• Fri, Jan 19, 2018
  • When women take centre stage

    Updated: Jan, 18, 201808:30 AM

    Dushyanth Gunashekar, the founder and creative head of city-based theatre group Crea-Shakthi, speaks about their upcoming play Dolls, a portrayal of the various shades of modern Indian women and what...
    When women take centre stage
    What defines the modern Indian woman? Is it the clothes she wears, the work she does or is it her ability to live her dream despite the shackles that bind her and walk shoulder to shoulder with men?Or is it all this and more? But, can you really define her? The upcoming play Dolls is an answer to just that. Starring actors Janaki Sabesh, Manasvini KR, Kadambari Narendran, Namita Krishnamurthy, Shradha Venkatraman, Akshaya Ravishankar, Ananya Shankar, Dhwani Giri, Aparnaa Nagesh and Zarin Shihab, the play, to be staged at Wandering Artist on January 21, delves into their personal stories — part real, part fiction all through these women and the sum of their experiences.Speaking about how the play came about, its director, Dushyanth Gunashekar, says, “The name Dolls is a direct hit at the hypocrisy of urban Indian, a society that wants to...
  • The life and times of Indian craftsmen The life and times of Indian craftsmen
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201807:30 AM

    Designer Aratrik Devvarman speaks about his film, Notes from a Craftsman, which explores the work and life of five craftsmen who have worked with his brand Tilla for several years.

  • A resistance called Dolores O’Riordan A resistance called Dolores O’Riordan
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201806:45 AM

    The passing of Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish group The Cranberries on Monday, put to rest one of the most distinctive and unmistakable female voices in rock history.

  • Science of Parenting: Child leash - Helpful or harmful? Science of Parenting: Child leash - Helpful or harmful?
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201806:00 AM

    During my recent travel abroad, I was astonished to see some parents taking their toddlers out on leashes! Leashes came in different varieties - some had a fur cuff to be put on wrists of both the...

  • Upcoming book to focus on the rich heritage of Indian jewellery Upcoming book to focus on the rich heritage of Indian jewellery
    Updated: Jan, 15, 201804:58 PM

    A detailed two-volume publication that covers the rich heritage of Indian jewellery and its significance in past and present Indian society will be launched at Gyan Museum here.

  • 2017 saw more self-drive women travellers than men 2017 saw more self-drive women travellers than men
    Updated: Jan, 15, 201804:43 PM

    Women have been travelling more than ever in the self-drive mode, overcoming the long-drawn history of systemic prejudice and gender bias, with both inbound and outbound tourism witnessing accelerated...

  • More women watching porn to explore their sexuality More women watching porn to explore their sexuality
    Updated: Jan, 13, 201808:22 PM

    More women are watching online pornography than before and the opportunity has helped them explore their sexuality and connect with others to discuss issues such as new sexual practices and the use of...

  • 'Shantaram' to be made into drama series 'Shantaram' to be made into drama series
    Updated: Jan, 12, 201806:40 PM

    Gregory David Roberts' Shantaram , a 2003 about an Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escapes from jail and flees to Mumbai, will be adapted for a television series.

  • Music beyond class, genres Music beyond class, genres
    Updated: Jan, 12, 201807:30 AM

    The Casteless Collective, a band that brings together genres of rap, rock, and gaana by musicians hailing from varied backgrounds, performed their first live concert which was a runaway hit, in the...

  • House editions of Harry Potter series to be out soon House editions of Harry Potter series to be out soon
    Updated: Jan, 11, 201807:40 PM

    To mark 20 years of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Bloomsbury is going to publish House Editions -- Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin of the book.