Leisure
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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Nov 13 2015
ART GALLERIES IN BENGALURU
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Pavithra Ashok Kumar
If you have an eye for the visual arts, you're in luck. Namma Bengaluru is home to several art galleries which showcase a plethora of work. Here are some of the must-visit galleries in the city.
Oct 30 2015
WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
The well-trodden path or the road not taken - choose the path you want to tread. The Hutri hill, with its brimming pond and stupendous views, is sure to enthrall you.
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Oct 23 2015
STREET FOOD IN BENGALURU
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Niveadha Nanjundeswaran
Gone are the days when eating out meant going to a restaurant. With new fast food shacks coming up almost every week, here’s a look some of the must-try joints in the city.
Oct 23 2015
THEATRE REVIEW
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Swati Simha
The play takes you to the pre-independence era and gives new insights into the freedom struggle. Dim romantic lights, old transistors and carefully picked nostalgic music make for a memorable experience.
Oct 20 2015
SPECIAL BUSES FOR DASARA 2015
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News Desk
Looking to head to Mysuru for the annual Dasara procession, or maybe head out of Bengaluru for the long weekend? You could choose to travel by the special buses that KSRTC is operating this season.
Oct 12 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
Reminisces about booking railway tickets in the 1960s, joyrides in the engine compartment, and an unfortunate train accident.
Sep 23 2015
BANGALORE BUSINESS LITERATURE FESTIVAL
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Sangeeth Varghese
The first edition of the Bangalore Biz LitFest hopes to motivate the city's executives and give them a break from the daily rigmarole. Here's how it all came about.
Sep 17 2015
OPEN STREETS INITIATIVE IN HSR LAYOUT
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Ganga Madappa
A government move to make HSR Layout vehicle-free for one day has been met with support and criticisms. What’s the big deal about Open Streets?
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Sep 11 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Hello, dear reader, with whom I’ve shared so much. If you’re reading this, it means the time has come for me to leave. Perhaps, as you’re rubbing your weary eyes and preparing for bed, I’m up in the air, waving goodbye to you...
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Sep 08 2015
AN IMMIGRANT'S WOES IN BENGALURU
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Nimit Shah
From brokers to utilities in the house to advance amount to food options, problems are plenty in finding a suitable house in Bengaluru. But once you find a house....
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Aug 31 2015
GO GREEN FOR GANESHA
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Deepa Vijay
Ganesh Chaturthi is coming up on September 17th and preparations for the festival have surely begun. Here are five recommendations to keep the festivities green.
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Aug 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Recently I went on a food walk with Bengaluru’s Unhurried walk and tour company. The three-hour walk led me through the charming streets of Basavanagudi and into some fabulous eateries. At the handful of small restaurants, shops and bakeries...
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Aug 08 2015
LALBAGH FLOWER SHOW - AUGUST 2015
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Holly Thorpe
You can buy tickets online to visit this show. Everything from gardening shops to flower plants—to feast your eyes and calm your soul—that's what Lalbagh flower show has to offer to you!
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Aug 04 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Dear reader, who I may know well or not at all, you are going to get to know all sorts of strange things about me. Let’s be forward with each other, shall we? Today, for instance, I am going to write about my toilet. Of all of the things...
Jul 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
In the United States, I’m never really forced to think about the colour of my skin. I suspect very few white, middle-class girls are, although I may be wrong there. This is a privilege, a luxury that, despite its pricelessness, society rarely...
Jul 20 2015
IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT IFTAR FEAST
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Pranietha
A citizen sets out in search of the perfect chicken biryani at Bengaluru's iftar stalls, in a bid to relive a memory from her past.
Jul 15 2015
GET DRAMATIC AT BANGALORE'S THEATRES
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Pavithra Ashok Kumar
Looking to develop a dramatic side? Here’s how you can start off your love for the dramatic arts in Bengaluru!
Jul 11 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
I was standing in awe of a temple carved out of stone, the colour of a sunset in a place in North Karnataka, when my travelling companion approached me. She’d been speaking with the man who gives tickets. “He said it’s Rs 10 each...
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Jul 02 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
From the moment I stepped off the plane, it became impossible to forget that I was in Bengaluru; the city demanded my attention. The humidity that alighted on my skin and curled my hair, the sound of new languages being spoken around me - it all...
Jun 30 2015
Blog: Malleshwaram Matters
It was any other quite Sunday morning in Malleshwaram. However, for us it was a big day that had dawned. Malleshwaram Parisara, our annual ecofair by Malleshwaram Swabhimanaa Initiative (MSI) was to take place at Hymamshu Jyothi Kala Peeta on June...
Jun 22 2015
PEOPLE WATCHING IN TRAFFIC
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Pallavi Ravishankar
If you're looking to kill time on your daily commute from home, here's an idea - people watching. As a commuter observes, the conditions of the commute bring out the best and worst in people.
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Jun 04 2015
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2015
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Timothy Jairaj
Still wondering what you can do this World Environment Day? Here are some of the events that you can be a part of in Bangalore.
May 28 2015
WEEKEND GETAWAYS: HASSAN
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Niveadha Nanjundeswaran
Looking for a weekend getaway from Bengaluru? Home to Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola, Hassan is the place to take a trip back in time.
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