Online thrift wave sweeps sustainable fashion

With the recent emergence of new and varied online thrift stores, people have started to look at fashion that’s sustainable. Bengaluru: It’s time to combat fast fashion. Fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world. “The fashion industry produces 10 percent of all humanity’s carbon emissions”, states a World Economic Forum report. […]

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Silence, the new normal for museums

Museums across Bengaluru see very few visitors amidst pandemic, face financial crunch. Bengaluru: Museums in Bengaluru which attracted thousands of tourists each week, see barely any visitors now. The usual chatter and exclaims of excitement from little children are replaced by complete silence. “Our main visitors are organised school groups but now those schools are […]

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Pandemic, the saviour of the comic book industry

With bookstores closed due to the lockdown, some online stores like The Comic Book Store saw a growth of 5000 percent they say. Bengaluru: Hundreds of paperback graphic novels lie stacked in the comic book aisle of the Blossom bookstore. Many writers and artists had to stop their production because stores were shut during the […]

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Antarnaad magazine publishes its last edition this Diwali

Vernacular magazines like Antarnaad Diwali special magazine from Maharashtra, which published its last edition this Diwali, face a risk of shutting down. Over 100  Diwali magazines were not published this year due to covid-19  and a reduction in readership. Antarnaad Diwali magazine, with a tradition of 25 years, published its last edition this Diwali. “Readership […]

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Bengaluru theatre festival goes digital

With the government issuing SOPs for seating,  Rangashankara theatre festival will stream plays online in the last week of October in its foyer area for a limited audience. Bengaluru: Rangashankara’s popular theatre festival is going online this year from October 27 to November 1. The festival will showcase works of six Shankar Nag Award recipients. […]

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The plight of a comedian in a humour-less society

Very few stand-up comedians choose to be political, while others fear backlash from viewers for speaking against the government. By Nikita Arora A Facebook post of Kunal Kamra, a popular stand-up comedian, reads, “One day your landlady will ask you to vacate her house and look for another place because of your political opinion. And […]

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What’s in town for Women’s Day 2020

By Labani Mahanandy IWD-women Achievers Award 2020 When: March 8 Where: Ravindra Kala Nominations What to Expect: An award ceremony for the invited guests. This event is to honour the women souls of Bangalore that have contributed to the society. Five to six Facebook groups like ‘Naari Shakti’, ‘Kannada Ammadiru’ came together to organise this […]

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