articles by Bindu Gopal Rao


Kerala Literature Festival 2020: Shashi Tharoor, Benyamin among speakers at fifth edition

The theme of the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival is the environment and climate change. Apart from participants hailing from China, Slovenia, Egypt and South Africa, the festival also boasts of the addition of new programme formats: debates, straight talks, book discussions and readers' sessions


Avarekai tales: How a winter bean came to dominate Bengaluru's restaurant and home menus

Come winter, and Bengaluru is enveloped by the avarekai fever — the ubiquitous ingredient that makes it way into breakfast, lunch and dinner


How Kélonia, a sea turtle farm-turned-observatory in the Indian Ocean, is helping save the species

Kélonia, where sea turtles were previously hunted, is now a place where wounded or sick turtles are rehabilitated before they can be released back into the sea | #FirstCulture