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WTF News: It's Weird, True and Funny

This week’s digest of stories that are weird and crazy! 1) People in Japan are taking wine baths and we want in   At the end of a hard day do you unwind with a glass of wine and a......

The king who made his own calendar

Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was not just a poet, playwright, dancer and patron of the arts, says Payal Mohanka. He was a royal who hand-created his personal calendar. Wajid Ali Shah,......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

These little AIDS orphans have a reason to smile

For little orphans, who are inflicted with HIV+, life in itself is no less than an obstacle. But thanks to people like Dr Manorama, who has been selflessly working for their welfare for a more than......

Inspiring success stories of 3 entrepreneurs

Besides a great idea, it takes pluck, and some luck, to get going. Three startup entrepreneurs share their success stories with Indulekha Aravind. Image: Nithin Kamath (L) can afford to smile......

How India plans to fight poverty

India's stellar economic growth notwithstanding, chronic poverty continues to bedevil the nation. So how does the country bridge the rich-poor gap and lift the millions of Indians who suffer due......

Water: Hottest commodity to invest in

When it comes to absolutely critical commodities, there's no question that this one is at the top of the list. By a long way. You need it. I need it. Every single person in the world needs it. It's......

Why London is celebrating India

When it comes to going ga-ga over India, London just takes the cake. Even as you read this, the city is gearing up to celebrate India in a never-before display of culture, food, art, theater and......

Mumbai's amazing dabbawalas

Four thousand five hundred semi-literate dabbawalas collect and deliver 175,000 packages within hours. What should we learn from this unique, simple and highly efficient 120-year-old logistics......

Review: Tere Mere Phere fails due to its actors

Ankur Pathak feels that Tere Mere Phere is let down by it's lead actors. Post YOUR reviews here!Has an aircraft ever returned to its starting point, just because a couple was fighting for......

Coming in 2011: Tinseltown's newest celebs!

Tinseltown is witnessing a baby boom this year.   Hollywood as well as Bollywood will see quite a number of new celebrities being born this year.   Here's a look at the......

Meet the Victoria's Secret Angel in Guzaarish

The sexy supermodel Monikangana Dutta is ready for two important roles in her life -- playing Hrithik Roshan's ex-lover in Guzaarish, and modelling the lingerie line as the latest Victoria's......

Red Alert trivialises the Naxal issue

Abhishek Mande reviews Red Alert: The War Within.Subtlety is not a virtue Bollywood can boast of. The industry thrives on boisterous dialogues, exaggerated stories and of course stereotype/cliched......

Here comes a new TV soap

Another television soap is all set to woo audiences.Promising 30 minutes of nonstop 'dramedy' (dramaplus comedy, in case you are wondering), is Annu Ki Ho Gayee Waah Bhai Waah, to be aired on Star......

PHOTOS: Watch out for these England football team's WAGS in Samba land!

England's footballers at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil are likely to grab the headlines more for the presence of their wives and girlfriends rather than their on-field performances. Team......

Ashes tour match: Rain interrupts England's charge vs Australia A

Rain denied England's batsmen a chance to inflict further misery on Australia A's hapless bowlers, washing out the entire second day's play in the four-day Ashes tour match in Hobart on Thursday.......

India has class batting despite retirements: Pattinson

Fit-again Australian pacer James Pattinson believes India still boast of a "class batting line-up" despite the retirements of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and the visitors will have to work really......

China promises cricket a memorable Asiad debut

China will make its bow in international cricket on Saturday amid high-pitched excitement and huge expectations at the sport's Asian Games debut. A full house will cheer the Chinese women as they......

Kuznetsova wins, Venus sent packing

Top seed Nikolay Davydenko began his bid for a third successive Kremlin Cup title with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Frenchman Florent Serra on Tuesday.The Russian world number five cruised through the first......
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Driven by the palate

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23 big bucket-list adventures

The rarest travel experiences. The toughest. The dearest. The ones that won't be around for much longer. These are the real do-before-you-die... ...

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Australia send off Clarke, Rogers with a ...

England, made to follow-on, were bowled out for 286 in their second innings after initially being skittled out for 149 in reply to Australia's... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/sports/ashes-australia-send-off-clarke-rogers-with-a-thumping-win-in-fifth-test-2404522.html
Melbourne bags most liveable city title 5th time in a row

The annual Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Liveability Index has named Melbourne, Australia as the world's most liveable city for the... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/lifestyle/travel-tourism/melbourne-bags-most-liveable-city-title-5th-time-in-a-row/121874/
'It's a mood thing'

From the spice markets of Delhi to the street stalls of Vietnam, MasterChef Australia judge Gary Mehigan is excited about taking the viewers... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/495226/its-mood-thing.html

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