When lockdown led to the ‘Highway to Hell’

COVID-19 curbs helped New Zealand-based Malayali chef and restaurateur Rejoy Antony Paul explore his passion for filmmaking For many, the lockdown or a retreat indoors would have meant a life of monotony, but not for Rejoy Antony Paul, who is based in New Zealand. He found an opportunity in...
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Raising a toast to science and agriculture

Scientist and social entrepreneur Dr Deborshi De talks about his journey so far in the realm of food security and sustainable food production and what lies ahead… When scientist and social entrepreneur Deborshi De came across his contemporaries who were settled abroad, having the best of opportunities, he often...
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Flashbacks of art, theatre and Fort Kochi

Veteran artist, music aficionado and a prominent personality among American Malayalees, Fred Cochin unlocks the treasure trove of memories centred around his hometown of Fort Kochi, life in the US and tryst with legends from various walks of life While growing up, Frederick A Edward was an ardent fan...
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The celebrity lensman of celebs

While most shutterbugs click pictures, Reji Bhaskar sculpts each frame to perfection with his in-depth knowledge of aesthetics and anatomy making him the favourite photographer of tinsel town, the cream of the corporate world and ramp scorchers. What’s more, he is also a visiting faculty in four colleges and...
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Illuminating the path to happiness ‘n’ prosperity

Being an NRI for half a century and achieving success is no mean feat. But what makes Malayali entrepreneur K V Shamsudheen stand out is the way in which he has transformed the lives of thousands of expatriates by bringing the gospel of financial discipline and wise investment to...
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Mapping the DNA of wellness

As the pandemic surges across countries claiming precious lives, the world is sitting up and taking notice of the prospects of wellness and healthy lifestyles. With the hospitality industry raring to make a comeback riding on the wings of Ayurveda, Bengaluru-based Malayali entrepreneur Gopinath Nair’s latest venture AyurDNA is...
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Taking business consulting to a new level

Synconic Solutions and Services Pvt Ltd helps start-ups and MSMEs overcome the stumbling blocks in their journey to greater heights   – Deepika Jayaram Umpteen questions arise when it comes to transforming one’s creative ideas into reality, for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and the start-ups. However, Synconic...
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Of green fingers and greasepaint

With movie shoots stalled by the pandemic, actor David John, who will appear in Jeethu Joseph’s upcoming flick ‘Ram’, finds time to indulge in his passion for organic farming   – Deepika Jayaram Actor David John is on cloud nine these days, as his brief stint in ‘Bigg Boss...
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