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The System Against Fun

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Armed with a hockey stick, a cop in Mumbai is raiding pubs

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Ranbir’s Bips Weekend

Eyewitnesses at a private party held for film stars one evening during the recent three-day IIFA Awards weekend in Singapore reveal that Ranbir Kapoor clearly appeared to be enjoying the company of a…

Ferrari ki Sawaari

Were the film Ferrari Ki Sawaari  to go through a medical examination, glucose levels  in its celluloid would be abnormally high. A small Parsi family in Mumbai, all cricket  connected, live in a…

Nikon V1

What sets this Nikon apart is that it is a lifestyle camera. It looks good while you click pictures, and looks pretty when it is just sitting on a table. My camera came bundled with a 10-30 mm lens.…

How the Obese Threaten World Food Security

Obesity, it turns out, is not just a serious health hazard but also an environmental problem. According to a new study, our fast growing waistlines are exerting an extra weight that’s the equivalent…

The Little Girl Who Refuses to Age

Long before India underwent its White Revolution and became the world’s largest producer of milk and dairy products, a 35-year-old employee of a Mumbai-based advertising agency called Advertising and…

The City, the Stroller and the Comic Strip

In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Man of the Crowd (1840), a nameless protagonist follows a ‘decrepit old man’ through London’s crowded streets. The old man walks endlessly through bazaars and…

‘You Are My Illegitimate Father’

I am probably the first person in the world to fight to be proven a bastard. People seek to be recognised as legitimate heirs. People seek dignity. But I want the world to know that I am the…

Tongue in Chic

Two nights before her wedding, after a long day of preliminary ceremonies, the last thing Aruna Mukherji remembers to do before she turns in for the night is check the blog Highheelconfidential.com…

The Drool Divide

The dinner had come to an end. A large tiramisu, almost the size of a junior-sized shoe box, lay half eaten, resembling a structure damaged in an earthquake. The bulbous wine glasses were empty but…

The Silent Flight Plan

He could not hear the words “launj pojeeshun! launj pojeeshun!” as he prepared for take-off. He could not hear the sound of his ragged breathing as he tried to stay calm. He could not hear his feet…