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    Manned Drone

    Ehanga��s upcoming drone can carry you for short distances (up to 23 minutes at 100kph). It has a maximum height of 1500 feet and can be controlled easily via a touch screen. Currently in testing phase, Ehang plans to bring it to the market soon. ehang.com


    audeze sine

    Audeze Sine
    These lightweight, foldable on-ear headphones have a huge planar magnetic driver (80x70mm) and immerse you in incredible sound. The phones are constructed out of premium leather and look uber stylish. audeze.com




    Beosound 35



    Beosound 35
    Bang & Olufsena��s high-end wireless speaker is also a multi-room music system with a touch interface and access to streaming services. It features Apple Airplay, DLNA, BT 4.0 and Beolink Multi-room tech. bang-olufsen.com



    Sandisk Connect Wireless
    The Connect wireless now comes in a 200GB version which allows you to upload, download, save, share and play all your stuff on other devices. The device connects to your iOS/android devices to automatically copy photos and videos form your camera roll. It also streams videos, up to three devices at a time. sandisk.com



    Flir Scout TK

    Flir Scout TK
    This pocket sized monocular has thermal vision and works great in low light and night. The monocular also has still image and video recording. The Scout TK reveals everything up to 90m away. flir.com





    Misfit Ray
    Misfita��s minimal wearable looks futuristic like a piece of high art jewelery. It stays on always to provide more data, better insights and extra motivation. Features include sleep monitoring, steps taken, and measuring activities like yoga or cycling. It also acts as a remote to take selfies and control music/lights. misfit.com


    Fossil Q54 pilot



    Fossil Q54 Pilot
    The Q54 Pilot watch is a good looking chronograph that tracks activity and shares smartphone notifications. It pairs with iOS and android devices. Available later this year.


    Segway Robot


    Segway Robot
    Segwaya��s upcoming robot can navigate and follow. The robot is fully customisable with features like object/facial recognition, tracking self-balancing. It has multiple cameras and sensors to enable mapping and localisation. The ongoing project is a collaboration between Segway, Intel and Mi. robot.segway.com


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      Chef Kunal Kapur is back with his TV show, My Yellow Table.

      Chef Kunal Kapur, referred to as the a�?curry and kebab guya�� by food critics, remembers eating at a yellow dining table, with members of his big joint family around him, sharing food, and stories of the day. Mealtimes were for the family, minus TV, and thata��s how it should be, insists Kapur. A household name after MasterChef India, Kapur has several culinary awards, a travel show (The Foodie, comes to America) , a book a�� A Chef in Every Homea�� and a restaurant in Dubai called Patiala by Kunal Kapur to his credit.
      His emphasis on the importance of cooking and dining together continues with season 2 of the TV show My Yellow Table, which went on air recently. On the show, Kapur sets a menu for the episode, invites a guest inside his kitchen, talks to them about their food memories, seeks their help in chopping, mixing or fetching ingredients, and finally shares that meal on a yellow table. This time around, his guests are celebrities. Kapur talks to us about the show, his new food mission, an upcoming book, etc.

      Whata��s on the menu this season?Which celeb guest did you have the most fun cooking with?A�

      Food files

      Favourite ingredients: Chocolate, garlic, and butter. They can turn an average dish around.
      Comfort food: Karele ki sabzi aur roti. I can eat it every second day.
      Guilty pleasure: Chocolate, and ice cream. Basically anything sweet.
      OtherA�food shows: All of Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsaya��s shows. I like to check out whatever they are doing.
      A food movie you love: Ratatouille. I cana��t get over it. The movie is all about the tagline a�� Anybody can cook. Ita��s about the struggle of a little chef who thinks he is not good enough, and how he overcomes his shortcomings.
      Next holiday: I havena��t
      planned anything yet, but may be a
      culinary trip to France. Last year, I went to Switzerland and Australia.
      Desi mission: I would like to see
      healthier versions of Indian food in restaurants. Dal makhani and butter chicken are all badnaam (infamous) food, because they are unhealthy.

      Singer Kavita Seth (of Iktara fame) nearly took over the kitchen. I asked her, a�?Do you get time to cook?a�? She told me, a�?I love cooking. In fact, my family members have to force me out of the kitchen.a�? Then there was choreographer Sandeep Soparkar, who taught me the waltz. It was funny; two men dancing with hands around each other. I also enjoyed cooking with actress Amyra Dastur, whoa��s doing a film with Jackie Chan and is training in kung fu. I asked her to show me a move. She immediately took off her heels and did a long kick in the air.

      Ita��s predominantly Indian, like last season, in addition to some Asian and European dishes. But there are three variations to the Indian menu a�� I am doing classics, modern Indian food as well as lesser known ones, such as the chakotra salad from Himachal Pradesh.

      Have you learnt anything from other celebrity chefs?
      In food shows, sometimes you try to take shortcuts. But that doesna��t work. If you are honest and cooking the way a dish is supposed to be, rather than cooking for camera, your food will shine through. This is something I have picked from many chefs. I also appreciate Gordon Ramsay. He is a person who says black is black and white is white, and doesna��t mince his words. Thata��s why his work and restaurants are a huge success. And Sanjeev Kapoor; even though hea��s achieved so much, he is humble.

      A food trend you see taking off this year.
      There will be a lot of focus on healthy food. And people will depend on apps that will let them decide what to eat, where to eat, what suits their body type, and how many calories they are consuming.

      What next?
      I am working on my second book a�� Men Cana��t Cook. Ita��s about how men always say they cana��t cook, and get away with it. If they can go to the moon, why they cana��t boil an egg?

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        How to tap your creativity through Subbody Butoh

        The annual tour of Dharamshala-located Himalaya Subbody Butoh School is coming to Bengaluru for the first time. It will include a workshop, a residency-cum-laboratory programme for artistes, and an exhibition (on January 30-31).
        With the extensive tour, Bengalureans will be introduced to a�?Subbody Butoha�� a�� a technique to access the subconscious body a�� developed by Rhizome Lee, founder of the school. Subbody butoh is part of the larger spectrum of butoh, which is a form of Japanese dance theatre. But ita��s also gaining popularity as an alternate approach of wellness around the world. a�?Suppressed subbodies fixate energy which can lead to stress and various kind of illnesses. Subbody butoh can resolve these,a�? says a student of the school Devanjali Sarkar, who has also curated the tour.
        Mind&aboydanchor2She explains the dance technique, which calls for a mind-body connection: a�?Subbody butoh is an exploration of the subconscious body. And it can happen only in silence. It helps you to listen to the subtle movements and energies of your subbodies. Drop your thoughts, listen to subbody, and let your physical body respond to what it listens. There is no structure to this dance.a�?
        These conditioning techniques (such as breathing and meditation) help to calm down your everyday conscious mind. This will make you attentive of your subconscious body, which is a surreal space, full of creativity. So once you get there, your subbody will create various novel movements naturally.
        After the workshop, which will be conducted by Creative Movement Therapy Association of India, trainers, (called midwives), will move to AntZ farm in Tumkur. There they will co-create dance, music, and audio-visual installations inspired by the technique. All this will be showcased in an exhibition at Shoonya, a centre for art.
        Workshop on January16-17. Rs.A�4,000. At Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. 10 am-5 pm. Details: info@cmati.org


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