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Saturday 18 April 2015
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The City has a vibrant theatre scene and Arundhati Raja and Jagdish Raja, the founders of Jagriti Theatre, are introducing a number of programmes much to the delight of theatre-lovers. The duo have launched ‘Jagriti Revue’, a monthly theatre e-magazine that focusses on the activities of Jagriti and the theatre scene across India. The first issue features an interview with artiste Arundhati Nag, play previews and a column called ‘JET’— Jagriti, Education and...
A Classical Feast At Its Best
The ‘77th Ramanavami Music Festival 2015’, organised by the non-profit group, Sree Ramaseva Mandali will be on till April 27, at the Old Fort High School Grounds, Chamarajapet. The extravaganza is a treat for Carnatic music lovers as over 300 artistes will come together at this iconic festival. On April 18, from 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm, Pavani Kashinath and party will  perform. A concert by violinist Dr Mysore Manjunath and sarod player, Pandit Brij Narayan will be held from 6.30...
A Dance Filled With Grace
The popular Russian ballet ‘Swan Lake’ was performed by the students of Shona Dee Academy of Dance at Chowdiah Memorial Hall recently. Choreographed and trained by Shona D’Sa, tiny tots and teens danced to the tunes of Mozart and other classical legends. The act was divided in two parts and told the story of Odette, a princess who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.  Flaunting skills that the students harnessed after months of rigorous practice,...
A Glimpse Into Stunning Designs
Bengaluru, which is known for its ‘pret-a-porte’ culture, is geared up to witness the colourful ‘Karnataka Fashion Week’ (KFW), from April 30 to May 2, at The Collonnade, Leela Palace. This was announced at an event that was held in the City recently. On this occasion, the audience saw a glimpse of the collections of the participating designers at KFW 2015. Models wore the designers’ collection and walked the ramp in style and splendour. The event started with...
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Café Mangii, the casual dining Italian restaurant, is hosting the ‘Fondue Festival’ where foodies can savour the best cheese and accompaniments sourced from the world over. Fondue is a favourite in many regions. A versatile dish — it is a popular appetiser as well as a main course and dessert. People across the world have it in numerous variations such as fruit in chocolate, bread in cheese, cakes in chocolate or dry fruits in chocolate.     The menu...
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Stick it onSkip the nail holes in your wall with Fabfurnish.com’s new range of wall clock stickers. Clocks have made a seamless transition from being just another Cuckoo Clock next door to being an intrinsic part of our home decor. To save you a lot of time and spare your wall from the damage that drilling causes, there’s a new range of easy DIY wall clock stickers. These are the perfect solution for having resonantly lovely walls.Their classy, yet unmatched design gives your...
Flowers All The Way
The earth laughs in flowers’’ – so wrote the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, way back in the mid-20th century. Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, the designer fraternity all over the world seems to have taken this statement to heart. Every fashion week – Paris, New York, London, Pakistan, Mumbai, Delhi - and every design house seems to have flowers on their mind.You name them and the designer has had models sashaying down the ramp with...
Twiddling Thumbs? Take A Break
In the last decade, smartphones have replaced desktops and laptops to a large extent. While people are absorbed in trying out the various new features, they do not think about the negative consequences that they might have to face with such increased usage. People are bound to get addicted to their phones, having to check mails and messages at regular intervals. Texting on the keyboard of any smartphone is easier with the thumb. Therefore, people, unknowingly, apply pressure and cause the...
Air Pollution Takes Early Toll On Kids
Air pollution can be bad for children - starting even before birth, a new study suggests. Researchers studied exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, a form of pollution caused by burning gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil and coal. They found that prenatal exposure to these compounds was tied to changes in the structure of an offspring’s brains and to intellectual deficits and behavioural problems in childhood.The researchers measured PAH concentrations in the air...
Reduce The Risk Of Breast Cancer
It may be surprising for you to know that men nowadays are also becoming increasingly susceptible to breast cancer. Therefore, it becomes important to understand the risk factors of male breast cancer, more so because men do not see any possibilities of acquiring this disease. As a result, breast cancer has a tendency to be more advanced in men than in women when first detected. The risk of getting breast cancer increases in a man with growing age, high oestrogen levels, a strong family...
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Who's Wearing The Chef's Hat In Here?
Back in the 1970s, when Nathalie Dupree and Shirley Corriher were cooking together in Atlanta, they wanted to avoid the kind of relationship in which competition slides into rancour. So the two women, who went on to build national reputations, developed the pork chop theory. The idea is that one pork chop in a pan cooks up dry. But two produce enough fat to feed each other, and the results are much better. The pork chop theory is as good an explanation as any for what’s happening in...
Life Without Stress
For many women, stress is mostly a self-imposed punishment. Vimla Patil tells you how to break free from this bondage, lest it gets the better of you. So, ladies, get ready to bid adieu to the monster.You can almost tell if a woman is tense just by looking at her face. Some are hassled about being on time to work, some have had an argument with the husband or teenaged children, some have pains they neglect on the pretext of being ‘too busy to attend to them’ and yet others are...
Building Dreams, Scaling Heights
As a leading architect, Samira Rathod is extremely demanding of quality and perfection - her success formula, discovers Bindu Gopal RaoI first met Samira Rathod during a recent visit to Italy. And in spite of the fact that she had missed her connecting flight, she was raring to go attend the third edition of the ‘arcVision Prize’, the prestigious female architect award instituted by Italcementi to commemorate Women’s Day. From among 21 contenders from 16 countries, Samira...
Misuse Of Section 498a: A Reality Check
Curtailing the scope of Section 498A can have dangerous consequences for women who anyway find it hard to fight for their legal rights, writes Pushpa AchantaThe Sections 498A and 304B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005, are three closely-related legal and judicial provisions designed to safeguard the interests of married women in India. They are significant considering the large number  of women that suffer domestic...
Is She The Hero?
Over 30 years ago, I was admonished in the classroom for saying that the girls are better than boys. It was also the same year when a male teacher told me why men will always be better than women. After all, he had reasoned, the power to get a woman pregnant or not, always rested with the man, which he deemed was the ‘ultimate’ power. Although years have gone by, I still cringe when I think of that moment. It was the 80s. The year when there were many films that drove home the...
Movie Reviews

As Hollow As It Gets
Mr XHindi (U/A) Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday SinghDirector: Vikram BhattAmyra Dastur has a good pair of lungs. And they do a great job of tearing the eardrums. The lady is also in excellent command of all her faculties. She can smell and tell lover boy Emraan Hashmi from a mile; she is a sharp shooter, bomb defuser and a gifted car-chaser. Oh yes, she is also part of the anti-terrorist squad, like Hashmi. Always dressed for the ramp, Amyra also has a thing for Hashmi’s...
Finding Message In Mush
MelodyKannada (U) Cast: Rajesh Krishnan, Karthika Menon, Ramakrishna, Mandya Ramesh, Chethan Gandharva, Akshatha Maarla Director: Nanjunda KrishnaMelody is meaningful, but not as mellifluous as one would wish it to be. However, Nanjunda Krishna ensures that the message is driven home despite the cliched climax. Melody’s modern-day romance blossoms over mobile phones, Facebook posts and SMSes. Also, it’s not your regular romance. Nanjunda Krishna doesn’t treat his heroines as...
Chronicle Of A Crime Foretold
Male NilluvavaregeKannada (A) Cast: S Mohan, Kavita Borah, Bhumika, Dattatreya, Sharath Lohitashwa, Srinivas Prabhu, Kari SubbannaDirector: S MohanMale Nilluvavarege is one-man show. Director Mohan, playing the lead, has his finger in every pie of the erotic thriller, inspired by English play Deadly Game. Too slow paced to sustain interest and patchy in its script, Male Nilluvavarege is all about how guilt-ridden conscience meets its nemesis in the end. The film, utilising typical tropes of...
A Father's Search For His Lost Sons
The Water DivinerEnglish (U/A) Cast: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz ErdoğanThe horrors and emotions that a soldier goes through in battle can only be imagined by those who have not experienced it. It is easier to feel sympathetic towards the war-stricken than for the people who sent men to the battlefield.The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, is a film about how war separates a father from his three sons; at least that’s how it was projected. Joshua...
Sexed Up And Spooky
It FollowsEnglish (A) Cast: Maika Monroe, Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks, Aldante FosterDirector: David Robert MitchellDavid Robert Mitchell’s It Follows spotlights a clutch of clueless teens who are snared by an unseen horror that relentlessly pursues them. Slowly, seductively and subtly, It Follows looks at what a one-night fling could do to the psyche of 19-year-old Jay. The trauma thereafter takes a toll on not only her, but also her friends who throw a protective...
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Taragarh Fort overlooking the city on the eve of World Heritage Day...

Taragarh Fort overlooking the city on the eve of World Heritage Day...

Narmada Bachao Andolan activists during their 'Jal Satyagrah' in Khandwa...

Narmada Bachao Andolan activists during their 'Jal Satyagrah' in Khandwa...

Teena Ponnappa poses at the “Crafts Glory” an exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms...

Teena Ponnappa poses at the “Crafts Glory” an exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms...

Aishwarya Rai and Malayalam actress Manju Warrier at the inauguration of a jewellery shop in Chennai

Aishwarya Rai and Malayalam actress Manju Warrier at the inauguration of a jewellery shop in Chennai

Sachin Tendulkar during the IPL T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai..

Sachin Tendulkar during the IPL T20 match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai..

Sahara Force India Mexican driver Sergio Perez steers his car during a practice session...

Sahara Force India Mexican driver Sergio Perez steers his car during a practice session...

A heap of wheat getting damaged with rain water in Hisar on Friday...

A heap of wheat getting damaged with rain water in Hisar on Friday...

Tigers at the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, India...

Tigers at the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, India...

Civic workers sweep at a lawn near India Gate in New Delhi on Friday...

Civic workers sweep at a lawn near India Gate in New Delhi on Friday...

Policemen fire teargas shells towards protesters during an agitation against the arrest...

Policemen fire teargas shells towards protesters during an agitation against the arrest...

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