Vaishali Vijaykumar

Madurai-based lensman brings folk fraternity's fame in frames

Madurai-based lensman Ajay Kumar has clicked 550 folk artistes from Madurai, Coimbatore, and Chennai for a portrait series at the 10-day Margazhiyil Makkal Isai festival.

22 Jan 2022

Transgender Tasty Hut: Social media saves Chennai transwoman Shaina Banu from third gender stigma

After enduring years of emotional turmoil and economic hardships, Shaina had found her life's purpose in March 2021 with her entrepreneurial venture - Transgender Tasty Hut.

20 Jan 2022

Bengaluru artist Kausalya Santhanam scores classic comeback on canvas

In the second innings of her life, Kausalya Santhanam has found her calling in art where she paints stories on household items.

20 Jan 2022

Winning high stakes on the skateboard

Merlin Dhanam is one among the eight skateboarders from India, and the only one from Puducherry, to be selected at the 59th National Roller Skating Championships in Mohali for the Asian Games.

19 Jan 2022

Chennai Book Fair: Getting lit, virtually

As the third wave of the pandemic shuts down city's annual event for bibliophiles, The Virtual Book Fair presents a virtual storefront for publishers.

19 Jan 2022

Working on ways to live life zero-waste

Under its resources section, the website offers ideas and literature on various aspects of sustainability.

18 Jan 2022

Unpacking stories from nature for urban dwellers

We all have that one subject we are passionate about and derive joy out of exploring, discussing and sharing it with others.

13 Jan 2022

Pining for a peaceful tomorrow for people and pachyderms

India is a biodiversity-rich country with a population of 1.4 billion people and roughly 27,000 Asian elephants.

13 Jan 2022

When korvai meets kolam

Kolam artist Ravisankar VM and textile revivalist Sreemathy Mohan have joined forces this Margazhi to bring out a colourful series of patterns depicting the weaves of Tamil Nadu

12 Jan 2022

Costumes that create conversations 

Behind its colour-coded, classy outlook was designer Anitha Ranjith’s conscious choice of design elements and well-studied presentation.

11 Jan 2022

Armenia to chennai: a christmas tale

X mas eve reminds me of a steady stream of people holding candles and wading their way

06 Jan 2022

Beyond the bias, beneath the beard

The three-year-old Chennai Bearded Club is helping men ace the beard game, while also doing their bit for society

06 Jan 2022

Impressions of impact

Art has been a constant companion for Shajan Kavitha.

05 Jan 2022

A ‘ride’ to remember

As the food court at VGP Universal Kingdom transforms into Sea Thru Diner, VGP Ravidas talks about his tenure at the theme park

05 Jan 2022

In the ring of recognition

A decade of staying away from the comforts of home, braving sleepless schedules and battling economic hardships has finally paid off for Karthik Sathish.

04 Jan 2022