• Fri, Apr 20, 2018
  • Emissaries of all things nice

    Updated: Apr, 20, 201808:00 AM

    Letter Earthlings, a meet-up to write letters based on requests sent in, aims at reviving the lost art of handwritten notes and spreading some love
    Emissaries of all things nice
    A group of youngsters from across the world came together to form The Goodwill Tribe a few years ago with one aim — to give back to society and spread positivity. Having hosted many events for the same and encouraging volunteers from various walks of life to join in, they’re coming up with yet another initiative to spread the cheer. Letter Earthlings is what they’re calling it. The group has a Google Form that they share publicly, where people from anycorner of the world can send in requests and the content for a letter to be hand-written and sent to their loved ones. “The second step of the process is carried out by our backend team of members and volunteers, who work hard to segregate where each letter request has come from and where it should go,” explains Mohammed Usama, an independent interior design consultant based in the city,...
  • KB daughter-in-law dedicates her first play to him KB daughter-in-law dedicates her first play to him
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201807:45 AM

    The television production company Minbimbangal, known for popular Tamil soaps like Ramani vs Ramani, Marmadesam and Premi, is all set to stage its first Tamil play in the city.

  • Parenthood: It takes a village to raise a child Parenthood: It takes a village to raise a child
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201807:30 AM

    Before I had a child of my own, I’d always wondered about this phrase, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and thought, why would I want other people to influence my child? I would want to raise my...

  • When women light up the stand-up comedy scene When women light up the stand-up comedy scene
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201807:00 AM

    Are you quick-witted? Do you think you are funny? Do your friends say you should be a comedian? Then here’s a chance to release your inner comedian. An open mic, Read My Lips, will be held on April 22...

  • Pawsome Pets: Blu is the warmest pupper Pawsome Pets: Blu is the warmest pupper
    Updated: Apr, 18, 201807:30 AM

    Multi-lingual actress Pranitha Subhash chats with us excitedly about the best person in her life

  • Giving new life and meaning to traditional olai craft Giving new life and meaning to traditional olai craft
    Updated: Apr, 17, 201807:00 AM

    Event designer and craft revivalist Malini Narasimhan is promoting the age-old tradition of olai art by bringing traditional artisans to the fore

  • Chennai writer to work on Indo-US production Chennai writer to work on Indo-US production
    Updated: Apr, 17, 201806:15 AM

    Born in a small town in south Nigeria, Vidhya was landed up in Chennai at the age of 12. She started writing and explored it in different ways — articles, short stories and even advertising copy.

  • 'Harry Potter' animator sees hope for homegrown comic books, animation in India 'Harry Potter' animator sees hope for homegrown comic books, animation in India
    Updated: Apr, 16, 201808:45 PM

    After working on the World War Z and the Harry Potter series as well as with the legendary Stan Lee, Indian comic artist and animator Roy Soumyadipta is set to launch his own comic book series,...

  • Penning down her emotional best Penning down her emotional best
    Updated: Apr, 15, 201807:30 AM

    Chennai-based young author Yamini Prashanth on her fourth book, Beyond the Sunshine, a collection of poems based on various themes.

  • Gender bender in fashion photography Gender bender in fashion photography
    Updated: Apr, 13, 201807:45 AM

    Photographer L Ramachandran’s latest shoot with transgender models is blurring the gender lines in fashion