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The Joy Of Running
The concept of marathons is slowly but steadily gaining ground in Bengaluru. There are a fair share of youngsters and people in their mid-30s who do all they can to strike a balance between their regular jobs and their love for marathons to ensure they partake in the runs being organised in various corners of the world.Bengaluru-based marathon runner Vijayaraghavan Venugopal has just participated in the Paris Marathon and successfully completed a 42.169 km run in just under 3 hours. He says...
Who Are You Tonight?
The saying ‘work hard and party harder’ is one of the most popular ones around. A good party is a great way to enjoy and let your hair down after a week’s hard work. It can be a sit down affair with your close friends or a dance session in a crowded discotheque or the usual gather-around-a-cake-and-sing one. Sounds a bit boring? Make way for themed parties. While themed parties are increasingly catching the fancy of Indians, the concept is not entirely new. These can be said...
A Metal Odyssey
If there is one band that has put Visakhapatnam on the global metal map, it is ‘Against Evil’. Formed in 2014 with Shashank on lead guitars, Siri on vocals and bass, Sravan on vocals and guitars and Noble John on the drums, the band’s true blue speciality remains their sound — heavy metal. They spiralled to success after releasing their first single ‘War Hero’, which received critical acclaim in the UK. The members took this milestone a notch higher and...
Falling In Line
The experience of stepping out of one’s cocoon for the first time, away from familiar faces and voices, can be exciting yet scary. And students, in particular, know exactly what it means to be independent and the challenges one faces when living alone.Many step out of their homes, their comfort zone, to pursue higher education or a better career. With every new academic year, college campuses are buzzing with enthusiastic newcomers. While the city welcomes them with open arms, many are...
Melodies In The Air
There’s music everywhere on this earth for those who are willing to pause and listen. Such is the power of music that one song can change your mood and emotions and fill you with enough life to go on. Truly, music transcends all boundaries to touch one’s heart and soul directly. In keeping with this sentiment, the 4th edition of musical event ‘Surat-e-Kitaab’, titled ‘Do Panchhi Do Tinke’, is being organised by Crazy Minds Entertainment in partnership with...
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Homes & Interiors

Surviving Taste Shaming
Are you among the surprisingly large tribe of homeowners who press the panic button when they realise that the ‘tasteful friends’ are coming round? Shane Watson tells you what not to do I  don’t know where you are on the decorative taste spectrum. You may be one of the charmed ones who instinctively know how to place things in a room. You may have the gift of grouping pictures on walls, mixing patterns, and choosing the right size lampshades. Alternatively, you may,...
For The Love Of Vintage...
With its effervescent charm and ability to blend in different styles, vintage decor is for those seeking a new look for their abode, suggests Anuradha AgarwalThe word ‘vintage’ will have people reminiscing about 1940s, which was filled with glamour and had homes with gorgeous, swanky decor and ageless furniture. Most of us believe that vintage is only related to all things old. Needless to say, that is not the case. In fact, there is no era that is more beautiful to recreate in...
Beautiful First Impressions
Doors aren’t just an entryway for your home. They can be a striking decor element and sturdy means of protection, writes DBN MurthyA  door is what first greets you and your guests. Like they say, first impressions matter and hence, the need to have a perfect door that is both aesthetically pleasing and safe. Those who have seen temple and fort doors are wonderstruck by their sheer size and ornate designs. The importance of the front door has been recognised from time immemorial....
The 'it' Plant Of Design World
Having captured the interest of interior designers across the globe, the fiddle-leaf fig finds itself in every fashionable home today. Steven Kurutz decodes the craze for this decor elementMichelle Slatalla, the editor-in-chief of the blog Gardenista, has called it “the houseplant equivalent of a newborn.” Brad Sherman, an interior designer in New York, thinks they have a “prehistoric, Dr Seuss feel.”Summer Thornton, a designer in Chicago who often uses them in...
Speaking Of Earth And Sustainability
Architect Chitra Vishwanath tells Pooja Mahesh about the importance of designing earth-based structures for long-term ecological benefitsChitra Vishwanath is a Bengaluru-based architect who has been designing earth-based structures across the country with Biome Solutions, a firm which focuses on ecology, architecture and water. “My father who was a sculptor guided me towards architecture. It was a natural progression from doing economical to economical ecological,” reveals Chitra....
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ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...