Category: Life

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My adventures in insomnia

My adventures in insomnia

Most people work late to avoid getting up early, except in Chennai, where everyone gets up at 4 and starts washing clothes and grinding coffee. In ...
Five to breathe easy

Five to breathe easy

One can never have too many cotton outfits in Chennai at this time of the year. Whether you’re planning a tropical getaway, or just a quick stayca ...
Runway of change

Runway of change

Designer Tarun Tahiliani’s Egypt-inspired collection travels to Chennai, but for a cause ...
Pilfering food from grandma’s kitchen

Pilfering food from grandma’s kitchen

“Home-made,” proclaimed the packet of javarisi (sago/sabudana) vadams, those small, white, crunchy papad-cousins. Of course, I fell for it. At din ...
Eating alone, together: community dining experience for urban loners

Eating alone, together: community dining experience for urban loners

Those days are long gone when community dining was confined to traditional feasts. The concept has slowly been inching its way into the fine dinin ...
Happiness hamper

Happiness hamper

Eggs have been on my mind for a while now. I have been reading and re-reading about the teenager who broke an egg on the Australian senator’s fore ...
No paneer please!

No paneer please!

Planning a vegetarian meal for finicky guests is not an easy task. After all, how innovative can you get with paneer? I have friends who are actua ...
The winner takes the food

The winner takes the food

The case for Sarojini NagarSarojini Nagar has style — yes I agree the style of off-loaded SS2018 clothes from Europe, but that’s a mere detail. Co ...
Watch | Making a sherbet is a performance in this Coimbatore shop

Watch | Making a sherbet is a performance in this Coimbatore shop

Ashok Sarbath shop is situated just outside Angannan Biryani Kadai and opposite Paati Kadai in RS Puram’s VCV Layout. There is a buzz among the ea ...
A summer affair

A summer affair

When 26-year-old Aswitha P willingly models a pair of silver earrings for me, I give up all pretence of resisting and buy them for my daughter who ...
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