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Truth is another thing

Opinions flew back and forth at the Bangalore Literary Festival; while some had shock value, others were an outcome of study and research »
One of the photos at the exhibition -- of Gandhiji holding a prayer meet at Yeshwantpur Railway Station

Gandhiji in Bangalore

On Gandhi Jayanti, an exhibition of photographs that brings out the connect the Father Of The Nation had with our city »
A participants holds on to their flying contraption while taking part in the Red Bull Flugtag, the first to be held in India, at Sankey Tank in Bangalore. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.

We believe we can fly

India’s first Flugtag sees milling crowds, plummeting crafts and Bangaloreans just having fun »
CONSTANTINE AND VENDETTA Represent Hollywood at its best and worst, says Lloyd , panels from the graphic novel. Photo: Bhagya Prakash K
September 30, 2014

The face of revolution

David Lloyd looked quite bemused at the long line of caped and masked acolytes waiting for an autograph or photograph from him at Comic Con 2014. The artist of the classic graphic novel V for Ve... »
Half Marathon
September 28, 2014

Put on your running shoes

The city is gearing up to host its first ‘Half Marathon’ event on November 2. Organised by the Indian Navy in association with Delhi-based firm Running And Living Infotainment, the event will be he... »
Members of Burma Bazaar Conspiracy. Photo: R. Ravindran
September 26, 2014

When they make you sit-up

Bhargav Ramakrishnan talks about being fat. S. Aravind talks about being single. Suraj Sethu talks about being a Malayali. And the audience is in splits. Meet Chennai’s stand-up comics, who get on... »
Tickling the funny bone: Radhika Vaz
Kochi, September 25, 2014

Fun, funny, funnier

She will have you in splits. Radhika Vaz is a riot and she loves it. A practitioner of ‘Improv’ (Improvisational Comedy) she will be performing her latest get up, ‘Older, Angrier, Hairier’ at JTPa... »
Shukla Bose says art is a way to nurture wholesome, confident individuals
Bangalore, September 25, 2014

Nurturing the artist

A tour around one of the Parikrma Schools in Koramangala gives one a glimpse of the artistic talent of the students. From the colourful drawings pinned on the soft boards to unique wall art, they... »
Appupen aka George Mathen, writer-artist, with his book 'Moonward
Kochi, September 24, 2014

The other side of COMIC

A thought bubble emanating from Flaneur’s head, a character that discovers a city on foot, reads ‘don’t be afraid it is only a comic art show’. The Flaneur in Kochi, created by artist Appupen, is... »
Aamir Raza Husain and Virat. Photo: M. Vedhan
September 22, 2014

A drama uninterrupted

Art has always been a beacon to history, a representation of reality, a treatise on a civilisation. Yet an unequivocal definition of what it is and should be is nearly impossible — it means so man... »
Taking the stage by storm artistes of the Hofesh Shechter Company. Photo: Special Arrangement
September 22, 2014

Folk with a rock edge

Spelled out in lights towards the end of Hofesh Shechter’s contemporary dance work Political Mother is the message: “Where there is pressure there is folk dance”. It is at once enigmatic, absurd an... »
One of the jute bags on display at the exhibition.
Chennai, September 19, 2014

The jute edge

Golden jute, once upon a time sack cloth, is today a lifestyle statement: bio-degradable, eco-friendly, cool and trendy. With its ‘natural’ feel and textured charm, jute is now used in areas as d... »
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-... »

Functional art from the kiln

Comic lovers, unite!

On the evolutionary string

A woven statement

Saturday night fever

Towards educational equity

Luxury takes a front seat

This time for the common man

Debutant's corner: New beginning

Follow some rules before running the marathon. Photo: J Manoharan
September 30, 2014

The countdown begins

On Thursday, October 2, run as little as possible. Make sure you do your stretches. Check your body for any nagging issues that could bother you on race day. If anything concerns you, consult a doc... »
Youngsters dancing in gay abandon to the rhythmic tunes of dandiya. Photo: K.R. Deepak
September 28, 2014

Dandiya dhoom!

The glitz and glitter of ‘Dasara’ or ‘Navaratri’ have soaked the city in festive euphoria. With every passing year, the celebrations have become brighter and the ecstasy has reached new heights. Wh... »
Jaye Griffith
September 26, 2014

Single on stage

Once again, Teamwork's Going Solo is ready with a line up and a schedule. Bringing international one-man acts to four cities across the country, India's only international solo theatre festival has... »
Illustration: Satwik Gade
September 25, 2014

Hug a herbivore

Vegetarians of the world: brace yourselves — the hugs are coming. If you spot more than your usual share of happy herbivores today, chalk it up to the annual hug-fest that takes place on the last F... »
September 24, 2014

Getting the bride ready

Every upcoming bridal show in the Capital inevitably brings with it a certain amount of hype. The 16th edition of Bridal Asia, spread across three days, is going to be no different. Beginning Septe... »
Aruna Sairam. Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, September 23, 2014

Raagam thaanam too many

Geethanjali waits all year for September, when a long list of renowned musicians and dancers perform in the city. But, halfway through the month, she is a wreck. “My favourite musicians are playin... »
On the drill: The Quad’s sports day held at Montfort School, Santhome. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
September 22, 2014

Triumph of spirit

It is a muggy Sunday afternoon; the sort of day you want to spend curled up in bed with a nice book or a good movie, with the air-conditioning on full blast.  Exercise is the last thing on your min... »
Manju Shete (left) and Sujata Thorat
Coimbatore, September 19, 2014

Designs for life

Marathi MagicKantha Creations: Manju Shete & Sujata ThoratManju, 48, and Sujata, 47, met in their housing society in Pune 18 years ago. They bonded over their childr... »
OLD TECHNIQUES, NEW IDEAS Prabha Gahtori of MURA Collective Photo: K. Ananthan
COIMBATORE, September 18, 2014

It’s a beautiful world

My sari-wearing friends and I have been loud and indignant when designers have tried to improve on a Kanjivaram or a Maheshwari or a Sambhalpuri. Why on earth would anyone want to stick crystals o... »
TALENT AND CRAFT: One of Kalamandalam Bindhulekha's works at the exhibition in Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Photos: H. Vibhu
Kochi, September 17, 2014

Her voyage in art

The woman lies splayed across a bed of lily leaves, full-bodied, yet seemingly weightless. She is seen again, floating among dragonflies with dreamy wings. Underwater, she seems to swim with the f... »

The wind at his heels

Groove to the EDM tunes

Before the take-off

And pop goes culture

Classical strummer

Soar over Bangalore

Pen to the heart

Historical date

With ride-on toy vehicles fashioned after iconic marques, the world of make-believe has shifted into top gear »

The old Hindi saying – the chicken in your backyard tastes like lentils – holds true when it comes to cuisines. Take the food of Nepal, which was introduced to Delhi only after a wide range of cuis... »

Trendy colours, prints and cuts come together in Karishma Kristina Singh’s outfits. PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY on the young designer’s fuss-free creations »