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Sarah Todd
October 23, 2014

From down under to India

Indian viewers of Masterchef Australia will know of Sarah Todd. The former Masterchef contestant was after all favourite to win the title and almost had two shots at it after returning to th... »
JAW DROPPING AUTHENTICITY Fantastic culinary journey
October 23, 2014

Munchin Mexico

For most of us belonging to the Looney Tunes era of Cartoon Network, the most enduring idea of Mexican is perhaps the infamous Speedy Gonzales shrieking “Ándale ándale! Arriba!”. So it’s really no... »
For a different look: Brighten it with stunning colours for the festive look Photo: special arrangement
October 21, 2014

Light up your home

Deepavali is here and while many of us probably still swear by the traditional oil diyas, there are more ways to bring light into your homes today. Stocky wax candles have given way to flameless LE... »
Different way of seeing things- Karl Blossfeldt
October 20, 2014

Nature’s designs in photography

In bloom, Karl Blossfeldt’s rendition of the flower allures the viewer into its multi-layered patterns brought to fragrance in black and white. One wonders about the art of animating it, in the lat... »
Apache Indian
October 19, 2014

In a Bangalore state of mind

It didn’t just pour over the last weekend. Music lovers in the city experienced a different kind of downpour at Kingfisher Premium’s The Great Indian Octoberfest with much sonic waves. The highligh... »
Arunima Sinha. pHOTO: Bhagya Prakash K
October 19, 2014

Climbing every mountain

Her’s is a story of guts and determination. Arunima Sinha, a 26-year-old from Uttar Pradesh, fought off chain-snatchers on the Moradabad-New Delhi train, but in the process, she was thrown off the... »
A view of The Gateway hotel at the Residency road in Bangalore. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
October 19, 2014

Silver celebrations

There is a celebratory mood in the corridors of The Gateway Hotel; it will be 25 years of playing host to visitors. Situated in the heart of the city on Residency Road, the first Gateway Hotel in t... »
gulab jamoon cheese cake
October 19, 2014

Normal is boring

Gulab jamoon cheese cakeIngredientsGulab jamoon: 90 gmCream cheese of paneer: 120 gmCrust Digestive biscuits crumb: 100 gmButter: 30 g... »
Dealing with students who procrastinate is a challenge.
October 17, 2014

The losing battle

It all starts with a simple click here on the internet or a catchy song there or a fancy book that grabs your attention. In a moment you are sucked into the blackhole. Page after page, song after s... »
Italian, Arabian, exotic herbs and vegetables and what not…! Photo: K. V. Poornachandra Kumar
October 17, 2014

An ode to food

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw said: “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” And Bangalore is one city that has come to bear testimony of that statement over the years. Internation... »
Martin Van Hees
October 23, 2014

Lyrical, beautiful, and warm

This is his first time in India but he has already taken a strong liking to the place and waxes eloquent about how different Hyderabad and Bangalore are from each other and how Diwali sweets are ju... »
Bangalore, October 23, 2014

The market under one roof

Down Sarjapur Road, past the flyover over the railway line that emerges from Carmelaram Railway Station, a building grabs your eye on the right. It isn’t an apartment complex or a mall, which are t... »
Polished and glow: A little pampering never hurts. Photo: special arrangement
October 21, 2014

Lightness of being

The overpowering fort-like wooden gates belie the warmth and soothing waiting inside The Palms Spa — a lovely stone-paved portico with plenty of greenery and many vertical gardens welcomes you… to... »
Instant answer to all questions: Social media knows it all
October 20, 2014

Grouping em along

Some years ago, when the internet was still something you used to access occasionally only to read mail or catch up with an old friend on chat. Looking for restaurant and eating options, house rent... »
October 19, 2014

Top of the heap

Passion runs deep and in the case of Bangalore-based Abhishek. N, following cricket and football equally took centre-stage. “If I am not following it on the web or television that’s because I would... »
A common Indian Mynah takes off from a spathodea tree at the Col. CK.Nayudu Ukku Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam
October 19, 2014

Is that a starling in the sky

Birders across Bangalore are not sure if the common myna (Acridotheres tristis) is going the sparrow way. For the last decade we have seen a noticeable drop in the sparrow population in Bangalore.... »
For every need. Photo: Hema Latha
October 19, 2014


I was a weaver and had to give it up as I was getting old and life as a weaver was hard. There were many challenges that I had to face. Being the sole earning member of my family of four it was tou... »
Artist ,Zena Colaco with her paintings in Bangalore. Photo : Bhagya Prakash K
October 19, 2014

A symphony of nature

Where there is a will there is a way— that adage comes to mind when you meet Zena Colaco, a young artist from Mangalore. When she was 13, her mother gave her a box of cookies. “It had attrac... »
At Her Best: Radhika Vaz
October 17, 2014

Epitome of adult humour

Radhika Vaz proved last weekend that she is one of the few stand-up comics here in Bangalore with actual mettle and material to her name. A full house gathered at Alliance Francaise for the city le... »
As large as a mid-sized gull, the Caspian Tern is the largest tern in the world. Photo: Bopanna Pattada
October 17, 2014

A birder’s high

There is great excitement among Bangalore birders because several have spotted the Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) soaring over the Hoskote lake. As large as a mid-sized gull, the Caspian Tern i... »

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