World Environment Day 2023: Kerala backwaters gets its own video game
For the first time ever, a video game based on Kerala's verdant backwaters has been in the making. Its UK-based, Thrissur-raised developer Rural Bandit talks about its making.
What's making Channapatna artisans quit their craft?
A traditional craft, once sought world-over, is fighting to stay relevant.
Breathing techniques: Right way to breathe, and its benefits for mental and physical health
Isn’t breathing all about inhale and exhale? It isn’t that simple. The upside, if you put in the work, is that correcting your breathing technique helps to boost your physical and mental wellbeing, too.
Karnataka Elections 2023 | Where have Bangalore's flex banners and campaign materials gone?
In Bengaluru, there has been a noticeable change in the 2023 assembly election. We look at the flex banner scene in the city.
On Purpose host Jay Shetty's 8 rules of love: Which movies and songs have shaped your view of love?
"Many assumed that after the pandemic, everything would go back to normal, but what is normal?" asks Jay Shetty.
Who is a feminist? Let Malayalam author KR Meera tell you
Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author KR Meera explains the much-touted word which often, unjustifiably, gets a bad rap, and on writing about women and publishing.
Cancer and a bespoke therapy: Immuneel Therapeutics COO Dr Arun Anand weighs in
The new state-of-the-art facility in Bengaluru is creating inroads in T-Cell therapy. We look at Immuneel’s goals and check out the latest on T cells.
Eight Raja Ravi Varma paintings, from a new book series, map the impact of the artist's art
The first book (The Shaping of the Artist) of a six-book series on Raja Ravi Varma’s life and legacy is set to be released on April 9 at Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara. Here's a sneak peek at some of the images featured in the series.
Where have all the sparrows of Bengaluru gone?
March 20 is celebrated as the World Sparrow Day. Sparrows, and not dogs, have been with humans for the longest period of time, and, yet, humans drove them away.
Lepakshi: Of Vijayanagara empire and an enduring beauty etched in stone
About 120 km from Bengaluru is the village of Lepakshi, which is known for the architectural prowess of the Vijayanagara period. A must-visit for heritage buffs.
This Bengaluru publisher only produces books on art, by artists
Reliable Copy, which recently launched two books, one each by artists Pushpamala N and Praneet Soi, part of a (Fine) Arts Dissertations series, is a one-of-a-kind publishing house in India, learning to find its place in the world of books.
Why has a box, displayed at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, left visitors perplexed?
American neurologist Dr VS Ramachandran's name is synonymous with MVF or Mirror Visual Feedback, and a prototype of his medical wonder 'mirror box' was part of artist Jitish Kallat's show 'Tangled Hierarchy' last year, and is now an installation at the Kochi Biennale.
Chef Manu Chandra on the business of fine-dining in India
Before opening LUPA in Bengaluru this month, Chef Manu Chandra had launched Toast & Tonic, The Fatty Bao and Monkey Bar. His take on running a fine-dining restaurant in India at a time when, globally, such establishments as Noma are closing down.
Preview: MAP Bengaluru is exactly how you'd expect a digital-first museum to be
The Museum of Art and Photography in Bengaluru will open its doors on February 18.
A new club for glass lovers, and a glassy show in the Capital
Started in 2020, The Glass Makers Club charges an annual subscription of Rs 1,000, and hopes to create appreciation and a market for studio glass.
India Art Fair 2023 preview | Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe prints and Antonio Santin’s magical carpets are flying to India
India Art Fair will be on at New Delhi from February 9 - 12. A quick look at what will be on display.
A toy (safety) story
How safe is the toy you bought for your child? At last, the Bureau of Indian Standards are able to take stringent action against toy manufacturers who have ignored safety issues all these years.
A brush with Christ: A series made for the Vatican City debuts in Bengaluru
'The Christ Series' by the late Yusuf Arakkal is being brought out for a week-long display by Galerie Sara Arakkal at Bangalore International Centre from January 7–14.
Tried-and-tested tips for the solo traveller
Travelling solo isn’t daunting if you carry the right mindset. Here are some FAQs for the solo traveller.
Love of Food | To Bangkok, for Som Tam Salad and Thai Green Curry
Two dishes, one city: Just for Som Tam (raw papaya salad) and Kaeng Kiao Waan (green curry), it is worth going to Bangkok.
Bangalore international airport terminal 2: Making of the 'Terminal in a Garden'
Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's Design Principal Peter Lefkovits on the design approach to Terminal 2 at the Kempegowda International Airport.
MC Travel Special | A tête-à-tête with pop art at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum
Going back in time, at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, the US, to meet an artist who transcended his persona to become a part of the artistic fabric.
The Registry of Sarees Bangalore, and nine stories through sarees
An exhibition featuring 108 sarees, Red Lilies, Water Birds – The Saree in Nine Stories, is on at Anegundi, a small village close to Hampi in Karnataka.
El Palo Alto, the 1,081-year-old tree of Stanford, captures the Bay Area's spirit of resilience
The Redwood tree has survived vagaries of the weather, railroad construction, a receding water table, college contests to plant a flag atop it, and a graffiti attack in 2010 - with a bit of help from arborists.
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