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 adversity by exploring avenues to tap […]

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 found them dismissing any chances of […]

Aniyan George - A colossus of the American Malayali diaspora

In a freewheeling chat with the president of Federation of Malayalee Associations of Americas (FOMAA), Fred Cochin introduces the helmsman of one of the most prominent organisations of the Keralite community in the US, their friendship and Aniyan’s memories of Kochi As Fred Cochin settles down for a tete a tete with Aniyan George, he […]

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 them   – Renjith Leen When […]

Jobin S Kottaram - Moulding dreams and transforming lives

A motivational guru, academician par excellence, author and civil services coach, Jobin S Kottaram inspires countless individuals and has ignited a silent social revolution   – Renjith Leen For the want of a nail the shoe was lost; For the want of a shoe the horse was lost; For the want of a horse the […]

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 all set to be a bellwether […]

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 Solutions and Services Pvt Ltd, based […]

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 Malayalam’ TV reality show has garnered […]

When the scalpel met the dumbbell

Transcending barriers and breaking stereotypes, Dr Maya Rathod took the extra effort to pursue her passion for attaining a well-sculpted brawny figure. Today, this gynaecologist has achieved her dream and is a medal-winning bodybuilder   – Deepika Jayaram Maya Rathod can leave anyone in awe, as she is an unlikely combination. It is often rare […]


An ex-Navy officer, Thrissur-native Vipin Peter has carved a niche for himself in bodybuilding by winning a host of coveted titles. The two-time Mr India talks about his journey, dreams and more   – Deepika Jayaram Mumbai-based Vipin Peter is the cynosure of all eyes wherever he goes. The reason? His rippling muscles and well-sculpted […]