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Monday 21 August 2017
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New Kids On The Block
Even with a plethora of options in the city, foodies never seem to get enough. That’s probably a reason behind many food trucks being seen in various parts of the city nowadays. Vishal Gupta, co-founder of ‘Pop’l Food Truck’, started the initiative a couple of months ago. Stationed at Inorbit Mall, Whitefield, Vishal says, “The idea of the food truck was to provide healthy food options for those who don’t have the time to cook. Especially with the hectic...
The Walks That Rocked!
Cheers rent the air, cameras clicked in a frenzy and the music rose to a crescendo as students put forward their best foot on the ramp.The seventh edition of the ‘Deccan Herald Metrolife Fashion Show’, presented by TRENDS, which took off on Saturday at CMR Law School, was a mix of style, glitz, creativity and attitude.Themes displayed by students ranged from women empowerment and elements of nature to the occult.The first prize of the North Zone preliminary round was won by Army...
A Piece Of Her Personality
It was a desire to turn her son away from gadgets that caused Ann Geo to take to the world of arts and crafts once again. Once she started, there was no stopping afterwards. “When my son started using the laptop, phone and TV to occupy himself, I started looking for creative ways to engage him creatively,” says the user experience designer at Accenture. “I started with finger painting and food print painting for him. I used to share pictures of this on Facebook and when I...
A Carnival Comes Home
The first edition of ‘Namma Bengaluru Habba’, a day-long fiesta was held at Sankey Tank on Sunday. The aim of the festival, which was organised by the Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka, was to spread awareness about the importance of preserving the environment. It was a colourful affair with over a thousand participants, 15 stalls and 20 unique performing artistes coming together. One of the highlights of the event was the beautifully decorated streets and the talented...
'it Is A Good City And I Want To Stay Here'
The openness of the people and the cultural diversity was what attracted Shao Qiyu from Anhui, China to Bengaluru.He came to the city six years ago to pursue his graduation and promptly fell in love with the place. He now runs a restaurant called ‘New Leaf’ on Church Street that serves authentic Chinese food.Shao’s aim is to connect his motherland with the city that gave him so much to cherish.“After so many years of living here, I have seen the city grow faster and...
Economy & Business

New Age Industries Redefine Employee-Employer Relationship
New-age industries have been setting a trend in employment as well as in the progression of careers.The typical pattern nowadays is to not stick to a particular company, but acquire skills and experience and keep moving on to different jobs. Therefore, the major factor influencing employee loyalty to a company is missing in the new-age service industry, including the IT industry, while making the individual a free person to think of his career or job.The earlier practice of seeking a job and...
Economy@70: Came A Long Way, Yet Long Road Ahead
Poet Robert Frost wrote, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” As a nation, we are at 70 years old now. We need to reflect upon how we have traversed through all these years. And for a nation, the economy is a sleigh that drives its existence. Seven decades after Independence, India is the fifth largest economy, in terms of nominal GDP and the third largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).India’s...
Challenges Galore As Infy Loses Sikka
India’s second largest IT services company Infosys is left with several challenges to address, following the sudden exit of Vishal Sikka as CEO and MD. Also, the transformation of Infosys from software services player to a product/platform-oriented company has taken a back seat.Besides putting the leadership rudderless, the exit comes at a time when things were looking up with the fundamentals and an added sweetener of a buyback. The frivolous fight between the board and shareholder...
Artificial Intelligence To Drive Next Wave Of Startups
Google’s recent acquisition of Halli Labs, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) startup started by an IIT-Delhi alumni Pankaj Gupta, has fuelled Bengaluru’s ambition of becoming the hub of AI and ML product startups.Halli, which means a village in Kannada, was born five months ago in Bengaluru for developing solutions to traditional problems using AI, ML, deep learning and natural language processing technologies.Commenting on the development, Google’s...
Creating An Idea Towards Steaming Hot Idlis &Amp; Dosas
For Musthafa P C, eating three meals a day was like a big dream, and breakfast was something he had never heard of. But now, the 44-year-old entrepreneur is providing breakfast to millions of people, literally.It was not an easy journey for this school dropout from Chennalode, a village in Wayanad district of Kerala, who went on to study MBA at IIM-B, and turned out to be an entrepreneur, whose company’s turnover was Rs 144 crore in the last fiscal. He wants to make it a Rs 1,000-crore...
Art Review

Music And Dance Reviews: Kala Padma Award
Kala Padma awardThe Ponnaiah Lalithakala Academy presents the “Kala Padma” award in memory of Padmini Rao, every year. This year, the award was conferred on Dwaraki Krishnaswamy, senior flautist and composer. It was followed by a Bharathanatya recital by Indira Kadambi, senior dancer, teacher and choreographer.A shloka on Saraswathi gave Indira Kadambi a bright start followed by a jathi swara. Any how the piece de’ resistance of the programme was the varna “Entha Nine...
Music And Dance Reviews-Sparkling Purandara Festival
Sparkling Purandara festivalThe Karnataka Fine Arts Council - a federation of ten organisations of Bengaluru - conducted a unique programme last week. During the three-day “Purandara Darshana,” nearly 500 artistes presented Purandara Dasa compositions in vocal and instrumental music, individually and in groups. Dance and discourses were also held on all the three days. Backdrop of the ancient Karanji Anjaneya Swamy Temple added to the serene atmosphere, to create a perfect...
Melodious Mandolin
Melodious mandolinRabindranath Tagore Nagar Cultural Association is conducting music programmes every month punctually, from the last 25 years. It also conducts music competitions, Harikatha, Namasankeerthana, etc apart from a music festival, every year.The 26th annual music festival of the RT Nagar Cultural Association was held last week with vocal, mandolin performances and Namasankeerthana concerts at the Sri Vinayaka Cultural Centre of Vinayaka Devasthana. Another name for the instrument...
Cyber Space

How To Set Up Your Smart Home
Nearly everything in your home — including air-conditioners, thermostats, lights and garage doors — can be connected to the internet and be remotely controlled with a mobile device or smart speaker. But setting up a so-called smart home can be mind-boggling: There is a plethora of different accessories that work only with certain products, and some work better than others. Here's a guide to help you sort through the jumble and become acclimated to your first voice-controlled smart...
Was That An Intruder Or A Pet? The Cams That Can Tell
I have a Nest camera for inside my house — basically to watch my dog sleep on the couch while I’m at work. I’m thinking about a camera for outside, so I turned for advice to Rachel Cericola, who tests internet-connected devices for The Wirecutter, the New York Times site for product evaluations.How practical and necessary is it to put an internet-connected security camera outside a home?I think having an outdoor camera is more practical than an indoor one. I do enjoy...
Q &Amp; A: Apple Podcasts And Reworking Default Browser
Q: I use the Apple Podcasts app, but the episodes never stick around after I play them. If I want to listen again, I have to re-download them. I don’t sync my shows with other devices, either. Does this mean the space is getting tight on my iPhone?The Apple Podcasts app has built-in tools to help you manage your subscriptions and the individual shows you download. The setting that automatically deletes an episode (within 24 hours after it has been fully played) is probably enabled. You...
Favourite Tech Tools For Work And Home
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Claire Cain Miller, a writer for The Upshot, discussed the tech she’s using.As a reporter at The Upshot, you use a lot of data to write analysis on gender, families and the future of work. What kind of tech setup do you use to sift through the data for stories? Much of reporting on data is no different from other reporting, though it includes a little more Excel. It still requires reading,...
How Tech Can Ease Your Summer Travel
The relaxation you crave from summer vacation can quickly deteriorate into anxiety when things go awry, especially when traveling to an unfamiliar place.At the airport, rummaging through your luggage for your boarding pass is no fun. On a road trip, how annoying is it to miss an exit because you had a hard time following a map on your smartphone screen? Even before you leave, there’s stress in trying to book a flight for the right price.Fret not, summer traveler. Here are some tech...
Ugadi Special Feature

When The City Comes Alive
There is magic and mystic during Ugadi in the City, which comes during spring, says Michael PatraoBevu Bella thindu sukhavagi iri', which means eat need and jaggery and enjoy life. This is the underlying sentiment of Ugadi which prevails in the traditional parts of Bangalore like Basavanagudi and Malleswaram, Chamarajpet and the surrounding areas.In market areas like Malleswaram, Gandhi Bazaar, Srirampuram, Jayanagar 4th and 9th Blocks, Ulsoor and Madivala, people thronged to buy the...
Beginning Of All Times
It is believed that the Lord Brahma started creation of the universe on Ugadi day. Also the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya's calculations proclaimed the Ugadi day from the sunrise on as the beginning of the New Year, new month and new day. The onset of spring also marks a beginning of new life with plants acquiring new life, new shoots and leaves. Spring is considered the first season of the year hence also heralding a new year and a new beginning. Along with Ugadi comes jasmines...
A Resplendent Time For Nature
In Maharashtra, soon after the festivity of Holi, comes the celebration of a new year called ‘Gudi Padwa.’Come March and the winter sun amidst the grey howling wind whirling with golden brown crusty leaves, disappears into a gloaming sky,  to usher in a green dawn shimmering on dew dotted flower buds and tiny leaves on squirrels scampering trees.The period also heralds fertility rites festivities woven in myths, annual constellations and the beginning of a new season called...
Harbinger Of Good Tidings
Chaitra Suddha Padhyami is a day of excitement as it is termed the New Day of the New Year as per the Hindu calendar. The day marks the onset of spring with plants withered in harsh winter springing back to life.The festival is also a harbinger of hope for the agrarian community in Malnad region, with stacks of newly harvested crops, ready-for-sale piled up on one side of the verandah. The community, unperturbed by the losses that might have been caused due to natural vagaries or fluctuation...
Ugadi In City Of Palaces
Ugadi is much more than just a change of calendar or season in the old Mysore region. Mysore city has been the home of authentic ‘panchangas’ or the Hindu almanacs. Ugadi being the start of the Hindu calendar year, it is obvious that the almanac is an inseparable part of the festivities. The most famous of the ‘panchangas’ are the ‘aramane panchanga’ or the palace almanac that is published by the palace astrologers and the more popular ‘vontikoppal...
Tech Weekly

Robobee - The Drone To Perch And Save Energy
Flapping two tiny wings, the small, thin robot wobbles its way towards the underside of a leaf, bumps into the surface and latches on, perching motionless above the ground. Moments later, its wings begin to flap once more and it jiggles off on its way.The little flying machine, dubbed a ‘RoboBee’, has been designed to perch on a host of different surfaces, opening up new possibilities for the use of drones in providing a bird’s-eye view of the world, scientists say.Known as...
How Blizzard Redefined The First-Person Shooter
Overwatch, the new team-based first-person shooter from World of Warcraft developer Blizzard, has been out recently, but it’s already fairly clear that the game is a hit.Its short, open beta, which concluded recently, was popular enough to spark a meme in the intervening period detailing all the things players were doing now they couldn’t play the game. Then, on release day, the Overwatch subreddit briefly drew more traffic than the front page of Reddit itself, seemingly a result...
Five Of The Best Meditation Apps For You
The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can often feel like they amplify our daily stress.Turning to your smartphone for respite from the digital clutter may feel as ridiculous as holding an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in a pub, with your inbox, social networks and Candy Crush Saga just a couple of taps away.Still, mobile meditation apps are trying to help. There...
Warhammer, A Blend Of Strategy And High Fantasy
Warhammer is a range of tabletop strategy games; Total War is a series of historical battle simulations. Combining the two should have produced a black hole of nerdiness so unapproachable it would crush all mortals. Strangely, however, this is probably the most accessible each game has been for years.Typically taking place over the surface of a continent, the Total War games have taken in medieval Europe, the Napoleonic era, the Roman world and the warring states era of Japan. Like the...
Family Finance

Personal Loan Mistakes One Should Never Commit
When Joe heard that his colleague Arun is looking for personal loans, he recommended an online lender who offered him personal loan at quite a competitive rate. The process was seamless and quick, and Joe was happily recommending that lender to all and sundry.Two days later, Arun walked up to Joe’s cabin, all annoyed. When asked, he said that the lender levied 17% interest rate. Joe was surprised. When they made further inquiries, they came to know it all came down to credit score and...
Critical Illness Can Disrupt Family's Financial Goals
India has a growing number of young, working individuals. Their lifestyle is one that can be categorised as having 4 “Rises”.  Rising aspirations, Rising incomes, Rising consumption and Rising stress.With their fast paced professional lives going hand-in-hand with negligence towards healthy dietary habits and lifestyle, it is hardly a surprise that there has been a steady increase in the occurrence of heart and cancer disorders. In fact, these disorders together account for...
Demystifying Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana
The Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY) was launched on July 21 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. However, the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has been offering the scheme from May 4, 2017. LIC has been given the sole privilege to operate the scheme, and it will remain for subscription till May 3, 2018. Just like the Varistha Bima Yojana launched in August 2014, PMVVY also aims to provide regular pension to senior citizens above the age of 60. Is this a good scheme...
Tesla Works On Self-Driving Tech For Semi-Truck
Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in “platoons” that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters.Meanwhile, California officials are meeting with Tesla soon “to talk about Tesla’s efforts with autonomous trucks,” state DMV...
Intel Enters Driveless Race
About three years ago, the chip giant Intel seemed like a bystander in Silicon Valley’s race to develop self-driving cars.Google was zooming ahead, producing and testing autonomous cars of its own design and racking up millions of miles in test drives. Uber, the ride-hailing service, was close behind. Tesla introduced its Autopilot feature to its electric cars, using technology from the Israeli firm Mobileye.Even in microchips, its strength, Intel was scrambling to catch up to its rival...
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Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur walk the ramp during the grand finale...

Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez and Aditya Roy Kapur walk the ramp during the grand finale...

Artists rest at an artisan village in Kolkata on Monday ahead of upcoming Durga Puja...

Artists rest at an artisan village in Kolkata on Monday ahead of upcoming Durga Puja...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Paidi on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya in...

Devotees gather to take holy dip at Har ki Paidi on the occasion of Somvati Amavasaya in...

MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Roland Folger and AMG driver Christian Hohenadel during the...

MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Roland Folger and AMG driver Christian Hohenadel during the...

Indian women's cricket team member Veda Krishnamurthy being felicitated by CII Sourthern Region...

Indian women's cricket team member Veda Krishnamurthy being felicitated by CII Sourthern Region...

A view of Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan being...

A view of Salt Lake Stadium, officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan being...

The Golden Temple being decorated with flowers on the eve of the anniversary of the installation...

The Golden Temple being decorated with flowers on the eve of the anniversary of the installation...

Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded locality at Itahar village in...

Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded locality at Itahar village in...

web series Netflix's Sacred Games in...

web series Netflix's Sacred Games in...

A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

A butterfly on a flower at a park in Guwahati on...

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