Obstacle Racing

Are you looking for a fitness format that challenges you physically and mentally? Are you the kind that likes to try different fitness regimes? Well, if you answered yes to one or both of these questions, the answer is in Obstacle Racing. As a form of fitness exercises that owes its origins to the military, this is a fitness trend that has caught the fancy of common folk too. The Concept So let us start by first understanding what Obstacle

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Indian Superfoods vs International Superfoods

When I was at a new age food store recently, I was quite surprised to see a whole lot of foods being marketed as ‘superfoods’ on the shelf. None of these however came from India and were all mostly imported and came with price tags that would burn deep holes in your pocket. With an increased focus on health and well being, people are probably leaning towards imported ‘superfoods’ forgetting that we have our own local food that is probably

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Tableware in Homes

A well laid table can be a visual delight – there is certainly no denying that. Very often it is rightly said that you first eat with your eyes and tableware can enhance your dining experience. Tableware trends are changing and it is now becoming an integral part of the dining room décor. Table It Just like you, your home and space has its own personality. While picking table tops, keeping the space in mind becomes essential. For tableware, it

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Reunion Islands::Paradise Found

Reunion Islands is a country part of the French Department that is the perfect island holiday with lagoons, forests, mountains and even volcanoes entwined amidst mixed cultures that makes it a holiday like no other. As my flight lowered into the Reunion Islands in the Indian Ocean, I was taken in by the sight of a sea of blue. Peering out of the window, I was besotted to see different shades of aqua, azure, indigo, cobalt and sapphire. Soon I

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Mighty Small, Smaaash Restaurant Review

What: Mighty Small, Smaaash Where: 1 MG – Lido Mall, 2nd Floor, 1 MG – Lido Mall, Trinity Circle, MG Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008. Phone: 080 2506 6900. Timings: 11am – 11pm (Sunday – Thursday) and 11am – 1pm (Friday & Saturday) Ambience: Spread over 17000 square feet over two levels Smaaash, blends gaming and food seamlessly. With sports, virtual reality, music and dining all under one roof, this is a place for the whole family. The carnival-themed

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Interview with Sowmya Acharya, Acharyanet

If you love music but have had to move abroad and do not find the right teacher what would you do? Well it was precisely this situation that Sowmya Acharya faced when she was in California around 2004 and her options were limited. “I was always deeply involved in classical music from childhood through my engineering post graduate days and subsequently during my employment with a leading computer networking company in Silicon Valley. After some research, I started learning from

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Cake Mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

Come November and the countdown to the New Year begins and one of the best ways to usher in the festivities, is well, cake mixing or fruit mixing. Well cakes and the New Year go hand in hand and this is arguably the best time to participate in the fun and festivities. When I recently received an invitation to attend a fruit mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore by good friend and MARCOM & PR Manager Sandhya Nair, I decided to do just

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High-speed Machining

The organised sector of the Indian machine tool industry has a come a long way after industrial policies were liberalised in the 1990s. In the last decade or so, with new technocrats emerging, the industry has witnessed many small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) replacing the space vacated by the shrinking of public sector ones or downsizing of big companies. The result is a more consolidated industry that is driven by cut-throat competition and a focus on technology. The challenge before

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Tech Push for the Manufacturing Industry

An entire manufacturing process has many activities and operations that should ideally be monitored and controlled at several levels of pre-, during- and post-production. A modern manufacturing system has to be able to adapt to quick internal and external changes. To this end, a variety of successful models and control techniques have been developed in the last few years, which are based on the principles and tools of information technology (IT) and management science. At the technological level the current

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Kaginele, the birthplace of Kanakadasa

On a recent trip to Haveri district, I was intrigued by a beautiful yellow and pink double arch with a sculpture of Saint Kanaka Dasa and decided to explore more. I was in Kaginele in the Byadagi taluk of Haveri in Karnataka, the birthplace of Kanaka Dasa, a renowned and revered saint belonging to the Kuruba Gowda community. As Kanaka Dasa lived and also and wrote most of his works at Kaginele, the Kaginele Development Authority (KDA) has decided to

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