Culture and Lifestyle

Plastic poses a major environmental threat: but is it being over-stated?

Why is plastic perceived to be such a significant threat? Part of the answer probably lies in the fact that it’s much harder to accept the kind of life-style changes needed to address the climate crisis than it is to reduce reliance on single use plastic.

Meet the 12-year-old Kerala girl who runs a free library in Kochi

Yashoda learned about library dues and decided to start a free library after she thought about the poor who would not be able to access books to read.

Why should girls have all the fun? Meet Hyderabad's 25-year-old male belly dancer

From people calling him a hijra to being made fun for his choice of art, Sravan is trying hard to break stereotypes surrounding the dance form.

An exhibition of love: Meet the 82-yr-old Kerala artist who learnt painting in her 60s

PS Padmini, who began learning painting in her 60s, is now displaying the work she has done with discarded waste such as broken glass, papers, clothes and more.

How do accidents occur? Kerala 19-yr-old's viral road safety photos shed light

Hafiz Sajeev specialises in capturing that single moment of action, when everything happens.

Book review: 'Real Stories of Dealing with Depression' is the need of the hour

Amrita Tripathi and Arpita Anand’s new book, an anthology, has first person accounts of people learning to cope with depression.

Understanding Bhagat Singh: Kerala scholar's book traces revolutionist's changing ideas

Yadu discusses how anarchism was once used against those like Bhagat Singh who went against the establishment, much like how anti-national is used today.

This TN publisher has been bringing international comics in Tamil for nearly 50 years

Lion-Muthu Comics, started in 1972 as Muthu Comics by M Soundrapandian, has been translating and publishing comics from around the world into Tamil.

Does your pet need blood? This Hyderabad man's website could save its life

Shiva has launched a website called Animal Bloodline which helps people identify animal blood donors from the same city.

This Kerala plastic surgeon travelled to Nigeria to treat Noma patients

The doctor, who went to Nigeria as part of a Doctors Without Borders team, treated 27 survivors of the Noma disease, which causes disfigurement in the face.