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The ‘Thevar Magan’ house

The Pollachi Papyrus , These walls,those stories   A fan of the movies will understand the excitement that comes with the prospect of visiting a famous film setting.The fact that this heritage house was just a half an hour’s drive away from Pollachi made it even more an irresistible a visit. The amazingly talented thespian […]

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Deepavali (Diwali) gift hamper options 2017

The Hindu Metroplus , The gifts you bear Deepavali,the festival of lights is celebrated with such joy and togetherness. It is a time of the year when families take time out of their daily routine to visit loved ones bearing special gifts. Festival gifts can vary from traditional home made sweets to carefully chosen exotic […]

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Thamboolam Bags (Navaratri)

The hindu Metroplus , Manjapai makeover The nine days of Dussera festivities include celebrations of such varied nature from simple pujas at home, to elaborate homams , dandiya nights , eye catching kolus made up of beautifully painted wooden bommais ,bhajans, music and so much more. Over the years we have been invited to homes […]

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Uthukuli Palace

The Pollachi Papyrus , Carved in grandeur The Uthukuli Aranmanai, an impressive vision of traditional construction styles is a reflection of the grandeur and celebratory lifestyle led by the Zamindars of Uthukuli. It’s upkeep and maintenance are now in the hands of Shri. Arun Kumar Kalingarayar and his son Siddharth Kalingarayar. Zamin Uthukuli has been […]

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Natural Bath and beauty products made in Coimbatore

Hindu metro plus , Safe and skin deep How often have we just closed our eyes and inhaled in an aroma that soothed our senses or caught a whiff of someone’s perfume that made us smile ! I don’t know about you but I find that natural fragrances ,be they vetiver, citrus, sandal or cinnamon […]

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Holiday food musings

Hindu metro plus ,The bread spread   The holiday season is often filled with family get-togethers and fun conversations.In my family as I suspect is the same with many others , very often the talks involve serious discussions relating to food ,at all levels. Over one such meet up recently we got chatting about what […]

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Alpine cheese

Hindu metro plus , Who made my cheese ?   It was the perfect summer weather in the Swiss alps when friends suggested that we visit the cheese making unit that was situated about 5 kms from Saanenmöser station. I was only more than happy to take them up on the offer.The wooden cottage that […]

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Coimbatore’s Kumaran Market

Hindu metro plus , A market of the people   A chance meeting with Rajesh Govindarajulu recently had us thinking that we must make use of the puja holidays to show older children around the city. He being so well versed with events and places in the city, we were in the best hands to […]

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A salivatingly melodious evening

Hindu metro plus ,An evening of food and music For me a traditional South Indian rasam is always flavoured with a pinch of that intensely aromatic spice , asafoetida .If someone were to tell me that it did not originate in India I would have found it very hard to believe . But that’s just […]

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Kamaldeep Kaur and her creations

Hindu metro plus ,The craft and the lady behind it Being in conversation with Kamaldeep Kaur has turned out to be one of my most educational experiences I’ve had in the short span of a few hours! She was here to participate in the Srishti exhibition organized by Cctn to showcase her amazing array of […]

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