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Musings on a magnificent mahogany
The most famous mahogany tree in town not only provides shade and supports birds and insects, but also nurtures the 75-year-old Akkayamma who lives on the footpath beneath it. DEEPA GANESH spends some moments under the tree
Lifestyle

IT's really COOL!
Amidst swaying coconut palms and mango trees, the latest information technology campus coming up in the city looks more like a lung space
Arts & Crafts

Sharing traditions, merging patterns
Good old kolams, melded with pyssanka, the batik-like tradition of Europe, make for interesting art at an ongoing exhibition in the city
Personality

TEN minutes from PEACE
Mrinalini Sarabhai is magnificently alive to the churnings in and around her being
Music

Chords & Notes
ONE SIMPLY wonders how Ilaiyaraja, who composed the music for some 700-800 films, had something new to offer each time. One can't say that of A.R. Rahman, who surely is running out of ideas. In the last couple of films (for instance, ...


That SOUND from Kolkata
A group of middle-aged rockers hopes to strike the right chord at Landmark this evening
Eating Out

The SECRET of a garden café
IF YOU'RE whizzing by Ulsoor lake on a hot afternoon, there's a hideaway you might want to visit. Step into the relocated Ambara outlet, browse through the heritage Utsav handlooms and stylish OMO outfits indoors, check out the lucky bamboos on ...
Shopping

For the prettiest ankles in town
DID YOU know that an anklets-only store exists in Bangalore? The first of its kind in Karnataka, it lies off Margosa Road in Malleswaram. To those who celebrate the lissome ankle, it proves a treasure trove. A gasp-inducing diamond-and-gold ...
Foreign stones with a local glint
The country's first all-diamond store has opened in Commercial Street

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