Oindrilla Dasgupta
January 27, 2015

Making it unique

Any young, fashionable girl would swear by an app like Pinterest. After all, that’s the kind of stuff dreams are made of. The same is true of 27-year-old brand entrepreneur and mother, Oindr... »
January 26, 2015

Malnad mela

Women farmers of the Sirsi-based Vanastree collective are back with the eighth edition of the Malnad Mela the coming weekend in Bengaluru. It was a collective begun to keep the local seed pool, tr... »
January 25, 2015

A dictionary for all seasons

For a writer, words are their world. And for a true-blue writer, a dictionary is his most treasured book. With every edition of the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, new words are added from ac... »
Every citizen has a role to play in the betterment of a society. Photo: G. Sribharath
January 25, 2015

Be the change you want to see

Another Republic Day is here already and patriotism somehow manifests on days like this when we watch the parade on the telly or perhaps go on a patriotic movie marathon. However, more often than n... »
TOUCH AND FEEL Have an experience of holding snakes in your hand
Photo: Bhumika K.
January 23, 2015

A new-age Jungle Book

Long, slurpy giraffe tongues gently pluck carrots from your hands, colourful lory birds hold on with their claws to a cup you are holding, drinking nectar water from it. And have you ever fed a gi... »
In memory: Our USP is that listeners can take away a song at the end of the show, says the band. Photo: Murali Kumar K.
January 22, 2015

Paying tribute with music

It’s not often that a new band makes headlines in its infancy. However, Bengaluru-based River Man Band is making inroads in the music capital’s scene like no other band with their unique original m... »
January 22, 2015

Buy bakes for stray love

Bakers of Bengaluru are coming out in support of stray dogs of the city. At an event titled the “Republic of Dogs Bake Sale”, volunteer home bakers are baking up a storm of cupcakes, brow... »
It’s her most instinctive way of reacting to an issue, says Durga Jasraj Photo: Bhagya Prakash K.
January 21, 2015

I’m not an escapist

The face is still the same, the one you will remember from Antakshari on the telly from the 90s. But tell musician and TV host Durga Jasraj that, and she demurely protests, saying ‘That was so lon... »
Making global impacts Alo Wala loves to connect with dance Photo: Jamil G.S.
January 21, 2015

Rooted in resilience

Nothing brings more inspiration to a music composer than a personal experience and for Chicago-based, Indian-origin rapper Shivani Ahlowalia, inspiration came from the beaches of Pondicherry. <... »
Samira wants to present a more realistic version of India in her films.
January 27, 2015

In a Bengaluru state of mind

For Welsh model, businesswoman and actor Samira Mohamed Ali who was in the city recently to promote her multilingual feature film B Positive, nothing compares to the positive attitude of the... »
January 25, 2015

Loaded with goodness

Kesaria Misri mava Serves: 4IngredientsMilk: 1 litreSugar: Half cupMishri (crystal sugar): quarter cupCardamom powder: 1 teaspoon ... »
Theatre taught me how to live, how to mobilise people and work for the society, says Ramakrishna. Photo: Sudhakara Jain
January 25, 2015

I am...B.G. Ramakrishna

My family is from Jaldigere, a village in Tumkur district. My parents migrated to Bangalore during the drought. I was born and brought up in Bangalore. Ours is basically an agricultural family and... »
IDEATING And getting new writers on board is a priority, say Arbaaz Khan Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar
January 23, 2015

Giving debutants a chance

One wonders what Arbaaz Khan can be like. Actor, director, producer. Salman Khan’s brother, Malaika Arora Khan’s husband, scriptwriter Salim Khan’s son — known to be reticent, yet a producer-direct... »
Working across different styles: Tref Gare
Bengaluru, January 23, 2015

Getting to the core

One man. 14 characters. And a hybrid mix of theatrical styles. For the last 22 years, Tref Gare’s solo performance, King’s Player has been performed to acclaim in the UK, New Zealand and Au... »
The best vegetarian food can ever be. Photo: special arrangement
January 22, 2015

Delights from the west

In the bustling UB city complex, when you enter Rasovara restaurant, you are made to feel like royalty returning home for a meal. One of the staffers applies tilak on your forehead and you a... »
January 22, 2015

Onward Cottonians!

When Bishop Cotton Boys’ School (BCBS) was founded in 1865, it is doubtful whether its founder Rev. Samuel Thomas Pettigrew would have had the slightest notion that he was founding an institution... »
Delicate Balance: An adept storyteller and wordsmith. Photo: M. Vedhan
January 21, 2015

Seamless love

Tender, lyrical and deeply reflective — Seahorse — Janice Pariat’s novel, is a re-telling of story of the Greek sea god Poseidon and his young male lover, Pelops. A chance encounter with art... »

For men who belong to Chennai’s off-roading community, having their modified SUVs, jeeps and Gypsys gawked at is no new phenomenon. »

Rasovara, an upgraded version of the Rajdhani restaurant offers culinary delights from Rajasthan and Gujarat »

Inspired by India Andree Pouliot at the Soma store, at the opening of the city’s first Soma boutique, Andree Pouliot, the brand’s chief designer, talks about its journey »