Culture and Lifestyle

This children’s book chronicles the fantastic work of 31 Indian women in science

Authors of ‘31 Fantastic Adventures in Science: Women Scientists in India’ Nandita Jayaraj and Aashima Dogra say that the book is as much for adults as it is for kids.

From pangolins to pythons, this AP man has rescued over 300 wild animals in a decade

Andra Phaneendra, a veterinary doctor, has also helped the Forest Department to save wild animals from poachers.

Oru joke sollava? The growing turf for Tamil stand-up comedy

At a panel discussion moderated by actor Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, comedians discussed the challenges in doing Tamil stand-up comedy.

Meet Hephzibah Smith, Hyd woman who runs a café for the city’s queer community

The space is primarily meant for the queer community, unlike other cafés which make a show of accommodating LGBTQIA+ members while viewing cis-heterosexual people as their main customers.

Who can take a joke? Chat with stand-up comedians Aravind SA, Sonali, Naveen and others

We're in conversation with Aravind SA, Kenny Sebastian, Naveen Richard, Rahul Subramanian, Baggy and Sonali Thakker Desai on comedy in the age of intolerance.

Meet 'Eli Kutty', American woman on Instagram who's learning and teaching Malayalam

Elizabeth decided to use Instagram to learn Malayalam and get feedback from Malayalis, when she found no other resource to pick up the language.

Meet the Kerala man who holds a record for having 11,111 Indian one-rupee notes

Arvind Kumar Pai, a primary school teacher, is full of interesting facts about the Re 1 note - like they are signed by Finance Secretaries, and not RBI Governors like other currency notes.

Girl power: Meet the staff of Anand Bhawan, Hyd's all-women eatery

The women who work at Anand Bhawan often come from troubled backgrounds and have proved their mettle at running the business.

Revisiting 'Thanneer', Ashokamitran's insightful Tamil novel on water scarcity

The book recounts the water crisis experienced by upper-caste, middle-class residents from a street in a semi-urban Madras neighbourhood.

'The Fat Lady Scribbles': Meet the Kerala artist who challenges body shaming on Instagram

Nimmy Mohammed Saffir uses the Instagram handle The Fat Lady Scribbles, a name that many had asked her to change, but one she proudly sticks to.