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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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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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WHAT WILL 2020 BRING?
I guess everyone is super excited about the new year! We’re at the beginning of a new decade. There’s much to be hopeful for. I mean, yes, the nation ended up protesting through the last month of the year — but hey, we’ve got an...
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A BITTERSWEET ODE TO THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS
Jigar Pala could have coasted along, doing what he already did: he could run his little Brahmin Udupi eatery in a small suburb of Mumbai, making a decent living, serving food he has served for decades, food his father served for decades before him. On...
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WE DON’T HATE HINDI. WE JUST DON’T WANT TO SPEAK IT.
These days nationalism seems to be the ‘in’ thing. What with current trends and the way the world around us abounds with deshbhakti for all the wrong things — India seems to be suffering from a sense of amnesia, or at least a part of...
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HONEY, I SHRUNK THE TIGER WOMAN
Calcutta in the 1880s —cultural, artistic, revolutionary. A well-connected class and caste of reformers made waves through India, and the Indian revolution, for generations. One small part of this story, lost in our revolutionary nostalgia, is the nascent formations of the Indian circus — specifically,...
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