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TANTALISINGLY TULU
From being a creative head in a soft furnishings brand, what led to the interest in the fitness page that you run on YouTube? I have always been very passionate about designing since the day I started drawing as a child and that passion led...
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HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP YOU BATTLE THE COVID BLUES
Working out from home can be tricky, which is the best kind of workout for a beginner from home in these COVID-19 times? Exercising is important for one’s mental and physical health, and is arguably more essential than ever during periods of self-isolation. Even though...
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#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH SHWETHA PRASAD
You’re a popular face in showbiz. How did acting happen? I had taken a break from my job of being an architect and was volunteering at an NGO for six months. During this time, popular television producer Shruti Naidu saw my pictures on social media...
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THE CROP THAT KEEPS US ALIVE
The word vivasayam (farming) strikes many chords in the hearts of any Tamilian. Growing up in the city, with a complete lack of knowledge or experience in agriculture, I have always been amused by the pride and the deep connections farmers have with agricultural practices....
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WHO IS CONTROLLING WHOM?
This craze began with Facebook. It helped us chat, find friends, send pics and do so much more — all for free. Being a 90s kid, who also lived through paid messages and expensive phone calls, Facebook was the best thing that could have happened....
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SANDALWOOD’S CELEBS GO GREEN WITH A PURPOSE
Actor and television star Shwetha Prasad has always had an inclination towards all things natural, but it was a trip to Meghalaya that reaffirmed her faith in it. “A friend and I were on a trip to the North East of India and were backpacking...
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WHAT AN IDEA!
What was the idea behind Swachchbox? What was the need to bring this during a period like lockdown? Swachhbox is a UV-C disinfection box that sanitizes daily use items in less than ten minutes. Swachhbox is also CE and CSIR certified. The pandemic made all...
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“IN THE NEAR FUTURE, EVERY PERSON WILL SEEK A PERFORMANCE COACH”
The whole country seems to be awaiting the truth behind actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. We wouldn’t want to jump into the bandwagon of name calling, media trials and accusing people… what we would like instead is to know the process of pressure that begins...
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FOR THE CHENNAI ART LOVER
What led to the idea behind setting up a studio like Vennba? Vennba is a Pencil & Monk initiative, originally started to serve repeated requests from customers across residential, hospitality, institutional and office segments. Taking responsibility for the curation of art, collectibles and installations was...
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THE NEW WAY TO EDUCATE
As someone who identifies as an educator – how has the lock-down affected the way you impart education, be it arts, crafts, or whatever else? Education facilitates the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of children. The lockdown has highly affected the educational system which...
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