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Terror Target: Commonwealth Games

Cover Story

Intelligence reports reveal terror threat to Commonwealth Games.

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GoFlex: Change the Way You Store Data

External hard discs, at their current low prices, are all around us today. But they have their own sets of problems, which you will face especially while changing to a new PC, moving from a USB 2.0…

The Toe of God

Why do we exist at all? The laws of physics, or what we know of them so far, are rather unclear on this matter, in fact on all matter altogether. Most particles that we know of come with an anti-…

A Pacifist Ocean of Creation

All his life, veteran artist Devi Prasad has propagated the creation of art that is self-reliant and beautiful in an altruistic way. A multi-faceted artist, his thought and philosophy has manifested…

The Reluctant Hero

He reached for it like a desperate man, clutching at straws. That was Hrithik Roshan’s reaction when he first heard the script of Kites. “I jumped at it, on my crutches,” he says. For five dark…

Maid in India

Shyla Kapoor is a bad sleeper. So when her live-in cook, Mathai, began sneaking back home past midnight, she knew. “He always went out after clearing away the dinner, around 10 pm,” she says.…

Operation Mind Your Language

A back-bencher wearing a bright purple T-shirt and an even brighter smile raises his hand. ‘God is busy, may I help you?’ says the writing on his T-shirt. Twenty-one-year-old Ehsan, from Wardak, a…

The Herbal Fuel Druid

Remember Ramar Pillai, the wiry self-styled alchemist who could turn water into gasoline? With crude oil prices so volatile in this day and age, the 48-year-old is the miracle man the world needs. If…

Whites Only Please

White people are quite the rage now. We want them in our movies. In our advertisements. In our clubs. At promotional events. Some of us even want them to dance at our weddings. Not to mention, cheer…

Mr Nice Guy

In many western countries, young adults take a year off from studying to ‘find themselves’. Gap year students, with annotated second-hand copies of Lonely Planet in their backpacks, form the bedrock…

The Rage Against Burkha

Shawana Bilqes, 18, was stopped from enrolling in a UK college last October because she refused to take off her burkha. “I tried to compromise, but they wouldn’t listen,” she said, “The college sent…