Fathima Ashraf

Biography:

An over-thinker who needs space to sleep and sleep to not space out. A promoter of all things zen and letting people be. In her free time, she\'s either stargazing or having tea. Constantly intrigued but not easily amused, anything too much is not her thing. In love with cameras, colours and compositions, she likes to watch life one frame at a time and hopes to tell stories the best way she can.

I hope theatre artistes get the respect and opportunities they deserve: Kani Kusruti

In this candid chat, award-winning actress Kani Kusruti talks about career choice, the influence of theatre in her craft and how the film industry needs better talent representation.

04 Nov 2020

BuJo Culture: Why more people are turning to art journaling to cope with lockdown and stress

Thanks to mounting stress levels with a generous serving of existential dread, the lockdown seems to have led many in the way of BuJo.

15 Oct 2020

95-year-old Supriya Cheriyan steals the show in Krishnakumar's latest short, Can You Hear Me?

In this film that has now been selected for My Rode Reel International Short Film Competition, Supriya Cheriyan grabs all the attention despite the slightly dark events that go on to unfold.

14 Oct 2020

Masala Coffee announces their latest 13-track album, Ektara

Titled Ektara, the multilingual album has been announced this evening and we are told that it will feature over 13 songs.

09 Oct 2020

Preview: Dramact's second online production, Reasonable Doubt is a gripping jury drama

Titled Reasonable Doubt, the 90-minute-long jury drama that will be streamed live on YouTube will feature 12 actors who will be performing from their homes over a Zoom session.

02 Oct 2020

Kerala-based artist selected for Rivers of The World project in India uses minimalism to inspire artworks

"Art needn’t be expensive or complicated. It is more about thinking creatively and differently," says Kerala-based artist Leeza John.

30 Sep 2020

#YesWeHaveLegs: These actors are sharing their pictures on Instagram to prove a feminist point

Things took an unexpected and ugly turn when a certain section of social media started hurling abuses at her for apparently 'showing too much skin'.

15 Sep 2020

'Stand-up comedy is extremely powerful when it's local': Karthik Kumar on Comicstaan's Tamil edition

Stand-up comedian Karthik Kumar shares with us how important it is to have programs such as Comicstaan in regional languages, his biggest takeaway from being a mentor and more.

14 Sep 2020

Comicstaan Tamil will reach people who weren't exposed to stand-up comedy: Praveen Kumar

Comedian Praveen Kumar tells us how the show will reach audiences who never followed stand-up comedy before, his takeaways from mentoring the young comics and more.

14 Sep 2020

Vijay Menon's latest short film Intezaar beautifully captures the mundaneness of lockdown life
 

Chennai-based ad film-maker Vijay Menon got inspired by the artwork that was published earlier in July and wanted to make something bigger out of the same concept.

09 Sep 2020

Meet the artist behind the adorable Ghibli X Onam series that's gone viral on Instagram

Take a quick look at Treasa's Instagram feed and you will find Howl and Sophie, clad in traditional Kerala attires and playing in the swing, Chihiro and Haku making pookalam and more.

03 Sep 2020

Onam special: Coolers, curries & custards, these coconut-inspired recipes will blow your mind

From Paal Kozhukattai to Choco Coconut Uttapa, here are 7 coconut-based dishes that you could make at home this Onam season!

24 Aug 2020

Stories from the field: 10 wildlife photographers share their most memorable shot and the moment that led to it

Ahead of World Photography Day, we speak to ten Indian wildlife photographers who share with us their most memorable capture and their stories from the field.

13 Aug 2020

Masala Coffee on upcoming single, experimenting with their sound and working on film music

"We hear of all these brutalities happening around the world and music is our way of expressing what we feel," says Masala Coffee frontman Varun Sunil about upcoming single, Manitham.

10 Aug 2020

International Tiger Day: Nat Geo explorer Malaika Vaz on the joy of tiger spotting and what we can do to conserve them

On International Tiger Day, we speak to Malaika Vaz, who shares her experience with spotting tigers, the role of local communities in protecting them and what we can do to stop hunting and illegal tra

30 Jul 2020

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