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CHANGE HAPPENS TOP-DOWN Organisers of the TEDX programme- Sharat Satyanarayana (left) Sartaj Anand, Bharath Narayanan and Charanya Chidambaram Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
Bangalore, August 1, 2014
Melange

TEDx comes to Bangalore

With 16 speakers, from across India and Morocco, Lebanon and Bahrain and almost 1600 guests, TEDx Bangalore, poised to be India’s largest TEDx event, brings together inspirational stories of innov... »
PERFECTLY IN PLACE Shining, healthy, and just right
July 31, 2014

You just need to ASK

When you’re suddenly thrown into the complex word of hair repair and rescue, hair activation, of semi-permanent and demi-permanent, ammonia-free or high definition hair colours, you’re a bit unsure... »
SERENDIPITOUS ENCOUNTERS: Smita Kudva
Bangalore, July 30, 2014

Fish out of water

A microbiologist who convinced filmdom’s greats like Satyajit Ray and Ismail Merchant to let her hang around their film sets and learn filmmaking by observing — that’s an intriguing person to begin... »
ON THE CLOCK Upendra Namburi. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
Bangalore, July 29, 2014

Beating deadlines on adrenaline

Can a sales and marketing professional write bestselling fiction? Delhi-based Upendra Namburi would have an authentic answer. Author of the recently-published 60 Minutes, Upendra describes h... »
Crack of Dawn Crafts
Bangalore, July 29, 2014

Making the cut

Sunehra Koshy is a paper artist and her expertise in creating customised handmade invitation cards, favour boxes, albums and gifts came to light over six months ago. She says: “I chose the name Cr... »
Siddharth Chakravarty knocks out one riff after another on his debut EP with enough confidence to make you sit up and take notice.
July 29, 2014
Beatstreet

Spectral Insight

Spectral Insight Rs. 90 (MP3) What do young guitarists in an emerging scene have to lose by putting out a solo record? Bangalore’s Siddharth Chakravarty solo project Spectral In... »
BREAKING FREE: Kalki Koechlin. Photo: K . Bhagya Prakash
Bangalore, July 28, 2014

‘Theatre is really an actor’s playground’

Kalki Koechlin held out much promise with her debut film Dev D in 2009 — something she lived up to through gritty and grey roles in Shaitan and That Girl in Yellow Boots. Desp... »
THE CURVE That makes everything straight.
Bangalore, July 28, 2014

A handful of ha-ha’s

A ‘haha’ a day, keeps the doctor away. Laughter is the best medicine. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. A good chuckle seems to be very serious business indeed, what with these popu... »
Ajay kumar.
Bangalore, July 27, 2014

I am... Ajay Kumar, Kulfi vendor at St. Mark's Raod

The most important achievement for me is that I’ve been gifted with the talent of making friends. For the last 33 years, I’ve made innumerable friends and acquaintances and not one has gone in vai... »
While alcohol certainly has its benefits, it can only be truly beneficial without the unsavoury additives that are invariably part of it.
July 26, 2014

The truth about beer

We’re very keen to read the list of ingredients on the food products we buy, but how often have we thought of doing the same for any of our drinks? Of course we know that aerated drinks are not go... »
Making waves On the global soundscape Ricky Kej Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
July 31, 2014

Rocking the Kej

From putting Indian music on the new age and world music genres’ global map to creating awareness through his music and fighting social causes, he has done it all. But Ricky Kej was not goin... »
Kalki Koechlin in Colour Blind
Bangalore, July 30, 2014
MPTF 2014

The sign of three

The curtains go up on the much-awaited fifth edition of The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest (MPTF) in Bangalore this month. Since its inception in 2005 in Chennai, MPTF is considered one of In... »
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Hercules in a scene from
July 30, 2014

Brains, beauty ’n’ brawn

Kevin Sorbo, Jerkules and Hercule Poirot come to mind when one thinks of Hercules. The mythical superhero’s original Greek name was Heracles. The Romans took over the myth and made it their own. Th... »
DREAM GIRL Huma Qureshi
Bangalore, July 29, 2014

Outside the conventional

When she moved to Mumbai a few years ago from Delhi, leaving behind friends and family, Huma Quershi never thought she would hit the bulls eye in Bollywood. With acclaimed performances in unconvent... »
Abraham and Thakore. Photos: Special Arrangement
Bangalore, July 29, 2014

Marked for better things

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore’s 20-year-plus career does not follow a typical fashion designer’s graph. They only did their first fashion show in 2010, nearly 18 years since they first establis... »
Bangalore, July 29, 2014
Citylights

Roller skates and bare feet

I give it two weeks. Two weeks for it to take birth, bear fruit, dry up and be replaced by the next in line. A fortnight, which is the life cycle of this column, is what I would estimate to be the... »
BOWLED OVER S. Giridhar and V. J. Raghunath.
Bangalore, July 28, 2014

Straight off the bat to the boundary

Cricket is a multilayered sport, with a bunch of fascinating facets. Discovering and learning about the game is akin to peeling an onion, with a fresh detail or statistic emerging every time you yo... »
SO MANY SHADES At every age the demands are different. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
Bangalore, July 27, 2014

Walking the right path

If you haven’t noticed already, in today’s day and age, the competition to be the “favourite parent”, “chilled out mom” or “cool dad” has reached an all time high. And while trying to be their chil... »
Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory
July 27, 2014
urban yoga

Secret tips for your first yoga class

Being a newbie in a yoga class can be as intimidating as being a freshman in high school. Yogis are, of course, not as judgmental as high school students, but a few tips can make the difference be... »
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