Author

Madhu Daithota

#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH SANAH THIMMAYYAH
From jewellery designing to acting, how did this transformation happen? Soon after I graduated in commerce, I took up jewellery designing because I wanted to be involved with something creative. In the meanwhile, I got involved in modeling and theatre. I then did professional modeling...
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PARTAKING IN THE GLORY OF CHETTINAD’S PAST
The year was 1997. Amrish Puri, the village jamindar, is sitting in an opulent verandah surrounded by eager villagers. While the scene from an iconic Bollywood film remains hazy, the aesthetics of the room in which Puri sat — ornate Burma teak doors, gilded windows,...
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#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH RAJSHRI PONNAPPA
How did movies happen? I remember meeting an RJ who told me that I should be on radio because of my voice. He was also doing a TV show at the time and tested me for television, too. Strangely, I had visualized myself in this...
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OF AGE-OLD TEMPLES, GHOST TOWNS AND THE LUXURY OF MODERN HOSPITALITY
We are on the Pamban Bridge. Below us the pristine turquoise blue waters of the Bay of Bengal glisten in the warm October sun and gently break on the shore a few metres away. What is striking though is how quiet the sea is considering...
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I WAS THE FIRST WOMAN IN BANGALORE TO RIDE A BIKE
EQUALITY BEGINS AT HOME; WE COULD VOICE A ‘NO’ TO OUR FATHER AND CALL OUT THAT HE WAS WRONG EVEN WHEN WE WERE KIDS: Being the daughter of the late legendary writer, author and litterateur P Lankesh had its perks. You could voice out your...
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#SPEAKYOURMIND WITH ASHIKA RANGNATH
What is Ashika Rangnath like off the camera? Actually, the only difference is that I’m extremely talkative off camera. When I’m on the set, I usually keep to myself and don’t talk much. But when I’m in my comfort zone with friends and family off...
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IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM
It was in Class 1 that Spoorthi Vishwas developed her earliest idea of what freedom truly meant. “My mother had separated from my father and she raised me all alone despite being a working mother and juggling a hectic schedule. As the only child, she...
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MY LIFE HAS BEEN ENRICHED BY HIS PRESENCE
‘KARNAD STOPPED ME FROM GOING TO MUMBAI AND MADE ME HIS ASSISTANT ON MOVIES INSTEAD’ I remember the first time I saw Karnad. He had just moved into the neighbourhood in JP Nagar and came over to our house with bellulli tambuli (a traditional Kannadiga...
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THE EASY WAY TO WAYANAD
What does one do when the destination is a pretty hill station called Wayanad but all one has is a little over 24hours to explore it? A tad tough but absolutely doable… just grab those trainers, your rucksack and head out already! Magic on the...
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THE GOODNESS IN NATURAL THINGS
Organic, natural, vegan, going green... sound familiar? From Instagram to Facebook, Twitter to Pinterest, they are by far the most popular hashtags of the digital age with everyone taking the health route. And lest you think the trend is limited to food alone, here’s a...
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