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Asha Prakash

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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‘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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HORROR TALES OF THE INDIAN KITCHEN
Never in the history of Malayalam cinema has a small film caught the attention of an entire State, and beyond. And probably no other film has made many of its male viewers this uncomfortable. Jeo Baby’s The Great Indian Kitchen presents the obvious, but then...
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YOU WILL FIND BEAUTY EVERYWHERE IF YOU ONLY LOOK
Mahadevan had such an idea in mind for years, but it was only recently that he set out to look for such a candidate. And that was when he chanced upon 24-year-old Aazman, selling mobile pouches and balloons at the traffic signal at Edappally, Kochi....
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