Culture and Lifestyle

Ponnuthai's school turns 66: The story of the fiery TN Dalit woman who fought all odds

Born in a Dalit family in Madurai district in 1928, Ponnuthai’s resilience and determination in the face of discrimination is a story worth telling and hearing a million times.

Visual artist Karthik Subramanian’s video is a satirical commentary on TN politics

About 10 minutes long, ‘I swear on my mother’ is an interesting compilation of videos, texts and photos arranged to create a canny interpretation of politics in the state.

Green hero: Meet the Malayali businessman who's created 40 forests in 7 states

RK Nair is from Kerala and has planted more than six lakh trees across the country.

Meet Hyd author Kavitha Buggana, whose book ‘Walking in Clouds’ is on her Kailash trek

While the book is a travelogue that captures the beauty of the rivers and mountains in Nepal and Tibet, it also narrates stories of faith.

Meet the Kerala student who turns bottles discarded at Ashtamudi Lake into art

Aparna, in her early 20s, came up with ‘Quppi’, an idea that could rid the Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam of the many waste materials cast on its shores.

Visiting the iconic Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, Madurai's prized 17th century palace

Completed in 1636, the palace faces maintenance challenges but will soon get a make-over.

Meet Roxanne Read, South African mixologist who's inventing cocktails for Hyd pub

Roxanne says that people in India are very particular about their drink and that it's difficult to get them to try new flavours.

Humanism at LoC: Happymon Jacob on his book on visiting both sides of Indo-Pak border

The academic and JNU professor writes about travelling with the Indian and Pakistani armies on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC).

Local life to satire: How Telangana YouTube channel, My Village Show, shot to fame

Started in 2012, the channel, famous for its quirky comedy and raw portrayal of everyday life in a Telangana village, now has close to 700k subscribers.

The women behind the flying machines: Book tells stories of ISRO’s women scientists

Minnie Vaid's new book 'Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines' will be launched on March 25.