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Asha Prakash

‘I STARTED LIVING AFTER I QUIT MY SECURE JOB OF 23 YEARS’
When Sandhya NB left her job as a school teacher, she had 15 years left for retirement but her only one aim was to quit, nothing more. That was in 2015. Fast forward to 2021 and she is now a full-blown gardener, farmer and entrepreneur...
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‘THE KEY TO HUMAN-ANIMAL CONFLICT LIES IN ENCOURAGING LOCALS TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT THE PROBLEM’
It was her visits as an adult to her mother’s native town in Manjeri, Malappuram district, located along the Nilgiris that first turned Jyothy Karat’s attention towards the environmental issues. “The landscape in the Nilgiris had changed a lot from how it was during my...
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‘PLEASE TELL AR RAHMAN I WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH HIM!’
In 2016, when Arunaja appeared for the auditions of The Stage, India’s only Western music reality show, she was excited but nervous as well since there were talented contestants from all over the country. But one of the judges, Vishal Dadlani, took one look at...
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YOU SEE PLASTIC GARBAGE, WE SEE POTENTIAL FOR ART’
Sampda Mago, 24, from Delhi, and Giovanni Allegrini, 25, from Italy, met at the Himalayas. She was backpacking solo, while he was stuck there during the 2020 Covid lockdown. And when they found that they had a lot in common, they decided to continue their...
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TO THE HEAVENS AND BACK
Antony Varghese, better known as Pepe, his character from the blockbuster hit debut Angamaly Diaries, is an avid travel lover. Like all travel buffs, he too had to put on hold all travel plans of 2020 owing to Covid and the subsequent restrictions. Around December,...
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MEET THE CYBER SHERO
When Pattathil Dhanya Menon joined the Asian School of Cyberlaw in 2003, she had no clue what the course was about, neither was she enthusiastic about it. “I joined only because my maternal grand uncle, or rather godfather, who was a senior advocate at the...
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MAKE WAY FOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA STARS
The ‘Ahadishika’ sisters The ‘Ahadishika’ sisters are social media influencers who are in the film, modelling, dance and music space. Actor Krishnakumar, wife Sindhu and their four daughters - Ahaana, Diya, Ishaani and Hansika – are undoubtedly the most visible Malayali family on social media...
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REDEFINING FUSION MUSIC
There is a certain addictive quality about Arya Dhayal’s music. Perhaps it is the way she sings, with abandon, or the way she switches between Carnatic, Western, Bollywood and Malayalam seamlessly to make musically delightful creations. The classically trained singer had been posting music videos...
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YES, VEGAN DOES SELL IN GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
It was her love of yoga which initially drew New Zealander Bree Mcllroy to India, and Kochi just happened to be her first destination. She stayed in a homestay in Fort Kochi like any other tourist and moved on to different cities in India and...
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CITIZENS JOIN HANDS TO CLICK, DOCUMENT AND CONSERVE
While the sheer volume of scientific information shared everyday in the group would astound a layman, Manoj Karingamadathil, who originally founded the group, says there has always been a knowledgeable community of birders in Thrissur, and all over Kerala. “It’s just that they got an...
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