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QUANTITY NEED NOT BE LINKED WITH QUALITY: A huge number of plays are being performed Photo: Murali Kumar K.
Bangalore, September 19, 2014

Stage matters

Bangalore has a long theatre tradition. Theatre festivals, venues such as Ranga Shankara and Jagriti Theatre, new writing, well-established theatre groups such as Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT), a... »
WE MAKE WAR TO MAKE PEACE The 1st Madras Pioneers War Memorial at Brigade Road Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
Bangalore, September 19, 2014
Hidden Histories

A chapter from the war

Being brought up in the city, it’s easy to miss a lot of things that we take for granted around us. So whenever I pass by the busy Brigade Road Junction, all I usually do is frown at the traffic s... »
HandsOfIndia is back with its festive sale.
Bangalore, September 17, 2014

Hand embroidered beauties

Fans of embroidery, here’s a line-up to get you nostalgic – convent embroidery, phulkari, pattiwork, sujani, sozni, aari, chikan, kantha, Kashmiri aari – all feature on Indian and Western ready-to-... »
HE HOLDS THE STRINGS Ögmundur Thor Jóhannesson
Bangalore, September 16, 2014

Music and a helping hand

There are two things that fascinate Icelandic classical guitarist Ögmundur Thor Jóhannesson about India – its rich cultural background and its ability to adapt to changing times. Here in the city f... »
AND THE LINES BECAME ART To while the time away
Bangalore, September 15, 2014

Love, love me doodles

Droopy eyes. A stifled yawn. Line of sight constantly shifting to the nearest time-displaying machine around. Just when you think these are the blatant symptoms of an acute case of boredom, out com... »
GOING HIGH ON MUSIC The band believes in live their passion through their songs
Bangalore, September 14, 2014

Songs of hope

“The Party is just starting,” says Bangalore’s upcoming rock/metal band Morbidence. The band, which came together less than a year ago, comprises vocalist-guitarist Abhineet Pandey, drummer/percus... »
Keeping the flag: flying Aditi Ashok
Bangalore, September 14, 2014

Ready for country colours

Sixteen years and five months is rather young to be wearing your country’s colours at a major international sporting event. But Aditi Ashok has spent the whole of her promising golfing career punch... »
ON A LEARNING MISSION: Savona
Bangalore, September 19, 2014

Mixing styles

Disregard all the news reports – when it comes to the world of music, Australians love India. Melbourne-based reggae musician Jake Savona, better known as Mista Savona, has previously incorporated... »
EVERYTHING IS PERSONAL FOR HIM Music, faith… Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar
Bangalore, September 18, 2014

Every one wants to be in films

Fawad Khan is the latest addition to the list of singer-actors from Pakistan who are making a space for themselves in Bollywood and the hearts of Indians. Debuting in Khoobsurat as an Indian... »
Royal Misfit: Sonam Kapoor Photo: Sampath Kumar G.P.
September 17, 2014

The beauty and her battalion

It’s not everyday that a beautiful actor comes looking stunning on to stage and goes about telling people not to keep her as their standard of beauty, because it is really an hour’s effort put in b... »
Wonder junkie, Jason Silva prefers Carl Sagan's term
Bangalore, September 16, 2014

Mind matrix

Ever wondered how your mind works? Tune into Brain Games on National Geographic to get an informed view. The Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games, Jason Silva, reveals the inner... »
MUSCLE MAN Stanley Cruz Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Bangalore, September 14, 2014
I AM...

I am... Stanley Cruz, Bouncer/Personal bodyguard

My name is Stanley Cruz. I have been working as a bouncer for the last nine years; only recently I’ve been promoted as a personal bodyguard. I got into this field because of my personality. I am 6-... »
Kiran Joshi
September 14, 2014

Romance takes centre stage

When Kiran Joshi moved from India to Melbourne and in her own words was “jobless” for a few months, she chose to write. Her book Beyond Forever… in Love was published earlier this year, and... »
ECSTATIC The Mysore Warriors team that won the KPL.
Bangalore, September 14, 2014

A fitting finale

If the popularity of the Karnataka Premier League is to be measured by the turnout for the final, then it has been a rather good hit. A capacity crowd thronged Hubli’s KSCA Stadium on Friday evenin... »

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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Designer Gaurang Shah, known for his exquisitely woven saris, opens a store in the city »