Asha Menon

Margaritas can be fun, or can be  annoyingly shrill

How much do you love bacon? At Chili’s, they have introduced a range of quirky Margaritas and one of them is Bacon Tequila.

10 Feb 2018

Drug addicts in Bengaluru take packaged ‘trips’ to rave parties

Druggies in city take packaged tours to rave parties in Hampi and Gokarna. Bengaluru is also a destination for such tours from other southern states.

31 Aug 2017

City traffic can leave you anxious & phobic

Traffic Stress Syndrome is triggered by chaotic traffic. Working professionals are most vulnerable to this condition.

17 Jul 2017

Drink and be merry, don’t skip desserts

In this cosy restaurant, the cocktails are good and the food has redeeming moments

15 Jul 2017

What causes our blindness to art?

Internationally acclaimed artist and co-founder of Kochi Muziris Biennale says why public art needs a curator.

10 Jul 2017

Masons offer hand, not handshake, in friendship

Masonry in Bengaluru dates back to more than 100 years, and now the Brothers are opening up to the general public They are still tightlipped about their secret rituals, like the much-talked-

05 Jul 2017

Will the raging goddess save a village from time?

Karimayi is set in Shivapura, where a myth rules lives

14 Jun 2017

23 butterfly species added to city’s count

Twenty-three species of butterflies have been spotted for the first time in the city, by the Bengaluru Butterfly Club or BBC

13 Jun 2017

Link Express: The drought train to Karnataka's Raichur

Every morning, thousands of drought commuters get on the train to the nearest boom town to work for marginal wages while the rain gods sort out their sulk

09 Jun 2017

Is Bengaluru flabby?

A group of scientists is looking at Bengaluru as a living entity, if its metabolism is top notch. The study shows poor ecological health.

05 Jun 2017

Jester comes to town with a happiness project

Papa CJ, when he was called a different name and was a management consultant with a firm in  London, saw a stand-up act.

24 May 2017

Karnataka: When the cows don’t come home

In drought-hit Raichur district of Karnataka, farmers are having to sell their cattle in distress sales. Keeping them at a goshala costs Rs 3000 per head plus a cartload of fodder as donation.

16 May 2017

The drought is no time to be a dhobi

Farmers in Rajoli suffered losses on their cotton crop last season with high temperatures causing a pink bollworm attack, and switched to red chilli.

16 May 2017

Six year old has tree parties for birthday

Harini Swaminathan has so far planted 544 trees in the city; at least 111 a year.

10 Apr 2017

Lost without a  Pincode

Vasanthnagar residents say they have to reapply for all their ID, address proofs

22 Mar 2017