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A Quick Study of Withdrawal Symptoms

If stock indices are anything to go by, sensitive investors registered a strong protest last week against what they saw as a nightmare about to unfold: the scaling back of the US Federal Reserve’s…

Extra! Extra! Human Tissue, Hot Off The Press

A technology that was barely heard of until a couple of years ago is now making regular news for its groundbreaking ability to print anything from a functioning gun to an invisibility cloak, and…

Regression Multiplied By Two

In a recent interview to the showbiz magazine Variety at Cannes, Mallika Sherawat said that India is a regressive nation. Priyanka Chopra, when asked to comment on this revelation, responded that as…

How I found my daughters

There was no ultrasound. No gloved hand pointing to the heartbeat of a baby in the womb on a monitor. No, that’s not where I first saw my daughters. I first saw them in the news—between the city and…

The Case of the Missing Writer

The publication of The Tower of Silence, more than 85 years after it was penned by Mr Chaiwala, is a happy moment. Certainly, the author would have been pleased to see his rollicking novel in print.…

Survival of the Tiniest

Malaria’s route to humans is simple and straight. Plasmodium, a parasite, gets into an Anopheles mosquito and turns it into a vector. When the mosquito bites a person, the parasite enters the victim…

Asus Fonepad

When the first set of tablets came out, a lot of people wondered if these will have calling capabilities, though it would have looked silly holding a 7 inch tablet to one’s ear. But now a slew of new…

Ishkq in Paris

Ishkq in Paris, dare we say, is a talkie. It’s also a ‘walkie’. So we walk the talk in Paris, and that suits actress, screenwriter and producer Preity Zinta just fine. She plays Ishkq Elise, a…

Drama on Wheels

Fresh off the success of Aashiqui 2, his first starring role, veejay-turned-actor Aditya Roy Kapoor decided to reward himself by investing in a spanking new BMW. His Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani co-star…