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Home to the world
Mahesh Dattani talks to AYESHA MATTHAN about everything — from his plays to theatre at large

Star maker extraordinaire
Churning out star models is a habit with Prasad Bidappa
Beauty And Wellness

For a golden body
Ayesha Matthan finds that you can’t insist on your own exercise patterns at the upmarket Gold’s Gym

Here are some belly tales
There’s more to a pot belly than just a cosmetic problem

Protein power
Trainers often don’t insist that their clients take in enough amounts of complete protein ( containing all amino acids).

Their argument is that only serious body builders need to worry about protein.

Modern scientific evidence ...

Bootlegging basics
At a party the other day, I was struck by the quality of the wine. The hosts had procured some bottles of some entirely agreeable Saint Emilion. Bone-dry and held together by a strong backbone of tannins, it had all the characteristics of a ...
A feast for Bakasura
The menu of Barbeque Nation makes you wish you had an unquenchable appetite
Lomi salmon
Lomi salmon (also called lomi-lomi salmon) is a Hawaiian side dish, actually a salad of fresh tomato, mild onion and salmon. Variations on the theme are common in the Pacific and Polynesian islands, but the best known is the Hawaiian lomi, ...
John Dory

This delicate fish is also known as the St Pierre fish. It has the distinction of being the favourite for its succulent flavour. Chef Selvaraju prefers to gently pan fry the fish sealing in the flavours to make this a winning dish at ...

Pindi chole
Chef Rakesh Upadhyay has a passion not only for the art of ‘good cooking’, but, on researching food and imparting training on the evolution and innovation in the arena of culinary art. His forte is Indian cuisine. The texture, ...

Those that almost made it:
(Neeti Sarkar is a third year Media Studies student at Christ College. She sings professionally and plays the piano and ...
Iron Maiden

From the captivating and haunting lonely guitar intro to the end, this song just oozes passion and intensity. The lyrics were inspired by the First World War battle of Passchendaele. The song alternates between loud and soft dynamics ...

Dire straits

This is one of the great classics by Dire Straits, 8.15 minutes, and appears in Making Movies (1981). Mark Knopfler – his unique finger picking style and deep vocals creates a wonderful effect. The song starts with the ...


This monster power ballad is from the album ‘Crazy World’ released in 1990. The first time I heard this song, I was literally blown away. In fact, the chilling depth in the vocalist’s voice sat me down and got me actually ...


The band is a rock super-group consisting of musicians from ‘Rage Against The Machine’ and Chris Cornell of ‘Soundgarden.’ Musically, the sound is not complex at all but very melodic and easy to the ears. Tom ...

Guns n roses

With a guitar lick that makes many people want to learn it, Axl Rose’s unique vocals, a steady base line and drum track, and just three chords wrapping it all up, the song has become a rock anthem. It was the band’s only track on ...
Arts And Entertainment

Colours of rural India
Pondicherry-based artist Jayaraman promotes the folk music traditions of Tamil Nadu



Creative Platforms is organising an art exhibition “Sout Mates or Labourers, What are you?”, two workshops on art as an investment option from 4 to 5 p.m. and a presentation by artists Jyoti Bhatt and Jyotsa Bhatt from 11 a.m. to ...

Panel discussion

Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is organising “Talking the walks - where leads the road?”, a panel discussion on Urban Change. The panel moderated by Ramachandra Guha, will feature panellists Dr. Chandra Shekar Balachandran, ...

Clothes sale

Manessa is presenting an exhibition-cum-sale of designer saris in silk, silk cotton and cotton, salwar materials, lehengas for children, and a collection of pearl jewellery.

Date: till July 26

Venue: Vishal Bhavan ...

House party, an online electronic dance music radio show, e-music magazine and Plugg Fashion Management is bringing DJ Jaytech from Australia who plays progressive house.

Date: July 26

Venue: Nyx, Residency ...

Wild Africa

Filmed over two years in more than 20 countries of the continent, Wild Africa explores the continent from its natural historical background to evolution till date. From Uganda in the east to Sierra Leone in the west, Africa’s great green ...

Philosophy lecture

Neelambari is presenting a lecture-demonstration on Advaitya philosophy in Dikshitar Kriti by Geeta Ramanujam

Date: 4 p.m., July 27

Venue: Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir, BSK II ...

Food delights

Copper Chimney is presenting The Legacy Day, which marks the royal presence of authentic North Indian cuisine.

Date: July 26

Venue: 5th Floor, Bangalore Central

Contact: ...

Bard for kids

EasyLib.comis hosting a retelling “The Tempest”, for children above eight years by Arka Mukhopadhyay.

Date: July 26, 5 to 6 p.m.

Venue: Easy Library, 972 H, 1st A Main, S.T. Bed Layout, 4th Block, ...

Children’s activity

Doodle Den is presenting “Seascape collage”, where children aged six and above can create a seascape collage with different textures, colours and materials like shells.

Date: July 26, 11 a.m. to 1 ...

Theatre audition

Ranga Shankara and Spandana are conducting an audition for a Kannada play. Actors (male and female) between 20 and 40 years old with theatre experience, and good diction in Kannada are required.

Date: July 27, 9.30 a.m. to 3 ...

Snap it up
Clare Arni describes herself as a foreigner in England via Madurai and Bangalore

Murder, she wrote
Writer Smitha Jain enjoys doing a balancing act between chick lit and whodunits

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