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The Scotsman who knows India better than many of us

'Men of the calibre of Shri Ramana Maharishi, Satya Sai Baba, Shri Aurobindo -- you don't get that level of excellence in the West.''The quality of Indian saints is unmatched.'Bill Aitken came to......

Dark chocolate is good for the heart

Good news for chocoholics.A study has found that small doses of dark chocolate can prevent clotting of blood in the arteries and, thus, keep heart attacks at bay. Johns Hopkins researchers did the......

Protocol for alcohol

Red or White'? asked the blonde waitress with her faint East European accent as we walked into the party. There was the din of loud conversation, tinkling glasses, soft sound of smooches as people......

What's wrong with Sonia?

Among columnists, Imust be in a minority. For I am disappointed that Sonia Gandhi will not be ourprime minister.I am also quite old fashioned, I guess.And maybe that is the reason why I can't quite......

10 smart tips to counter recession

Fiscal year 2008-2009 will go down in world history as the year of financial meltdown, recession and job losses. Many banks closed down and savings rate dropped. As a result, many people are scared......

Is Dhoni Aircel's success mantra?

For the last few weeks, India's cricket captain and youth icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been extolling the virtues of Aircel mobile services on television, billboards and newspapers across the......

Calamitous confessions

In the hamlet of Garagaparru, about eight hours' drive towards the Bay of Bengal from the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, a farmer washes his water buffaloes in a muddy canal near a bridge. One......

Al Gore's amazing $100 million makeover!

Al Gore is a funny guy. And, for his $175,000 speaking fee, he tells this story: after leaving the White House and heading back to Tennessee sans motorcade -- "in a rented Ford Taurus," he sniffs......

Gujarat firm adds colour to wine

Prohibition state Gujarat is adding colour to the favourite drink of Bacchus. While a Gandhinagar-based natural colour maker is giving a peg-up to their business by providing colour to wines in......

Salman starts shooting for Radhe

A look at what these film folk are doing these days: Photograph: Kind courtesy Salman Khan/Instagram Salman Khan begins shooting for Radhe and he writes 'Back to shoot after 6 1/2 months .........

All the details about Justin Bieber's Mumbai trip, right here!

Did you know Justin Bieber will take a chopper to the DY Patil Stadium, where his concert will be held on May 10? We know Justin Bieber's Mumbai itinerary, when he arrives for his Purpose Tour......

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a pain in the web

The new Spider-Man film gets everything wrong except the girl, feels Raja Sen. Marvel Comics is known as The House Of Ideas. Many a memorable character lives at Marvel, and scores of writers and......

Hitchcock's brilliance shines all over again!

Here's a look at the Blu-ray versions of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Spellbound and Notorious. In the haunting movie classic Rebecca which has just been released in Blu-ray, the suspense is......

'I worked for Dev Anand for Rs 5,000'

Among the few people that legendary star Dev Anand held really close to himself was his loyal driver Prem Shripath Dubey.Dubey, 56, worked with Dev Anand for 33 years.He gives Patcy N an insight......

Ronaldo and Messi have jinxes to overcome

FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo and runner-up Lionel Messi need to reverse a surprising trend if either is to propel his side to victory in the Champions League final. Manchester......

Bring on Aussie sledging: Geoff Marsh

Bring on Aussie sledging, says Zimbabwe coachZimbabwe coach Geoff Marsh saidhis cricketers wanted to be sledged by the Australians in their two-Test series in Australia in October.The former......

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