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Saturday 25 March 2017
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Ode To New Beginnings
One of the much awaited and popular festivals of Karnataka, ‘Chandramana Ugadi’ falls on March 29 this year and what better occasion than this auspicious day to start something new.  Derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yugadi’ that means ‘starting of a new Yuga or new period’, Ugadi is celebrated in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and as ‘Gudi Padwa’ in Maharashtra. Legend has it that Brahma created the universe on this day and this...
A Real-Life Story Comes Alive
Last seen in Hansal Mehta’s ‘Aligarh’ sharing the screen with Manoj Bajpayee, Bollywood actor Rajkumar Rao will once again be spotted working with the National award winning director. Reportedly, both are set to take their association to the next level with ‘Omerta’, based on the life journey of terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who is believed to be responsible for the murder of ‘Wall Street Journal’ reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002.“There was a...
The Voice Of The Voiceless
Sexual harassment at the workplace is among the most debated issues these days. The film industry too is not free of such cases. A few actors from the Kannada film industry have come forward and registered a body that will address issues pertaining to gender rights and equality in the profession. It is called ‘Film Industry for Rights and Equality’ (FIRE).  Actors like Chetan, Priyanka Upendra, director Kavitha Lankesh, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan and a few others have taken the...
Arabic Tales Served On A Platter
Are you in the mood for some mouthwatering ‘shawarma’ and a refreshing drink to wash it down? Look no further as the flavours and scents of Arabian delicacies will lead you to ‘Cafe Beirut’, Kammanahalli. From combo meals to individual snacks, the cafe has much to offer. Muhammed Bazid, the owner of ‘Cafe Beirut’, says that he always wanted to start a cafe which has something unique about it and the area didn’t have anything like this. “We...
Set To Serve Festive Fare
The Gateway Hotel – Residency Road will offer a quintessential South Indian experience for its guests on March 28. On the occasion of ‘Ugadi’, the guests can enjoy a rich and traditional cuisine and ring in the New Year in style. Celebrate the essence of life with the sweetness of jaggery and the bitterness of ‘neem’ leaves which symbolise how life needs to be taken in equal measures. Indulge in the festive banana leaf meal created by Executive Chef Naren...
Living

Making Healthy Food Choices...
Pooja Dhingra is sitting across me with a cup of filter coffee. But she doesn’t add sugar to it. She reveals she is cutting down on it. But earlier that afternoon, she tells me, she indulged in a traditional south Indian meal on a banana leaf. “I never deny my body what it is craving. But I do make up for it by eating healthy later and working out,” she says with a grin. This is just one of the many changes the macaron queen of the country has incorporated into her...
Have You Tried A Vodka Mask?
Exotic natural ingredients are very much a part of modern skin care. For example, wine can be used in face packs. Recent research has highlighted the health and beauty benefits of wine. While the red grape variety is most commonly used in skin care, spiced wines with fennel or fruit like oranges, cherries and strawberries can also be considered for beauty treatments. Wine contains vitamins A, B-Complex, C and E, flavonoids, amino acids and minerals like zinc and selenium. Rich in such...
Before Taking Antibiotics
An antibiotic is a drug that kills or slows down the growth of bacteria. A patient might need different types and different amounts of antibiotics depending on what bacteria is causing their health problems. This is why such drugs should always be taken under the supervision of a medical doctor. The doctor must examine you properly, do all relevant tests for associated symptoms to get a clear picture of your health condition before making a diagnosis and prescribing antibiotics. He or she...
Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain
Acupuncture can relieve wrist pain, and researchers have tracked the brain and nervous system changes that may help explain why.Scientists randomised 80 people with mild or moderate carpal tunnel syndrome — pain caused by nerve compression at the wrist — to one of three groups. The first received acupuncture at the wrist and ankle. The second got acupuncture at the wrist alone. And the third received sham acupuncture, using fake needles near the affected wrist, as a placebo. Using...
Fruits &Amp; Your Body
The shape of each fruit and vegetable are useful for our body organs whose shape they resemble. For instance, a cross section of a carrot looks similar to pupil of an eye and so are its benefits to it. Enriched with Vitamin A, it helps enhancing blood flow to the eye for its better functioning.  Patients suffering from dementia are advised to eat walnuts. Its shape is just like that of the brain with two hemispheres and the lower cerebellum. Research shows that the nut improves brain...
She

Brewing Her Own Blend Of Success
Check the juicy notes – you can taste citrus, orange, lemon, green apple, flecks of caramel – the taste has complex undertones. And it is so wonderfully juicy and sweet.” I am in Coorg at the Tata Plantation amidst verdant greenery, sitting in a coffee appreciation session, listening in rapt attention to Asia’s first woman coffee expert, Sunalini Menon. And the coffee she is describing is no ordinary kind. This is a microlot of coffee from Block 19 of the Nullore...
It's Hot Outside! Let Her Wear Those Shorts...
My daughter was excitedly preparing for a class trip to Kabini, when she returned from school one day with specific instructions that girls were to wear only ‘long shorts’. “What are long shorts?” I asked, puzzled by the oxymoron.“Shorts that are knee-length or longer. Mom, why was this told to the girls and not to the boys?” It didn’t take long before a mother pondered this very question on our class mothers whatsapp group, and was joined by a bunch...
Knowledge Is For Both Genders...
What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a boy? And what happens when those children face the ‘hard’ subjects such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? A recent study titled Gender Stereotypes About Intellectual Ability Emerge Early and Influence Children’s Interests has shown that by the age of six, girls were already less likely than boys to describe their own gender as ‘brilliant’, and less likely to join...
There Are No Superwomen...
Returning to work after maternity break is an emotionally taxing endeavour. You are hauled from separation anxiety to working mom’s guilt. Qualms about whether you can shuffle between work and family arise. And the prime concern of all: How would the baby cope without you and settle with a caretaker? The uncertainty of it all will make you anxious as you prepare to fit into new schedules and reacclimatise to work commitments. Lack of sleep, stress and exhaustion will make you feel...
Gifting Women Comfort At Work
Many women have the trouble finding work wear that fits them well, particularly Western formals. It was this thought that fuelled Ayushi Gudwani’s entrepreneurial dream. After seven years with a leading financial company, the former consultant’s urge to fashion a new path became strong. “I stepped out of my comfort zone at the right time and it allowed me to figure out what I wanted to do next,” says Ayushi.And thus she set out on the exciting journey of building...
Movie Reviews

The Man With The Midas Heart
Lang: Kannada (U/A)    Film: RaajakumaraCast: Puneeth Rajkumar, Priya Anand, Ananth Nag, Sharath Kumar, Prakash Raj, Avinash, Achyuth Kumar, Rangayana Raghu Director: Santhosh AnandramRaajakumara is an unabashed celebration of Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar. It has Sandalwood’s Appu playing proverbial prince with golden heart. A pucca hardcore Kannadiga who will brook no blemish to state’s self pride educating masses with choicest dialogues pressing home his point with...
Searing Look At Sex Workers' Life
UrviKannada (A) ¬¬¬Cast: Sruthi Hariharan, Shraddha Srinath, Shweta Pandit, Bhavani Prakash, Achyut KumarDirector: B S Pradeep VarmaDebutant Pradeep Varma’s Urvi spotlights on pitiful plight of prostitutes. Slow and tediously long, it highlights circumstances that push women into flesh trade. Varma shows how vicious, guile men exploit and push gullible girls into sex trade, from corrupt police officers, in cahoots with men in trade, turning a blind eye to trafficking....
Raising The Banner Of Revolt
Shuddhi Kannada (A) ¬¬¬Cast: Niveditha, Lauren Sparton, Amrutha Karagada, Shashank Purushottam, Siddhartha Maadhyamika, Ajay RajDirector: Adarsh EshwarappaWomen centric films flood Sandalwood this week. Coincidentally, both Urvi and Shuddhi have three women protagonists, joining forces, fighting against a system that treats them in callous, commodified manner. Shuddhi tackles the disturbing issue of rape and how offenders go scot free due to loopholes in criminal justice system...
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Priya Anand and Puneeth  Rajkumar in Raajakumara.

Raajakumara is an unabashed celebration of Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar. It has Sandalwood's App[...]

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Crime Branch officials display seized silver worth rupees 90 Lakh at a press conference in Thane...

Crime Branch officials display seized silver worth rupees 90 Lakh at a press conference in Thane...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez during an event in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez during an event in Mumbai...

An oil tanker catches fire at a petrol pump in Nongrim Hills, Shillong...

An oil tanker catches fire at a petrol pump in Nongrim Hills, Shillong...

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama interacts with Australian cricket team captain Steve...

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama interacts with Australian cricket team captain Steve...

Medical students form the sign of 'TB' as they observe World Tuberculosis Day in Shimla...

Medical students form the sign of 'TB' as they observe World Tuberculosis Day in Shimla...

Renowned Kathak dancer Jayanti Mala performing at the Taj Mahotsav in Agra...

Renowned Kathak dancer Jayanti Mala performing at the Taj Mahotsav in Agra...

Members of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) show placards during a protest...

Members of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) show placards during a protest...

Actor-Director Pooja Bhatt with 82-year-old Chandro Tomar popularly known as Revolver Dadi...

Actor-Director Pooja Bhatt with 82-year-old Chandro Tomar popularly known as Revolver Dadi...

A view of the Yadiyuru Lake in Bengaluru...

A view of the Yadiyuru Lake in Bengaluru...

The 485 km long Manali-Leh strategic road being cleared of snow by Border Road Organisation...

The 485 km long Manali-Leh strategic road being cleared of snow by Border Road Organisation...

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