Culture and Lifestyle

Of bunk beds and kitchenettes: A fun camper trip to Karnataka's Sakleshpur

Our 17-feet-long trailer held a compact bathroom complete with bathtub, TV, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge and a cupboard full of board games.

'A Very Normal Family' at Mathrubhumi Lit Fest: Meet the fun cast and crew

The play is directed by actor Roshan Mathew, and has in its cast many known actors both from theatre and cinema.

A brief history of slavery from Kochi to Cape Town at Kochi Biennale

In an interview, Cape Town artist Sue Williamson talks about the little-known history of shipping off men, women, and children from Kochi by the Dutch East Indian Company to South Africa, as slaves.

How resilient 'food forests' are helping farmers in India to improve productivity

Food forests are designed to mimic natural forests and usually have seven layers.

A page from history: How Rani Lakshmibai met her companion Chandraki

An excerpt from the book ‘The Queen’s Last Salute’ by Moupia Basu.

You can write for the market or you can write without compromise: Author Anees Salim

The Kerala author who won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for English fiction, talks about his childhood years, being a school dropout and a helpless introvert.

Stories I heard created an aura around Raja Ravi Varma: ‘Hidden Truth’ author Rukmini

An artist herself, the author brings alive the world her famous ancestor lived in, the times, the quests he would go on for, for the perfect face or image.

The lofty rock formations of Ramanagara: A trip to the land of Gabbar Singh

The town gets its name from Ramgiri Hills, popularly known as Sholay Gudda, since all locations made famous in the movie are visible from the top.

Why is watching kinetic sand sway and soap being cut so therapeutic?

These videos are called ASMR videos and millions of people love them and consider watching them a fantastic way to relax.

‘Camels in the Sky’ review: A gripping travelogue on the hidden delights of deserts

The book by Malayalam’s favourite travel writer V Muzafer Ahamed marks out the life and legends of the Arabian deserts in intimate detail, says author Benyamin.