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'there Is A Need For Sleep Markets'
Only the man who sleeps and wakes as he wishes is free in the truest sense of the word’. This line from filmmaker Shaunak Sen’s documentary ‘Cities of Sleep’ rinses the true essence of the socio-political strains of sleep. It outlines the privilege that accompanies this simple and necessary act. When Shaunak, who was at the Bengaluru International Film Festival recently, began thinking about sleep, it was an unconventional route he took. “I didn’t want to...
Spin With Pinstripes
Revisiting the roots is always fascinating, especially when it comes to recycling age-old fashion trends and giving them a new look. A trend that has always stayed in vogue is the modest ‘pinstripe’ — the love of the 80s. From suits to shirts, pinstripes have gone through a lot of modifications and improvements. Even dresses with pinstripes have become ideal for office wear. “Unlike every fashion trend that comes and goes, the pinstripes are here to stay. The look has...
Time To 'chaat'
Settled here since 1993, Sangita and Subhash Kedia, who belong to Kolkata, liked everything about Bengaluru but missed some of the food back home until they came up with a plan. “We were in the incense sticks business in the beginning. We would be free after 6 pm and looked forward to doing something then. Since there were no good North Indian ‘chaats’ available here, we decided to come up with our own eatery ‘Kedia’s Fun Food’ in 1999,” says Sangita,...
The Italian Platter
Housed in a cosy corner on the first floor of UB City, there is an intimate vibe that prevails in the Italian restaurant ‘Toscano’. With happy green popping out from its interiors, it invites its customers with open arms and offers one a regional Italy experience.  As you step into this place, a smiling waitresss attends to you enquiring about your reservations and if not for that, for your choice of table in its nicely spread outdoor and indoor seating. What adds...
Smoking Hot!
It sits unassumingly on one of Bengaluru’s most popular streets — Church Street, nuzzled to a corner, minding its own business. But the glass door doesn’t do a very good job of keeping the delightful aroma in. A concoction of melting cheese and churned chocolate and milk hangs in the air. Not to mention the scent of the wood-fired pizzas whose warmth lingers on you.A new resident, ‘Brik Oven’ is an absolutely adorable place to grab a quick bite. It’s...
Living

The Grapes Aren't Sour...
The winner doesn’t always take it all, the one who loses can also take home something very valuable. Why then are we such bad losers, wonders Jisha Krishnan.As the bat swung over his shoulder and the ball knocked off the makeshift stumps, all hell broke loose. The bowler and his gang pranced around the road, hugging each other, calling the batsman names. The other team cried foul, screaming on top of their voices — no ball, no ball — taking the name calling a notch higher...
True Or False? Humanity's Dangers, Time To Control
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create “new ways things can go wrong”.Prof Hawking is giving this year’s BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming...
Wwellbeing- Yoga And More
The exercise fad is spreading everywhere. Everyone wants to be fit and healthy. But to each, their fitness regimen is different. High-intensity interval training, strength training, group personal training and body weight training are all in vogue. But there are some people who will resort to yoga for that holistic balance in life. And for a reason.Based on ancient tradition, yoga utilises a series of specific bodily postures practised for health and relaxation. It includes power yoga,...
Vital Signs.......
Is boredom only a state of mind?Danckert James, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterloo in Canada, is one of a small but growing number of investigators engaged in a serious scientific study of boredom.There is no universally accepted definition of boredom. But whatever it is, researchers argue, it is not simply another name for depression or apathy. It seems to be a specific mental state that people find unpleasant — a lack of stimulation that leaves them craving for...
The Magic Of Micro-Actions
Instead of trying to run marathons and meditating for long hours, indulge in tiny lifestyle routines that will benefit you more, says Jonathan Wells.At one month in, I wonder how many of us can honestly say that we’ve stuck to our New Year’s resolutions. And if we’re sliding this early on, what hope do we have for the next 47 weeks? Is the gym already looking like an increasingly unattractive place? Are the cigarettes beckoning from inside their unopened packets? Are you...
She

Still Single, Are You?
A girl can’t stay single for too long in our country. And if she does, people assume there must be something wrong with her. But being single isn’t such a bad thing, writes Pooja Mahesh.You know your days as a single woman are numbered when your grandmother berates your parents for not taking any serious, active steps towards finding a suitable groom for you. “You must get her married quickly. She’s getting older,” my grandma lamented. This, despite the fact that...
If Books Inspire Rape Threats...
When sensitive topics such as sex and relationships are being discussed in books, authors need to exercise caution, says Radhika Sanghani. Fifty Shades of Grey’s extraordinary success has been countered with constant criticism ever since its 2011 release. While millions of women maintained it was the sexiest novel they’d ever read, others spoke up against the troubling depictions of sex and consent. Women like myself maintained that the central love story read more like an abusive...
Living Life In The Fast Lane
Laleh Seddigh, an Iranian female race car driver, is braving all odds to prove that there’s nothing women can’t do. She shares her story with Deepika NidigeFew people may have heard of Laleh Seddigh. But that is no reflection on her accomplishments. It’s just that, there are not many who would be privy to the fact that there exists a woman race car driver in Iran. Laleh started professional racing during her teenage years and has won several championships (karting, rallies,...
Let There Be No 'bumps' At Work
Towards the end of a job interview, I was asked: “How long have you been married and are you planning to have a child?” Everyone was staring intently at me, waiting for a response. The recruiter, after a couple of moments, retorted, “If you are planning to conceive, we can’t afford any maternity benefits for at least a year and there will be no deduction in work timings.”Was it really necessary to consider motherhood an obstacle in the recruitment process? This...
A 'design Studio' To Call Her Own
She mentors startups in India and the US. She is a regular presenter at industry conferences, an active member of several design, innovation and women forums. Her work has been covered by several publications including the Harvard Business Review. She is also a recipient of the prestigious Indira India Innovation Award.As a professional working in the field of design and product innovation, Deepa Bachu has spent the last 20 years in various capacities at leading multinational firms and...
Movie Reviews

The Finest Hours: Hardships On High Seas
The Finest HoursEnglish (U) ¬¬¬Cast: Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Ben Foster Director: Craig Gillespie“The Finest Hours” is based on the 1950s real life story about US Coast Guard’s remarkable rescue mission off the New England coast. Walt Disney Studios brings the story to life with terrifying seas and powerful waves that toss the protagonists around like leaves. The rare and brave deeds of a four-member coast guard crew — Webber (Pine), Ray (Affleck), Ben...
High Adrenaline Romance, Action Drama
ViraatKannada (U/A)  Cast: Darshan, Isha Chawla, Vidisha Shrivastav, Chaitra Chandranath, Suhasini Maniratnam, Sumalatha, P Ravi Shankar, Sreenivasa Murthy, Padma VasanthiDirector: H VasuRating: Above AverageViraat is a cleverly stitched social drama with high adrenaline action and mushy romance. Despite its larger social intent, H Vasu’s film is as vacuous as it can be. In fact, Viraat is about a ‘power’ struggle — to bag a power project contract that will light...
This One Packs A Weak Punch
Saala KhadoosHindi (U/A) Cast: R Madhavan, Ritika Singh, Mumtaz SorcarDirector: Sudha Kongara PrasadShe is a fisherwoman who worships Muhammad Ali. He is a disgraced boxing coach on a punishment transfer to Chennai.The common thread, apart from their love for punches, is that both are foul-mouthed. Also, both have a temper that targets tables and crotches.Madhavan and Ritika Singh make for a fresh pair. Initially, that is. Once the tempo is set, the guru-shishya journey begins its downward...
A Roomful Of Love
RoomEnglish (U) Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob TremblayDirector: Lenny AbrahamsonA woman (Larson) is held captive in a tiny shed for years with a child (Tremblay) she conceived from her tormentor. She eventually musters the courage to escape from the clutches of the man she so despised — but not without her five-year-old son.The theme of the movie is woeful and dark, but what makes “Room” so good and bright is that it beautifully plays out the love and survival tale based on Emma...
Embark On A Tricolour Ride, History Airlifts Your Pride
AirliftHindi (U/A) Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kumud Mishra, Nimrat Kaur, Prakash Belawadi and Purab KohliDirector: Raja Krishna MenonIf you Google “Arkantos”, you will get no Greek link to his valour; he is just known and restricted to strategy game lovers. The lead of Age of Mythology has one common aspect to share with Ranjit Katyal — they never existed.The evacuation of a lakh and 70,000 Indians from Kuwait when Iraq had invaded in 1990 was not single-handedly taken care of by...
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Gurukiran team performing Jai Ho dance during valedictory ceremony of 8th Bengaluru...

Gurukiran team performing Jai Ho dance during valedictory ceremony of 8th Bengaluru...

Actor Rishika Sing(daughter of director Rajendra Sing Babu)...

Actor Rishika Sing(daughter of director Rajendra Sing Babu)...

Residents take part in a procession demanding for ban of plastics...

Residents take part in a procession demanding for ban of plastics...

People light candles to paying tributes to ten soldiers who died in...

People light candles to paying tributes to ten soldiers who died in...

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson, second left, shares...

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson, second left, shares...

Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 12th South Asian Games...

Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 12th South Asian Games...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at the opening ceremony...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at the opening ceremony...

The official mascot of 12th South Asian Games, 'Tikhor', a baby rhino...

The official mascot of 12th South Asian Games, 'Tikhor', a baby rhino...

The official mascot of 12th South Asian Games, 'Tikhor', a baby rhino...

The official mascot of 12th South Asian Games, 'Tikhor', a baby rhino...

Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 12th South Asian...

Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 12th South Asian...

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