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Written by Monday, 29 July 2013 13:50


Little ones’ tunes


Watch Children’s Carnatic Choir perform tomorrow. The choir has 20 children aged between 10 and 16. The choir is a fund raiser for the Drishti Eye Care. The funds raised from the concert will be used to carry out free cataract operations.


MLR Convention Centre, Brigade Millenium Campus, JP Nagar, August 2, 7 pm and Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, 16th cross, GD Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Malleshwaram , August 3, 7 pm



Rock for a cause


Bangalore Music Institute and Templetree Leisure are coming together to support Karunashraya Cancer Hospice. The event will see bands like Solder, Ministry of Blues, MoonArra and Mid-Riff Strain perform.


Templetree Leisure, 128/8, Behind Intel Campus, Outer Ring Road, Near Marathahalli, August 3, 5 pm


Foot tapping weekend


Let your hair down this Sunday as DJ Chris Lake and DJ Cedric Gervais spin out some tunes from behind the console. Chris has hits like Changes, Only You, Sundown and If You Knew to his credit where as Cedric’s remix of Summertime sadness was on the number one spot on Beatport.


The Grand Ballroom, Chancery Pavillion, FM Cariappa Road, August 28, 6 pm


Written by Monday, 29 July 2013 13:44


How to skin a Giraffe: The play is about two dynasties, a son and a daughter, a marriage and an escape and amongst all of this, how to skin a giraffe. Directed by Rajiv Krishnan, it has Iswar Srikumar, Ravindra Vijay, Karuna Amarnath , Bindhumalini, Rency Philip , Amjad Prawej and others in the cast.


Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar, July 28, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm


Granny’s Sari: The play is about Anu’s grandmother’s favourite sari. This sari was a very special one. One day granny washed her sari and hung it on the clothes line when it was blown away by the strong winds. Anu goes around looking for it, but does she succeeded?


Sinchana Art Gallery, 1420, 9th B Cross, 39th Main, J.P. Nagar 1st Phase, July 28, 10 am


The Kitchen: From the director of the Manganiyar Seduction comes another masterpiece, The Kitchen. The play by Roysten Abel is about a married couple who are cooking and 12 mizhav drummers who are playing in the background. Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar, August 1 to 4, 7.30 pm


Written by Monday, 29 July 2013 13:18



Anniversary menu


Be a part of the celebrations as LikeThatOnly celebrates its first anniversary and introduces a special tasting menu. You can start with caesar’s salad with tempura prawns, smoked clam chowder with lemongrass and chilli, chicken liver pate with raspberry gel and more.


LikeThatOnly, #14/31A- Hagadur Road (Behind Forum Value Mall), Whitefield, till August 3



Lazy brunch


This Sunday head out with your family to a Sunday brunch that offers dishes from Portugal, Orissa and Cambodia. Choose from options like Portuguese punched potato, lok lak, posto bara and more.


Latitude, Vivanta by Taj, Whitefield, July 28



Bond over brunch


Celebrate Parents’ Day as you head out to have a meal together this Sunday. Choose form a wide range of cuisines and pair them with your favourite drink. Priced at Rs 1,493 per head.


GAD, #66, Gateway Hotel, Residency Road, July 28

real estates

Office space: RMZ has a spacious office setting on the Outer Ring Road close to Bellandur

Post June, demand for office space has gone up in Bangalore with atleast two million square feet likely to be absorbed in the immediate future. It means jobs haven’t completely disappeared and real estate developers may have a good time

Science and technology

The ILC: A design of the 30 km long International Linear Collider that Japan has agreed to construct on the outskirts of Tokyo

Amit Roy, Director, Inter-University Accelerator Centre, tells Talk that Government is willing to accept knowledge generation or advancement of knowledge as an outcome and benefit, of basic research, and is therefore willing to fund it even if it may not give every paisa scientists ask for

Science and technology

The ILC: A design of the 30 km long International Linear Collider that Japan has agreed to construct on the outskirts of Tokyo

Not just theoretical justification, Indian scientists now say they will contribute technology to the upcoming next generation physics project, the International Linear Collider that Japan has offered to host. Rohini Godbole from Bangalore is leading India’s charge along with scientists from Delhi, Mumbai, Indore and Kolkata





Shekhar’s biggest regret is that he has just two fingers he can use to treat his patients. “Please don’t write about me. I already get more people than I can treat,” he says. The 54-year-old healer works from a tiny crevice in a narrow bylane of Balepet in old Bangalore.

Roots in Britain

Written by Friday, 12 July 2013 11:31

aaaAny music ought to be understood on its own terms; so here’s what metal means to a confirmed insider.


Master of puppets I’m pulling your strings Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams Blinded by me You can’t see a thing Just call my name ‘cause I’ll hear you scream - Master of Puppets by Metallica


This eight-and-a-half-minute title track from legendary band Metallica’s third studio album Master of Puppets, perfectly describes the experience of listening to a heavy metal track.


‘Metalheads’ (as metal fans are commonly known) live for the energy that the music emanates, while sceptics like to believe that these are signs of delinquency


The evolution of metal as a genre began way back in the 1960’s. British band Black Sabbath (in pic) is widely considered the first true metal band and these Birmingham boys fronted by the eccentric Ozzy Osbourne changed rock music forever and gave rise to what would be later known as doom metal. There are various other sub-genres and sub-subgenres in heavy metal and the evolution of each can turn into an article.


In India, rock music has now gained some mainstream acceptance, with Bollywood even making films about the genre (Rock On, Rockstar). Heavy metal music still has a long way to go. This in no way implies that there are no Indian heavy metal bands. On the contrary. the number of bands exploring heavy metal has grown exponentially over the past few years. The 1990s saw heavy metal bands gain a foothold. Some of the earliest proponents of metal music in India were Rock Machine (later rechristened Indus Creed), Axecalibre, Easy Meat, Holocaust and Grassroots Revival. Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and the North-East are where these bands originated from.

Metal kapital

Written by Friday, 12 July 2013 11:11


A harsh form of rock is thriving in Bangalore. But why this city? Riddhi Mukherjee explores the dimensions of a music the West considers ‘rightist’

A massage tradition from 150 years ago

Written by Friday, 12 July 2013 11:09

150 year old medicine

LEGACY OF TRUST Ravindra Babu at the Akkipet Kayangadi Papanna clinic. His clients include IT professionals.

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