• Mon, Oct 23, 2017
  • Chennai-based art director turns junk to jazz

    Updated: Oct, 23, 201706:15 AM

    When your place is crammed with old junk, a part of you wants to dump it off your living space but a part of you is still etched to it because you loved sipping a cup of coffee sitting on that old...
    Chennai-based art director turns junk to jazz
    Torn between two sides, you finally shove it up the attic to make room for the new age, sleek and classy décor. For all those who are seriously infatuated with your old stuff and have major architectural affinity, Jayashree Lakshminarayanan has a delightful fix. Having worked as a Creative Art Director and Production Designer for movies like Pisasu and Malayalam flick Charlie, she always had a taste for refurbishing junk to jaw dropping artefacts. Jayashree had this path-breaking idea when she started getting enquiries from her friends about the refurbished artefacts that she had designed for the movie sets. “I was always into making things but the decision of starting my own design store for refurbished articles became firm as I felt people always wanted crafty things but they did not know where to get it. There is lack of customization...
  • Life after MH370: In the shadow of an event unexplained Life after MH370: In the shadow of an event unexplained
    Updated: Oct, 22, 201706:45 AM

    City-based management consultant KS Narendran, whose wife Chandrika was on the ill-fated flight MH370, the disappearance of which remains shrouded in mystery even three years after the incident, has...

  • Dusshera in Mysore: When royal glory unfolds Dusshera in Mysore: When royal glory unfolds
    Updated: Oct, 22, 201704:30 AM

    The 10-day festival in the city, that celebrates the bygone era, is an event one can certainly not afford to miss in a lifetime

  • The unmaking of modern India The unmaking of modern India
    Updated: Oct, 22, 201703:30 AM

    In her latest book When the Moon Shines by Day, veteran writer Nayantara Sahgal brilliantly paints a telling portrait of our times. From religious intolerance and lynchings to the use of violence or...

  • What shall we be angry about today? What shall we be angry about today?
    Updated: Oct, 21, 201703:06 PM

    When you see the shocking, outrageous things people do just to get attention on the internet, it’s impossible not to shake your head and think: Why didn’t I think of that?

  • Interiors: Making space for growing children Interiors: Making space for growing children
    Updated: Oct, 21, 201701:49 PM

    While watching children grow is one of life’s unparalleled joys, the challenge of designing a bedroom that can keep pace with the growth is a huge one. Here are a few tips:

  • Your social endeavours may get you fired Your social endeavours may get you fired
    Updated: Oct, 21, 201705:00 AM

    Are you leading your company towards making social endeavours? Beware, corporate social responsibility (CSR) investments can act as double-edged sword, which can either result in high praise or get...

  • Turning bitter rivals into partners Turning bitter rivals into partners
    Updated: Oct, 15, 201705:30 AM

    In his book Hit Refresh, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of...

  • Let’s talk about feminism and religion Let’s talk about feminism and religion
    Updated: Oct, 13, 201705:45 AM

    The women of today are a beautiful blend of modernity, culture and are adaptive and flexible in welcoming the culture of the west as well. Amidst all that they do and don’t do on a daily basis, how do...

  • Use notes to remind kids they’re cherished Use notes to remind kids they’re cherished
    Updated: Oct, 11, 201705:30 AM

    Making lunch for your kids can be a fun way to show your creative side and inspire healthy eating.