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Conspiracies being hatched to pack up govt: Gilani

In an unprecedented tongue-lashing against the powerful military, Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said "no institution can be a state within a state" and warned that "conspiracies"......

Lunch at the world's best restaurant

We had heard about it. We had read articles and reviews about it. We had received e-mails praising it. We had watched television shows about it. And finally, we were going to it.To the Fat Duck,......

Churchill 'pigheaded', Dickens 'arrogant'

Britain's prime minister during World War II, Winston Churchill, was "pigheaded", 19th century writer Charles Dickens was "arrogant" while noted philosopher Karl Marx was a "difficult" person who......

'What do they do on weekends?'

Ever since we moved into our own home, my wife has been indulging her green thumb. One day, she was showing our 10-year-old son one of her new acquisitions, a plant that bloomed at around 9 am and......

Thank you Mr Holmes

He was standing just where I had seen him three years ago.The deerstalker cap, the cape coat, the pipe. Right beside Sherlock Holmes' statue outside Baker Street tube station,dressed just like......

Bhopal tragedy: Toxic waste continues to contaminate water

Oliver Twist would feel for the 350 million tonnes of toxic chemicals still sitting inside the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. In 1984, an accident at the chemical company's plant......

Greenpeace to intensify drive against Dhamra port

Despite the allegations from various quarters that it has twisted facts and forged reports about the presence of rare Olive Ridley turtles near Dhamra coast in Orissa -- the site where Tatas with......

What has become of the Royal Challenge whiskey?

Ranibai Rajaram Chhabria, the mother of the late Manohar Rajaram 'Manu' Chhabria, has challenged in court the merger of Shaw Wallace with Vijay Mallya's United Spirits, the Press Trust of India......

The fantastic 2007 range of Skodas

The statue of Christian X looked magnificent but why have they written "Kong" under that? Why is the beautiful eating place called a "Restaurang" of all things? Why is Nyhavn not spelt New Heaven?......

Drive the Porsche Cayman @ 274 kph

I am not much of a biking guy. So when my bike-mad colleagues get into a frenzy discussing their cornering antics on their motorcycles, I smile indulgently and go my way.I understand their......

Why Wolf Of Wall Street is an irresponsible film

Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street could set a bad precedent, feels Aseem Chhabra. Last weekend I watched Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 Oscar-winning masterpiece The Godfather at the Museum of......

Telluride Film Festival: The Mecca for lovers of cinema

Aseem Chhabra celebrates 40 years of the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. On Wednesday, I'll be going home -- for the 20th time.  Since 1994, I have been taking an annual pilgrimage......

Have you watched these great DVDs?

\\nThe biggest DVD and Blu-ray attraction this week is True Grit, the remake of the John Wayne classic that became a big hit for brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The gritty, sparse but emotionally......

'Goa offers a superb setting to Dum Maaro Dum'

After waiting for Rohan Sippy for over 15 minutes beyond schedule outside Saravana Bhavan in New York, I call his handler. He can't locate Sippy; the cell phone is switched off. I gave myself 10......

Looking at Hollywood's desi blockbusters

Hollywood is quickly gaining ground in India. Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots may be 2009's biggest hit but the dubbed version of 2012 -- called Pralay Ki Shuruaat -- ranks second. There were as many as......

Klinsmann takes charge of Germany

Juergen Klinsmann set winning the 2006 World Cup on home soil as his goal after officially taking charge of Germany's national team on Thursday."This is a great honour and an emotional moment for......

UK audiences await new cricket film

British film audiences are about to be mesmerised by the first post-'Lagaan' film, in which cricket plays a central role.'Wondrous Oblivion' is the story of a cricket-loving white Jewish boy who is......

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Foodprints on the web

Restaurant reviews as appetiser, recipes old and new for the main course, anecdotes for dessert — city foodies are serving up a delectable range... ...

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Why on earth are we

Coming back to India after my latest seven-month sojourn in London, I seem to have landed in a country I do not recognise. Everyone is whining... ...

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My five... B.A. Suresh

Rashomon This is a masterpiece by Akira Kurosawa, a film unlike any other. Rashomon is an in-depth view into a simple human failing, the tendency... ...

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Beating the heat with salads and drinks

Those looking to make the most of Mumbai's restaurants this summer will have a variety of new options to pick from as many city establishments have... ...

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Where are students living with little?

A Swedish photographer named Sannah Kvist is using her photo series to show Swedish students how to live with fewer belongings. The series is... ...

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