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Bangalore, July 10, 2014

Racing ahead in style

Remember the Pretty Woman moment when Vivian transforms into an elegant lady at the polo match? Dressed in a lovely polka dot dress, Vivian (played by Julia Roberts), is the cynosure of all... »
Before the beginning Stills from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Into Darkness and Casino Royale
Bangalore, July 9, 2014

First among prequels?

The Godfather II in 1974 could be considered the first prequel, telling how young Vito Andolini becomes Don Corleone. It was also a sequel as it follows Michael Corleone as he gets steeped... »
July 9, 2014

Femme football

The perception that football is a male preserve is fast changing. According to a recent survey by an international news channel, social media indicators reveal a large percentage of die-hard women... »
Maintaining the balance Between work and studies
Bangalore, July 8, 2014

Setting up shop

Aakash Kedia and Kevat Padh are not your usual collegians. These final year visual communication students at Srishti School of Art Design and Technology, came up with Dukaan, a Bangalore based lif... »
M.N. Krish with his book, The Steradian Trail Photo by K.V. Srinivasan
Bangalore, July 7, 2014

Out for a count

If cracking the Travelling Salesman Problem wasn’t difficult enough, imagine weaving a mystery novel around it. M.N. Krish has achieved just that in his debut book, The Steradian Trail. “My... »
Devraj Dakoji
July 7, 2014

The moving force takes centre-stage

Master lithographer, Devraj Dakoji, first exhibited his works in Bangalore in the year 1974. He has since displayed his paintings in the city twice, including his on-going exhibition at Gallery Sum... »
ThT city’s fastest and quirkiest vocalists under the same hoodie.
July 7, 2014

The beat poets

Bangalore has pioneered a lot of notable achievements in the music scene. And once again, the music lovers in the city have reason to cheer with Bangalore’s rappers coming together for the first ev... »
Workshops helped, say the duo Photo: PTI
July 6, 2014

A DDLJ twist

The press conference of the Varun Dhawan-Alia Bhatt starrer, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya was different — with balloons, and the lead actors shaking a leg. Alia sang a few lines from a song fr... »
Facets of a bygone India through Deen Dayal’s lens. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
July 6, 2014

Photographs of another India

We take photographs so mindlessly, so effortlessly on our cellphones and all-ready digital cameras. We’re always clickling, obsessing with selfies. But what about the 1800s and 1900s in India? Whe... »
Trending sisters Ria and Sonia love designing clothes for the Indian woman
July 6, 2014

Flatter the Indian curves

Think western wear and you immediately think black, blue and navvy or grey, right? Wrong. Now, think western and you can think pink, green, brown, yellow and even those with crystals or metals for... »
Vir Das
July 9, 2014

‘Revolver Rani was the game changer’

“Every person makes a list of the qualities they would like to see in the love of their life,” declares Vir Das. “Amit Sahni Ki List is the tale of a young man who makes a physical list and... »
Rhythm divine A primeval beat Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
Bangalore, July 9, 2014

A passion for percussion

In the 1950s, noticing a young boy often attending the Gayana Samaja concerts, the president of the Samaja, V.T. Srinivasan asked if the boy had a ticket. “Music is what I live for,” the emb... »
WE ARE DOING CONCRETE THINGS But in just the opposite direction, says Bittu Photo: V. Ganesan
July 8, 2014

Giving sanctuary to green thought

It’s great fun listening to him. All the young conservationists in the hall are hanging on to every word he says. He’s not giving any great gyaan on how to save the planet. Just opening up o... »
Bangalore, July 8, 2014

Step in for a new you

It has been one of those days. A shoe that broke on your way to work. The phone call that ended with you slamming down the instrument. Opening your lunch dabba to discover your rotis buried under... »
Sankeerti's works
July 7, 2014

Ring in anew

Her love for history is reflected in everything she does. It could be her 10-year-old interest as fashion stylist or her recently discovered love of jewellery design. Sankeerthi Aipanjiguly doesn’t... »
July 7, 2014

‘When the world somersaults about you’

Vikram Balagopal has reimagined the epics as a kinetic graphic novel, Simian (Harper Collins, Rs. 750). The 30-year-old filmmaker, artist and poet studied in the New York Film Academy... »
July 6, 2014

A testimonial for scraps

When Google Inc recently announced that the decade-old Orkut, its first social networking site, would cease to exist on September 30, not many were surprised. Having lost to rivals like Facebook, t... »
Rediscovering hobbies Kunal Kapur loves to cook with music
July 6, 2014

Sound of good food

If it had not have been for MasterChef, Kunal Kapur may have settled to being head chef at a restaurant. After dabbling in the popular television show, the chef has numerous paths to thread on.... »
Life in tinsel town Venkatesh has seen both sides of the silver screen. Photo K. Bhagya Prakash
July 6, 2014

I am..: D. G. Venkatesh, Film PRO, Chamrajpete

I am a thoroughbred Bangalorean. All my childhood and schooling happened in Chamarajpete, where my family has lived for the longest of time. I studied in Ashoka Shishuvihara and did my high school... »
Making a point 1986 was a long time ago, says Sridharan. Photo: K. R. Deepak
July 6, 2014

He is a tough taskmaster

On a quiet Thursday evening inside the Sports Authority of India’s cavernous volleyball arena, G.E. Sridharan is belabouring his charges.“Please use your brains,” he says. “Do not be so pred... »

Two culinary experts, Ummi Abdullah and Abida Rasheed, recount the memories and traditions that mark the Ramadan nombu-thura »

The Thirukkural Parappu Maiyyam is a labour of love for this man of modest means »

The city is gripped by the football fever »

More and more couples are choosing ancient temples over wedding halls to tie the knot »