A dekko at deco details

Architect Prathyaksha Krishna Prasad walks us through the decades of development that spelt disaster for art deco in Chennai

07 Aug 2021

A Tamizh twist to titles of talkies

Many of us remember a childhood blessed with Rajnikanth movies, concoctions of exaggerated action and drama, with memorable dialogues and vivid sets.

04 Aug 2021

The best of  browntop

The browntop millet is possibly the rarest of these. This millet can be grown in a variety of soils and climates, but mostly grown in the border of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. 

04 Aug 2021

Passing on heritage to posterity

Nam Veedu Nam Oor Nam Kadhai has three mobile libraries with 30-35 books and objects placed at the back of each auto for children to explore.

02 Aug 2021

Koodai for a cause

For an entire year, we have been subjected to stories of loss, grief and panic in the media.

31 Jul 2021

‘Waste'd  Wonders 

When it comes to waste, the weight of our decisions is shared by the planet.

28 Jul 2021

On a dais without bias 

Vaibhav*, a 25-year-old MBA student who identifies as a cis-gay person, shares his experience of open mics and how the stage created a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community.

27 Jul 2021

The language of lullabies

As musician Vedanth Bharadwaj croons this lullaby while softly strumming his guitar, I am transported back to the comfort of childhood, despite knowing no Spanish.

26 Jul 2021

Robot to the rescue: GPS-enabled, waterproof, all-terrain equipment is decloging manholes

This Rs 42 lakh wonder machine designed by Rajasthan-based Club First Robotics Pvt. Ltd. is turning out to be a game-changer in sanitation. It enables declogging the manholes efficiently.

24 Jul 2021

Is working in working out?

Absence of office camaraderie, fear of miscommunication, and coping with unsaid expectations in virtual meetings — employees engaged in new roles during the lockdown share their remote tales

24 Jul 2021

Pop-up for prints

Ashvin E. Rajagopalan and Sruti Harihara Subramanian, is showcasing three large-format original lithographs at their debut pop-up shop on July 22 and 23. 

19 Jul 2021

The art of assortment

Naashitha Nasser’s fivemonth- old venture, Platter Mi Amor, brings the French concept of charcuterie boards and grazing tables to Chennai

17 Jul 2021

Saris that weave stories

Archaeologist KR Ezhil Madhii introduced us to the origin of the motifs and how they became a medium of communication for a weaver.

12 Jul 2021

A traditional makeover for your kitchen

Like many Indian expatriates, Faiza was particular about bringing back native spices, oils and ghee to recreate traditional flavours at her new home.

06 Jul 2021

Fiction on the field 

Authors Menaka Raman and Nidhi Gupta elaborate on how to write fiction and its  role in cultivating an inclusive space in sports for women

05 Jul 2021