By S.Vishnhu Saaye
Chennai: Rigid societal roles that stereotype women as teetoallers leads to forms of moral policing of women drinkers, a trend noticed in Chennai. It is considered to go against the Tamil traditions for a woman to be drinking alcohol, say locals.
By S.Vishnhu Saaye and Swathi Moorthy
Chennai: Increasing westernisation has dramatically changed the role of alcohol in various sectors of our daily life – concerts, clubs, social meetings and even corporate negotiations as an icebreaker.
“It is an easy way to break ice during client meetings,” said P. Selva, a project manager in a leading IT firm and added that it has constant presence in informal meetings as well.
By Swathi Moorthy
Chennai: Paul (name changed), a 19-year-old student, had his first beer when he was in Class 8 at a family gathering. A social custom became a habit and one he finds unnecessary to break.
“I don’t see why I should stop. It makes me feel good,” he says.
Artist Dhasan’s painting
Chennai, October 25: To some paper is a medium to write, doodle and scribble. For some paper is disposable. But for the rest it is art.
‘The Passion of Paper’ arts exhibited at the Apparao gallery, was an amalgamation of styles with paper as a common denominator. The paintings were diverse in terms of concept and techniques used and brings together 13 contemporary artists from across the country.
Scarecrow in Spoonbill
Chennai, Oct 29: A jack-o-lantern donning an olive-green packer hat and a dark-blue cloak standing on a black bean bag with its arms stretched out welcomes customers in Spoonbill Resto Cafe in Mylapore. It is the time of the year when scaring and being scared are pretty run-of-the-mill. It is Halloween.
A small shop owner in Usman Road
Chennai, October 21: Usman Road shop-owners saw their sales dip as the rain continued unabated since last Friday.
The onset of the Northeast monsoon has caused a lull in the sales especially for small shop owners who reported the biggest losses. (more…)