|December 27, 2012|
|Chetan Bhagat, India's Charles Dickens|
Characters that populate his novels, preoccupations they have, ambitions they nurse and obstacles they encounter are all endearingly those of today's real-life India, says Ajit Balakrishnan
|October 15, 2012|
|Google doodles for cartoonist Winsor Zenic McCay|
American cartoonist Winsor Zenic McCay had inspired the likes of Walt Disney and several other animators of his time. Google pays a tribute to his genius with this interactive doodle.
|July 16, 2012|
|Chat with author of <I>Kiss and Tell</I>|
Political journalist and author of Kiss and Tell Nistula Hebber will take questions on her book, walking the power corridors and falling in love at the wrong place and at the wrong time.
|June 26, 2012|
|Excerpt: Komal Mehta's Nick of Time|
Nick of Time tells the story of Alehya who returns in a state of bliss to Chandigarh after ten years to attend her childhood friend Shagun's wedding only to realise that her future husband is a man she hates, well almost. We bring you an excerpt from the upcoming book.
|February 24, 2012|
|Cooking with Poo and six REALLY ODD book titles|
The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year was conceived as a way to avoid boredom at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. Check out what titles are in the running this year.
|November 14, 2011|
|Nature trails and camps with WWF|
The World Wildlife Federation is organising a series of nature walks and nature camps through the first three months of next year. Here is a list of places you can visit with the group.
|July 18, 2011|
|'My most beloved Delhiite, author Arundhati Roy'|
The Delhi Walla -- Portraits is the fourth and final volume in a series of books that brings together the best of writer-photographer Mayank Austen Soofi's blog The Delhi Walla. We bring you an excerpt.
|April 07, 2011|
|'I had married a thief'|
Love on the Rocks by former management professional Ismita Tandon Dhankher is "a romantic thriller that tests the bonds of love and marriage against a backdrop of suspense, intrigue and psychological undercurrents". We bring you an excerpt.
|April 01, 2011|
|Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas|
Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas by media professional Madhuri Banerjee is the fictional story of Kaveri, a 30-year-old interpreter by profession whose aim is to 'figure out the language of love'. We bring you an excerpt.
|March 21, 2011|
|Kate's sheer dress attracted Wills! And you?|
It is believed that Kate Middleton's stint on a college ramp in a sexy see-through number is what sealed her royal destiny. What were you wearing when your partner was first attracted to you?
|November 12, 2010|
|Soon, 9-inch 'Sky Heel' to hit stores!|
Shoppers are all set to go Gaga for new platforms which will be the highest available on the High Street -- at a whopping nine inch heel.
|October 29, 2010|
|Miss World pageant returns to China|
A bevy of 120 beauties from around the globe will don their most alluring evening gowns and sexiest swimwear on Saturday for the Miss World pageant in the Chinese resort town of Sanya.
|September 30, 2010|
|Look: Ash stuns on the red carpet in Paris|
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, along with hubby Abhishek showed up at Roberto Cavalli's 40th anniversary celebration in Paris yesterday.
A gadget bike for James Bond
The bike, to be displayed at next week's Cycle Show at Earls Court in London, also boasts a caterpillar track for smooth riding over potholed roads.
|September 20, 2010|
|Models catwalk nude: Does fashion know no rules?|
Charlie Le Mindu, the favourite wigmaker of popstar Lady Gaga, broke the last taboo in the fashion world by sending stark naked models down the catwalk at the ongoing London Fashion Week.
|September 15, 2010|
|New 3D Wonderbra ad 'distraction to drivers'|
A 3D advertisement by bra company Wonderbra, which features a well-enhanced woman's cleavage, is being considered a road safety hazard, as it can be distracting for drivers.
|September 01, 2010|
|Poll: Curvy like Christina or slim like Kate?|
Young women want to look like curvaceous Christina Hendricks and not supermodel Kate Moss, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. Would you rather be curvy or waif-thin?
|August 12, 2010|
|Jennifer Aniston's monthly beauty budget: $30!|
If you've been splurging like crazy on expensive cosmetic products, listen to how one of the most beautiful women in the world maintains her looks on a shoestring budget.
|July 30, 2010|
|Share your monsoon recipes!|
Write in to us with instructions on how to prepare your favourite rainy-day foods and we'll publish your recipes right here on rediff.com.
|July 22, 2010|
|Anil Kapoor to walk the ramp for Aisha|
He may have turned the big 50, but actor Anil Kapoor shows no signs of slowing down as he will walk the ramp for designer Anamika Khanna at the ongoing Delhi Couture Week to promote his upcoming home production Aisha.
|July 21, 2010|
|Another fun dimension to Rediff.com's MyPage|
Rediff.com has added a new section called 'Featured Games' on their MyPage last week. The games are rendered on Rediff PlayGully, the latest addition to Rediff.com's array of services.
|July 19, 2010|
|Visiting the 'hidden paradise' just got better|
Holidaying in Ladakh -- known for its breathtaking natural beauty but seen as remote and inaccessible by many domestic tourists -- has become slightly easier from this season on.
|July 12, 2010|
|The FIFA star who's sexier than Octopus Paul|
The World Cup has drawn to a close, but Larissa Riquelme's career is only just taking off. She has become Paraguay's highest-paid model as of this year and her name is among the most-searched on the Internet. She's gone from a nobody to a global pin-up overnight and here's why.
Excerpt: The true artist is NOT above money
We bring you an excerpt from former TV writer Venita Coelho's book 'Soap', which discusses a career in Indian television and also serves as a handbook for beginners who want to make a career behind the camera.
Share your one-of-a-kind monsoon photos!
We want you to send in your interesting monsoon snapshots so we can share them with other readers. They can be funny, they can be touching or just plain weird -- odd scenes that are captured on a lens for posterity.
|June 28, 2010|
|Excerpt: On swallowing a live fish|
Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast is a fascinating collection of nine essays on the life along India's coastline by Delhi-based journalist Samanth Subramanian. We bring you an excerpt.
|June 08, 2010|
|Varanasi girl crowned Miss Tibet 2010|
Twenty three-year-old Varanasi girl Tenzin Norzon was crowned Miss Tibet 2010 at the event organised at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) on June 6.
|June 03, 2010|
|Indian hotels amongst Asia's dirtiest!|
Travel website Tripadvisor.com, released its annual list of the best and worst hotels in the world based on its user ratings. Two Indian hotels made it to the worst in Asia list.
|May 20, 2010|
|I'd love to study child psychology: Barbara Mori|
On the eve of her Bollywood debut release Kites, co-starring Hrithik Roshan, we got Mexican actress Barbara Mori to share a few quick, little-known facts about herself. Take a look!
|April 27, 2010|
|Recipes for Mango Bhaat, Mango Margarita and more!|
We invited Get Ahead readers to share their mango recipes with us -- great ways to enjoy the king of fruits in the sweltering heat. As part of an ongoing series, we present three such responses.
|April 06, 2010|
|Visiting Dubai? Educate yourself first|
If you're planning a visit to the City of Gold, bear in mind that seemingly inconsequential actions can result in serious consequences. It's best to educate yourself about the laws of the land first.
|April 02, 2010|
|Seven reasons to buy the iPad|
If you are still in two minds about buying the Apple's much-awaited product, we help you decide if you and the iPad are meant for each other at all.
|March 29, 2010|
|More youth must join politics: Sachin Pilot|
The minister felt that not everybody has to become a politician, but one needs to be involved in the system and hold the leadership accountable and make sure that there is more transparency in the system.
|March 11, 2010|
|'I've wanted to write a novel since I was 8'|
IT engineer Amrit N Shetty's novel Love over Coffee has been published by Penguin Books India. Here he speaks about why he cannot leave his job even though writing continues to remain his passion.
|February 22, 2010|
|Restaurant review: Healthy, square meals for Rs 40!|
We invited GA readers to contribute restaurant reviews and share their opinions on their neighbourhood eateries with us. Here, Jagadishdatta Latay from Kolkata tells us about the Madras Restaurant.
Share your Holi recipes with us!
Thandai, aloo chaat, puran pohli -- the sky's the limit. Just tell us what you love to cook (and eat!) every Holi and share it with everyone else.
Excerpt: 'Mother could not think beyond marriage'
Dreams in Prussian Blue by Paritosh Uttam is the fictional story of Naina, an art student who walks out on her parents to live in with Michael, her senior in college and a man she is smitten by. We bring you an excerpt.
|February 16, 2010|
|This author, wife and mom was once a soldier|
Abhishek Mande interviews Bhavna Chauhan, ex army officer and first-time author, about her new book, Where Girls Dare, part of the Metro Reads series from Penguin Books.
|February 15, 2010|
|Excerpt:'There are no shortcuts in life'|
Where Girls Dare is a fictional account by former army officer Bhavna Chauhan that follows the antics of 52 lady cadets or LCs, who train alongside 400 gentleman cadets (GCs), some of whom believe that girls in the armed forces is a bad idea. We bring you an excerpt.
Contest: Win one of the Metro Reads!
Here's your chance to win a free book from Penguin's new Metro Reads series!
Eating out: The urban Udupi still rocks
Abhishek Mande reviews one of the oldest South Indian restaurants in the city that tosses up food at the speed of light.
|February 10, 2010|
|Poll: The most romantic VDay date ideas!|
This Valentine's, would you prefer to visit an art gallery, followed by an intimate lunch or cook up a meal together and read poems you've written to each other over dessert? Take our poll and let us know which you think is the most romantic date idea!
|February 09, 2010|
|Vote: The best romantic VDay gifts!|
Is it stuffed toys, chocolates, lingerie, flowers? Take our poll and tell us what you think is the most romantic gift for Valentine's Day!
|February 08, 2010|
|Poll: Is Valentine's Day becoming too commercial?|
We're moving from flowers to figurines, chocolates to jewellery, a dinner to exotic travel. Do you think Valentine's Day is becoming too commercial? Take our poll and let us know.
|December 24, 2009|
|'My Christmas letter to Santa'|
Shifra Menezes shares her Christmas wishlist with us -- and you can too!
Wine and food pairings for the festive season
It's Christmastime, New Year's is around the corner and wine is certainly the spirit of the season. So if you're planning to eat, drink and make merry these next few days, here are a few great wine-and-food pairing suggestions for you from MP Sharma, chief vintner and wine consultant with Nashik-based Vinsura Wines.
|December 18, 2009|
|Airline experience: 'I found love on board!'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Hari shares his experience of finding love on board a flight.
|December 16, 2009|
|Airline bloopers: 'He misbehaved with the air hostesses'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Suresh Menon shares an experience.
Cruising through fashion with Sidney Sladen
One of Chennai's hottest young designers, Sidney Sladen, who will be showcasing his latest offerings at the Chennai International Fashion Week today, discusses his career, the price of designerwear and the colours of the season with Pavithra Srinivasan.
|December 11, 2009|
|Airline experience: 'A tragedy on board'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Subhamoy Ghosh shares a tragic experience.
|December 09, 2009|
|Airline bloopers: 'They were loud, uncouth nuisances!'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Sudipta Kiran Sarkar shares an amusing experience.
Suggest Xmas and New Year weekend getaways!
With Christmas and New Year's coming up, everyone is making plans to get away from it all (or take it all with them) to weekend hotspots and we want suggestions from you. Help other readers discover new, exciting places closest to their cities by filling up this quick travel form.
|December 03, 2009|
|Share your holiday season recipes with us!|
It's that time of year again -- Christmas and New Year's are around the corner and everybody's gearing up for the holiday festivities. We're all set to enjoy ourselves and tuck into some really fancy fare, so we'r inviting readers to share their special recipes with us!
|December 02, 2009|
|Airline experience: 'He was a pervert!'|
We recently discussed airline bloopers and invited readers to share their air travel stories with us. Here, reader Suchi Bose shares her story of being pestered by a pervert on board a flight.
'Erotic literature definitely has its own charm'
A remarkable number of young people are getting hooked onto erotic literature. Why do these aficionados prefer the written word to let their imagination run riot to the usual audio-visual erotica? Arnab Nandy reports.
|November 27, 2009|
|Now, an intro to the 'don't diet' diet!|
The Don't Diet Diet Cookbook by Suman Agarwal and Tinu Shanghvi is one fine collection of recipes and tips on how to eat right and lose weight.
|November 09, 2009|
|Try these tasty chicken recipes|
We publish readers' responses to our recipes invite. Here's how to prepare Chicken Risotto, Chicken Flamboyant and Roast Chicken.
|October 27, 2009|
|Veg pizza, Mutton Kassa and other tasty recipes|
We publish readers' responses to our recipes invite. Here's how to prepare Steamed Upma Dumplings, Vegetarian Pizza, Mutton Kassa, Pepper Spinach Chicken and Meethi Tomato Chutney.
|October 26, 2009|
|Pudina Chicken and other tasty recipes|
We publish readers' responses to our recipes invite. Here's how to prepare Deviled Eggs with Tuna, Pudina Chicken and Carrot-Beans Thoran.
|October 20, 2009|
|Exposing India's murky underbelly: <I>Eunuch Park</I>|
Sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. There's all of that and more on the mind of 33-year-old author Palash Mehrotra, whose first collection of short stories, Eunuch Park: Fifteen Stories of Love and Destruction, was released in India earlier this year. Presenting an excerpt.
|August 21, 2009|
|Restaurant review: A slice of Italy at Cafe Mangii|
We invited GA readers to contribute restaurant reviews and share their opinions on their neighbourhood eateries with us. Here, Sabiha Ghiasi from Mumbai tells us all about Cafe Mangii in Bandra.
|July 07, 2009|
|'Aspiring writers shouldn't stick to reading Paulo Coelho'|
Mumbai-based literary critic and blogger Chandrahas Choudhury's first book <I>Arzee the Dwarf</I> has finally hit the bookshelves. In a chat with Insiyah Vahanvaty, Choudhury talks about his background, the idea behind his book, and what it takes to become a published novelist.
|June 24, 2009|
|Get your travel etiquette right|
Knowing the local rules and customs of a travel destination will not only help you stay out of trouble when travelling, and avoid potential embarrassment or offence, but it can also open doors to unique and rewarding travel experiences.
|June 17, 2009|
|World's most notorious hotel rooms|
If these walls could talk, they'd be slapped with a gag order. T+L reviews a century's worth of legendary hotel misbehaviour.
|June 16, 2009|
|The latest trend: Paper jewellery|
Soaring gold prices, coupled with a craze for being trendy has prompted young women to go in for environment-friendly, cheap paper jewellery.
|June 15, 2009|
|Nirvana at Yogi Tree|
A vegetarian cafe in Pune's Koregaon Park, this a no frills place, but one with enough character of its own to make you want to come back for more.
|June 08, 2009|
|A few great tips on healthy cooking|
In our enthusiasm to discover zero-cal fruit juices and fat-free desserts, we often overlook a few common sense tips that can bring down the calorific value of everyday food significantly. So the next time you gear up to forego dinner in favour of a watery soup and itt-bitty salad, try going the wholesome route instead -- incorporate these healthy cooking tips into your everyday recipes.
|June 02, 2009|
|Model Miranda Kerr bares all for Koala conservation|
Miranda Kerr has posed for her first nude photo shoot, appearing on the cover of the latest edition of Australian <I>Rolling Stone</I>. The 26-year-old stunner, who in the US is best known as a Victoria's Secret lingerie model and Orlando Bloom's squeeze, says she decided to go 'au naturel' to raise awareness of the environment, specifically koalas, reports <I>News.com.au</I>.
|May 22, 2009|
|Bling out with diamond-studded shoes!|
Global footwear and apparel player Adidas has announced that it will be bringing out a diamond-studded edition of shoes on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its lifestyle brand 'Adidas Originals'.
|May 18, 2009|
|10 terrific tea trips|
Pinkies up! Where to sip the world's best. Forbes Traveler surveys the top locations for the world's tea gardens and finds plenty to drink, from Sri Lanka to Bolivia.
|May 14, 2009|
|10 great coffee trips|
Not a Starbucks in sight! Forbes Traveler takes the high road to the coffee-growing climes from Jamaica to Sumatra.
|May 12, 2009|
|America's best airport bars|
Recently, there's been a groundswell of upscale airport bars offering wines with charcuterie, microbrews and even exquisite bourbon.
|May 11, 2009|
|Off the beaten path in Southeast Asia|
Throughout Southeast Asia, it is easy to find viable alternatives to the wonderful but overcrowded destinations to which throngs of travelers typically flock.
|May 08, 2009|
|Mother's Day: Treat your mom to a good time!|
With our lives as fast-moving as they are, it's hard to take out time to spend with your mother, especially if you live in different cities. But here are a few ideas for a treat she won't forget in a hurry!
|April 02, 2009|
|Now, shoes with built-in sat-nav to guide you!|
Forget about fumbling through the map as you pound the streets while searching for your destination, for your shoes can now have a built-in satellite-navigation system that will guide you through the confusing passages and help you find your way about town.
Men can literally laugh women into bed!
Unlucky in love? Well, try to perk up your sense of humour, for a new study has found that ladies adore men who make them laugh.
|February 23, 2009|
|Winners of our V-Day SMS contest!|
We received a flood of entries for our Valentine's Day SMS contest recently and after much debating, we managed to narrow it down to the top four original entries -- here they are!
|February 10, 2009|
|From a BPO to the ramp: Neeraj Waghela|
Meet another hot hunk shortlisted to walk the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week next month.
Valentine's Day SMS contest
Valentine's Day SMS contest on rediff.com. SMS VL followed by space followed by your romantic message to 57333. We'll be picking five lucky winners with a penchant for poetic messages, which will be published right here on rediff.com.
|February 09, 2009|
|Scarlett Johansson's rules for love|
Scarlett Johansson has revealed that she believes in certain 'unwritten rules' when it comes to dating and love in technology driven times.
Meet modelling hopeful Arry Dabas
20 new models have been shortlisted to walk the ramp for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week. Here's a series of introductions to the latest lookers.
|February 06, 2009|
|Meet South Indian beauty Bindya Talluri|
20 new models have been shortlisted to walk the ramp for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week. Here's a series of introductions to the latest lookers.
|January 19, 2009|
|Michelle Obama: The new First Lady of Fashion?|
Fashionistas the world over are closely monitoring Michelle Obama, the US First Lady in Waiting, to see whether she manages to outdo her sharp dressing on the campaign trail with husband Barrack Obama.
Cool animal encounters
While cold weather safaris don't come in a one-size-fits-all package, they do share one trait in common: a goal to bring those Animal Planet moments to life while preserving the habitats of threatened species for future animal lovers to enjoy.
|January 15, 2009|
|10 terrific stress-busting views|
Whether it's the One & Only Reethi Rah with its stunning views of the Indian Ocean or the awe-inspiring peaks seen from Wildflower Hall, these hotels attract those looking for untouched beauty and a natural surrounding that can only be found in that particular destination.
Young, budding artist? Enter our contest!
What should Michelle Obama wear at the inauguration ceremony next week? Draw your outfits and mail it to us.
|January 12, 2009|
|First look: Femina Miss India wild card winners!|
This is the first audition of its kind in 45 years. The Femina Miss India beauty pageant held a wildcard entry special at Inorbit Mall in Mumbai on January 10 and 11. See who won!
|January 08, 2009|
|The do's & don'ts of dating|
As part of a relationship series, we bring you an excerpt from <EM>How to Simplify Your Love</EM> by Marion and Werner Tiki Küstenmacher.
|January 07, 2009|
|'Sex and love go hand-in-hand'|
As part of a relationship series to ensure you're lucky in love this year, we bring you an excerpt from <EM>How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk</EM> by John Van Epp, PhD.
|January 05, 2009|
|Passion: The solution to a boring sex life|
As part of a relationship series to ensure you're lucky in love this year, we bring you an excerpt from <EM>Put Passion First</EM> by Carol Cassell, PhD.
|December 29, 2008|
|10 wacky ways of welcoming the New Year|
From swinging fireballs to gobbling grapes -- no matter how odd they may seem, these customs share an optimism that's hard not to appreciate.
|November 25, 2008|
|Great humanitarian trips |
From helping hurricane victims to teaching orphaned street kids, outreach projects that need your help.
|November 17, 2008|
|Look: International celeb wears Manish Arora!|
American popstar Katy Perry wore a Manish Malhotra creation while performing MTV Europe Music Awards recently. Take a look.
Hooked to their computers, young Indian gamers are getting good enough to compete in the World Cyber Games.
|November 13, 2008|
|India's 10 best hotels|
Here are 10 of India's best hotels, as gathered from the Forbes Traveler 400 list of the world's greatest luxury hotels.
|November 07, 2008|
|Best shops in Delhi|
Serious shoppers are flocking to India's capital city in search of everything from classic saris to cutting-edge accessories and formal wear.
|October 31, 2008|
|Sexiest Southeast Asian Beaches|
Dreaming of a steamy, languid tropical escape? Head to Southeast Asia, which has a dazzling array of sandy options in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and even East Timor.
|October 28, 2008|
|Share your favourite Diwali memory|
As the festive season rolls around once more and the lanterns and fairy lights are pulled out of storage to be gaily strung along window sills and balconies, we invite you, dear reader, to share your favourite Diwali memories!
|October 10, 2008|
|Securing your wireless network|
Vineet Kumar & Yash Kadakia of National Anti-Hacking Group & Security Brigade tell you how you can protect your Wi-Fi enabled internet connection from being hacked and misused.
|October 07, 2008|
|Fly smart: Tips to avoid the airline mess|
Travel pro Peter Greenberg makes sense of the airline mess and finds ways to make the most of a tangled travel situation.
'I do as my conscience bids'
The sixth and last excerpt from Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship.
|October 01, 2008|
|'You have to hope, persevere'|
The third excerpt from Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship.
|September 30, 2008|
|This IIM grad opted to be his own boss|
The second excerpt from Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship.
|September 29, 2008|
|'With entrepreneurship you can't afford a big ego'|
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish is the story of 25 IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship. The book seeks to inspire young B-school graduates to look beyond placements and salaries. To believe in their dreams.
|September 09, 2008|
|Send us your motorcycle diaries|
Let us know which are the best stretches for motorcycle enthusiasts. Write in to us with your road trip photographs/blogs and memoirs.
Top 10 Motorcycle Trips Worldwide
Forget the tour bus. Rattle, hum and zip across the scenic wilds of Mongolia, Rajasthan, Tuscany and elsewhere in a motorcycle…this unusual round-up of high-end motorcycle tours will show you the way. Ten destinations are highlighted.
|September 05, 2008|
|Weird & wacky beauty treatments|
Space-age light capsules, sake baths, and flesh-nibbling fish: today's health and beauty services are wackier than ever.
|September 02, 2008|
|A Ganesha handbag that costs Rs 2,60,000!|
High-end label <EM>Judith Leiber</EM> is offering fashionistas a truly unique product for Ganeshotsav this year -- a crystal-studded Ganesha handbag that costs Rs 2,60,000!
|August 29, 2008|
|How to beat jet lag |
Interrupted sleep, irritability, and disorientation are only a few of jet lag's symptoms, and even the most seasoned travelers experience them to some degree when venturing across time zones. From melatonin supplements to exercise, we'll clue you in on what it takes to nip jetlag in the bud and more fully enjoy your trip.
|August 26, 2008|
|10 astonishing landscapes|
We seek out the planet's singular landscapes, including Namibia's Skeleton Coast (littered with whalebones and shipwrecks), the salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia, the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey and more.
|August 20, 2008|
|India's 10 best wildlife safaris|
Whether you prefer luxury tent camps or Himalayan home stays, India's wildlife reigns supreme with elephants, tigers, and birds in flight.
|August 18, 2008|
|Travel scams that you should avoid|
Being caught up in a travel scam is enough to ruin a trip. We identify nine travel scams that you should avoid, from hidden resort fees to counterfeit merchandise to identity theft.
'I felt guilty leching at a hot guy'
As part of an ongoing series, we publish the fifth excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, <EM>You Are Here</EM>, launched August 15 by Penguin India.
|August 14, 2008|
|'I feel naked without my bag & earrings'|
As part of an ongoing series, we publish the fourth excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, <EM>You Are Here</EM>, to be launched August 15 by Penguin India.
|August 13, 2008|
|Get yourself a 007 mobile!|
To give fans a little more to cheer about before the eagerly awaited James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, Sony Ericsson has released the limited edition Titanium Silver C902 Cyber-shot phone.
'Men believe women always wear sexy underwear'
As part of an ongoing series, we publish the third excerpt from Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, <EM>You Are Here</EM>, to be launched August 15 by Penguin India.
|August 11, 2008|
Play in the same places where Olympic athletes made history.
'My life is like a bra that's been put on wrong'
Journalist-cum-desi blogger Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan's first book, You Are Here documents the typically chaotic love-life and soul-searching of a 25-year-old Delhi girl, Arushi. We p[resent an excert from the book.
|August 08, 2008|
|World's most amazing bridges|
From a bridge that connects two continents to one that inspires eternal love, 10 structures that guarantee a memorable journey.
|August 07, 2008|
|From fake Ian Fleming, with incompetence|
A trite plot, a caricature of a villain, an insufficiently appetising heroine and a James Bond who -- oh horrors! -- obviously suffers from erectile dysfunction. Anvar Alikhan reviews the latest James Bond novel to hit bookshelves -- <EM>Devil May Care</EM> by Sebastian Faulks.
|August 05, 2008|
|Off the ramp: Top supermodel getaways |
Getaway hotspots for the world's hottest supermodels, including Claudia Schiffer (who favors Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz), Gisele Bundchen (Rio),and of course, Naomi Campbell (Jose Ignacio, Uruguay).
|August 01, 2008|
|Tips & tricks for the ultimate orgasm revealed!|
Is your sex life more of a snooze than sizzle? Well, don't fret it, for a group of experts have come up with an ultimate 'orgasm guide', that is wholesomely dedicated to pleasure of the naughty variety.
|July 23, 2008|
|Fascinating ex-danger destinations|
Fascinating places with bad reputations: These places may have a bad rap -- but we think you'll have a great (and safe) vacation!
|July 22, 2008|
|The top food myths busted|
Think 'light' coloured olive oil is lighter in calorie content or eating carbs can give you love handles? Well, in that case you need a reality check, because all these notions are mere myths, say two Sydney-based dieticians. Read on to learn more.
|July 21, 2008|
|Now, a sex machine to boost your sex life|
The new products and prototypes unveiled at this week's Adult Novelty Expo in Washington straddle the line between toy and machine. Read on to learn more.
|July 17, 2008|
|Your breasts can create enough energy to power an iPod|
San Francisco-based freelance writer Adrienne So approached scientists on a whim to determine whether specially-created bras could harness and channel the energy of breast movement. Here's what she found.
|June 23, 2008|
|How Neha Dhupia keeps fit|
'Stop making excuses. People need to stop making lame excuses about time and work etc. No matter what age you are or what profession you're in, working out is a must. Looking and keeping fit is important,' says Bollywood hottie Neha Dhupia.
|June 18, 2008|
|A magnet for meditators|
Meditation quietens your mind, brings calm, awareness and love. And changes your life. India brims with unique destinations that offer rare chances to commune with your soul. Yoga acharya Shameem Akthar presents some of India's best spiritual locations in a special Get Ahead series.
'Whatever you write about, be honest'
Indian author and compiler of <EM>Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul</EM> Raksha Bharadia discusses the book and gives tips to aspiring writers.
|June 16, 2008|
|Now race with Hamilton from your sofa!|
F1 racing fans could soon compete against racing aces like Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher, and that too sitting in the comfort of their living room, thanks to a new game developed by a company from the Netherlands. Read on to learn more.
|June 13, 2008|
|Hottest celebrity getaways|
Elite retreats: As the world learns about 2008's most influential, most popular and richest celebrities – we found out where they go to play! Enjoy…
|May 29, 2008|
|How to afford business class|
As prices go up and airlines go under, can you still afford to travel well? Here are three tips and six 'secret' routes by Peter Greenberg.
|May 23, 2008|
|Destination detox! India's top spas|
Ancient healing in modern luxury. Seek out the medical and spiritual benefits of traditional Ayurvedic treatment at spas popping up all over India.
|May 15, 2008|
|10 spectacular coastal drives|
Not only do these roads take you to the world's most beautiful places, exuding a sense that all is right with the world, but the driving tends to be easy and low-stress.
|May 13, 2008|
|Readerspeak: 'I'll never travel AI again!' |
Has a travel experience ever left you less than satisfied, thanks to poor service or appalling organisational skills? Here, Get Ahead reader Ravi Shah shares an unbelievable story of travel aboard national carrier Air India!
|April 16, 2008|
|Top spots to de-stress|
10 top meditation retreats: Oases around the world for making an inner journey
|April 11, 2008|
|Dining out: New York's hidden gems|
The culinary dividends of venturing south of Times Square and even to outer boroughs can be high indeed, if you know where to look.
|March 28, 2008|
|Sony unveils PlayStation best-sellers|
Sony unveiled the latest iterations of the critically acclaimed and best-selling God of War and Gran Turismo franchises, both making their platform debuts on the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 respectively. While God of War: Chains of Olympus is a hack-and-slash action game based on Greek mythology, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue puts the gamer behind the wheel of some of the most beautiful and exotic rides in the world.
|March 19, 2008|
|Your vacation is just a click away|
As internet connectivity improves and people become web-savvy they are increasingly favouring a totally new option to cater to their travel needs, namely online travel portals.
|March 10, 2008|
|Jean-Paul Gaultier's top picks in India|
Though the holy city of Varanasi, with its temples and masses of Hindu pilgrims, is Jean Paun Gaultier's most cherished place, he finds something to love everywhere he goes in India.
|February 20, 2008|
|Camp by the beach in Goa|
Here is a list of 27 affordable beach resorts; perfect sandy escapes that won't break the bank.
|February 12, 2008|
|A flashy new pink mp3 player|
Apple recently added a new pink nano to its line of iPod mp3 players. We highlight a few of its features.
|January 31, 2008|
|Ready for the 'New' New Delhi?|
New Delhi's facelift is aimed at making the city safer and easier to traverse, less polluted and all-around more tourist friendly.
|January 24, 2008|
|3 days in Kochi makes him an India fan|
Exploring the lush backwaters, dabbling in local cooking and sirodhara are just a few of Kerala's charms
3 days in Kochi makes him an India fan
Forget everything you think you know about India. This is Kochi, the southern coast's sybaritic retreat. Tad Friend explores lush backwaters, dabbles in local cooking, and expands his mind through the ayurvedic treatment sirodhara.
|January 21, 2008|
|Chugging up the hills|
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is still the best way to experience the exhilarating rawness of steam locomotion.
|January 15, 2008|
|Splurge! India's top luxury hotels|
The maharajas may no longer occupy these gracious palaces, but guests who stay in them enjoy enough comforts and amenities to feel like royalty.
|January 09, 2008|
|Reboot with yoga & Ayurveda|
It's time to DETOX. Cleanse your bodies, clear your minds and reboot your entire system for the year ahead. Here are 10 spots that make getting your system back on track a luxurious experience.
|January 02, 2008|
|No Indians, please!|
Why, when foreigners are around, do we have to suddenly look down upon our own countrymen? Frankly, the whole thing gets me a little upset. And frustrated. I would never think of giving priority to any foreigner over an Indian if I was running as establishment. Except, of course, Angeline Jolie.