Merging merch and mirth

An urge that adulthood doesn’t always diminish, as in the case of Vellore resident MS Raghul whose search for a sword from an anime led to a swordmaking endeavour.

11 Jun 2022

Return of rainbow revelry

In association with the Tamil Nadu Rainbow Coalition, several organisations and activists have planned events to celebrate Pride month offline, after two years

09 Jun 2022

Fashion illustrations on paper

Keerthana Chandrasekar speaks about her introduction to fashion illustrations, the scope for the same amid photographs’ popularity and her social media presence

09 Jun 2022

World Environment Day: Hospitality that heals the planet

When it comes to hospitality, ITC hotels have recently set a new benchmark for sustainability as three of their properties have been ranked as the world’s top three LEED Zero Carbon certified hotels.

06 Jun 2022

Building dreams of artful avenues

Artist S Ganesh speaks of his unique style of creating portraits out of ancient Tamil characters and the recognition it has garnered from MK Stalin and Anand Mahindra

31 May 2022

Chennai cosplayers speak for their need of the hour

Cosplayers in the city speak of the importance of the art for them, the effect of the pandemic on the community and the need for events in Chennai to boost participation.

30 May 2022

Museum musings and making a difference  

After working extensively in museums for decades, Vinod Daniel shares his views on the current trends and what’s needed to make city museums appealing to people

28 May 2022

A safe and social sanctuary

Creating an inclusive and safe space for mental health service users, Schizophrenia Research Foundation launched Namma Area, a recreational centre to suit their needs

26 May 2022

Explaining the ectopic element 

With three-four live births in every 1,000 being ectopic, city doctors give a lowdown on this common yet unknown type of pregnancy

25 May 2022

In a winged wonderland

To engage kids and entertain adults, The Marina Mall has set up a colourful and interactive display of butterflies

24 May 2022

Engraved to engage 

For some, it is the emotions that art invokes in them that makes it worthwhile, for others, it may be the way colours, textures and lines play with each other.

23 May 2022

The future is fabric-friendly for Chennai-based entrepreneur Reshma 

Reshma Malliknath’s Handmade by Reshma makes the most of fabrics — even giving a makeover to scraps

19 May 2022

For the love of furniture, flair and family

Notwithstanding the pressure of a male-dominated industry, Vijayalakshmi Swaminathan wrote her success story with Woodpecker Furniture. 

17 May 2022

Coastal love on canvas

The creative mind behind The Moon Lotus studio, artist Rekha Ravikumar gives us a peek into her illustrations, and how she keeps in touch with her hometown through them

14 May 2022

To run for the hills or away from them?

Children’s author Nandita da Cunha talks of the themes, characters and introduction of the concept of voluntourism in her recent release My trip to La-La Land

10 May 2022