• Thu, Jan 19, 2017
  • Artist’s work addresses environmental concerns

    Updated: Jan, 19, 201707:30 AM

    As a part of the recently concluded international seminar on Environmental Consciousness in Current Indian Art organised by DakshinaChitra, city-based artist Parvathi Nayar’s solo show of photos and...
    Artist’s work addresses environmental concerns
    In August 2016, writer and social activist Nityanand Jayaraman took a diverse group of friends — artists, lawyers, engineers, social scientists and journalists — to Ennore Creek. The oil refineries, coal-fired power plants, coal ash dykes and densely populated residential areas hemming the creek disgorge their effluents into the wetlands. The creek is dying a silent death and the eroding livelihoods and household economies of the region’s fisherfolk mirrors the degradation of the creek. Parvathi was part of this tour. “The show is a response to many immediate environmental anxieties, whether the pollution of our rivers or the devastating floods in Chennai or the acknowledgement that man causes many of these disasters by ruthlessly exploiting the land and its waters destroying in the process, the many safety mechanisms that nature herself...
  • Science of Parenting: The importance of unstructured playtime Science of Parenting: The importance of unstructured playtime
    Updated: Jan, 18, 201707:30 AM

    Nowadays, a typical day for young school going children is fairly structured. There is little time for leisure with both parents working, running homes and raising their children by themselves.

  • Q&A: Using music for the cause of girl child Q&A: Using music for the cause of girl child
    Updated: Jan, 18, 201706:30 AM

    Roopa Menon gave up her plum corporate career to start her NGO, The Fairy God Mother Charitable Trust, about eight years ago to help fund education of girl children. A special fundraising concert,...

  • Dealing with parenting criticism Dealing with parenting criticism
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201711:55 PM

    It is very common that other people will always have something to say about your parenting style or technique.

  • An experiment with tradition An experiment with tradition
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201707:15 AM

    Chennai-based dancer Padmini Chettur’s three-hour-long performance, Varnam at the ongoing Kochi Muziris Biennale presented a radical take on Indian classical dance forms and received a rousing...

  • Urur-Olcott Vizha aims to bring down barriers Urur-Olcott Vizha aims to bring down barriers
    Updated: Jan, 16, 201706:45 AM

    The Urur Olcott Kuppam Vizha, which is about bringing down barriers, equalising spaces and de-classing the arts, will feature traditional and modern Tamil performing arts – from Silambam to Gaana, as...

  • Superhero culture may make your child a bully Superhero culture may make your child a bully
    Updated: Jan, 15, 201710:10 AM

    If you think that watching superheroes that defend, protect and help the weak may inculcate positive traits in kids, you may be wrong.

  • Interiors: Go minimalistic by painting your walls in pastels Interiors: Go minimalistic by painting your walls in pastels
    Updated: Jan, 14, 201701:24 PM

    With the subtle and elegant nature of the beautiful pastel hues, you can give your walls a soft and charming look. Pastel colours work beautifully for every possible setting because they adapt well....

  • ‘Superhero culture makes children bullies’ ‘Superhero culture makes children bullies’
    Updated: Jan, 13, 201707:00 AM

    If you think that watching superheroes that defend, protect and help the weak may inculcate positive traits in kids, you may be wrong.

  • 'Parenting is tough', says Duchess of Cambridge 'Parenting is tough', says Duchess of Cambridge
    Updated: Jan, 12, 201712:34 PM

    By telling the women during her visit to a family centre mothers that parenting is tough, the Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday praised the efforts of mothers with emotional issues who have turned...