Vidya Iyengar

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Despite a slowdown, particularly in the hospitality industry, several new restaurants are cropping up in 
the city with restaurateurs hoping to cash in on ‘vengeance outings’

06 Jul 2021

Covid call 

Theatre practitioner Abhishek Iyengar whose team has turned Covid volunteers, tells CE why plays and writing have taken a backseat for the moment

13 May 2021

Positive pitch 

Raise funds for Covid relief by donating through this platform and also have meaningful conversations with complete strangers

12 May 2021

Taking a bow

Now, he is packing his bags to go back to Tokyo to join the Ministry of Justice, where he worked prior to coming to Bengaluru. 

25 Mar 2021

Style check

Designer Raghavendra Rathore, who is having a trunk show in the city, talks to CE about B’luru’s sense of style, how high-end fashion has found itself in a migratory space and more

06 Mar 2021

From street to stage

This group of women, who were familiar faces in the anti-CAA protests in the city, will now take centre-stage at a play that revisits Safdar Hashmi’s Aurat on the occasion of Women’s Day

04 Mar 2021

Lyrics of love and loss

An ode to her pet, this new song by Vaishnavi Adiga brings out the suffering of loss, and courage needed to let go

04 Mar 2021

Of pastries and new passions

Two new hobbies – baking and yoga – have beckoned Linoy Seidman, wife of  Dy Consul General of Israel to South India, ever since the family moved to Bengaluru in 2018

03 Mar 2021

A homely affair

Late veteran writer Girish Karnad’s old home now houses the city’s latest Cambodian restaurant

13 Feb 2021

Cupid and the city

A movie screening under the stars, a ride in a vintage car or a giant teddy at your doorstep... Here’s how you can celebrate V-day in B’luru to make that grand declaration of love  

11 Feb 2021

Urban escape

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, staycations at city hotels seem to be the go-to choice for a weekend of romance and relaxation

04 Feb 2021

Fill-good factor: Thanks to lockdown, Bengalureans look upto premium-imported liquor

Making the most of house parties and  brunches, Bengalureans are sipping and swirling fine spirits, prompting alcohol brands to cash in on the rising demand.

25 Jan 2021

State of change

After an eventful political period in the US, expats and NRIs in Bengaluru look forward to the new leadership in the country 

21 Jan 2021

Woman power

Giving women entrepreneurs a thrust in these tough times is K Ratna Prabha, who fills CE in on life post her stint as chief secretary 

21 Jan 2021

Welcome change

For Dr Mythri Shankar, Sankranti is more than just traditional rituals.

13 Jan 2021