From a conversation with Baidyanath's Siddhesh Sharma to exploring Bengaluru's Attakkalari dance festival - your weekend fix


What does the young scion of Baidyanath do when he steps into the business? Siddhesh Sharma, President of Baidyanath, and Founder and CEO of Naturedge Beverages Pvt. Ltd, says he likes to lead of life of balance and moderation, embracing the old while stepping forward into the new. Despite his passion for his work, Siddhesh always finds time to unwind during the weekends and pursue his many interests. The President of Baidyanath speaks expansively about his love for tennis, sports and his many hobbies.

To the traditions of dance 

The Attakkalari Interim Festival of Bengaluru promises to be important for the contemporary dance and movement arts in India and South Asia. To be held from February 1 to 10, we offer you a curtain raiser of the event with Jayachandran Palazhy, Director of Attakkalari, who gives us all the important details for this year’s edition.

What is perfect happiness?

Ankit Garg, Co-founder and CEO of, is a graduate from IIT Roorkee. He worked at Bayer and Helpchat before launching Sleep Products Company Wakefit in 2015 with an aim to help put everyone to sleep smoothly, easily and deeply. Here are his answers to our Proust questionnaire.

Who do you want to be?

Do you ever imagine a healthier, happier, more successful you? Sometimes it is easy to overlook the things that make life the amazing adventure it is, especially when you are worrying about all the things that are not perfect. Take some risks, seek out positivity to be who you want to be, suggests Vinee Ajmera, motivational speaker and lifestyle coach.

How to nurture learning?

Most organisations take pride in calling themselves centres of learning. They set up separate departments called that are expected to nurture learning throughout the organisation and they pay lip service to learning with full conviction. Yet attrition happens because people are bored and boredom is because learning has saturated. Can organisations revisit their notion of learning?

The Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year, commonly known as Lunar New Year, celebrates the beginning of a new year in the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival, that falls on February 5 this year, is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in modern China. It is one of the several Lunar New Years in Asia. What are some of the special dishes of Chinese New Year? Our columnist, Ajit Saldhana gives us the lowdown on all the traditional favourites and some new dishes too.

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