#fineprint

DESIGNING SPACES WITH A SOUL
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives and professions to a big extent. The home space saw us more than it ever did. As more time people spent indoors throughout 2020, they were craving more comfort at home than ever before. Aesthetics and ambience became...
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‘I HOPE THE BIENNALE CAN FUNCTION AS A SPACE OF COMFORT AND CONSOLATION’
For the first time in its nearly 10-year-old history, the Biennale, which was to be on from December 2020, was postponed by a year owing to Covid restrictions. Coincidentally, the curator’s note mentions ‘‘optimism in the darkest absurdity’, though it was written before the pandemic...
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SUPER COP ON A MISSION – Dr M. Ravi, Additional Director General of Police, Special Task Force, Tamil Nadu gets candid in an interview with Provoke Magazine
Tell us about your journey from Ravi to IPS Ravi? I was good at sports like baseball, badminton and horse riding. In 1972 I learnt BKS Iyengar yoga during school days. After several attempts, I cleared the IPS civil service exam (he laughs). Just then...
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THE MULTI-TASKING SUPERWOMAN
Very recently, I was prodded by a friend to write on “good feminism”. A déjà vu experience engulfed me. It sounded like one of those “good feminism” sessions that was being taught by the boys of the college when they sized-up the girls on various...
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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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