Leisure
Mar 09 2017
Column: Nature Feature
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Deepa Mohan
Lalbagh is quite colourful in March, thanks to the flowers that bloom in the season. Take a virtual floral tour of Lalbagh through this feature!
Feb 08 2017
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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After living in one of the most livable cities in the world - Melbourne - I became passionate about the cities’ phenomena. I have strived to discover more active ways to live in a the city, an appetite that has led me to intern with Oorvani...
Jan 25 2017
LALBAGH FLOWER SHOW - JANUARY 2017
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Abraham Koshy
Glimpses from Republic Day flower show organised at Lalbagh, Bengaluru.
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Jan 02 2017
Blog: Malleshwaram Matters
So what do you get when you have an eager reader with a ticking mind and time on her hands! - A Book Club! Reading has always been a pleasant diversion for me. In the 70s, during my childhood, (as for many children who spent their childhood...
Dec 17 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
There are some eateries in Bangalore which have become quite renowned. Veena Stores is one such eatery...and I'd never visited in all the years that I have lived in this city I call home. So today, after our birding outing in Institute of Wood...
Dec 15 2016
Blog: Animal Matters
Going vegan is easy in Bengaluru, with multiple options available. Pic: Sowmya Reddy/ Paradigm Shift Across Bengaluru, people are wilfully modifying their palates in a bid to push cruelty off their plate. Veganism or the practice of adopting...
Sep 29 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
With consumerism at its peak and humans wasting more than utilising, it’s time to relook, to reflect, to repair. Repair Café is based on the very idea of sustainable living, to promote the judicious use of natural and personal resources...
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Sep 20 2016
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
Ten weeks have flown by and my internship with Citizen Matters has come to a quick end. Tomorrow, I will board a flight, but I will not be leaving India just yet. I am looking forward to three weeks of travel around the subcontinent to see what...
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Aug 09 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Recently, at my monthly quiz meet, I was intrigued by this "green" container for chai, from Chai Point.  The container seemed made of cardboard, an ecologically friendly material. But when I visited the website of Chai Point You can...
Aug 08 2016
LALBAGH INDEPENDENCE DAY FLOWER SHOW
Kate Clark
This year's Independence day show features a flowery Parliament house.
Jul 12 2016
BLOOMING CACTUS
Deepa Mohan
The beautiful flowers that bloom at night have a heavy, heady fragrance. Known as 'Brahmakamalam', this cactus variety also yields a fruit that we call 'dragon fruit'!
Jul 05 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
We often stop at one of the beautifully designed cane "stalls", which can be packed up and carried around, and equally quickly set up somewhere on the roadside.  Little puffed, fried balls of semolina, in a large bag; a large pot containing...
Apr 06 2016
DAY TRIP AROUND BENGALURU: ARTHIPURA
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Vanila Balaji
ASI Bangalore is working on archaeological excavations of ancient Jaina vestiges at Arthipura near Kokkare Bellur. Vanila Balaji shares a snapshot.
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Mar 30 2016
SWACHA GRAHA: START A GREEN SPOT
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Vasupradha Sampathkumar
Been hearing about the Swacha Graha challenge, but not sure where to begin? A member of the team shares answers to some commonly asked questions.
Mar 18 2016
REPAIR CAFE IN BENGALURU
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Purna Sarkar
Participate in the 5th edition of Repair Café on March 19th, to relive the long-forgotten joy of repairing things.
Feb 17 2016
Blog: Off Beat
On a highway leading to a cold, cold city, a two-wheeler rider was mowed down by a speeding lorry on a hot morning. He pleaded for help, without even realising that his body was torn into two pieces. That he donated his organs even in such a painful...
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Feb 03 2016
DISAPPEARING PROFESSIONS: THE BOMBE MITHAIWALA
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Smitha Jacob
In the past, children would flock around his cart as he molded candy into whatever shape they wanted. Meet the Bombe Mithaiwala!
Feb 01 2016
A TRIBUTE TO NAMMA BENGALURU
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Ganga Madappa
Bengaluru has become a melting pot of cultures. Have a look at these videos that beautifully capture the changing culturescape of the city.
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Jan 06 2016
BENGALURU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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News Desk
Critically acclaimed films Rangi Tharanga and Nanu Avanalla Avalu will be screened in the film festival. PVR theatre, in Orion Mall will host the movies.
Jan 06 2016
Blog: Oorjana
Given the premise of this series—stories of city people you run into, neither friends nor strangers—a tale garnered from an Uber ride (usually going back home for the night, for no normal person will be too conversant on a weekday morning...
Dec 28 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
This week, I intend to have a stab at one of the most difficult tasks known to mankind: persuading an adult to part with a sum of money. Not a very large sum, but a sum nonetheless. This New Year's Day, I want to buy burgers, fries and a drink...
Dec 25 2015
A GUIDE TO BENGALURU’S CHURCHES
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Pavithra Ashok Kumar
Wondering what you can do this Christmas? A walk through some of Bengaluru's oldest churches may just be the thing to get you in the right spirit.
Dec 16 2015
MERA TERAH RUN FOR CHARITY
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Ganga Madappa
A bunch of runners from Bengaluru will be running 13 half marathons in 13 different cities across India. Read how Mera Terah Run is raising funds for three NGOs.
Nov 26 2015
INDIA’S FIRST REPAIR CAFE
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Ganga Madappa
Purna Sarkar and Antara Mukherji start a new initiative to give broken household things a new lease of life. Get things fixed, meet people and even learn how to repair stuff at India’s first Repair Cafe on 28th November.
Nov 21 2015
BANGALORE LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2015
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Sridevi Rao
BLF, India's second largest literary conclave, is to be held on December 5th and 6th. Themes for this edition include the growing intolerance in the country, and the refashioning of historical characters, among others.
Nov 19 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
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When you saw a teenager glued to a video game, did you think, "That kid is going to make seven million bucks!" That's what people like Felix Kjellberg ( PewDiePie ) and Sean McLoughlin ( Jacksepticeye ) are making today. They play video games all...
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