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Meera Kalyani


‘Loss to Chinese Taipei brought the team together’: Thomas Cup champion Arjun M R
Wed, May 18, 2022

Arjun’s personal road to victory was no bed of roses either. He tested positive for Covid-19, with all possible symptoms, a week before the selection trials for the championship.

First person: I have a tattoo and I plan on getting more
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

It all started after a Reddit post by an 18-year-old girl alleging sexual assault by a prominent tattoo artist in Kochi took social media by storm.

‘Didn’t know this would happen in 2021, for us Taliban was the past’: 26-year-old in Kabul
Thu, Aug 19, 2021

Talking to over the telephone, Faizi, a former TV anchor for a news channel in Afghanistan, also expressed concern for her job.

From the perfect dosa, to karaoke nights: In Clubhouse, Malayalis have found a platform for ‘charchas’
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

From eccentric break-up stories, people’s paranormal experiences to karaoke nights, Malayalis seem to have found the perfect platform to nurture their love for 'charchas' about anything under the sun.

‘I thought I was going to die’: Survivor’s first-hand account after ONGC vessels went adrift off Mumbai coast
Fri, May 21, 2021

As we waited, with our entire luggage ready to go, we saw that our barge was sinking. When we were halfway sunk, reality hit us: we have to abandon the ship.

‘Dancing Daadi’ Ravi Bala Sharma takes netizens by storm, proves age is just a number
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

“I believe that with discipline, truth and honesty, you will achieve anything you want and no one can stop you from getting there,” Sharma told, opening up on her sudden internet fame.

‘Most thrilling experience’: Kerala vlogger Sebin Cyriac who shot Rahul Gandhi’s deep sea adventure
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

The 29-year-old believes that the quality of his videos and his strong subscriber base of 1.66 million made Gandhi and his team approach him.

‘The response is overwhelming’: Manju Warrier on the success of her #kimkim challenge
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

The actress, who has sung the song, recently posted a video of her dancing to the track, which was widely shared on social media.

Ahead of local polls, Kerala parties turn to artistes-turned-mask makers for unique designs
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

A group of 60 professionals from Kerala’s entertainment industry turned to mask making to supplement their incomes. Political parties are seeking their designs now.

Pictures of crocodile in Kerala temple goes viral, authorities say it’s nothing new
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

Pictures that started doing the rounds on October 20 showed Subrahmanya Bhat, who is the main priest, standing in front of a massive crocodile inside the temple premises.

Dancer inspires viral trend #SareeFlow by hooping in a saree to ‘Genda Phool’
Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Dancer Eshna Kutty posted a video on Instagram, in which she is seen dancing with a hula hoop while wearing a saree and sneakers. Soon, her video inspired the trend #SareeFlow.

Bengaluru policeman who teaches labourers’ children daily wins praise on the internet
Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Sub-inspector Shanthappa Jademmanavar has been hailed on social media after he was photographed teaching labourers' children but said he started the informal lessons because he didn't like seeing the children missing out on education.

No boat race, no Athachamayam: Kerala is celebrating an indoor Onam amid pandemic
Fri, Aug 28, 2020

With Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan calling for indoor celebrations, major events related to Onam have been cancelled, as people let tradition take a backseat over safety.

Mumbai teacher’s unique solution receives praise online, hopes to return to classroom soon
Sat, Aug 15, 2020

In the picture, mathematics teacher Jeyaishwari R Nadar was photographed using a transparent refrigerator tray to keep her phone on so that she could talk to her students while solving a problem.

Kerala Police disown cop’s gesture to thank locals who helped in Kozhikode crash
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Fazal Puthiyakath, one of the first civilian volunteers at the crash site, said that a police official had visited them to thank them and salute their efforts. The gesture was widely praised on social media.

‘Only saving lives mattered’: How locals came together to help Kozhikode air crash victims
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

As many as 18 persons, including pilot-in-command Captain Deepak Sathe and his co-pilot Akhilesh Kumar, were killed after the aircraft skidded off the tabletop runway while attempting to land on Friday night.

This Paris-based duo’s fusion of hip-hop and Bharatanatyam has taken social media by storm
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

In the video that is now making rounds on the internet, Orlane Dede and Usha Jey can be seen performing a dance routine that features elements of hip-hop and Bharatanatyam.

Helplines to chatbots: How to take care of your mental health during quarantine
Fri, Apr 10, 2020

While many try to stay afloat amid the outbreak, Dr Sarika Boora, a clinical psychologist based out of Delhi says identifying your coping mechanism is the best way to beat the stress and keep you busy.

‘I intend to marry a girl and settle here’: Kerala couple protest against NRC in wedding graphic
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The graphic soon went viral, shared on multiple social media platforms. Talking to, Hussain said, "We didn't expect the graphic to have such a mass appeal."

At Delhi’s first oxygen bar, breathe in ‘pure air’ for Rs 300
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Founded by Aryavir Kumar and Margarita Kuritsyana, Delhi’s first-ever Oxygen bar 'Oxy Pure' offers just what we need, a breath of fresh air.

Man masterfully mimics Lalu Prasad Yadav to talk about Patna flood situation, Internet loves it
Mon, Oct 07, 2019

The Patna resident admitted that he is an aspiring actor and was glad that the video went viral. He is hoping that this fame will help him in his acting career.

How a Delhi software engineer helped 32 Kashmiri girls in Pune return home safely
Wed, Aug 21, 2019

One software engineer from Delhi went out of his way to ensure that 32 girls from Jammu and Kashmir who were stranded in Pune were able to get back home safely.

Pune to host TikTok film festival, here’s how netizens reacted
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

The registration for the film festival is underway and invites entry from categories like best in Comedy, best in Prank and even social awareness and environmental issues.

Woman shares traumatising experience in Bengaluru cab, Uber revokes driver’s access to app
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

Responding to the incident, Uber has permanently removed the driver's access to the app. The woman has accused the taxi-hailing app of not doing enough to address her concerns.

Fuljar Soda fad froths up across Kerala, from cool bars to social media handles
Fri, Jun 21, 2019

The method of having the drink has caught more attention than the beverage itself. Due to its popularity, various other regional variations like orange, grape, strawberry, pineapple and watermelon are also in demand.