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Divya Nair

Assistant Features Editor Divya Nair reports on young achievers, education, health, relationships and occasionally reviews Tamil and Malayalam movies. You can e-mail the author at divyan@rediff.co.in

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Upacharapoorvam Gunda Jayan Review

Upacharapoorvam Gunda Jayan Review

Rediff.com6 days ago

Upacharapoorvam Gunda Jayan is a good respite from the dark, violent films we have seen in recent times, observes Divya Nair.

Puzhu Review

Puzhu Review

Rediff.com7 days ago

Mammootty plays the despicable Kuttan with absolute integrity, observes Divya Nair.

How Chhavi Mittal Is Dealing With Cancer

How Chhavi Mittal Is Dealing With Cancer

Rediff.com12 May 2022

'You can either sulk and blame your destiny or you can choose to handle the situation with positivity.'

Saani Kaayidham Review

Saani Kaayidham Review

Rediff.com6 May 2022

There have been several films in which we have seen the victim/s resorting to unlawful means to seek justice. What sets Saani Kaayidham apart is the way it feeds your imagination with disgust, followed by anger and revenge, observes Divya Nair.

Recipe: Chilled Kerala Buttermilk or Moru Sambaram

Recipe: Chilled Kerala Buttermilk or Moru Sambaram

Rediff.com4 May 2022

Kerala buttermilk is a soothing summer drink.

Breakfast Recipe: Kerala Potato Ishtu

Breakfast Recipe: Kerala Potato Ishtu

Rediff.com30 Apr 2022

Ishtu is light on the tummy and usually served hot or warm. It goes well with idlis, dosas and appams.

Traditional Sambar Like My Amma's

Traditional Sambar Like My Amma's

Rediff.com15 Apr 2022

This version of my mom's special sambar uses plenty of Madras cucumber and okra.

Beast Review

Beast Review

Rediff.com13 Apr 2022

Leave logic behind, sit back and watch Vijay do the impossible, observes Divya Nair.

'I was surrounded by my mom's good food'

'I was surrounded by my mom's good food'

Rediff.com6 Apr 2022

'We all grew around our mom's love for cooking and obviously we took it for granted. But now, I really miss it... I miss her.'

'A mother has the right to make her career choices'

'A mother has the right to make her career choices'

Rediff.com4 Apr 2022

'Being a working mom is no easy task.' 'There is constant judgement from society for leaving the children at home and going to work.' 'We are living in 2022 now and it is about time views on this matter change.'

Hey Sinamika Review

Hey Sinamika Review

Rediff.com1 Apr 2022

A lot of scenes in the film reminded me of Mani Ratnam's pattern and treatment of love stories -- love at first sight, the talkative partner, picturesque song sequences and of course, longing and heartbreak, observes Divya Nair.

Plus-sized. Unapologetic. Successful.

Plus-sized. Unapologetic. Successful.

Rediff.com28 Mar 2022

Plus size models tell us how they took charge of their lives and turned their dreams into reality.

Salute Review

Salute Review

Rediff.com23 Mar 2022

Salute explores narratives of police brutality and unethical practices, power-hungry politicians who will stop at nothing and the helplessness of innocent victims of crime, observes Divya Nair.

'It took me years to feel confident in the way I look'

'It took me years to feel confident in the way I look'

Rediff.com16 Mar 2022

'Fitness is such a game of trial and error and it's an absolute rollercoaster ride with many ups and downs.'

Radhe Shyam Review

Radhe Shyam Review

Rediff.com11 Mar 2022

Everything about Radhe Shyam is such a boring waste of time that you can't decide whether to doze off or scratch your head and hope to make some sense of what the film is trying to tell you, sighs Divya Nair.

'I'm proud to say that I've worked my a** off'

'I'm proud to say that I've worked my a** off'

Rediff.com8 Mar 2022

Fitness model and entrepreneur Krishna Shroff shares her inspiring career journey.

'Student life is very good in Ukraine'

'Student life is very good in Ukraine'

Rediff.com4 Mar 2022

'There is a healthy culture of learning.'

IT Topper To Miss Teen Universe India

IT Topper To Miss Teen Universe India

Rediff.com2 Mar 2022

'From a teenager who struggled with low self-esteem to representing India at Miss Teen Universe, I've really worked hard to become someone I'm proud of.'

Recipes: Paniyarams

Recipes: Paniyarams

Rediff.com26 Feb 2022

Best served hot with idli podi, these delightful fluffy idli balls make for an interesting snack with tea/coffee.

'Indian kids are the most cyber-bullied'

'Indian kids are the most cyber-bullied'

Rediff.com24 Feb 2022

At 13, Anoushka Jolly has received funding for her app Kavach through which students like her can report incidents of bullying and harassment anonymously

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