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THE RESPECT I RECEIVE IS FOR THE POSITION OF THE MAYOR, NOT ARYA THE YOUNGSTER
Imagine attending college online from the chair of the Mayor of the capital city of a State. Well, 21-year-old Arya Rajendran is doing not just that; she recently created history by becoming the country’s youngest Mayor to be sworn in. — by Asha Prakash Becoming...
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YEAR OF ROAD TRPIS
Driving around in the sanctity of one’s own car became the new way to escape during the months under lockdown. Even though arrangements had been made such that every product and essential would be delivered to the doorstep, the need to get a feel of...
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GIVING THE RIGHT KICKSTART TO YOUR IDEAS
If you have the right talent and that spark in you with some brilliant ideas, then you can now get help in bringing it to life. Established in 1992, ‘Guidance’ is the Government of Tamil Nadu’s nodal agency for investment promotion and single window facilitation....
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TRANQUILITY IN THE MIDST OF NATURE
What is the story behind the name Pink Lotus? Pink is a feminine colour and catchy one too. My name “Kamala” means flower in Tamil so my husband is the one who suggested we name this place something related to me (she smiles). Lotus generally...
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FOR THE LOVE OF A MOTHER TONGUE
It’s an oxymoron, to say the least that this potent force called vernaculars that begot the linguistically organised Bharat, are today haplessly pleading to be protected. And, for the States, protecting their progenitor has never before been a Gordian’s knot, as it is today. It...
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THE MAGIC OF SEA AND CITY
Have you ever had holiday anxiety? The anxiousness that builds up before a trip or a vacation, where you only hope that everything goes well and nothing gets screwed up? We’ve all been there. We’ve all dreaded unorganized and unplanned trips for this reason exactly....
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CREATING THE ‘PRINCESS WEARS PRADA’ LOOK
Royal houses across India are slowly but surely getting into the world of curated and bespoke fashion — what prompted your house to also join this bandwagon? For all of us who share the same background, it’s a natural progression. Everything created in the earlier...
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TAKING ON TRADITION WITH A PEN
Re-writing tradition has never been a smooth sail, and history reveals that the re-writers have received more stones than bouquets. The case has been no different with singer-writer duo Sooraj Santhosh and Shruti Sharanyam (formerly known as Shruti Namboodiri) either, who decided to re-write the...
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DOING AS MUCH AS LIFE CAN OFFER
Would the word humanitarian do justice to the work you do? My primary aim in life is to help at least one billion people around the world to gain access to basic healthcare, education and opportunities that allow them to break the cycle of poverty,...
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TROLLS CAN’T STOP ME FROM DOING MY WORK
“In the mad rush of messages that I get, I must have missed yours. I am sorry,” says the voice note. It made me think of the other message he sent me a few days back when I had called him, but he couldn’t take...
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