OKO Restaurant review

Name: OKO Location: The Lalit Ashok, Kumarakrupa Road, Highgrounds, Seshadripuram, Bengaluru – 560020. Phone: 9980158286. Timings: 12:30–3:30PM, 7:30–11:30PM. Ambience: The 144 cover restaurant has an interior and an al fresco seating area with an attached bar. The open area has a live grill and Teppanyaki section, functional in the evening. There is also a section of the seating that is sunken and is great in the evenings. The interiors are done up in hues of wood and leather and the

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The Humming Tree Restaurant Review

The Humming Tree is an arts, music and performance space in Bangalore that curates fantastic music gigs, fun workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, cultural performances, theatre, spoken word poetry, reading and storytelling sessions and other educational gatherings. And yes, they have a fresh, unique kitchen and bar service that ensures that your time here is well spent. Name: The Humming Tree Location: #949, 3rd Floor & Rooftop, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore – 560038. Phone: 080 – 25210210. Closed on Mondays.

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Fashion Front Row – February 2017

Here are my stories on Red Coloured and Striped Clothing in the February 2017 Femina Karnataka Twin issue:

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Interview with Vikram Kirloskar

METTLE MEETS METAL Vikram S Kirloskar, owner of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. a holding and investment company involved in Real Estate is the partner in the joint ventures with Toyota. In this exclusive conversation he reflects back on a career that has been truly illustrious.   He is an engineer by profession and passionate industrialist. He has been working in the manufacturing and automobile industry since 1981 – a whopping 36 years and still believes in learning each day. Vikram S

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Review Of Copper Chimney Restaurant – Indiranagar, Bangalore

I recently visited Copper Chimney in Indiranagar, Bangalore and here is a quick review of the vegetarian food I sampled. Name: Copper Chimney Location: Plot No. 2006, 100 Ft Road, Indira Nagar, HAL 2nd Stage, Bangalore – 560038. Phone: (080) 41155800 Ambience: Copper Chimney serves Indian food and the decor has elements that are typically Indian. As soon as you enter the restaurant you are greeted bells placed in columns that not just act as a decor element but also help

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Interview with Yoga sensation Natasha Noel

“To just give hope. Hope that you are not alone, that whatever situation you are in, however horrible, you will come out if it. A better version of you. And if you allow time to heal you, you will understand that everything happens for a reason and that you survived and then you start living again.” These lines would exactly summarise 23 year old Natasha Noel’s life. A life that has seen her battle a troubled childhood, sexual abuse and

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Interview with Big Boss Kannada Set Designer Shyam Bhatia

If you are a television buff and a fan of the hit show Big Boss Kannada, you would have not missed the large set of the show. I catch up with the brain behind this set Architect and Set Designer, Shyam Bhatia who tells me more about his passion to bring dreams sets on screen to life. Eyes On Design An architect by profession, Shyam admits that he was always interested in architecture even as a child. After graduation and

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Odiya Cuisine – A Scrumptious Affair

The plate on my table looked enticing – well that’s the word that came into my mind almost instantly when I saw the thaali laid in front of me. It was the first time I was trying out Odia food and I had a plate full of veggies, rice, kanika, a sweet rice dish, puri, dal, curd based dishes and desserts. The best part is that eggplant is used quite extensively and being my favourite, I took an instant liking

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Hubli off the beaten track

During my recent visit to Hubli, I decided to take the path off the beaten track to explore some of the ancient temples of the city and came away impressed with the grandeur of an ear gone by. The city of Hubli itself is quaint and has a culture of its own. While it is well known for its musical connections (especially Dharwad its twin city), the historical and ancient temples here add a charm of their own. Chandramouleshwara Temple

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Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple – Shankranti Special

This is the oldest temple in Namma Bengaluru. It has been rebuilt in the 16th century but has a history that dates back many years before that. It is connected with the founder of the city Kempe Gowda. And most of all this is where you will see a rare architectural marvel that happens every year on the day of Shankranthi on the 14th of January. Well no prizes for guessing that we are talking about the Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple

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