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Chinese 'Singles Day' : Why should couples have all the fun!

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 09:09

Thought Valentine's Day is a tad overdone? Tired of seeing couples going all mushy-mushy? Then here's a breather for you. Wait till you learn about the Chinese `Singles Day`.

Stop treating Northeast people as aliens!

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Friday, November 7, 2014 - 19:49

The recent spree of racial attacks on the people of Northeastern states in some parts of the country, particularly Delhi, have left me in a state of shock and grief. What infuriated me so much is that we are being forced to live in fear even in our own country.

Hooked, booked and cooked by 'Humsafar'!

By Ritika Handoo | Last Updated: Friday, November 7, 2014 - 09:29

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'Woh Humsafar tha, magar ussey humnawai na thi'...sung by Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch, and words put together by Naseeb Turabi is captivating!

Here's why I support 'Kiss of Love'

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:01

Don't you feel glad when you see an older couple sharing time with each other on a park bench hand in hand, or a newly-wed couple sharing a lovable kiss and embracing each other?

Manchester United's crisis at the back four have affected results

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 16:33

Louis van Gaal has endured the worst possible start for Manchester United in its 28-year history, as the English giants lie at a dismal 10th position after 10 games this season. Sadly, after a hefty summer signing spree, United's defensive woes have rocked van Gaal's start at the club.

This Indian World Cup squad has the best chance of retaining the title

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 13:00

When Team India won the most coveted ICC trophy in 2011, for the second time in its history, this time under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was full of players who had a reputation of being match-winners.

Isn’t freedom beyond a ‘Kiss of Love’?

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 09:48

Public display of affection, or PDA as we popularly call it, is yet to find acceptance in the society that we dwell in. The recent 'kiss of love' campaign by some of the volunteers in Kerala, protesting against the moral police, has proved that India, as a nation, is not prepared to allow its citizens to indulge in such physical intimacy in public and rightly so.

I am 24 and single, so what?

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 19:37

Many a times I have come across mundane people bombarding me with their bizarre questions inquiring `Why am I still single`?

This is a question which even I may not have thought deeply into, as it seriously does not bother me. But repeated queries (some of them heavy with concern) from my social circle have set the rational wheels of my brain churning for an answer.

Romancing the hills in Ranikhet

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Monday, November 3, 2014 - 13:47

India is my favourite place on earth. Where else will you find landscapes as contradictory to each other within 500 kilometres? There are snow-capped mountains and vast sand deserts, beautiful waterfalls and exotic virgin beaches, all in one country. India is a place where colours are a riot of emotions and people are welcoming.

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.

Greatness beckons for Virat Kohli as he notches more batting records

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:48

After scoring his 20th One-Day hundred against West Indies at Dharamshala, Virat Kohli has booked a place in the pantheon of batting greats. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49 in 452 innings), Ricky Ponting (30 in 365), Sanath Jayasuriya (28 in 433), Sourav Ganguly (in 22 in 300), Herschelle Gibbs (21 in 240) and Chris Gayle (21 in 253) are ahead in terms of raking up centuries.

Narendra Modi's propulsion of the 'youth brigade'

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 13:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck the right chord by connecting with the youth of the nation by making them believe that they have the power and the potential to change the way the world perceives India.

Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly polls: Will Narendra Modi have the last laugh?

By Manisha Singh | Last Updated: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 09:54

Voting in high stakes Assembly elections is over in Maharashtra and Haryana and now the wait is for the results on October 19. However, to build up the excitement, exit polls on various TV channels were conducted on October 15, the day of the voting.

Building anticipation - Bollywood's new fad

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 17:50

“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting,” said noted artist Andy Warhol.

Bollywood seems to have taken his words to heart. It has become the new mantra in Bollywood to get the audience chock-full of anticipation for an upcoming film, and the new fad has even surpassed the old one of numerology-induced crazy spellings.

Welcome to the 'jungle' of modern life!

By Shruti Saxena | Last Updated: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 16:06

A shrill scream welcomed me in the morning as I entered the ladies compartment of the Delhi metro. Unknowingly I had stepped onto someone's foot, and the nasty look which I received from the 'victim' convinced me I had committed a grave crime.

A ‘Bigg Boss’ house at my workplace

By Sushmita Dutta | Last Updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:49

The other day I was thinking that does any TV show closely resemble my new workspace which falls under an ‘open office plane’...

Being a Bihari in the land of stereotypes

By Ritu Singh | Last Updated: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 09:37

Let's face it, India is a land of stereotypes. Here, it's probably easier to break bones than stereotypes.

KP's explosion – truth behind the turmoil in English cricket?

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:50

What is a player supposed to do, when despite being the highest scorer for his country in all formats of the game, he is sacked by his board, citing reasons, which are yet to be known? What is a player supposed to do, when his own team-mates create a parody account on Twitter by his name?

Hailing Kailash Satyarthi: At the vanguard to save innocence

By Ritu Singh | Last Updated: Monday, June 8, 2015 - 11:30

'Who is Kailash Satyarthi?' was the first reaction from all and sundry when his name began trending on news and social media. While many of us know who Malala Yousafzai is, we hardly know about this man who was shrouded in anonymity until the colossal Nobel Prize was conferred upon him.

Fawad Khan: The man of every girl's dream

By Irengbam Jenny | Last Updated: Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 20:11

Eat your heart out as Fawad Khan is the new heartthrob of the country. Girls go gaga and drool over this new handsome hunk of Bollywood and Lollywood. Not only girls, but every living woman could die over his killer looks which make your heart and brain stop functioning and fill your stomach with butterflies!

Flipkart - Much ado about nothing

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 00:09

There is a joke amongst Bengalis – if you want a day off, just start shouting 'cholbe na cholbe na! inqilaab zindabad!', on the streets and the entire city will come to a halt. No one is going to ask you why you are protesting, rather they will just join you. In fact, if you can establish that you are protesting against a meagre 50 paise rise in bus ticket prices, you might get a week off.

Time for Indian players to find rhythm ahead of stern tests Down Under

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:38

Team India is all set to play in its last home series before the 2015 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand from February. India are hosting a long series against West Indies, consisting of five ODIs, one off Twenty20, followed by three Tests.

The transformation of Kings XI Punjab

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:38

From being one of the most inconsistent franchises in the IPL, in a matter of few months, Kings XI Punjab have become one of the most entertaining teams in T20 cricket. During the IPL 7 auctions, while other franchises frantically paid hefty sums to bid for world class cricketers, Punjab never seemed to be in a hurry as they had done their home work.