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When Draupadi dances all night
The annual Karaga festival is a truly secular jathre, bringing together both Hindus and Muslims. Karaga, which takes place this year on April 27, is associated with Draupadi, one of the strongest symbols of womanhood. This year's carrier of the sacre d pot is the veteran Abhimanyu, who will have the honour for the seventh time, writes M.V. CHANDRASHEKAR.
Old is indeed gold
RBANMS High School, established almost 130 years ago, is one of the oldest schools in Bangalore. The institution, started by a pious visionary,works for the upliftment of children of backward classes.
Tiding over that bad patch
Pollution, stress, poor diet, and unhealthy lifestyles contribute to skin ailments in not just adults but also children. But laser technology can repair those scars of modern life.
No greenhorns on the green
Three young and promising golfers from Bangalore are playing in an international tournament in Malaysia.

On the right course
Putters have many good things to say about the Karnataka Golf Association.
It's a strike!
Bowling is a popular sport, and it has attracted the young and the old alike. The WTBA recently organised a camp in the City to teach the finer aspects of the game to the participants.
New Day dawns for Celine Dion
Celine Dion's latest album has seen unprecedented sales in India, specially in the South.
Arts & Crafts
Fairest of all mirrors
Since time immemorial, we have used mirrors to dress ourselves up. But, for a change, mirrors were dressed up at an exhibition at Cross Currents.
Deciphering art for the common man
Most of us keep away from a gallery or an art exhibition, simply because we fail to understand the medium. A new venture by K.K. Hebbar Foundation with Renaissance Gallerie vows to make art more reachable.
She dismisses being roughed up by goons in Gujarat as a "petty incident". Medha Patkar, who is on a countrywide crusade against big dam projects, was in the City last week to inter alia show her solidarity with the distressed population of Kolar Gold Fields. She also plans to take her activism to the mining fields of Kudremukh.
Binding language and experience
Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi were in Bangalore recently to promote Sanket Trust's dream project, Ranga Shankara. Part of this project is a unique theatre space for Bangaloreans, on the lines of Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai.

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