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Purple Princess: Who rules the December world
December 24, 2014

Splashes of purple across the sky

Take a walk past the Richmond Park, opposite the Hockey stadium, where the Tabebuia impetiginosa or the Purple Trumpet Tree is spectacularly in bloom. Below the thick bunches of vibrant purp... »
Religion and spirituality: Differentiate between them, says Om Swami
December 23, 2014

A monk’s take

At a time when material comforts, getting the best gadgets and the highest paying job in the corporate pecking order is the biggest priority for most individuals, Om Swami took a different career p... »
Hands up: Sandhya takes a break between projects to do full justice to each order
Bangalore, December 23, 2014

Art from the heart

It has been said that travel changes us and we all know that marriage does too! Interior designer and architect, Sandhya Vaidyanathan, who hails from Dubai, is one to vouch for that. Founder of Ma... »
New regimes, conflicts, factions Sreeram’s debut novel has multiple plots backed by an understanding of politics. Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar
Bangalore, December 23, 2014

The thrill in politics

R. Sreeram makes his mark in a relatively new genre with his political thriller and debut book, Kalyug (Westland, Rs. 395). The story opens with the sensational death of Major-Genera... »
December 22, 2014

A new adda for kids

A place for everyone: To have fun and unwind At a time when parents tend to worry for their kids playing in a safe area, not getting hurt, being under their supervision, and getting their ‘me’ time KydzAdda comes up with a compact solution fo... »
A NEW LIFE: And new ways of life.
Bengaluru, December 21, 2014

I am... H. Raju

Occupation: Hairdresser I came to Bengaluru almost 27 years ago in search of work, from my hometown in Sira Taluk in Tumkur district. I’ve studied up to class Eight. After that we... »
A scene from the play, Partition by Ira Hauptman. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

An ode to a genius

The collaboration between two of the greatest mathematicians of the twentieth century, Srinivasa Ramanujan and G.H. Hardy is fabled. Their relationship is the subject of Ira Hauptman’s 2003 play, <... »
My way Is the highway. Photo: special arrangement
December 19, 2014

Around the world with Bluee

It is slightly weird to think that you could live happily ever after in a van. But that is how it has been for Germany’s Jens Jacob and his wife Cynthia, both 37. Jens, who worked in the catering b... »
Information overload: and people want more, thanks to social media. Photo: K.R. Deepak
December 19, 2014

Currently hooked

It has been a year when non-fiction titles and autobiographies have emerged the top sellers in books in India. From Sanjaya Baru’s, The Accidental Prime Minister to Natwar Singh’s autobiogra... »
From the pens of children. Photo: Murali Kumar K.
December 19, 2014

Tripping over Timbuktoo

Sahaat Poddar, Devrata Morarka, and Rahul Singh Manglorkar are huddled around a tablet, playing Minecraft, sitting on the floor of Lightroom Bookstore, tucked away in a quiet corner of Bengaluru’s... »
Times are changin': I feel like music has lost its swag and soul, says Jovol
December 24, 2014

Of drums and dreams

He’s been drumming since he was six. He’s collaborated and worked with music top dogs like Nathan East (Daft Punk, Eric Clapton), Greg Howe (Michael Jackson) and Snoop Dogg, among multitudes of oth... »
Books are forever: Long after you’ve read something special, you go back to it. Photo: G.P. Sampath Kumar
Bangalore, December 23, 2014

Bengalureans and their BFFs

Have you ever thought what would have happened if Murph in Interstellar used an e-reader instead of books? How would the ghost have communicated with her? Are all the Nolan fanboys and girl... »
Home to six yards: Mithila, the sari store
December 23, 2014

A Mithi-cal land of saris

You wouldn’t expect such exquisite treasures to be tucked away in a nondescript home in a quiet lane in Tyagaraja Nagar. Even when you enter the store, the neatly organised saris on shiny hangers d... »
Years of Hardwork went into compiling and checking facts for the book
Bangalore, December 23, 2014

All the right answers

In the world of novels, travelogues, and biographies, books on quiz are refreshing, especially for those forever curious. One such is the recently-launched Quizzotica Anant (Prism Books), a... »
Koshy's on St. Mark's Road. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Bangalore, December 21, 2014

The ideal places for ketchup

Increasingly, recreation in Bengaluru has been associated with high-end restaurants, pubs and malls. But if you were to explore a little more, you would find tucked away in every neighbourhood, ca... »
Aditya K
December 19, 2014

Laptop, Man U and creepy houses

Aditya. K, student What is your most prized possession? My phone and my laptop. It helps me stay in touch with everyone. I also like my Manchester United original... »
December 19, 2014

Paint an elephant

Friends of Elephants, an informal group of people with varied expertise coming together because of their concern for elephant conservation and welfare, is hosting Painting for Pachyderm (Elephants)... »
Tiramisu Roulade
December 19, 2014

Tiramisu Roulade

Preparation time: 30 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesIngredientsCoffee liqueur: 4 tbsp Unsalted butter: 50 gm Breakfast sugar: 100 gm Eggs: 2... »
Producer Donn Bhat
December 19, 2014

Going full circle

Effortlessly fusing genres to create a soundscape that blends electronica, electro-rock, folk and ambient, music producer and composer Donn Bhat was in the city to perform at Humming Tree recently... »
Not our cup of masala: the anthem of Bengaluru is not Bollywood. Photo: Murali Kumar K.
December 18, 2014

It happens only in Bengaluru

A recent chance remark by artiste, musician and songwriter Ram Sampath that Bengaluru’s music scene is neither directly affected by Bollywood nor influenced by the regional film industry’s music sp... »

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