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The Kingdom of Khan

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How a small community came to rule Bollywood

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LG Infinia LED

This TV, more specifically called the LG Infinia 47 LX 9500 3D LED TV, just draws you to it. It’s got clean lines, a transparent glass-feel bezel, and is just 3.3 cm deep. Because of its transparent…

The How of ‘Positive Thinking’

The correlation between positive emotions and good health is well known. What is less known is how these emotions impact health. An article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science…

Much Ado about Nothing

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is on a self-appointed mission to rid the state of corruption. As scams continue to tumble out of the closets of politicians, Chavan has decided to take…

Governor Needs Scrutiny

Karnataka Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj’s assent to prosecute Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has opened a debate on governors pushing the envelope on constitutional matters. While the central issue is…

A Blessing in Disguise

Nargis Fakhri, the stunning model best known for appearing in the Platinum Guild campaign, has already been romantically linked to her Rockstar co-star Ranbir Kapoor. Rumours suggesting ‘closeness’…

Smita’s Boy

In 2008 when Aamir Khan produced a film called Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Naa to launch his nephew Imran, a sharp cameo by a dark boy with his mother’s striking eyes stood out as much as AR Rahman’s music…

Ramanujan’s Insights Yield a Startling Result

In a wonderful 2007 piece in Journal Sentinel, journalist Mike Johnson describes how Ken Ono became a mathematician. The inspiration dates back to ‘a moment in adolescence when he wanted to become a…

Fringe Benefits

You hear stories about Kath Mainland long before you actually meet her. Like how she threw Hollywood actor Christian Slater (Interview with the Vampire) out of the Assembly Room’s bar the year that…

Even Gods Must Die

I find it horribly difficult to deal with the passage of time and the inevitable cyclical changes it brings with it. This may strike many people as being a strange statement, coming as it does from…

Muslim in America: The New Stigma

Newly-elected representative Allen West, a Republican from Florida, appeared on the right-wing radio show of Frank Gaffney earlier this month. He had campaigned last November on an anti-Muslim…