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DOING BANGALORE PROUD
This quintessentially Bangalore bakery was revived last year by Priyank Sukanand, the great grandson of the owners of the original and famous Naidu Bakery in Shivajinagar, Bangalore. Reopened last year, from the same location in Shivajinagar, Bangalore Connection 1888 opened its first retail outlet last...
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#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH ABINISH RAGHUPATHY
How would you define yourself? I think I am defined by D3 — Discipline, Determination and Dedication. First thing you do when you wake up? I ensure I hydrate myself. Last thing you do before you sleep? Switch off the lights and unplug from the...
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A REALITY WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT
When we think of poverty, the ready emergence of glaring sights of hunger, disease, homelessness, illiteracy, dirty water, lack of livelihoods and education, come to our minds. Very few of us think of the poor’s chronic vulnerability to violence — sexual violence, bonded labour, human...
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AGREE TO DISAGREE OR DISAGREE TO AGREE?
It seems like any other day and you are grumbling about how bad the job situation is in your field with your best friend over coffee. She casually mentions how the current government is actually improving things and immediately, you see red. For the umpteenth...
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HOW TO SHINE LIKE A DIAMOND
At the start of yet another new year, we find ourselves reflecting on the past and those stories that have helped shape our future. Here’s one such story that I’d like to bring to light. The inspiring story of Jagadish Kumar, a stunning individual, a...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS THE OTHER SIDE OF CHENNAI
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE PARTY SCENE IN CHENNAI OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS? It’s getting spectacular. People say Chennai is conservative but we are doing really good. There is a lot of respect for women. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SOCIALITE? The...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS YOU CAN PARTY AND BE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE PARTY SCENE IN BANGALORE RIGHT NOW? The party scene in Bangalore is presently undergoing a slump. Most of our popular hangouts have lost their license. This decision has created a dead zone in most of Indiranagar and other popular areas...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS THE KING OF THE PARTY SCENE
How would you define the party scene in Chennai? There has been a definite increase. Lots of new watering holes and new places. Every area has a few. What does it take to be an influencer/socialite? No specific qualification needed. We need to mix more...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS MAINTAINING THE PERFECT BALANCE
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE PARTY SCENE IN CHENNAI RIGHT NOW? The party scene in Chennai is getting diluted. Too many bars are opening. More demand than supply. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN INFLUENCER/SOCIALITE? I would define myself in only one word —...
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MOVERS & SHAKERS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE PARTY SCENE IN BANGALORE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS? I see a great change. It’s been really fine and classy. It’s been a great platform for artistes. It’s been really fashionable as well. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN...
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