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An Audition Date

Two-time National Award-winning actress Tabu hasn’t done a significant film since 2007’s Cheeni Kum, but that will change come November when she’s on screen in Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee’s…

Aiyyaa

In Aiyyaa, Sachin Kundalkar uses screen space like he would a stage and this is quite fascinating. In fact, the movie has the feel of Marathi theatre, and there are many occasions when you get…

HP Envy Spectre XT

Don’t think of me as shallow when I say this, but I love pretty little things. And one of the prettiest things I have come across in recent times is the MacBook Air. I didn’t think I would see…

That Ear-splitting Screech

Why do we recoil at the sound of chalk or fingernails on a blackboard, or the sound of a knife on a bottle? A team of scientists from Newcastle University found that this is the result of…

A Passion for Football

MB Santhosh Kumar, an auto-rickshaw driver from Kerala, broke the hearts of 30,000 football fans in Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata. On that hot and humid Sunday afternoon in May, he yellow carded José…

Squeals on Wheels

Every few weeks, Daulat Deshmukh, a 47-year-old Pune real estate developer, drives from his home to Mulshi, a few kilometres away from the city. Along with his wife and two children, Deshmukh spends…

Jewel beyond the Crown

There is really no knowing what to expect when you go to meet a princess, but it is still a surprise when Maharajkumari Mahimaji, the third and youngest daughter of the late Maharaja of Bikaner Sri…

Think Wedding Woes, Win a Nobel Prize

As a discipline, economics was dismal enough before it ventured into matrimony, as David Gale and Lloyd Shapley dared do in 1962. Now that the latter, a UCLA professor, has won 2012’s Nobel Prize for…

Who You Are

Kalyani Chawla, Vice-President of Dior India, is never surprised at the kind of customers who walk in through the doors of the luxury brand’s Emporio outlet in Delhi. Be it a young girl who has…

No fun please, we’re ministers

A minister, as a ‘top executive’, is above the law. This is the new theory (though very old in practice) proposed by Kerala’s Forest Minister KB Ganesh Kumar. He virtually said this to the media when…