Interview with Kathak Danseuse Shoma Kaikini

As a dance form, Kathak has a class of its own – just the precision with which the dancers twirl continually can be mind boggling. And Shoma Kaikini has established Nrityanidhi as she has innovated her own ingenious style of dance that uses Kathak in varied genres of music and presents soulful choreographic work. One of the torch bearers in popularising Kathak in Bengaluru, Shoma tells us more on her tryst with dance. Rewind Shoma started with Kathak, as a

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Higher Education in India

Fly High With Higher Education India as a nation that created the world famous Gurukul system inspiring modern day international pedagogies of teaching and learning did especially well to keep its legacy of creation alive post-Independence. University Grants Commission (UGC) Role The commission led by Dr Radhakrishnan immediately post-Independence was instrumental in the creation of the UGC in the 1950’s and the focus on channelizing talents of young adults towards employment was a key strategy that governed the approach deployed

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The Taj Balloon Festival

“Did you know that balloons are the second most photographed object after celebrities?” asked Samit Garg, Founder Director – E Factor & SkyWaltz (Events & Hot Air Ballooning). To be honest I did not know that but when I arrived for the 2nd Taj Balloon Festival (held in Agra between November 25 – 30, 2016), I understood exactly why. It was evening as I headed to the PAC Grounds, one of the venues where the balloons took off from and

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Salon Management in the Party Season

It’s December and official the month to party courtesy weddings and social events. While customers are making a beeline to salons to look their best, the latter are getting geared up to meet the rush, increased demand and cancellations too. Managing a salon at this time of the year naturally has its own challenges. So how are salons gearing up? Planning Right Handling large volumes of clients is not an easy task as things can go awry as well. Likewise

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Green Trends Salon Review

Green Trends Unisex Hair & Style Salon one of the fastest growing salon chains in the country belongs to FMCG major CavinKare Pvt. Ltd.’s salon division Trends In Vogue. The salon is the pioneer in the Indian beauty Unisex salon segment which has played a key role in transforming unorganised beauty salon industry into an organised one. The brand is well known for its expertise in providing unique grooming services, fashion styling and bridal make-up. The unique salon chain has

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Review of Spa by JW, Bangalore

Spa by JW is Bengaluru’s health and wellness destination, designed to restore a natural state of equilibrium. The six treatment rooms, sauna, steam, whirlpool and a state of the art fitness centre set the scene at the Spa by JW. Coupled with the plush décor and serene ambience, the spa is designed to give you a holistic healing experience. There are a host of spa treatments inspired by Indian, Western and Asian therapies. In an effort to bring the Spa

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Review of Polished – The Boutique Nail Studio

Polished The Nail Studio is located in the plush area of Indiranagar and is all set to change how Bangalore’s denizens will do their nails. The Concept Started by the young and vivacious Neela Bopiah who is the Founder of this place, you are immediately transported into another world when you enter here. Polished Nail Studio is an exclusive space dedicated for hands and feet care. “It is a perfect urban escape and not just a regular place to get

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How Women Must Choose Bank Accounts?

Choosing Your Bank Account With a plethora of banks and account options available, there are several women specific bank accounts available to. Here is a quick guide to making the right choice.Where your bank your hard earned money can benefit you immensely. So it is important that you make the right choice for your savings bank account. Freebies and Addon’s Today there are several freebies attached to women’s bank account to attract clients. These could include aspects like special shopping

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Interview with Ashwini Oza, Arnav Jewellery

Ashwini Oza is the Principal Designer at Arnav Design Studio, a designer jewellery destination in Bangalore that offers one of its kind unique jewellery pieces that tell a story. Ashwini heads the design studio which comprises a team of award winning in-house designers, certified professionals and quality controllers. What got you keen on a jewellery designing career? I am a graduate interior designer and worked under very creative and professional minds in the industry for over a decade. Creativity and

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Agra – More Than The Taj

When you say Agra, the immediate connotation is of the Taj Mahal and certainly why not? One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is the most visited monument. However there is so much more to Agra than the Taj Mahal and I discovered that for myself at a recent trip. Taj Mahal The first place to visit in Agra is the Taj Mahal as it is by far the most iconic monument of the city. I

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