Why rely on allopathy when you can grow your own drugs? - 4 days ago
Plants like tulsi (holy basil), karpooravalli (Indian borage), and ginger are potent enough to cure most common ailments.
Urban poor voters balk at lofty poll calls - 2 weeks ago
Gone are the days when some biriyani or a colour TV or even promises of rice for five rupees per kg was enough to swing the urban poor vote bank.
In pursuit of an electoral ID card - 3 weeks ago
For Malavika Velayanikal, getting her voter ID card proved to be a wild goose chase, until...
A queer twist to filmmaking - 2 months ago
Making a queer film is not as straightforward as making one for a mainstream audience, filmmakers tell Malavika Velayanikal
A marriage of convenience - 2 months ago
The French in Pondicherry used local goods, like spices, to prepare their subtle flavours. Malavika Velayanikal finds out how these two cuisines coexisted.
'Not easy to write a good sex scene' - 2 months ago
Yes, erotica is still a guilty pleasure around here. But with clever editors, talented writers and mainstream publishers ready to publish good work, more and more readers are parking interesting erotic fiction on their bookshelves.
An ecosystem for education - 3 months ago
There's no disputing the fact that an attractive classroom with good chairs and other essential infrastructure plays a vital role in making schools a little more welcoming and education less chore-like for the students.
Bangalore: They create forests for a living - 3 months ago
Instead of simply expressing their angst over disappearing forests, a bunch of biodiversity enthusiasts in Bangalore decided to grow some. Malavika Velayanikal reports.
In love with Adam, Eve and the Church - 3 months ago
Whats it like to be bisexual and a devout Christian? Aden Jay Christian wrote a book on it and now he shares his experiences with Malavika Velayanikal.
Review: Special 26 is an intelligent thriller - 3 months ago
Special 26 is not a film that favours soft creative options. It takes the heist-story audaciously through a complicated maze of morality without getting snarled in sermons and messages.