Interview with the Dalai Lama

Some things, you strive for. Some things happen because of divine grace. You know what they say– the universe conspires to make things happen. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a person like no other in today’s world. Statesman, Nobel Laureate, spiritual leader of the Tibetans who view him as God, or at least the manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the Boddhisattva of compassion. After assuming this mantle at age four, the Dalai Lama has become a global teacher, part-time politician, leader of exiled Tibetans, right-royal celebrity, torch-carrier of a tradition dating back millennia, and perhaps most important to him, Buddhist monk.

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For the Style Pages: Abhishek & Radhika Poddar

Home » Leisure Radhika and Abhishek Poddar: Curators of cool From a Devi bronze to contemporary eco-friendly designers, Bengaluru-based couple Abhishek and Radhika Poddar on the everyday art that dots their lives Last Published: Fri, Feb 02 2018. 12 08 PM IST Shoba Narayan Radhika and Abhishek Poddar at their Bengaluru home. Photo: Abhishek BA/Mint If Bengaluru were…

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Marriott Whitefield Hotel Review

This sprawling hotel in the midst of the evolving business district of Whitefield – a busy and buzzing district on the outskirts of Bangalore – has 321 rooms, unintrusive service, great restaurants, and an amazing spa.

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Beer Story for Cathay Pacific

This is a story called Bengaluru Beer.  There is a fear that Delhi might over Bangalore as the Pub City of India– or has it already?  The one person who I wanted to interview for this piece but couldn’t do it by deadline was a man from a company called Ambicon.  They make equipment for…

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Bengaluru Heritage Buildings

This ran in The Club, the Platinum Club and Lounge magazine for Cathay Pacific.  Beautiful photos by my friend, Namas Bhojani. Success Storeys

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