THE BIGGER PICTURE

Bangalore boy Ashish Parmar talks to WUB on how his eye for a good picture changed his life… On the day of Diwali, when his wife was decorating the house with diyas, he saw her face glowing in the light of the lamps. This was a perfect composition for the photographer husband. He captured the…

A ROYAL CUT

Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Paul McCartney, Winston Churchill… they all visited. And now here’s your chance to do so too as Truefitt and Hill opens its doors in the city. Ruman Qamar brings you a report Think ‘barber shop’ and you think of an old chair in front of a dull mirror and…

GREEN, GREEN MY BALCONY

Shruti Menon remembers her childhood visits to Bangalore and can’t help feeling that “something is missing” till she leans out of the balcony of her new flat and spots her neighbour’s lovely, flower bedecked balcony…Read on to know more Setting up my ‘bachelorette pad’ after I moved to Bangalore, I felt that a certain something…

A long-stay visitor to the city, shares some experiences

[ Photo Credit: Bigstock]   ‘Please buy me a little sukhi sabzi, 2 pieces chicken and roti,’ I request the boy at my bed-and-breakfast.  Obliging as ever, the young man who goes by the name of Maruti, rushes off to do my bidding. A few minutes later, he returns with a large packet and all…

REFRESH NOW! TAKE A BREAK

We asked our readers to tell us what are their favourite getaways from Bangalore and here’s what came up as most popular. Take our pick and pack your bags Coorg: By road: Roughly 6 hours First impression: When you arrive in Coorg you find yourself in the pulse of its lush forests and coffee plantations; adding…

ALL TUNED UP

A runner-up on ‘The Stage’ a Western music reality singing show on TV, Soundarya Jayachandran trained in Carnatic music but took to Western music somewhere along her journey. Recently, she was in the limelight with her single “Unapologetic” racing the charts on Vh1. This 22-year-old sets a perfect tempo while she chats with What’s Up…

WILL THE REAL ‘DANISH’ PLEASE STAND UP!?

Bangalore’s favourite ‘prankster’ & city boy Danish Sait gives What’s Up Bangalore a lowdown on why he will never live anywhere else Danish wears many hats: he is a radio jockey, MC, actor, writer and TV presenter. His impersonations on Radio of ‘Bangalore characters’ has the city in splits. The latest and most popular in…

MEET THE REAL YOU!

Bored of family pictures? Does your wall want more than paintings and photographs? Get your friends, family and yourself sketched by Prasad (be ready to see yourself as others see you!), founder of the popular Graphicurry – famous for its signature style of quirky pop-culture illustrations. (In the offing: A Graphicurry Café!) Posters of popular…

THEY SAID IT

Here’s what the stars love about namma nagara (our city) Deepika Padukone Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is often seen at the Karavalli restaurant, The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road. The interiors are inspired by Mangalorean architecture and the food’s great. Must-try for all who love coastal cuisine. The wonderfully talented (and so humble) executive chef  Naren…

‘There’s Amazing Positivity In Your City!’

WUB catches up with the gorgeous Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon on her recent visit to the city. She talks about her movies, beauty secrets and why she loves coming to Bangalore. I didn’t enjoy Heropanthi at all; and Tiger Shroff’s never going to be my hero, for sure. But I was struck by his co-star,…

‘I THINK BANGALORE IS THE PERFECT CITY FOR ARTISTS!

Riding high on the success of her latest solo album, ‘Spit’, singer Monica Dogra talks of her upcoming movie with Himesh Reshammiya, her stint as the judge on the talent show, The Stage and the special love she has for Bangalore. Shruti Menon catches up with her ’Bangalore seems to me to be a great…