Roshne Balasubramanian

Pulicat's past and present in palm

In its effort to save the endangered lagoon, AARDE Craft has been employing Pulicat’s women to revive the traditional craft and heritage of palm-leaf baskets 

12 Apr 2021

A green gesture for growth

Last month, a group of children with special needs and their families assembled at the barren backyard of a residence at Besant Nagar.

08 Apr 2021

Exclusively for inclusivity

The Special Child Assistance Network’s inclusive living initiative aims to integrate persons with disabilities and their families with the rest of the society

08 Apr 2021

Make mats matter: Pattamadai's sustainable korai mats

Use of new designs, vibrant colours and digital marketing are the only boosters to survive this pandemic and bounce back to normal, say traditional mat weavers of Pattamadai

05 Apr 2021

Leading the way in tackling learning deficits

My parents are considering discontinuing my education,” he says, echoing the alarming situation at several low-income households.

03 Apr 2021

Ring in the festivities with fashion

Over the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the wedding industry, bringing about changes to the (once) thriving culture.

01 Apr 2021

A heritag e recce of Royapettah’s residences

Amid modern chaos and everyday business, all it takes is some effort and plenty of passion to find the beauty that still survives

31 Mar 2021

Support in the face of strife, virtually

The event brought to fore the contributions and impact of the women-led organisation to a global audience. 

29 Mar 2021

Slumbering into the surreal

The uninhibited world of dreaming has been brought to life through 20-odd vivid artworks by Alka, with the ‘dreaming lady’ as the main protagonist. 

29 Mar 2021

An assembly for art and heritage revival

While struggles have been aplenty for the young artiste, the biggest one, he says, has been a lack of precision tools.

27 Mar 2021

Tapping on the goodness of tapioca 

Kuchi kizhangu and maravalli kizhangu in Tamil Nadu, kavva pendalam in Andhra Pradesh, mara genasu in Karnataka and kappa in Kerala.

24 Mar 2021

Initiating Carnatic conversations

“The idea was to make it more understandable, edible and accessible for all. I wanted to create a new generation of informed viewers,” she details.

24 Mar 2021

Of survival and revival

With the Madras terrace roof witnessing a slow comeback, architects and heritage activists push for the need to reintegrate sustainability in the design ecosystem

19 Mar 2021

Kaapi that you can bite into

Another worker quickly brews a cup of hot coffee and serves it to the aged driver. A few sips later, a smile touches the corner of his mouth.

17 Mar 2021

Nani’s values for the win

Chithkala Rajaraman, with the help of her friends Snowy and Honey, delivers stories of value in fun little packages

17 Mar 2021