#fineprint

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...
Read More
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....
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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,...
Read More
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...
Read More
MASK ME TRENDY
What prompted you to come up with the ideas for the mask? As COVID-19 got more serious all across the country, I realised that the only masks available were of the disposable variety and they were exorbitantly priced. Plus, I saw people creating a lot...
Read More
“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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More