Jayanthi Somasundaram

Movable feasts

Taste exotic local flavours, and savour history with food guides and walking hosts who take you on culinary expeditions through the lanes and bylanes of a city.

10 Mar 2018

Moulders of a Green Message

Instead of sending junk to the landfill, a Tamil Nadu professor and his team transform it into creative art installations on their university campus

17 Feb 2018

Grains with gains

Through her immersion centre in Chennai, Sheela Balaji attempts to preserve Indian heritage rice varieties that cure several ailments.

18 Nov 2017

Read India Read

In small pockets of the country, efforts are being made to build a community of readers, book by book, finds Jayanthi Somasundaram

28 Oct 2017

A raconteur’s diary of divine diets

Food writer Rakesh Ranganathan documents recipes of prasadams served at 150 temples.

07 Oct 2017

The new age of Ajrakh

Meet the duo of Vraj:Bhoomi who effortlessly blend age-old traditions with forward-thinking aesthetics.

26 Aug 2017

Carving wonder jewels in wood

Even before the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, sowed the seeds for it political base, craft and weaving clusters had set their foot around its main gate.

01 Jul 2017

United they spin

Love for handloom led a Bengaluru-based ecologist to learn spinning yarn on the charkha and inspire others to do the same.

01 Jul 2017

Soul sketchers

A Tamil Nadu-based woman advertiser, inspired by her architect husband and daughter, discovers her hidden talent of drawing

14 Apr 2017

Rural Raga

Indian classical music is being taken out of air-conditioned halls to the country’s backwaters, because vocalists and musicians have discovered a new rasika.

11 Feb 2017

Reincarnating the weary sole

To provide comfortable footwear to people in need, Mumbai-based start-up Greensole repairs worn out and used shoes and turns them into trendy ones

07 Jan 2017

Myriad moods of mystic Meera

Dancer Chitra Visweswaran and vocalist Bombay Jayashri collaborate for a dance-drama on the Krishna devotee

24 Sep 2016

Rooting for Roots

Three young architects from Belagavi are documenting the marvellous heritage structures of the town.

27 Aug 2016

Deception of dimensions

At India’s first 3D trick art museum in Chennai, artist A P Shreethar has created effects on artworks to give illusions.

09 Jul 2016

Camera-derie with Memory Machines

A camera museum in Chennai throws new light on the rare wooden and metal boxes that captured history

21 May 2016

Traditional and ancient board games reclaim their lost glory in India

Brainwork is getting a rebirth across India as traditional and ancient board games reclaim their lost glory

21 May 2016

Body of Art

Tattoo has come of age in India as the younger generation takes to it with a vengeance.

17 Apr 2016

Flavours From a Forgotten Past

Families that are working together to track, document and safeguard heirloom recipes to the true epicurean’s delight.

09 Apr 2016

Heritage in a Bottle of Pickle

If Chinmaya Arjun Raja is not holding a spatula in his hand, then he’s busy looking at a piling list of orders for his home-made sun-dried pickles.

13 Mar 2016

The Power of Play

Sports can change the world, address issues, inspire and provide hope. Some people have taken games to doorsteps, parks and villages to make them a key agent in sustainable social change

29 Feb 2016

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