

The documentary, produced by north Indian businessman Abhinav Kalra, outlines the fable behind Onavillu and Vilayil Veedu family, the custodians of the tradition. 

27 Aug 2023

Entnee: Onam sadya over the years

The once-conventional sadya now boasts an array of new elements. TNIE spoke to a few to get their thoughts on the matter.

26 Aug 2023

National recognition a sweet revenge for Indrans 

When the 69th National Film Awards were declared on Thursday, Indrans won Special Jury Mention for his role in Home, which was also named the Best Film in Malayalam.

25 Aug 2023

Allure that helped inspire literature and pop culture

The success of Chandrayaan-3 has evoked another kind of emotion. Yet the country’s historic moonshot is a moment that deserves a relook at Moon’s role in creative Malayalam lore.

24 Aug 2023

Looking back at a high-five 

Kattoor Narayana Pillai who was a former principal of the College of Fine Arts in Thiruvananthapuram, emerged as one of the postmodern artists who is looked up to in art circles.

17 Aug 2023

Siddique: Blending life, humour

Siddique's contributions to cinema, especially the many family drama-comedy films he helmed in the late 80s and 90s alongside actor-director Lal, still remain cherished today.

10 Aug 2023

IDSFFK: Zestive mode

TNIE presents a quick scan of the 15th edition of IDSFFK

09 Aug 2023

‘Nobody knows what’s happening in Manipur’

In  conversation with ace Manipuri filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar

09 Aug 2023

Balaramapuram handlooms hanging by a thread

Over the years, as the demand for these products slowly dwindles and power looms threaten to replace them, the fears have reemerged stronger.

05 Aug 2023

Beyond just campus art

Sakavalvu, the collective, comprises 15 students from various departments of the College of Fine Arts, who make various utility objects, paintings, and eco-print dresses for sale.

03 Aug 2023

Women collectives in cinema ensure respectful atmosphere: Filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj

So far, Deepa has directed around 40 documentaries on a slew of issues related to women’s political participation, health, education, and human rights.

01 Aug 2023

Awesome fivesome

TNIE reporter Arya U R delves into luscious layers of the latest viral dessert — the 5-in-1 Torte Cake aka Dream Cake

30 Jul 2023

Hymns, herbs & hope

TNIE lensmen A Sanesh and Vincent Pulickal capture the glimpses of holistic wellness practices followed during the month of Karkidakam

29 Jul 2023

The distance to the real you

Police officer Ratheesh Babu’s latest novel ‘Dwanthwam Eakam Sarvam’ is about a transwoman’s life and journey

28 Jul 2023