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Colour Balancing in Homes

The importance of colours in a home can hardly be over emphasized. However while this is an important decor element, it is also something that can clutter your home if not done right. The key then is to balance colours and experts tell us just how to do it. Do it Right To begin with light to medium colour palate usage is safer than darker and bold colour palette in order to balance and harmonize the decor. Choose a colour

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Parinaam Foundation

Narendra was in Class VII in a community school and was the first kid to go to school in his family. His father is an auto driver and his mom works as a maid and while his parents wanted him to continue school financial constraints had almost made them discontinue his education. This was in 2015 when Parinaam Foundation counselled his parents and enrolled him into the Academic Adoption Programme. He was admitted to an English Medium School and he

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Interview with actress Apoorva Bharadwaj

You may have seen her as the female lead in the serial Anuroopa aired on Star Suvarna or as an anchor on shows in Chandana, Kasthuri Kannada, Zee Kannada and Colours Kannada and other stage shows. She also played the supporting lead in the 2015 film Mirchi Mandakki Kadak Chai. Meet Apoorva Bharadwaj who has several interesting projects in the pipeline. Past Perfect Apoorva admits that she never really had acting on her mind as she always wanted to be

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Interview with Actor Ganesh

The Actor with the ‘Golden’ Touch – Ganesh He has completed a successful decade in Sandalwood, crossed the 25 film mark and says “he has just started”. Rightfully given the title Golden Star, Ganesh is also easily the most affable and amicable star and actor who makes this conversation seem like a breeze. A self admitted bundle of energy who has the need to be doing something all the time, Ganesh is a delight to speak to as he tells

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The Hidden Gems of Hassan

Located close to 183 km from Bengaluru, Hassan has so many secrets up its sleeve that it must be on every traveller’s itinerary. This district has a rich past and reached its pinnacle under the Hoysala rule. Blessed with scenic natural sights, this is also a treasure trove of Hoysala architecture and sculpture. It is believed that Hassan got its name after the presiding deity of this place Goddess Hasanamba. With a tributary of the Cauvery, river Hemavathi flows through

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Conversation: Dr Mattheos Santamouris, Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales, Sydney

As homes become smart, there is an urgent need to innovate and create home grown technologies that will benefit the built economy of the country says Dr. Mattheos Santamouris. There are many challenges in the built environment today and it is said that the population of world is around 6.5 billion currently and will reach 10- 11 billion by 2050 and most of this will be in Asia especially India and China. This means that we will approximately need 1

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Interview with Badminton Player Poorvisha Ram

“People will always bog you down and label you but you must never cower down.” These are words of advice from a young 22 year old. And no, this is not any ordinary girl but India’s number 2 and world’s no 35 women’s doubles Badminton player and Bangalorean Poorvisha S. Ram. Partnership Matters Completing her schooling from Sishu Graha, Poorvisha pursued swimming and badminton with equal gusto as a child but later had to choose one. Having has been on

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Telly review – Get the Look NDTV Good Times

Do you want to give yourself a makeover? Are you looking for professional advice for your skin and hair, clothes and makeup? Well if you answered yes to either or both of these questions, your answers are in the newly launched new season of the show Get The Look on NDTV Good Times.  The best part? Get The Look gets a whole new look this year. Being the longest running fashion makeover series on Indian television, the show is donning 

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Doing up Your home with Pantone Green

The start of a new year, means new beginnings in many ways and your home must not be too far right? So why not do up your home this New Year in the colour of the year Green? Wondering how? Read on. Go Green Pantone, the famous colour company from New Jersey has declared a zesty green as the colour of the year for 2017. Tony Bopaiah, Head- Brand & Product, Homestudio.com says, “the colour green is considered the most

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Interview with Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon

“Check the juicy notes – you can taste citrus, orange, lemon, green apple, flecks of caramel – the taste has complex undertones and the beautiful aspect is that it is so juicy and sweet.” I am in Coorg at the Tata Plantation amidst verdant greenery and sitting in a formal coffee appreciation session listening in rapt attention to Asia’s first woman coffee expert Sunalini Menon. And the coffee she is describing is no ordinary one. This is a microlot of

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