Culture and Lifestyle

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.

Safety, expense or ownership? Why Hyd's Nizam jewels are locked away in RBI vault

The jewellery will soon put on display in the National Museum in Delhi after a gap of 12 years.

'Karnatriix' John Anthony, the musician who never aged, passes away

Active both in the film and independent music circles, John was a most respected figure, known for fusing Indian classical music in his blues/jazz guitar playing, for his band Roots with AR Rahman and Sivamani, for the more recent band Karnatriix and more

Girls of the 'Mahabharata': Writer Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan on her new book series

In this interview, the once controversial blogger speaks about her choices for the book series, her takes on the 'Mahabharata' and Sabarimala.

Dance, music and cinema come to life at 16th edition of SIES Nerul's Frames

Frames is India's largest undergraduate film festival and is a 3-day fest that started on 10th January.

Kerala and Bengaluru bands team up for grand show on a brief history of musical time

The show, to be held in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, will chart the course of music from the Vedic chants of 3,000 years ago to the music of 21st century Kerala.

Reuniting friends, reliving innocence: How school reunions are a trip back in time

These are the stories of a few reunions, some reminding you of the film '96', when those that split as teenagers met again as grandmothers, when boys turned into dads and relived a time they most loved.