Shah Rukh Khan and the emperor's new clothes

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:17

Never a die-hard fan, but I have always admired this charming fellow from Delhi. My favourite Shah Rukh Khan moment was his introductory scene in ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ where he plays rugby in the rain. I guess every SRK fan fell for him in that movie. Maybe, the credit goes more to Aditya Chopra than to SRK himself.

Ballon d'Or 2014: Where are all the English players?

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:46

FIFA announced its shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d'Or awards on Tuesday. The award is football's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars. Like always, the 23-man list in contention for one of world football's most coveted prize raised a furore.

Getting Mario Balotelli to fire is Brendan Rodgers' biggest challenge

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 00:55

After the summer departure of Liverpool's talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona, manager Brendan Rodgers had a mighty task in his hands to fill up the void left by their star forward. In came Southampton's Rickie Lambert and AC Milan's Mario Balotelli. The latter was expected to be their new showman alongside Daniel Sturridge.

India vs Sri Lanka: Challenge ahead for Virat Kohli in MS Dhoni's absence

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 00:26

If you don't consider his record in Test matches, especially overseas, MS Dhoni is someone who has led the Indian cricket team exceptionally well over the years in ODIs.

Missed calls, the Indian way

By Shobhika Puri | Last Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:12

Recently, I was having a conversation with some of my friends about ‘missed calls’, a term that may be alien to many people across the world, but not to Indians for sure. What struck me was the amazement that some of them displayed about many of us considering this as a means of communication. This got me into thinking whether we had actually developed a new means of communication.

Online shopping versus offline shopping, the unending debate

By Vibhuti Jaitly | Last Updated: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 15:02

The big debate that is going on these days is whether to shop online or offline (good old brick and mortar stores) and which mode of shopping gives one a better experience.

Shades of grey – The perception of perfection

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 09:10

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” - Salvador Dalí

Each of us has often heard people discussing perfection and what we could do to try and become “perfect”. We often assume that everything around us is either black or white, and seldom acknowledge or appreciate the existence of greys.

Another Diwali away from home!

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 14:57

With the crème de la crème of Indian festivals — Diwali — just around the corner, I can only but feel a sense of alienation as I see everyone around me hatching plans with their family for the celebration of light.

Well, of course, I do take part in the festivities, but staying away from home does take away the true meaning of this festival.