One of the oldest ventures in the car rental business, KTC India is 75-years-old and was set up in pre-independence Karachi. Owned by Delhi-based Gurudev Ahluwalia, whose father bought the business in 1943 and moved it to Delhi after independence, even the stalwarts of India’s political landscaped leased cars from KTC during the time the Constitution was being written, to travel from their homes to the Parliament. Since then, the company has rented cars out to global politicians and heads of state on a visit to India, down to the recent US President Donald Trump’s visit to India. … [Read more...] about Don’t have enough dosh to spend on a Prada gown, Gucci bag or a Rolls Royce? Just rent it!
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But they are back in action. “We’ve sold 25% of our Ol’ Smoky batch in two weeks! We have had orders coming from Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and even Visakhapatnam. One client liked that the Arabica's acidity comes through it, one was reminded of the Laphroaig whiskey. Some would like us to heighten the smokiness,” D’abreo shares while not ruling out the possibility of bringing Ol’ Smoky back, maybe making it spicier next year or inducting it in their cafe menu later. … [Read more...] about World’s first cold-smoked coffee is here, thanks to this Bengaluru brand
“Different communities require different interventions,” adds Lakshmi Karunakaran, the program director of the NGO Hasiru Dala, which works for the welfare of waste-pickers in Karnataka. “The waste-picker community that we deal with needed multidimensional intervention, so we thought what’s better than books and an art room?” says the 37-year-old, who initiated the Buguri community library project in 2017, and which now has three centres across the state. Issues like child marriage, drug abuse and domestic violence are the biggest challenges of this community. That is why there was a need for day-to-day engagement with its children. … [Read more...] about The story of India’s community libraries — Spurned by state, struck by lockdown
Sobriety is a long, tortuous journey, with life a hot-headed, sulky, pouting, dissatisfied mistress, demanding yet another diamond bracelet. And sex is too little compensation for going on day after day, sleepless night after sleepless night, thinking today is invariably followed by tomorrow, which will definitely be followed by the day after, and so on till we die! What tomfoolery is this that we hope and pine and go on, our broken hearts held together with safety pins, crossing roads after looking right and looking left, sure only that we can be counted on to do the right thing at the right time, say the right thing to the right person. … [Read more...] about The joys of being a madcap
Across 2020, as major art festivals stand cancelled or postponed, most mainstream and leading galleries haven’t hosted a show in weeks, even as artists retreat to their studios to produce more work. Gallery Espace, Gallery 88, Chemould Prescott Road, ICONART Gallery, Hyderabad, Emami Art, Kolkata, Vadehra Contemporary Art Gallery, Mahua, The Art Gallery, Bengaluru, GALLERYSKE, Bengaluru, The Apparao Galleries network and The Kiran Nadar Museum regularly hosts talks, online events and webinars through which you can familiarise yourself with what’s new in the art space and also pick up art history details. … [Read more...] about Buying art for dummies: Why you should buy, what you should buy and how you should build up your art portfolio to offer you both joy and great returns