Interview with Actor Shiva Rajkumar

An Actor Speaks Sandalwood actor Shiva Rajkumar is easily one of the best known names in the industry. Son of thespian actor Dr. Rajkumar, he has carved his own niche in the industry and even after 30 years continues to rule the industry. However what takes the cake is that he is affable and amiable and has absolutely no hangups and is a delight to speak to.   As I catch up with him on the sets of his movie Bangara

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Interview with Ghazal Javed – Muppet World

Ghazal Javed “The Muppets have such a great tradition of bringing together all of genres of actors and all ages of actors” ~ Amy Adams About Ghazal Ghazal Javed is the muppeteer behind the character Chamki from Galli Galli Sim Sim. She has been associated with the field of muppetry for a decade now and Galli Galli Sim Sim marked her first television experience in media. She has a number of awards in her kitty including the Gold Plaque Award at

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Decor Goes Boho Chic

Free Spirited Homes Your home can reflect your attitude as after all it is an extension of your personality. The Bohemian interior design is random and busy but is perfect for those who like to mix up colours, patterns and textures. Any element or accessory that is unconventional is bohemian. Funky Features Creating a stylish bohemian home means a little bit eclectic and a little modern, but always colourful. Experiment with dreamy textiles and adopt a calming Buddha or elephant figurine for your bookshelf or

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Fashion front row – Femina Karnataka

Here are some of my theme based product placements in the August and September 2016 issues of Femina Karnataka Twin issue: White Sneakers  

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Rajasthani Food Festival at Nest – Howard Johnson

Culinary Adventure to Rajasthan in Bengaluru Howard Johnson is organizing an exclusive Rajasthani Food Festival at their in house restaurant from Sep 16-25, 2016 and I had a chance to sample a vegetarian thaali recently. Ably led by the talented Chef Dev Bose and his team, the meal that followed was an ode to the culinary fare from the land of royalty. The Food The thaali is wholesome and very filling – it will be a challenge to eat it completely! The

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Pashmina Crusader – Varuna Anand

Pashmina Push The beautiful state of Jammu & Kashmir is associated with this stunning craft. It means ‘made from wool’ and means ‘soft gold’ in Kashmiri. A garment that is much sought after. Well no prizes for guessing that I am referring to the Pashmina shawl. Varuna Anand, a renowned textile designer is working to promote age old art of shawl making and bridging the gap between the genuine up-market customer and the sincere weaver from the valley through her

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Vibhor Sogani – Installation Artist Unparallel

Art From the Heart If you live or have been to Delhi, chances are that you would have noticed a huge stainless steel installation around the AIIMS flyover. Said to be designed as part of the process to beautify Delhi, this is the creation of installation artist, Vibhor Sogani. One of the leading creative professionals and product designers in India, he is an alumnus of the prestigious National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and is a well established name in

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Maya – Movement for Alternatives and Youth Awareness

Empowering Society “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” ~ Margaret Mead, Anthropologist If you thought this was just a quote, think again. A Karnataka-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working for over 25 years in the space of social transformation, MAYA – Movement for Alternatives and Youth Awareness has just proved this through initiated programmes in the field of education and livelihood. Over the years,

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Goa’s Bonderam Festival

Goa Celebrates Think Goa and immediately visions of sun, sand and surf come into mind. However India’s smallest state is also the one that has several festivals. And the Bonderam Festival is one such festival. Flashback This festival is celebrated on the quaint island of Divar 12 kilometers away from Panjim, on the fourth Saturday of August every year. The place can be reached by ferry from Old Goa as well as Ribandar. The name Bonderam revolves around the involvement of

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Monsoon Travel Destinations

Holiday in the Monsoon Have you been wondering where to travel in the monsoon? The magic of the monsoons are like no other and if you are the kind that enjoys an adrenaline rush – it is time to get drenched in the monsoon rains. Well if you are running out of ideas do check out some options from my co-authored story in Spice Route – the inflight magazine of Spicejet Airline. September 2016: Cover Story.

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