Oct 18, 2014 04:32 PM
English stand-up comedy has come of age in a country where censorship is rife and people are easily offended. When she first went on stage, she thought she was ‘awesome’ and ‘killing it’. But, as the evening progressed, she realis
Oct 18, 2014 04:51 PM
Rekha on how her private and personal life could not be more different. She is the most private of stars. Not a recluse, as the press wants to label her; just private and protective of her mystery. What the world sees of Rekha are the few glittering outi
Oct 18, 2014 04:09 PM
When the floods came raging in Srinagar, the Kashmiris were only too ready to help. Every year, thousands of tourists travel to the northern most part of India to enjoy the beauty of Kashmir, described as ‘paradise on earth’ by a besotted Mu
Oct 18, 2014 04:38 PM
As the Internet explodes with self-styled critics, food has become an unexpected battlefield. There is noise. So much noise. A barely penetrable fog of shrill, impulsive, unabashedly opinionated voices. The attack of the Internet trolls? If you’re
Oct 18, 2014 04:54 PM
Rajini Sarma Balachandran on how her Jari: The Sari Studio aims to link fine arts and the Kanjivaram sari. Carefully, Rajini Sarma Balachandran unfolds a lustrous fawn-coloured silk sari with beautiful red, yellow and green bird motifs woven using the in
Oct 18, 2014 04:45 PM
“This is an excellent book for beginners as well as professionals, as it conveys the importance of the basics in cooking and how to strengthen them. It gives the finest tips about cooking, paying attention to taste and above all, being organised. Or
Oct 18, 2014 04:33 PM
Roasted vegetables are juicier, more flavourful and fun than grilled ones. Now that winter’s almost upon us and fresh new vegetables are here, I decided to take the plunge and try roasting them. I usually grill them in a ridged stovetop pan that gi
Oct 18, 2014 04:20 PM
Solution No. 2812 Across1 One regarded with contempt in back of Swiss taxi (4)4 Clergyman, one in important church (8)10 Slow turtle can, surprisingly (9)11 Article on daily crime (5)12 Lose one’s grip and experience a setback? (4,7)14 I had contra
Oct 18, 2014 04:19 PM
How a railway employee saved a photographer’s reputation. Mid-March 1987: I was packing my bags, as I had to go to Pune to cover a badminton tournament when I got a call from the office informing me about a train accident at Ariyalur near Tiruchi.
Oct 18, 2014 04:17 PM
As International Lead Poisoning Prevention Awareness week begins, it is crucial to understand the hazards the element poses in our daily life. At the petrol bunk, the signboard ‘unleaded petrol’ means the fuel is devoid of the metal lead (Pb)
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