Aayushi Parekh

Aayushi Parekh writes on entertainment, music, lifestyle, food, culture, art, fashion, beauty, trends, city, events etc. for the daily entertainment and lifestyle supplement, HT City Bengaluru

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Bibliophiles revel in a lit weeked at Bangalore Literature Festival

This edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival saw insightful sessions, book stalls teeming with young minds and happy faces

Bangalore Literature Festival was graced by around 20,000 attendees and over 300 speakers this year(Photo: Aayushi Parekh/HT)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 01:15 PM IST

India is witnessing a paradigm shift in music: The Yellow Diary

Back on tour and in the city after a year, The Yellow Diary talks to us about indie music, live gigs and more!

The Yellow Diary talks about the expansion of live gigs and the need for infrastructure
Published on Dec 04, 2023 12:47 PM IST

Deep Purple’s Don Airey: Taylor Swift’s music is slightly annoying

Back after 2006, Deep Purple talks to us about their visit, views on music evolution and more

Deep Purple is back in Bengaluru and they can’t wait to do some sightseeing!(Photo: Marten Rygaard)
Published on Dec 02, 2023 04:02 PM IST

Vir Das: Bengaluru has been a breeding ground for comedians

Stand-up comic Vir Das, who was recently in the city for a show, talks about its encouraging audiences and his recent Emmy win

Stand up comic Vir Das visits Bengaluru after his Emmy win and enthrals the crowd with his comedy special(
Published on Dec 01, 2023 11:46 AM IST

Bangalore Literature Festival is bigger, better and back in the city!

The 12th edition of the much-awaited Bangalore Literature Festival will see close to 300 authors and speakers in attendance

Bangalore Literature Festival is hosting around 300 writers, speakers, translators and performers, this year
Published on Nov 30, 2023 12:52 PM IST

India is our favourite culinary destination: Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan

With a seven-course meal up their sleeves, these masterchefs cooked up a storm while visiting Bengaluru

Gary Mehigan, George Colamboris and Matt Preston thrilled Bengaluru with a seven-course meal (Facebook)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 08:58 PM IST

Kannada is a soft and beautiful language: Papon

Musician Papon is all set to enthral Bengalureans this year, talks to us about working in the region and more

Get ready to groove to the tunes of Papon this weekend in Bengaluru(Photo: Dhritiman Choudhary)
Published on Nov 23, 2023 06:17 PM IST

I won’t wait another 18 years to come back here: Ronan Keating

Irish singer Ronan Keating visited Bengaluru, gushed about his love for India and performed his iconic hits from back in the day for the crowd

Ronan Keating performs to an enthusiastic crowd in Bengaluru (Photo: X)
Updated on Nov 20, 2023 11:38 AM IST

Indian fans are very passionate: X:in

Kpop girl group X:in visited India for the first time after their debut and can't wait to come back!

X:in performed to a crowd of over 2,200 people in Bengaluru
Published on Nov 01, 2023 02:14 PM IST

Language should never be a barrier, says Mouni Roy

Actor Mouni Roy turned showstopper for The Weeek in Bengaluru, shares her love for the city

Mouni Roy says Bengaluru is now her second home and wants to explore the Kannada film industry(
Published on Oct 31, 2023 03:01 PM IST

Kannada films are the face of the country globally: Tamannaah Bhatia

Actor Tamannaah Bhatia recently visited Bengaluru and expressed her admiration for the Kannada film industry

The actor feels that the Kannada industry is the face of the country on a global scale
Published on Oct 30, 2023 02:19 PM IST

Bengaluru says ‘Annyeong’ to K-pop craze!

In its first edition, K-Wave Festival brought in a large crowd for Korean food, music and fashion

The festival, headlined by Kim Woojin and X:in, welcomed over 2,200 fans
Published on Oct 30, 2023 02:09 PM IST

Shola for a grand show: Bengaluru Pujo 2023

Preparations at Bengaluru pujo pandals are on in full swing, with associations trying their best to stand apart

Durga Puja in Bengaluru sees idols as high as 14 feet this year!(Photo: Aayushi Parekh/HT)
Published on Oct 19, 2023 01:34 PM IST

I have a problem with books as disguised screenplays: Vivaan Shah

Actor-author Vivaan Shah talks about his career in prose, films and being part of an artistic family

Actor-author Vivaan Shah shares that he doesn't write for his books to turn into a film or series(Photo: Dhruv Sethi/HT)
Updated on Oct 19, 2023 06:36 PM IST

Have patience and be persistent: Sudha Murty’s advice to the youth

Author-philanthropist Sudha Murty talks to us about receiving the Global Indian award, facing social media trolls and more

Author Sudha Murty was recently conferred the Global Indian award, making her the first woman to achieve it(Instagram)
Published on Oct 11, 2023 12:18 PM IST

I want my daughter to see all my work: Kalki Koechlin

Kalki Koechlin speaks on the challenges of motherhood, the importance of mental health, her career in films and more

Actor and author Kalki Koechlin speaks to us about motherhood, her current approach to films and more(Instagram/kalkikanmani)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Trevor’s B’luru Show Turns into a Comedy of Errors

Technical troubles and delays plagued the Bengaluru stop of Trevor Noah’s tour on Wednesday; fans disappointed over chaos and lack of infrastructure

Comedian Trevor Noah cancelled the Bengaluru leg of his Off the Record tour in India following technical difficulties(Instagram/trevornoah)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 06:49 PM IST

God should be celebrated everyday: Sangeetha Sringeri

Actor Sangeetha Sringeri talks about her Ganeshotsav celebrations this year with a visit to the temple and donning a Maharastrian-style saree

Actor Sangeetha Sringeri on her visit to Tirupati this year to celebrate Ganeshotsav, in a Mahrastrian-style saree
Published on Sep 22, 2023 02:15 PM IST

I want to make memories with my girl at every stage: Ashita Chandrappa

Kannada actor Ashita Chandrappa welcomed her daughter recently and is excited to start a new phase of motherhood

Kannada actor and new mom Ashita Chandrappa can't wait to witness her daughter's milestones(Instagram/ashitachandrappa)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 02:02 PM IST

One dog, per home: Not the ideal rule say activists in Bengaluru

No, your pets will not be taken away by the BBMP anytime soon, say activists on the ‘one dog per home’ rule

Actor Aindrita Ray with her rescued indie dog(Instagram/aindrita_ray)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 02:56 PM IST

I got to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in typical North Karnataka style: Ranjani

Actor Ranjani Raghavan shares a glimpse into her celebrations of Ganeshotsav and Gowri Habba this year

Ranjani Raghavan pays homage to Goddess Gowri with a veena this year during Ganeshotsav(Instagram/ranjani.raghavan)
Updated on Sep 20, 2023 01:59 PM IST

The wedding looked like a dream wonderland: Bhuvann Ponnannaa

A look into actors Bhuvann Ponnannaa and Harshika Poonacha's Kodava-style wedding in Coorg

Actors Bhuvann Ponnnannaa and Harshika Poonacha at their wedding in Coorg on August 24(Instagram)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Italian guitarist Carlo Fierens is all set for his maiden concert in Bengaluru

Italian guitarist Carlo Fierens talks about his first visit to India, for his maiden concert.

Italian Guitarist Carlo Fierens will be playing the tunes of Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini(James Brosher)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 02:21 PM IST

Dulquer Salmaan wants to stay away from remakes, only stick to original content

Dulquer Salmaan reveals he has been offered many web series but is waiting for the right project and wants to stick to original content.

I want to stay away from remakes: Dulquer Salmaan
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 12:17 PM IST

I’d love to do a Kannada film: Gulshan Devaiah

Actor Gulshan Devaiah, known for his versatile performances, says he doesn't think too much about success and failures and prefers to be surprised by the future. He reveals that he wants to do a Kannada film and hopes for another opportunity. Devaiah also discusses the vibrant theatre culture in Bengaluru and the success of the crime genre in films and OTT platforms. He shares his views on the ongoing debate around content and language on OTT, emphasizing the importance of sincerity in art.

I’d love to do a Kannada film: Gulshan Devaiah
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 11:24 AM IST

Without a subconscious, AI cannot beat us: Javed Akhtar

Writer Javed Akhtar shares his opinion on the ongoing SAG-AFTRA protests in Hollywood, the progression of cinema over the years and more

Lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar spoke at the Bengaluru Poetry Festival this year
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 01:25 PM IST

It’s more than a friendship: Anupama and Krishi

On International Friendship Day today, we talk to BFFs, actors Anupama Anandkumar and Krishi Thapanda about their special bond

It’s more than a friendship: Anupama and Krishi
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 03:37 PM IST

Priyanshu Painyuli’s lesser-known Bengaluru connection

Actor Priyanshu Painyuli is all set to add another feather to his cap as he dives into the world of teleplays

Priyanshu Painyuli is all set to dabble into teleplays, after films and web series
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 03:39 PM IST

Pedalling for patriots: 3,000 kms to Kargil

NCC officer Krishnan A Nair recalls cycling from Bengaluru to the Kargil War Memorial in Dras to celebrate India’s war heroes

Krishnan A Nair and Peddi Sai Kaushik Reddy embark on the 3,000 kms journey to Kargil
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 12:44 PM IST

A place to read, write, paint and fold, Cubbon Park

Flora and fauna aside, the park in the heart of the city is home to a multitude of creative communities

 (Photo: Instagram/cubbonpaints)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 04:22 PM IST
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