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October 31, 2005

The funky side of Diwali fashion
Fashion gets bolder this Diwali with brighter colours, daring cuts and funky accessories.

October 28, 2005

One night @ the call centre
Author Chatan Bhagat discusses his controversial new book.

October 24, 2005

What's an iPod? The lowdown
The iPod is more than a music player. Explore all the salient features of this cool gadget.

October 10, 2005

Chandni Chowk in Bangalore?
For a taste of good north Indian cuisine, head to this restaurant.

October 07, 2005

Spice up the Puja
Bengali kitchens are abuzz, rustling up a few delicious vegetarian concoctions. Here are some authentic Bengali recipes.

October 05, 2005

Fasting? Here's what you can eat
Delicious vrat (fast) recipes from Gujarat

September 29, 2005

To swap a mockingbird
Zadie Smith's On Beauty is equal parts family drama, entertaining campus novel, nuanced character study and a quietly powerful account of clashing ideologies.

September 28, 2005

Enticing! Foreign Babes In Beijing
And not just because it has a great pair of legs on the front cover.

September 26, 2005

The Booker bridesmaids
We would recommend you don't miss these three.

September 23, 2005

The Mitrokhin Revelations
Nilanjana S Roy says she has to thank Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin for returning her to the illicit pleasure of spy fiction.

Mouthwateringly delicious Indian food
This week, I learned some things about Indian food I bet many of you didn't know either.

September 22, 2005

Small is big with the iPod Nano
Small product. Big bang. For the latest in cool, try the iPod nano.

September 20, 2005

Genuine, irresistible Andhra food
Get Ahead reader and foodie Abhishek Saxena on where you can get great Andhra food.

September 16, 2005

Judge a book by its cover
A new take on the old adage ' Never judge a book by its cover'.

September 15, 2005

Two Lives, remembered
Two Lives can be frustrating because Vikram Seth's own voice is so muffled. But this book grows on the reader, because of the care with which Seth has tended his memories.

September 14, 2005

The importance of reading
Guides to writing skills sell, but writers learn their craft from the works of others, that is, by reading.

September 12, 2005

Can you resist the 'graphic' novel?
Neil Gaiman's Sandman series can now be found, or ordered, at most leading bookshops, but another series that is rapidly growing in popularity is Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Find your home on the Net
The Net releases cool new stuff every day. Some of it is forgotten in a week; once in a while, there's a killer app.

September 09, 2005

Voices in your head
Shalimar The Clown is lyrical from the first word onwards, testifying yet again to Salman Rushdie's ability to set off soundtracks to his prose, putting voices in your head, even as he enraptures the reader while sheathing his own heartbreak.

September 08, 2005

The great literary paranoia
Mainstream literary prize lists reveal a deep paranoia, a grand defence of the literary novel versus whatever oozing horror might try to slide through the gates.

September 06, 2005

The dilemma of a successful writer
Should you judge a writer's work by the size of her audience, the number of prizes she's won, the number of column inches she commands?

For Ganesha's sweet tooth
Delicious recipes for Ganesh Chathurti.

September 02, 2005

Karim's -- a non-vegetarians's delight!
Get Ahead reader Nishant Jha cannot stop raving about his favourite restaurant -- Karim's.

September 01, 2005

Vandana Singh's brave new SF world
Vandana Singh's Delhi features in an anthology that includes names like Nancy Kress and Robert Reed. What if it's no good, what if the first author of Indian origin to make the cut has, well, messed up?


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