From travelling the world with Udacity MD Ishan Gupta to what a dessert queen thinks - your weekend fix


He is a firm believer in channelling one’s non-touristy self. Udacity MD Ishan Gupta says travel is important for many reasons and it's important we realise its value. Travel gives you a chance to relax, reflect and discover different cultures. Some of Ishan’s favourite destinations include South Island in New Zealand, Singapore, London, San Francisco and Beijing. His all-time favourites are South Island in New Zealand and Machu Picchu in Peru.

Ishan Gupta explains his love for travel 

Our Buddha in Business columnist introduces you to the fifth building block of any business – innovation. What you stand to gain is perspective within the context of the Buddhist framework. There is a notion you need to innovate only in the early stages of your company when developing the product. That's absolutely not true. You need to innovate till you die, or your company will. Second, innovation is not just about the product. It is about everything that your company is and does.

For any business to survive and thrive, innovation is the answer 

Her company's name conjures magical images - meet Rachel Goenka, the founder and CEO of The Chocolate Spoon Company. Award-winning restaurants, patisseries and two central kitchens in Mumbai and Pune under her belt, her brands include The Sassy Spoon, House of Mandarin, Baraza Bars and Bites and the Sassy Teaspoon. The Pennsylvania State University graduate answers the Proust questionnaire giving a glimpse of what goes on in the mind of a master baker.

Rachel Goenka allows a peek into her personality answering the Proust questionnaire 

With the festival season, the eternal debate is on - sheer tussar silk or Kanjeevaram? A georgette dupatta with silk accents or handloom - What do I wear? Fashion designer Latha Puttana has a contemporary twist on ancient craftsmanship and suggests blending the old and the new this Diwali. In an exclusive interview, she talks about the new trends of the season and more.

Combine the old with the new this festival season

As the seventh edition of the Bangalore Literature Festival rolls around, book lovers in Bengaluru are agog with excitement. The city’s flagship literary meet is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The two-day festival will feature a host of distinguished speakers and authors like Ramachandra Guha, Shashi Tharoor, Ashwin Sanghi, Shobhaa De, Shashi Deshpande, Arundhati Nag and many others. Shinie Antony, author, editor and festival director of Bangalore Literature Festival says everyone, and not just book lovers should be there.

Everyone should attend the Bangalore Literature Fest, says Shinie Antony

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