Apoorva Sripathi
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Apoorva Sripathi

Writes for the The Hindu's MetroPlus on food, society, music and everything that catches my eye. Email me at apoorva.sripathi@gmail.com


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Reels of fun

Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath on their comedy routine

Melange, MetroPlus / February 2015 / People

Winning hearts with every game

On how fans from across the world are making sure that they don’t miss out on India’s matches

MetroPlus / February 2015 / Society

Thali calling

Gluttoning it up in Jaipur

Melange, MetroPlus / February 2015 / Travel

One last ride

Thoughts on Parks and Recreation, a show that has always stood for change for the better

MetroPlus / February 2015 / Pop Culture

Power dressing

Tracking the red carpet ensembles of the men who attended the 2015 Academy Awards

MetroPlus / February 2015 / Fashion

The love game

Part 1 of a Valentine's Day special

Melange, MetroPlus / February 2015 / Column

A leg up for romance

About the struggles faced by persons with disabilities when it comes to romance and the people who play matchmaker

Melange, MetroPlus / February 2015 / Society

An epic journey

An interview with Bibek Debroy about his mammoth Mahabharata translation project

MetroPlus / February 2015 / Authors+Books

A moving picture

Chennai-based architect Ranga Rohini captures daily life through her random observations on an MTC bus

MetroPlus / February 2015 / Society

Bridging eras through verse

Independent musician Pradeep Kumar and American docu-maker Elias Bouquillon are on a mission to convey the musical essence and meaning of the Thiruppugazh

MetroPlus / February 2015 / Music

Pac(k)-woman

On the real struggles of packing

Melange, MetroPlus / January 2015 / Column

The real struggle

First World Problems in a Third World Country is real

Melange, MetroPlus / January 2015 / Column

The Ravinder Singh effect

Ravinder's fans are young, giggly and hang on to his every word

MetroPlus / January 2015 / Authors+Books

Of agony and ecstasy

Haruki Murakami as the agony uncle

Melange, MetroPlus / January 2015 / Column

Ringing in the old

I explore Goa's ruins, churches and charm

Melange, MetroPlus / December 2014 / Travel

Mind always mattered

What does the bikini round do for women? Or pageants even?

MetroPlus / December 2014 / Opinion

On the streets

How safe are our streets?

Melange, MetroPlus / December 2014 / Column

Books for the asking

The Little Free Library comes to Chennai

Melange, MetroPlus / November 2014 / Authors+Books

Help me! I'm a woman

Why can't the makers of Barbie get anything right?

Melange, MetroPlus / November 2014 / Column

Au naturel November

On No Shave November and grooming

Melange, MetroPlus / November 2014 / Column

Duty, above all else

I meet an ambulance pilot for whom hoax calls and long hours are part of the job

Melange, MetroPlus / November 2014 / People

Ticked off

On Whatsapp's blue ticks

Melange, MetroPlus / November 2014 / Column

Think pink, eat colourful

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Pinkfast Breakfast that focussed on foods that matter

MetroPlus / October 2014

Touching bass with Chennai

Multiple Grammy nominee Ric Fierabracci talks on being part of a music workshop in the city

MetroPlus / October 2014

Trying to save face

My column on Renee Zellweger's face and her choices

Melange, MetroPlus / October 2014 / Column

Around the world in curries

UK's Curry King Pat Chapman shares his love for curry and living out of a suitcase

MetroPlus / October 2014

A cut above

Remembering Oscar de la Renta who passed away recently.

MetroPlus / October 2014

A breed apart

Starting my column: Joan of snark. Post 1

Melange, MetroPlus / October 2014 / Column

The great comeback

Overcome with nostalgia, I visit the re-opened New Yorker in Nungambakkam but lose a taste for cheesy overload

MetroPlus / October 2014

Murder, he wrote

An interview with RV Raman whose debut novel Fraudster is a ‘corporate thriller’ about a white-collar crime

MetroPlus / October 2014

Aditya goes 'Aila'...

The LA-based singer on his song in I, meeting A.R. Rahman and more

MetroPlus / October 2014

Benny keeps the beat

One splendid song after another, Benny Dayal turned the concert hall into an electric dance floor

MetroPlus / October 2014

A drink of nostalgia

Where I get reunited with my childhood sweetheart in Singapore

Melange, MetroPlus / October 2014

Say not cheese

As veganism catches on, On The Rocks comes up with a special menu for a wholesome experience

Melange, MetroPlus / September 2014

Help at hand

A website started by two Chennaiites offers home maintenance services

Melange, MetroPlus / September 2014

A school at the feet of heaven

Amidst Kashmir’s flash floods, I catches fantastic views and a warm Ladakhi dinner in Leh

Melange, MetroPlus / September 2014

The sweet addition

The man behind Sri Krishna Sweets and his children give a new twist to the business

MetroPlus / September 2014

Saturday night fever

Notes from the Rock Stock Festival at Mahabalipuram

MetroPlus / September 2014

Celebrating aunty swag

I talk to Toronto-based Meera Sethi who documents South Asian aunties' unique sense of fashion

Melange, MetroPlus / September 2014

Bands that make Tamil rock

On the trend of music groups in Chennai that incorporate Tamil lyrics to connect with the audience

MetroPlus / August 2014

The old school cut

Where I meet a hairdresser who tells me stories

Melange, MetroPlus / August 2014

Meet Mary Kom’s reel husband

I talk to actor Darshan Kumar on his Bollywood journey and upcoming film starring Priyanka Chopra

MetroPlus / August 2014

Go back in time

A review of Mellow Circle's tribute concert to 50 years of Simon & Garfunkel

MetroPlus / July 2014

Look what's back on the table

The Dhaaniya Virundhu Saapadu or the Millet Food Festival celebrates the nutritious indigenous grain

MetroPlus / July 2014

Woman, most unlikely

A profile of Soundarya, a 29-year-old transgender

Melange, MetroPlus / July 2014

Breaking fast

A listicle of Iftar feasts, world over.

MetroPlus / July 2014

Cutting it fine

A small interview with Ahmedabad-based papercut artist Parth Kothekar.

Melange, MetroPlus / June 2014

An imported idea

On Little Spark, an online library for children

Downtown / May 2014

We react

Spoke to youngsters on stress, disharmony and strain that countries were facing on different fronts

NXG / March 2014

No monkey business

For Madras Day, a series on all things Chennai: Vandalur Zoo

The Hindu / August 2013

Musical melange

On Svanubhava, festival in Chennai for students of art

NXG / July 2013

A cup a day

Spoke to Indian coffee retailers online

Indulge / February 2013

Bound by books

Preview of the 6th edition of JLF

Indulge / January 2013

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