Technology helps a goodnight’s sleep

Podcasts, nature sounds and white noise can help you sleep and can reduce sleep quality, says expert Podcasts and other technological advancements are beginning to be a part of the sleep schedule as the value of “sleeping industry” wakes up. Neha Singhal, psychologist said, “Sleep inducing podcasts act as an helping hand. Meditation podcasts or […]

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Interactive museums, not so anymore

With cultural shows moving online amidst the speculation of a third wave, interactive museums lose their edge. Interactive museums in the city have moved their cultural events online, taking away their unique selling point of interactions and self-learning. Anusha, an employee at Indian Music Experience (IMC) said, “Based on the new Covid-19 guidelines, our unique […]

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It’s raining comedians! After Faruqui, it’s Kamra

Amidst controversies, another comedian’s show has been cancelled in the city. Bengaluru: Several contradictory claims have surfaced as to why Kunal Kamra’s shows have been canceled in the city. “It has been canceled for two reasons. Firstly, we didn’t get special permissions to seat 45 people in the venue that can seat more. Secondly, threats […]

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Colleges avoid COVID-19 protocols at Karnataka Rajyotsava

Engineering colleges pay scant attention to COVID-19 protocols A prominent college in Karnataka celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava with ethnic day in its auditorium. Some colleges held cultural and social events, despite the advisory issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka. Around 4,500 students, 400 faculty members, and nearly 300 plus supporting staff attended […]

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Why so serious?: Bengaluru comedians fear backlash

The cancelling of Munawar Faruqui’s show has made a bad situation worse for comedians. Several comedians in the city fear performing after Munawar Faruqui’s event got cancelled in Bengaluru on Sunday. Gaurav Purohit, a stand up comedian, believes if comedians are penalized for their jokes, the art form will die out gradually.”I do not want […]

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Sahitya Parishad’s event schedules to January, 2022

Various Kannada literary works are set to be released at the event, along with display of other works of historic importance. The third state session of Akhila Bharathiya Sahitya Parishad (ABSP ) will be held in Ujire, Dakshin Kannada on January 8 and 9, 2022. The event was supposed to take place in December 2021 […]

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86 years of ‘Alive or Dead?’

Schrodinger’s thought experiment rules the popular culture of 21st century. Erwin Schrödinger’s thought experiment on quantum mechanics known as “Schrödinger’s Cat” was published 86 years ago on this day. Today the millennials and Gen Z have taken interest in it through a variety of pop culture activities.    Sheldon Cooper, a character in The Big […]

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Future of world famous toys at stake

In the absence of a full-scale training institute and a falling interest in toy making among youngsters, the future of the wooden toys of Channapatna worries veteran toy makers. From the former US president Barack Obama to the prince of Bhutan, the geographical indication (GI) tagged toys from Channapatna are in homes around the world. […]

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Music unheard in the pandemic

Even as lockdown restrictions ease, independent musicians struggle to perform live concerts in restaurants and clubs. Independent musicians in the city lost their performing opportunities at hotels and restaurants due to the pandemic. Most of them shifted from music to other occupations, to earn their bread. Sachin Banandur, a drummer with the band Parvaaz in […]

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