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THESE HEROES AMONG US

RUPAM JAIN CATCHES UP WITH FOUR GROUPS IN TELANGANA THAT REACHED OUT TO COMMUNITIES AROUND THEM IN NEED DURING THIS LOCKDOWN – TO FIND OUT HOW THEY MANAGED TO DO WHAT THEY DID…

8 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
August 2020

THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE

THE MONTH of August usually means a celebration of freedom and independence in India. We make a huge deal out of it. The festivities continue all month and we’re all suddenly new people who cannot do without our individual freedoms.

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PROVOKE Lifestyle
August 2020

FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH MY ART

FREEDOM IS A CONCEPT THAT IS SIMPLE AND COMPLEX AT THE SAME TIME. SOMETIMES, HOWEVER, PEOPLE CAN EMBODY THIS CONCEPT IN A FAR MORE EXPLICIT WAY THAN THE MOST DETAILED DESCRIPTION. RŌMAL LĀISRAM CHATS UP WITH DANSEUSE AND ACTOR, RUKMINI VIJAYAKUMAR, TO UNRAVEL HER JOURNEY TO FREEDOM THROUGH HER ART…

5 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
August 2020

Post Lockdown Hone Your Pick-Up Skills, Boys!

The lockdown is almost over and most men are fretting over having lost the art of seducing members of the opposite gender. Zahid h javali is here to solve that problem…

4 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
August 2020

Why Are We Behaving Like The Pandemic Is Over?

Asks Rupam Jain amid the chaos that has ensued across the world with lockdowns being lifted and people dealing with the ‘new normal’

5 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
August 2020

SUPER THREE

ZAHID H JAVALI LISTS THREE GIZMOS FRESH IN THE MARKE I SHOULD GET YOUR ATTENTION

3 mins read
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July 2020

TAKING MALAYALAM TO THE NATION

PRAPTI ELIZABETH IS A DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR AND TALENT WITH HYPP, THE INFLUENCER MARKETING ARM OF ILN STUDIOS (INDIATIMES LIFESTYLE NETWORK) AND REGULARLY FEATURES IN THEIR VIDEOS. SHE IS ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST CONTENT CREATORS TO FEATURE CONTENT IN MALAYALAM FORA NATIONAL AUDIENCE. WE CATCH UP WITH HER TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HER CRAFT...

4 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
July 2020

INDIE IN THE TIMES OF ISOLATION

THE LOCKDOWN HAS LED TO MANY MUSICIANS RELEASING ALBUMS AND SINGLES ON SO MANY PLATFORMS ONLINE. WE LIST THE MOST INTERESTING RELEASES OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS FROM CHENNAI’S DIVERSE AND SUPER TALENTED MUSIC SCENE…

2 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
July 2020

PROUDLY TAMIL IN THE NORTH OF INDIA

SUMUKHI SURESH IS ONE OF SOUTH INDIA’S MOST WELL-KNOWN, LOVED AND APPRECIATED COMEDIENNES. THIS MULTILINGUAL PERFORMER HOWEVER DOES NOT SHY AWAY FROM USING HER MOTHER TONGUE LIBERALLY WITH AN AUDIENCE THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXPOSED TO CONTENT IN HINDI AND ENGLISH ALONE

5 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
July 2020

BE A SAFE SHOPAHOLIC

THE BEST WAY TO BEAT THE LOCKDOWN BLUES IS TO SHOP FOR STUFF THAT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY. HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE THINGS YOU CAN BUY ONLINE – FROM THE SAFETY OF YOUR WELL-PROTECTED LIVING ROOM…

1 min read
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July 2020

BRINGING KANNADA AND TULU TO THE FOREFRONT

SHRADDHA IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME IN KARNATAKA NOW. BEING ONE OF THE FEW CONTENT CREATORS TO FOCUS ON CONTENT IN KANNADAAND TULU, SHE ALSO CREATES EXTREMELY ENTERTAINING CONTENT IN HINDI. MARATHI AND ENGLISH. WE CATCH UP WITH THE MULTI-TALENTED ACTOR, RJ, PRODUCER, CONTENT CREATOR AND VJ FOR A QUICK CONVERSATION...

4 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
July 2020

BANGALORE BOY IN BOMBAY

YASEEN SHARIEFF WENT FROM BANGALORE MODEL TO MUMBAI TELEVISION ACTOR IN A MATTER OF A FEW YEARS; WE CATCH UP WITH THE UPCOMING STAR…

1 min read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
July 2020

The Sadness You Cannot Talk About

Rupam Jain talks about her mental health during this lockdown. How does one begin to explain the inexplicable grief, dread and horrors such forced isolation brings?

4 mins read
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July 2020

THE JUNGLE IS CALLING, WHERE ARE YOU?

WILD WALKERS IN THE LAP OF THE NILGIRIS LETS YOU BE, AS ZAHID H JAVALI DISCOVERS…

5 mins read
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June 2020

MONSOON GETAWAY

AS THE MONSOON SLOWLY MAKES ITS WAY ACROSS TAMIL NADU, THE BEST PLACE TO RUN AWAY TO WOULD BE YERCAUD, AS SHOMA ABHYANKAR DISCOVERS… THE TRIP WITH ALL THE NECESSARY COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE, OBVIOUSLY!

4 mins read
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June 2020

I'VE LEARNED TO ENJOY BEING WITH MYSELF

SAYS JAY D’SOUZA, A KANNADIGA-KONKANI BOY WHO HAS TAKEN OVER THE TELUGU TV SERIAL INDUSTRY AS THE CHOCOLATE BOY-NEXT-DOOR

1 min read
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June 2020

THIS NEW REALITY

FILMMAKER LATHA MENON REMINISCES THE BIRTHDAY OF HER DAUGHTER THAT WAS CELEBRATED DURING THE COVID-19 QUARANTINE, REMINDING US THAT THIS MIGHT BE THE ‘NEW NORMAL’

4 mins read
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June 2020

BACK TO MOTHER NATURE

ASHA PRAKASH DISCOVERS THE NATURALIST LIFE OF ELDO PACHILAKKADAN, A MODEL THAT MIGHT MAKE SENSE IN A POST-COVID-19 WORLD

6 mins read
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June 2020

ART CAN BE A HEALER IN TROUBLED TIMES

SAYS SHRUTI GOPAL, DANSEUSE AND DANCE TEACHER, ASSOCIATED WITH PUNYAH DANCE COMPANY. RŌMAL LĀISRAM CATCHES UP WITH HER TO FIND OUT MORE ON HOW PERFORMANCE ART SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH THE LOCKDOWN…

4 mins read
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May 2020

CAN WE FINALLY ADMIT THAT WE ARE NOT, AND WERE NEVER, OKAY?

SAYS YOGITA DAKSHINA, ENCOURAGING EACH ONE OF US TO BE THE ‘BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBOURS AND SUPPORT SYSTEM’ WE ARE EXPECTED TO BE DURING THIS PANDEMIC

6 mins read
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May 2020

“I MUST GROW, SO I KNOW WHAT BEST I CAN DO IN MY POSITION”

BECAUSE THE ART OF KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT ONE IS UP TO IN INDIAN POLITICS, DESERVES A GENRE OF ITS OWN – AND SHAILAJA TEACHER IS BOTH THAT GENRE AND THE PERSON WHO COMFORTABLY FITS UNDER IT, AS SHE TACKLES THIS ONGOING PANDEMIC… YOGITA DAKSHINA MEETS INDIA’S NEW SUPERHERO…

10+ mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
June 2020

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN SUCH RELIEF EFFORTS CAN WORK

SAYS AKSHAYA PATRA, CEO, SHRIDHAR VENKAT IN CONVERSATION WITH RŌMAL LĀISRAM

4 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
May 2020

IT'S A TIME TO HELP OURSELVES AND BE OF HELP TO OTHERS

ONE OF THE BUSIEST ACTORS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY, PRAKASH RAJ IS SPENDING THE LOCKDOWN IN THE MOST SATISFYING WAY POSSIBLE: ON HIS FARM, HARVESTING HIS SUMMER CROP AND SHELTERING THE HOMELESS WHILE AT IT. MADHU DAITHOTA CATCHES UP WITH THE ACTOR…

4 mins read
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May 2020

“THIS IS NOT A SPRINT; WE ARE RUNNING A MARATHON.”

HOW DOES ONE NAVIGATE THIS NEW WORLD WE WILL BE ENTERING POST LOCKDOWN AND THE PANDEMIC – RAVEENA JOSEPH MIGHT JUST HAVE THE ANSWER…

5 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
May 2020

THE MOST EXCITING GADGETS AROUND!

ZAHID H JAVALI LISTS OUT SOME PRETTY INTERESTING GADGETS THAT ARE SURE TO TICKLE THE GADGET GEEK IN YOU

5 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
May 2020

An India We Can Be Hopeful Of?

Rohini Malur reviews Atulya Misra’s the oxygen manifesto: a battle for the environment and finds herself hopeful though slightly underwhelmed by the narrative

4 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
June 2020

All The Stay-At-Home Gear You Need

The lockdown is lifted in india, but it might be safer to just stay at home. If you do decide to do that, zahid h javali lists out some gadgets and gizmos that would make that decision infinitely easier to succeed at

5 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
June 2020

SO MUCH BEYOND THE AIRWAVES

THE LIFE OF A RADIO JOCKEY JUST GOT SO MUCH COOLER AND RJ MERCY JOHN FROM FEVER 91.9 CHENNAI AGREES. RŌMAL LĀISRAM GETS A LOWDOWN ON WHAT BEING A RADIO JOCKEY WORKING FROM HOME FEELS LIKE…

3 mins read
PROVOKE Lifestyle
May 2020

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