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Ever wondered what caterers at a wedding do with the food left over after the last guest has departed? Or what restaurants and five star hotels do with the excess food from their kitchen? Sandra M Fernandes finds out

Actresses battle Jiah’s demons

Written by Saturday, 15 June 2013 07:09



Bangaloreans in show biz talk about their experiences in handling failure and rejection

Masculinist extremism

Written by Saturday, 08 June 2013 10:23


India’s largest men’s rights group, with its headquarters in Bangalore, is carrying out a virulent  campaign against women. What is driving its new, ultra-bitter ideology?

Mentor, friend, inspiration

Written by Thursday, 30 May 2013 07:06

Mentor, friend, inspiration

As playwright Girish Karnad turns 75, a personal insight into his creativity, impatience, and generosity 

The private Phaneesh

Written by Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:59

The private Phaneesh

WHO, ME? Phaneesh Murthy claims the two sexual harrassment cases against him were made for financial gain

Sacked iGate CEO longs to spend time with his parents in Bangalore’s Malleswaram 

Silence reigns in Halahala

Written by Saturday, 18 May 2013 07:10


Graphic novelist Appupen’s new work tells a layered story set in a mythical kingdom, of which we will see much more, he says

The bride who turns nun

Written by Friday, 17 May 2013 10:01

The bride who turns nun

This 27-year-old will break all ties, give up all possessions including her name, to seek salvation. Savie Karnel meets bubbly Priya Kochar, who takes deeksha in  Jain order

Nostalgia Inc

Written by Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:32


Nostalgia Inc

From Shyam Benegal films to Tintin merchandise, a new store on Church Street is chock-full of delights

FAN’S TURF The store has a wide range of popular culture merchandise

Let loose your inner dystopian

Written by Wednesday, 15 May 2013 06:58

Let loose your inner dystopian

UK-based Almond Press has announced an Apocalyptic/Dystopian Short Story Contest. Channel your favourite doomsday idea—be it a global epidemic or nuclear war, a zombie attack or alien invasion—into a story no longer than 5000 words and send it to them for a chance to win a prize worth Rs 8,500 (100 British Pounds). They are looking for works of literary fiction, and the scarier and more macabre the depiction, the better. All shortlisted entries will be collected and published in a collection by Almond Press. The contest is free to enter and international entries are welcome. All entries must be original and previously unpublished in English (in print, digitally, or on the web). The last date to send your entry is June 30. For information on how to send your entry, log on to

An open letter to the new chief minister

Written by Wednesday, 15 May 2013 06:36

open letter

A middle-class Bangalorean makes a wish list, and offers common-sense advice to the man who rules the state’s destiny for five years

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