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Gladson Jackson contends that online communities help spread the message and ensure that smaller brands and companies get noticed.
February 27, 2015

Coming together

Creating communities in fields such as health, food and fashion is one of the elements that make social media work. At the Social Media Week, a discussion was held on these diverse communities and... »
Amirbai’s tale is one of inspiration
February 27, 2015

She was the love song

For someone who didn’t belong to the gramophone generation but the golden period of radio, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mukesh, and Rafi ruled our hearts and constituted our imagination of a film... »
Success story: Musthafa believes it was team work all the way that helped.
February 26, 2015

The idly-dosa man of Bengaluru

A young techie who could just about make himself daal, rice and papad in his bachelor days now runs a company with a 70 crore turnover that provides almost five lakh idlis a day to hungry Bengalure... »
I AM NOT SUPERSTITIOUS… But why take a chance?
Bengaluru, February 25, 2015

What’s luck got to do with it?

Cricket, they say is a religion in India. And it comes with its attendant quirks and superstitions. When MS Dhoni hit the massive six to win India its second World Cup trophy, Sachin Tendulkar was... »
SEE THE MUSIC Hear the dance
Bengaluru, February 25, 2015

Music created by the body

In Re-Mapping the Body, a performance by Swiss contemporary dance group, Compagnie Linga, the viewer will, for the first time, see music and hear dance. Choreographers Marco Cantalupo and K... »
SUCH A LONG JOURNEY A 10,000 km round trip. Photo: Deepa Mohan
February 25, 2015

Doing what Genghis could not

Striking black bars across their snowy whiteheads, the bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) is a goose that breeds in Central Asia. They thrive in massive colonies near mountain lakes in Mongolia and w... »
PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE Says Praveen. Photo: K Bhagya Prakash
Bengaluru, February 25, 2015

Animated about animation

Meet Praveen Prem Kumar Pai. This youngster is from Kerala, having studied in Dubai before coming to Bengaluru to “fulfil his dreams.” Why not Mumbai? The city of dreams? “That is because my famil... »
Anjali Sastry
February 24, 2015

Learning from failures

The ideas one gleans from failure forms the crux of Fail Better. Anjali Sastry, a lecturer in system dynamics at the MIT’s Sloan School of Management and The Department of Global Health and... »
THE SPIRIT OF THE ENTS Not quite Middle Earth…
February 24, 2015

Under Bengaluru’s trees

Did you know the tamarind tree came from Ethiopia two thousand years ago? Or that the vast majority of Bengaluru’s avenue trees are native to South America? In fact, so many commonly-used plants ha... »
February 24, 2015

Play it again, ma’am

I am standing before you, sticking out two fingers and saying, “Pick one.” You must have done this before. Chocolate or vanilla, indoors or outdoors, this shirt or that? Trying to make the decision... »
The Amazing Spiderman 2 poster.
February 27, 2015

Making the amazing believable

For CGI special effects artiste and American animator David Schaub, who has worked on films such as Alice in Wonderland, The Amazing SpiderMan and I am Legend, his most passion... »
YouTube has revolutionised the way independent artistes perform by mamking them instant superstars.
February 27, 2015

A decade and counting

YouTube is addictive. You click on a G3 music video that features guitar legends, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and John Petrucci, next thing you know, you’re watching a D-I-Y clip on how to frost mason... »
Temples at Badami and Pattadakal
February 26, 2015

A one way ticket to Badami

Forty nine years ago, a 21-year-old architecture student from Melbourne travelled to India and somehow ended up in Badami and Aihole. Fascinated by the architecture there, he then walked for... »
TOTAL MASALA Maninder Singh, Nupur Sharma and Ganesh Acharya. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
Bengaluru, February 25, 2015

A double take on twins

The age-old story of two lost brothers separated as kids who find each other with a family song years later is fairly familiar to anyone who has watched the lost and found movies of the Seventies a... »
February 25, 2015

The magnetic pull of cats

Aksharaa and her mother Saranya Krishnan have always been cat people. Having grown up in a home that saw frequent visits of the feline kind, Aksharaa reveals that her growing fondness for them prom... »
A CELEBRATION Of communities that fall outside the heterosexual norm
February 25, 2015

A festival of inclusion

The seventh edition of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF) will be held from February 27 till March 1. BQFF has brought together films on themes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,... »
A still from the film Whiplash.
February 24, 2015

The other end of the stick

Does pushing someone to the extreme elevate them to become better? The Hollywood movie Whiplash, which won three Academy Awards earlier this week, dwells on the subject of a jazz drummer try... »
Beatrice says Backtrom has comedy, crime and is not politically correct
February 24, 2015

‘Acting is full of diversity’

The American-born French actress, Beatrice Rosen who played Natascha in The Dark Knight and appeared in Peaceful Warrior, will now be seen in Backstrom, a subversive and comic... »
Sreeretnan Nanu
February 24, 2015

Changing spirtualism

Sreeretnan Nanu got the idea for his book, Tasmai in the course of one of his meditation sessions. It was published in Malayalam first. One of my friends, who works with Sharad Pawar read th... »
Chinmayie has made photos, instructions,
videos and customer feedback accessible on the website.
February 24, 2015

Carry on, baby!

If you are a parent/been around people who have kids, you would know what it’s like when a child wants to be carried. Sure, the ubiquitous non-ergonomic, padded, buckled carrier has provided some r... »

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