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Culture and Lifestyle

A slice of Kerala in a children's mystery novel: Meet author Arathi Menon

Arathi Menon, whose first book ‘Leaving Home with Half a Fridge’ was on her divorce, has now come out with a children’s mystery novel.

Meet New York’s dosa man, who puts his own spin on this south Indian fare

Kandaswamy Thirukumar, an immigrant from Sri Lanka, says his aim is to make south Indian food international.

The ‘pawparazzi’ is here: Meet the Hyderabad 22-yr-old who photographs pets

Prathima Pingali took to pet photography after her dog Pax passed away two years ago.

Beyond haleem, here are some must-try Ramzan delicacies in Hyderabad

Sonu Kebabs is one among the many restaurants that serve lip-smacking dishes until 4 am during Ramzan.

Forget kothu parotta or chilly parotta, if you’re in Madurai try the bun parotta

This Madurai special traces its origin to a roadside eatery that was started in the early ‘90s.

For the love of poetry: Meet the 70-yr-old reviving Telugu padyams on his blog

After his retirement in 2008, Kandi Shankaraiah began his blog ‘Shankarabharanam’ which today has readers from across the globe.

Meet the Kerala man who promotes cycling through a free bicycle-sharing club

Called Athi’s Bicycle Club, the service was initially started in Thiruvananthapuram, but is now more popular in Kochi, and is also picking up in Chennai.

A love for words: Writer Poomani on his books, translation, and film adaptations

37 years after 'Vekkai' was first published, the book is being translated into English and also adapted for the screen as Vetrimaaran-Dhanush's 'Asuran'.

These five students have opened a venue for fun and art events in Thiruvananthapuram

Called Space, the venue allows you to host and attend events, sell or buy artworks, and even functions as a co-working space.

Meet Naseera Melattur, Kerala’s ‘TikTok Ithatha’ whose videos are going viral

It is not just her fun videos that have brought her attention, but the way she responds to the inevitable abusive comments on her videos.