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It’s time to break free: Theatre-based workshops for kids

TNM talks to TheatreNisha’s Balakrishnan, who has provided theatre training to over 1,000 kids from underprivileged and marginal backgrounds.

Colours of patriotism: This exhibition is a haven for art lovers

The Rangoli Metro Art Center at MG Road is hosting an art exhibition, organized by a city-based NGO called Art Matters, to mark Independence Day.

'We need to fight the fascists': 'Birth of Kali' author Anita Sivakumaran to TNM

'The Birth of Kali' is a collection of retellings from Hindu mythology that revisit the stories with the feminist gaze.

Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

As with so many of our misperceptions, the explanations for this will be both how we think and what we’re told.

The world of plastics, in numbers

In 2015, over 320 million tons of polymers, excluding fibers, were manufactured across the globe.

Chennai on a chariot: Kumar and his horse carriages are remnants of the city's past

Kumar's chariots are used only occasionally now, but he remembers a time when his family thrived on the business.

Cinema for everyone: Chennai multiplex now screens shows for persons with disabilities

SPI Cinemas launched SENS, which allows children and persons with heightened sensory issues to be themselves inside the movie theatre.

From translating 'Ponniyin Selvan' to being a farmer: Meet author Pavithra Srinivasan

Pavithra has translated several books from English into Tamil and vice versa, including Kalki's 'Ponniyin Selvan', apart from writing, illustrating and now, farming in Thiruvannamalai.

Secondhand smoking is causing thousands of stillbirths in developing countries

In 13 out of the 30 countries we studied, secondhand smoke exposure was 10 times higher than active smoking among pregnant women.

Understanding Gandhi, the dissenter, in 'The Disobedient Indian'

Jahanbegloo explores the Gandhian philosophy of dissent in the context of present times.