• Wed, Feb 21, 2018
  • Film on Cauvery asks to save ‘dying mother’

    Updated: Feb, 21, 201808:00 AM

    In the middle of never-ending disputes of how river Cauvery will be shared, a film titled The Story of Kaveri, has been created by Reforest India, which sheds light on the real question: what are we...
    Film on Cauvery asks to save ‘dying mother’
    The film, released in three languages — Kodava, Kannada and Tamil, portrays the real struggle of Kaveri, a mother, whose veins bleed with the torture she goes through. Vinod Eshwer, who scripted and conceptualised the film, is an active volunteer of Reforest India. He speaks to us about the main idea, what he hopes to achieve and the dialogue it has kickstarted on social media. “The film or its makers don’t have any political agenda. From the time of the Cholas, people have been fighting for the Cauvery water. What people don’t understand is that the river that they are fighting for is dying. The river is getting dried up in many areas and we could only notice cracked riverbeds. I am not sure if people realise the grave danger that lies ahead,” says Vinod. He adds that the century-old dispute is similar to how two siblings are fighting...
  • Science of Parenting: Is boarding school good for your child? Science of Parenting: Is boarding school good for your child?
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201807:00 AM

    ‘If you don’t behave yourself, I will send you to a boarding school!’ This is an oft-repeated refrain by parents who feel pushed to the limit. The child cries at the thought of the separation and...

  • Taking carnatic music to to every nook and corner Taking carnatic music to to every nook and corner
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201808:00 AM

    Apoorva Krishna, the first Indian to bag the prestigious Tarisio scholarship, wishes to propagate Carnatic music across the country, especially among the differently abled and less privileged

  • Kolam gets a French connection Kolam gets a French connection
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201807:30 AM

    An ardent follower of music, dance and culture, Chantal Jumel, who is fascinated by the intricacies of kolam, has included the method of drawing it in her paintings

  • Height of adventure on Himalayas Height of adventure on Himalayas
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201808:30 AM

    For adventure enthusiasts, there is no greater joy than what one experiences after finishing a trek to a peak and staring down into the vast openness. And trekking in a country like ours can be truly...

  • Ramayana, through the eyes of Mandodari Ramayana, through the eyes of Mandodari
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201808:00 AM

    Sundari Haran, one of the founders of the much revered group of educational institutions, The Indian Public Schools, has entered the literary space with her first book, Mandodari’s Ravanayana. The...

  • Book Review: A Hitchcock-styled homage filled with old-school thrills Book Review: A Hitchcock-styled homage filled with old-school thrills
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201807:30 AM

    Suspense as a genre has always drawn a massive readership, and so has its cinematic adaptations.

  • City’s Chinese community has low-key New Year celebration City’s Chinese community has low-key New Year celebration
    Updated: Feb, 17, 201808:00 AM

    As Chinese across the world celebrated the beginning of a new year on February 16 with much pomp and fervour, the community in Chennai, however, kept it low as they heralded the onset of the Year of...

  • Delhi Lit Fest returns with diverse speakers Delhi Lit Fest returns with diverse speakers
    Updated: Feb, 16, 201804:59 PM

    Started in 2013, the Delhi Literary Festival was conceptualised as a literary event where writers engage in a free flow of ideas on important issues and participate in panel discussions, book...

  • Confluence of creativity by the sea Confluence of creativity by the sea
    Updated: Feb, 15, 201806:30 AM

    The third edition of the spoken wave festival aims to transport you to a world of captivating music, laughter, theatre, art and creativity