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Royalty in God’s own land


This is a story that dates back a century and a half in Kerala history: The erstwhile Rajah of Kochi, known for his devotion to Lord Krishna, was a frequent visitor to the Sree Padhmanabha temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

Women DJs spin magic on console


Ten years ago it was every parent’s nightmare — their teenage child walking in and announcing that he or she wanted to be a DJ! Many shattered dreams later, times have changed and a career that not many had heard of then, has created quite a few stars.

A moment that redefined my life


The presence of Malayalis was few and far between in international cricket — Sunil Valsan, Abey Kurvilla and Tinu Yohannan were the ones who managed to reach the top — till Shantakumaran Sreesanth bur

Life’s a cruise

If the predominantly green face of the Kathakali actor symbolises the culture of Kerala best, the image of a houseboat cruising along the backwaters represents the beauty of God’s Own Country.

Choco block


Is there anybody who has returned from a foreign jaunt without clutching prized packets of Swiss or Belgium chocolates?

The lady in white

A woman of courage and spirit, 63-year-old Surgeon Rear Admiral Nirmala Kannan, CMO of the Southern Naval Command, celebrates life and lives it up. The bright stripes that sit pretty and proud on her uniform are proof of her mettle and life in the service of the nation.

The business of beauty


Thirty years and still going strong. Shobha Kunjan, 55, who revolutionised the concept of beauty in Kochi, is happy as she looks back at the years gone by.
The lady who still loves lending a personal touch to each of her esteemed clientele has come a long way. “When I started off the outlook of people was very different. A

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.