Vaishali Vijaykumar

Bengaluru-based Mohan Kumar R aims to preserve Gowda community’s heirloom recipes with his regional flavours in dishes

A native of Ballagiri — which shares the border with Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu — Mohan has always nurtured a deep respect for regional flavours

06 Jun 2022

Headphone Zone’s latest music event, Headphone Connect allows audiophiles to come together and get into the groove

After a gap of two pandemic years, the event is back to assuage the auditory needs of Chennai’s music enthusiasts

06 Jun 2022

Nargis Kapasi’s latest poem speaks of gender non-conformity

Each quatrain of this poem, in the brightly-illustrated book, contains a different hue of hope for the ones who feel different, and the ones who find it difficult to fit in

26 May 2022

Artist Hemalatha Venkataraman’s #OneHundredPortraitsProject takes inspirations from several others out there

For her recent series, the Ohio-based architect-turned-experience strategist is inspired by the digital collages and artwork of Kara Walker, Natasha Shaneek, and Dewey Saunders, to name a few

23 May 2022

Artist Anthoni Guruz talks about his latest artworks for Vaanam Art Festival, wielding art as tool to create impact

The profoundness of Anthoni Guruz’s thought, which stems from his personal experience, manifests in this meaningful artwork and speaks to you on so many levels

09 May 2022

Sudhir Viyas D shares with the world his pandemic-birthed podcast Pattukkaaran

Besides running BeatRoute — a creative promotional agency — with his wife, Sudhir has been diligently pursuing his passion project and releasing one episode a week

26 Apr 2022

Siddharth Varman’s Roadhouse helps you tour at ease with its custom-built, off-grid campervans

Similar to a caravan, a campervan is a cozy yet compact version that can accommodate four people. It’s fully furnished with a wooden cabinet and a sunroof. It has a small bathroom with a shower

26 Apr 2022

Soru Paathi Story Paathi series by Neelam Social’s YouTube channel trace unspoken politics behind food

Sivaranjani and Palayam discuss the everyday lives of fishing folk, climate change and its impact on fishing, and challenges during the breeding season in their video series

20 Apr 2022

Chennai-based Sound Mani makes a 'sound' effort to revive lesser-known instruments!

Meet Manikandan, who has been reviving lesser-known instruments by taking it to the masses through performances, documentaries and music workshops

05 Apr 2022

Dads of Meenakshi: How an Insta account is normalising the idea of gay men raising a child

"I’m a Tamilian from Madurai and my partner is an Italian. We’ve battled our share of hurtful stigmas from coming out to our parents," says Vignesh C, the man behind the Instagram posts

02 Apr 2022

Is clocking in 10,000 steps daily as effective as it is projected? Fitness experts and enthusiasts weigh in

The history behind this number “10,000” dates back to the famous marketing campaign conducted shortly before the start of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games

10 Mar 2022

Applause for art in action

Theatre director Prasanna Ramaswamy, one of the six recipients of Kalaignar MU Karunanidhi Porkizhi Award, talks about the responsibility that comes with recognition

22 Feb 2022

International Mother Language Day: Tamil poet Bharathiyar's descendant makes language matter

The beginner’s course will lay the foundation for anyone to write and speak basic Tamil

21 Feb 2022

An earthy treat to taste buds

This drum-shaped, reddish-brown tuber with paper-like consistency, is harvested once in 12 years.

16 Feb 2022

A blockchain upgrade for movie rights

The Indian film industry has sailed through countless transformations since the first Indian film released in 1913.

09 Feb 2022

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