Varanasi Vignettes

The last couple of weeks were hectic as I was travelling up North. Interestingly I went to Varanasi (or Beneras or Kashi) for the second time as part of the UP Travel Writer’s Conclave 2016 (in its second year). I also went to an art fair Chitrashaala where I met among other artists Sailesh Sanghvi who had some fabulous art work on Varanasi on display. And since I was heading into Rajasthan from Varanasi I was quite struck with the coincidence.

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Hangal – story of lost temples

Ode to Chalukyan Architecture As a child I had read much about the Chalukyas in my history books. Naturally when I had an opportunity to see this for myself, I jumped at the opportunity. Setting off to Hangal in Haveri district near North Karnataka is a wonderful way to see the famed Hoysala architecture. It is said that Hangal was the capital of a branch of the Kadamba dynasty. From 1068 to 1203 A.D. the Hangal Kadamba family ruled from

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Interview with actor Dipika Kakar

Telly Queen The popular show Sasural Simar Ka has been enjoying an uninterrupted run for over 5 years now and the face of the show Dipika Kakar has been playing the female protagonist all through. A versatile artiste she tells us more in this exclusive chat. Rewind Dipika started her career in 2010 with the show Neer Bhare Tere Naina Devi and admits that becoming an airhostess was actually her childhood dream. “I remember that whenever anybody would ask me

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Ananda Habitat – in the new age auto hub

Ananda Habitat Ananda Green Mantra is known for high proficiency and commitment and develop lands to well-designed, secured gated communities. The group are layout developers in Chennai with noticeable footprints in Bengaluru and Hyderabad and give habitats a green touch by taking care that the environment is not destroyed. About Ananda Habitat Ananda Habitat is a venture is spread over a sprawling 18 acres and the 247 plots are DTCP approved, clear title, gated plots with size ranging from 1200 sq ft

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Unishire Terraza – New Age Apartments

Unishire Terraza With over two and half decades of expert experience in residential development, the Unishire Group is one of Bangalore’s leading developers of luxury residential spaces and will soon foray into entertainment, healthcare and hospitality. Conceptualized in 2010, the company existed as a joint venture since 1987 and has grown from a team of 20 to over 150 dynamic individuals, from 3 projects to 20 projects, from 1 million sq.ft. to 10 million sq.ft. and 76 to 2000 premium homes.

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Hebron Le Lexuz StoneView Plots

Hebron Le Lexuz StoneView Plots Hebron Properties Pvt. Ltd is promoted by Koshys Group,  is a well known player with decades of experience in Real Estate, Health Care and Education in Bangalore. A leading developer and promoter of Villas, Residential and Commercial Properties, their diverse portfolio includes Villas, Residential, Commercial, Property development, Developers of Apartments, Architects services, Interior Designing and ancillary services required for residential, commercial and other unites. They have properties in different locations of Bangalore and are all set to tap the potential

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Real Estate Stories

Having written about real estate extensively, there is so much more to say. In fact Bangalore as a market is still seeing much traction and activity as far as this space is concerned. Even though there are patches of negative sentiments, the real estate market has been resilient through out. This is a new series that I begin as part of working with real estate brands wherein I will be showcasing specific projects of real estate companies. This is a

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Magic of Millets

Millets Matter If you are interested in health and want to make the right choices as far as what you eat is concerned, read on. In the last week I had two opportunities to well – meet the millet. I was fortunate to attend a presentation on Siridhanya or millets by Dr. Khadar a renowned homeopath and crusader for millets recently and came away impressed with his talk that was peppered with the right dose of humour. I also visited an

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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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