Vaishali Vijaykumar

A natural growth

CK Kumaravel, CEO and co-founder of Naturals Salon & Spa, talks about tapping the salon segment, braving the challenges brought by the pandemic and moving into the digital space in 2021

16 Jan 2021

Prosperity in paanai

Ethnic attires roll out of the wardrobes, children groove to blaring festive music, and the joy of living is at its best.

13 Jan 2021

An ‘app’solute option to buy homemade food

Sometimes, the simple act of placing an order for food and coordinating with the delivery partner can be daunting, especially in these pandemic times.

07 Jan 2021

The ‘event’ful entrepreneur

From giving up a cushy job to building an event management company, Azubha YA’s life has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride

05 Jan 2021

Booze Box: An appealing arrangement of alcohol and appetisers

An overpowering whiff of Korean fried chicken sautéed in a red chilli paste and generously sprinkled with sesame seed engulfs us as we step into KV Navya’s kitchen in Adambakkam.

05 Jan 2021

D-day delicacies in dabbas

With the big, fat Indian wedding going the digital way in the pandemic, caterers are finding innovative ways to ensure that virtual guests do not lose out on the joy of eating elai sappadu

04 Jan 2021

Wails of struggle and survival

On the fifth day of Margazhiyil Makkal Isai, Neelam Panpaattu Maiyam brought oppari and parai artistes under the limelight to educate the audience through their reverberating performance

31 Dec 2020

A margazhi medley for digital rasikas

“A couple of years ago, on Christmas, the afternoon slot in which I performed for The Madras Music Academy was houseful.

26 Dec 2020

Creating opportuni'tea'

While there’s tea, there’s hope,’ said hile there’s tea, there’s hope,’ said Arthur Wing Pinero, an English playwright .

26 Dec 2020

Home is where Christmas is

Tamil Christians from different walks of life discuss what Christmas is like for them.

24 Dec 2020

Getting fitness basics right

The minute I use the word fitness and workout, it conjures up visuals of a woman in her athleisure flaunting her abs or a man with six-packs.

23 Dec 2020

Chennai's Northeast community goes merrymaking in its own way for Christmas

The people might be fewer and festivities far between, but there's no giving Christmas cheer a miss when you have a cheery bunch to fall back on.

23 Dec 2020

Native Tamil game Pallankuzhi may be losing to the modernities of life

The game broadly comes under 'mancala', a generic name for a family of two-player, turn-based, strategy board games.

22 Dec 2020

Online Isai offline Suvai

Even as the Margazhi music season moves to the virtual space, this caterer promises to keep up his end of the bargain in making your kutcheris complete

19 Dec 2020

Savouring the season’s spirit: Seven family favourites to try this Christmas season!

From the ubiquitous roast chicken to traditional savouries like puff pastry,

19 Dec 2020