• Wed, Dec 13, 2017
  • Men are the new mommies in town

    Updated: Dec, 13, 201706:30 AM

    With film like Ki and Ka breaking the gender stereotypes, encouraging both sexes to switch roles and shun the beaten path of gender-based responsibilities, a stand-up comic from Bengaluru is bringing...
    Men are the new mommies in town
    Suman Kumar, who gave up his IT profession in Bengaluru to chase his dream of becoming an author, finished his first book Ranga Half-Pants in 2012, but did not attain significant recognition. Broke to bits, he accidentally stumbled upon stand-up comedy on a dare from a friend.  Ever since comedy has become a part and parcel of his life.   When we ask Suman to reveal about his debut show in the city, he lights up and says, “Mr Mommy is about my growing up in a highly misogynistic, sexist small town. And about how I ended up as a stay-athome dad, allegedly breaking gender stereotypes (unwittingly, of course). Most of my stories are around my experiences as a stay-at-home dad, so I always knew my first solo show will be centered around it.” The artist, who collaborated with city-based comedians Sudarsan aka Soda and gang, has done a bunch of...
  • The beauty of taking it slow with our kids The beauty of taking it slow with our kids
    Updated: Dec, 13, 201706:00 AM

    When we think about our childhood, and our relationship with time, we remember that we never liked being rushed. And yet regretfully, that is what we do today, to our children.

  • Strumming it the sinistral way Strumming it the sinistral way
    Updated: Dec, 12, 201707:00 AM

    Being one of the first few left-handed guitarists of Tamil Nadu, Babu Rajasekar reveals details about creating his own reverse guitar and removing the taboo associated with being a southpaw.

  • An adventure in the journey itself An adventure in the journey itself
    Updated: Dec, 11, 201707:00 AM

    Rakhi Kapoor, the new entrant into the world of penning novels, a traveller and a mother, shares details on her new book, The Girl who was Left Behind, which is an ode to all the women, and about the...

  • Self-reflection, empathy can reverse trend of neglecting elders: Preeti Shenoy Self-reflection, empathy can reverse trend of neglecting elders: Preeti Shenoy
    Updated: Dec, 10, 201707:00 AM

    Author Preeti Shenoy speaks about her latest novel, A Hundred Little Flames, which highlights inter-generational relationships across urban and rural spaces in India

  • Kumbh Mela on Unseco list of intangible cultural heritage Kumbh Mela on Unseco list of intangible cultural heritage
    Updated: Dec, 09, 201709:10 PM

    Kumbh Mela, the mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith, has been inscribed on the Unesco's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

  • Meet the voice of Shinchan Meet the voice of Shinchan
    Updated: Dec, 08, 201707:00 AM

    Raghuvaran, who has become an overnight sensation after the Tamil version of the Japanese cartoon series Shinchan went viral recently, speaks about dubbing for a five-year-old character and the...

  • Kumbh Mela on UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage Kumbh Mela on UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage
    Updated: Dec, 07, 201707:40 PM

    Kumbh Mela, the mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith, has been inscribed on the UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

  • 'Pihu' wins two awards at Morocco film fest 'Pihu' wins two awards at Morocco film fest
    Updated: Dec, 06, 201708:15 PM

    Vinod Kapri's Pihu has won two awards at the 14th Trans-Saharan International Film Festival at Zagora in Morocco.

  • Parenthood: What to do when teenagers push us away Parenthood: What to do when teenagers push us away
    Updated: Dec, 06, 201711:04 AM

    It is tough for parents of teenagers when that little child who saw them as the centre of his life, now barely glances at them.