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Archive for: October, 2011

With the excitement of fast cars in the air, it’s the right time to remember a pioneering woman in the automobile industry.  Karl Benz gets all the applause for inventing the world’s first motor car, he may well have faltered without the tremendous efforts of a sterling woman called Bertha who was the first person

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Metalheads across India are rejoicing as one of the world’s biggest bands steps onto our shores to unleash their award winning , in your face music onto Indian audiences. Meet the four horsemen – Metallica! As Gurgaon finds its place in Metal heaven, Bangalore is impatiently awaiting its turn be a page in heavy metal

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Bringing cheer to concrete-ised Bangaloreans in shades of green and vibrant hues is MySunnyBalcony Fancy a lush green rainforest, a Spanish floral fiesta or perhaps an oriental Zen space? So what if all you have is an unexciting strip of balcony? Dial MySunnyBalcony (MSB) and sit back, for coming soon to a balcony near you

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“Pyaari Asha” begins, what else, but a love letter that set me off on a rambling walk down nostalgia lane. Picturised on the beauteous Rakhee and Dharmendra, “Pal pal dil ke paas tum rehti ho” is a sweet song with a lilting melody composed by Kalyanji Anandji and sung by Kishore Kumar. I am particular

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Bringing a smile on everyone’s face to the rhythmic beat of drums gives Vasundhara Das and Roberto Narain, partners at Drumjam, an inexplicable high Singer and actor Vasundhara Das and percussionist and drummer Roberto Narain who started Drumjam in 2006 find that the magic they weave with their music is drawing people from far and

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Rohini Nilekani’s ‘Uncommon Ground: Dialogues with Business and Social Leaders’ roots for more discourses within civil society on critical issues in the country No, there was no explosive action with guns or swords but an intense exchange of ideas and perspectives that an audience of over 200 listened to in rapt attention in the sublime

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Popular fine dining hotspot Fava invites Bangaloreans to sample its Mediterranean Diet Lunch Buffet that promises to leave them asking for more UB City Mall, a regular haunt for Bangalore’s young and hip crowd, is choc-a-bloc with open air eateries styled after European street cafés. Among the popular ones is Fava which attracts foodies not

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Bangalore cyclists get a double shot of adrenaline – a ride with biking legend Hans Rey and India’s first bike store-cum-café On a nippy October morning, a bunch of cyclists in Bangalore roused themselves with an itch to pedal. The occasion was a Hans Rey ride, courtesy Track & Trail. A legend among mountain biking

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We have been criss-crossing the country for a publishing project; from Chennai and Puducherry to Ahmedabad with quick dashes to Goa and Mumbai. With more visits on the anvil, we keep our bags ready to go at short notice. After a day of meetings, I like to walk around whichever city we are in, taking

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Amber Artefacts is more than just a curio gift shop; this cosy little store, tucked just off the quiet Haudin Road in Ulsoor, is also a repository of cherished memories, experiences and anecdotes of the owners’ extensive globetrotting – from the West to the Far East – over the years. Jeanne Saldanha and Lalita Shahani 

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