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Archive for: June, 2012

Indians have a big problem in closing sales. That is the considered opinion of experts. We have great ideas and when the deal is done, we are good at delivery. But, and it is a very big but, we have a hard time convincing somebody to invest in our idea or us. I heard this

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Even as the monsoon stands clear of the city and a rather lacklustre performance by the rain gods is predicted this year, Bangaloreans are prepping to make the most of it. Driven by the depleting ground water resources and a burgeoning population, enforcing rainwater harvesting could just be the antidote to taps running dry. A

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With its wide roads lined with sprawling trees and houses sitting back in quiet grace, the area around Ashoka Pillar is my favourite locality in Bangalore. The Pillar marks the beginning of the city’s largest planned residential zone, Jayanagar, named after the late Maharaja of Mysore Jayachamaraja Wodeyar who inaugurated it in 1948. The symbolism

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Is what you see who you are? If the answer is a vehement no, help is at hand. More than a passing fad and not restricted to a privileged few, image consultants are the modern day fairy godmothers who with a wave of their magic wand (or in this case a sheaf of questionnaires) can

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‘Ships that pass’, Shashi Deshpande’s latest novel took me back in time, with its mood, the characters and the situation to the summers when I perched on the stairs of my grandparents’ house and devoured magazines after my aunts finished reading them. Shashi is pleased when I tell her this; “The story was first published

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Come late summer, it is the mangoes’ moment in the sun. Visitors at the mango and jackfruit fair at Bangalore’s green spot, Lalbagh were spoilt for choice with around 10 varieties of mangoes from across Karnataka calling out to them. June is the time for the Mango fair organised by the Department of Horticulture for

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It gives us great pleasure to inform you that the ebook of BEST OF INDIA has just been uploaded on to the gvpedia site. http://www.gvpedia.com/India/Top-Sustainable-Companies-in-Best-of-India.aspx The printed books will be ready by the end of June; the formal international launch will happen at the Future Africa conference between July 15 -17 – http://www.proudlyafrican.info/World-Trade-Center-Africa/Future-of-Trade-Expo-2012.aspx. The formal national

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Slightly-built Paul Fernandes is the opposite of in-your-face. This characteristic works in his favour as he recedes into the background and observes everything and everyone with a keen eye. His observations become fodder for his delectable cartoons. Just as Goa has been immortalised with loving amusement by Mario, Bangalore plays muse to Fernandes. Or rather

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It was a date with sinfully delicious chocolate, cream, luscious strips of mangoes and more at the gourmet cake making and decor workshop at Mama Mia, India’s first gelateria. Gelatarias are known to send people into raptures – Elizabeth Gilbert waxed eloquent on gelatos in her bestseller, Eat Pray Love. And Natasha Aggarwal, CEO at

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BLOT – an acronym for Basic Love of Things – is an audiovisual collective that mixes music, art, design and video on one platform. They blend sound and music, while manipulating their performance techniques as well as stop-motion animation and motion graphics. BLOT consists of Avinash Kumar, a designer, VJ, visual artist and the man

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