Culture and Lifestyle

Meet Neetu, the Hyderabad woman whose intricate paper cutting art is a hit on Instagram

Also known as Psaligraphy, the paper cutting art has many takers and has turned the young woman into an Insta entrepreneur.

'Two Flags': Tracing the story of Tamils who chose to become French in Pondicherry

Two Flags' follows the Tamil French population in Pondicherry as they decide upon the candidate they want to vote for in the 2017 elections - not in India but in France.

'Chaaya': Nine actors on wheelchairs to perform play in Kochi

The actors with disabilities are mostly members of the Thanal Paraplegia Patients Welfare Society.

Factly launches ‘Decode,’ an online show to make public information in India simpler

'Decode' is about simplifying complex issues related to government policy, government rules and many other issues related to government, that are useful to the common man.

Remembering Malayalam writer M Sukumaran a year after his passing

Sukumaran was known for the Leftist tone in his writings and later for critiquing Communist parties, even as he called Communism the last hope.

Book excerpt: How Kannaki and Kovalan of 'Silappadikaram' met and fell in love

Acclaimed author Samhita Arni's retells the Tamil epic 'Silappadikaram' in her new book.

Hyderabad's Haziq and Mohi bookstore: 47 years of promoting rare Urdu literature

The bookstore is a haven for scholars, historians, and students from around the world.

Meet Senthil Kumaran, TN photographer capturing man-animal conflict in the country

Senthil’s ‘Boundaries: Human and Tiger Conflict’ series was recently awarded The Hindu Photojournalism award under the Photo Essay category.

N Prabhakaran, author of 'Diary of a Malayali Madman' opens up on his inspirations

The renowned writer says all five stories come from real life influences, and translator Jayasree Kalathil says they take over your mind as a reader.

This 700-foot long ‘peace’ wall of art in Kerala tells local history and more

The work is the idea of artist and professor Suresh K Nair who has, with help from his students and labourers, carved the word peace on cement in 250 languages.