Akhila Damodaran

City-based dramatists hope crowds will follow their funds

Theatre troupe crowdfunds for a play on slavery and ethics of journalism; they hope to draw larger audience, saying people may come to see what they have invested in.

17 Mar 2018

Tubing their way into hearts and onto screens

Social network YouTube is bringing its annual flagship event, FanFest, to Bengaluru for the very first time.

10 Mar 2018

‘It is important to be  true to who you are’

Shabana Azmi, in Bengaluru for a talk, caught up with us for a quick chat about actors and their responsibilities

07 Mar 2018

‘Rail’ against these lines or our city may run dry

Two railways lines through Kodagu may suck water out of River Cauvery; Expert say why Bengalureans must act fast

06 Mar 2018

Bengaluru: What’s cooking in a chef’s life?

Akhila Damodaran speaks to a few top chefs in the city about what they like other than cooking and who is the one celebrity they would like to cook for.

03 Mar 2018

Go for prawn dumplings, but be patient with chilli beans

As Summer approaches, if you are looking for comforting light food, try a variety of dim sums at Dim-sum Degustation at WelcomCafe Jacaranda.

03 Mar 2018

178-year-old church for ‘blackpally’ faithful

St Paul’s church is one of the earliest churches for Tamils who lived in the Blackpally area, now called Shivajinagar

02 Mar 2018

‘I’d love to be Jackson Avery’s love interest just to kiss him’

In a conversation with Akhila Damodaran, popular female stand-up comedians talk about their favourite character from TV series and more.

26 Feb 2018

Bengalureans express their love with customised tattoos

Most share ideas with artists and get them designed before tattooing.Personal experience tattoos are the new fad in the city now.

26 Feb 2018

On a search for gods who break

‘GOD *conditions apply’ revolves around the idea of God and human body and the politics of beliefs in perceiving these two elements as one, psychological and morphological phenomena.

24 Feb 2018

‘I’ve done street shopping near MG Road’

Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee says she was a good student at school, and still values the lessons she learnt from her teachers. 

24 Feb 2018

Bengaluru sees about 70 cases of rare diseases monthly

Sashikala, a mother of two suffering from rare disease Gaucher visits Bengaluru twice every month for more than 10 dosages of injection.

20 Feb 2018

Inspired by his mother, author pens book on women changemakers

A Bengalurean has written a book Chavi Unlock Your Dreams about ten female social workers from across the country. This is Prasanna Karthik S’s fourth book on women. 

20 Feb 2018

‘LiveLoveLaugh,’ say cancer survivors

Harteij Bhartesh, a 27-year-old cancer survivor, had to discontinue his post graduation studies to start on his chemotherapy treatment in 2014.

17 Feb 2018

Do you like your tea black, green or purple?

Three Bengalureans are trying to revive teas that Indians once had before the British Raj decimated them.
They are starting with the purple tea made from a tropical flower.

17 Feb 2018