Mahima Anna Jacob

All you need to know about the ubiquitous presence of sugarcane during Pongal celebrations

The white crystal sugar that we see now in abundance was once a treasure trove. In the 16th century, it was called the ‘white gold,’ a rare commodity used by the wealthy

13 Jan 2024

The Aurum Cloud: Naadan made gourmet

In 2020, cloud kitchens were the talk of the town. Aurum earned a name for itself by specialising in gourmet ways of preparing naadan cuisines

06 Jan 2024

We slay cosplay!  

The many awards that Malayalis have won for cosplay in Comic Con over the years indicate a fledgling interest in the activity in Kerala

05 Dec 2023

Granny rocks with heavy metal

Around 30 years ago, creating home decor was just a hobby for Mary John. Now, the 85-year-old entrepreneur runs home decor store Iron Monger along with her daughter

01 Dec 2023

GVQ: A cafe worth your time

At this quaint space, one is primarily charged for the hours spent

02 Nov 2023

Fr John Neelankavil: The ‘father’ of libraries

Since 2003, Fr John Neelankavil CMI has been spearheading the mission of setting up contemporary libraries, a space that significantly impacts the overall experience of users

18 Oct 2023

A royal culinary tour

Bringing the best of these two worlds is the ongoing food fest, The Great Indian Odyssey at Avenue Regent on MG Road, Kochi

14 Oct 2023

Fontasy World: Here is a look at Kerala’s first International Calligraphy Festival

Drawing curious crowds at Durbar Hall Gallery in Kochi, the fest exhibits about 150 works in different languages around the world and features 18 artists

04 Oct 2023

Pranking or prying?

Recent tussles between digital content creators and the public raise the question of where to draw the line in the case of ‘pranks’ and candid videos. How much is too much? 

20 Sep 2023

Long story, cut short

A section of artists left disillusioned as the prestigious Onam ‘Varaghosham’ in the capital ‘drops’ some ancient, dying folk arts. Officials cite new additions and fund shortage for the exclusion

06 Sep 2023

Festive finale

Unlike the years before, 2023 saw a slight lull in business in the days leading up to Onam

25 Aug 2023

Masterstrokes without hands

On August 19, Ma Joie, said to be the world’s first gallery dedicated to mouth and foot artists, hosted a live art session with four extraordinary creators

22 Aug 2023

Straight Outta Awadh: Lucknow food fest at Port Muziris is an explosion of subtle flavours and tenderest meats 

While retaining that historic charm, Lila’s Kitchen also brings different flavours of India through occasional food fests

22 Jul 2023

Carved In Stone: This Kerala man works wonders on these stone portraits

Artist Harish Kongad carves wonders on granite stones. His collection of intricately carved portraits have fetched  many records

13 Jun 2023

Mallu swag on African pitch

Representing the United Republic of Tanzania in T20 cricket,  the two are now emerging stars in Africa. Donning a national team’s jersey, they say, is like living a dream.

11 Oct 2022

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