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Want to know what a beer ice cream will taste like? Head to Horn Ok Please Food Fest to find out

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 17, 2018 8:26:47 pm Head to Horn Ok Please for some boozy delights. (Source: Creme Borne/Facebook) If you are a foodie and are looking for a place that offers delicious dishes and lines up interesting performances, all in one place, then ...

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Why botox may be bad for your sex life | sex and relationships

While botox may help you look young, it also has some pitfalls. It can, in fact, impact your love life as well. While botox helps to remove wrinkles from the skin, it may also (if overdone) give you a frozen one-expression face which can impact your love life. After all, ...

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Indians are among world’s highest spenders when travelling abroad: Study

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 17, 2018 6:43:02 pm Indian tourists spend the most when they travel abroad. (AP Photo/ File) Indian tourists are among the world’s highest spenders per visit made abroad, according to a new study. The latest research has been published by Colliers ...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked gorgeous at daughter Aaradhya’s birthday; see pics

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 17, 2018 5:23:49 pm The Bachchan’s recently celebrated Aaradhya’s 7th birthday. (Source: aishwaryaraibachchan_arb/Instagram) More often than not, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s sartorial choices have revolved around monochromes. The former Miss World recently celebrated daughter Aardhya’s birthday, who turned 7 years on November ...

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Movies & Reviews

'The Kominsky Method' review: Michael Douglas ages grudgingly in Chuck Lorre Netflix comedy

‘The Kominsky Method’ review: Michael Douglas ages grudgingly in Chuck Lorre Netflix comedy

Douglas plays Sandy Kominsky, a renowned acting coach who gives brilliant advice to his classes — who pepper him with questions about things like auditioning for a shampoo commercial — but could use a bit of his own when it comes to his personal affairs. Kominsky tells his charges that ...

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Missing Disney film Oswald the Lucky Rabbit resurfaces intl

Missing Disney film Oswald the Lucky Rabbit resurfaces intl

The Asahi Shimbun reports that the cartoon short, entitled “Neck n’ Neck,” was part of the collection of an anime history researcher, Yasushi Watanabe, who bought it in Osaka while still a high school student some 70 years ago. At the time the film, which had been given the Japanese ...

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Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam of Darts

Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam of Darts

FILE PHOTO: Gary Anderson in action at the Betway Premier League Darts 2016 competition at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Britain, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Action Images/Peter Cziborra/File Photo (Reuters) – Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over ...

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Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will release in Telugu as Samudra Puthrudu

Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will release in Telugu as Samudra Puthrudu

Written by Gabbeta Ranjith Kumar | Hyderabad | Published: November 17, 2018 6:48:41 pm Aquaman will hit screens on December 14. We have some good news for the desi fans of upcoming superhero flick Aquaman. The movie, which is being helmed by James Wan, will release in US on December ...

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Beauty Fashion & Trends

Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship | fashion and trends

Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship | fashion and trends

Models in Cuba strutted in paint-stained shirts and leather construction boots Thursday night in an unusual blend of local private enterprise and American corporate sponsorship. The open-air fashion show put on by the Cuban label Clandestina and internet giant Google was titled “Country Under Construction” and took place outside Havana’s ...

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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh’s pre-wedding outfits are ethnic wear goals; see pics

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh’s pre-wedding outfits are ethnic wear goals; see pics

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 17, 2018 3:43:32 pm Pictures from Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh’s pre-wedding bash. (Source: Instagram) Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding at the Lake Como in Italy looked nothing short of a dream. Right from the picturesque location to the beautiful ensembles, everything ...

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Man in the mirror: 2018, the year men’s make-up went mainstream

Man in the mirror: 2018, the year men’s make-up went mainstream

Delhi-based Kupu Zhimomi’s make-up attracts a lot of stares. “It’s mostly goth (think strong eyebrows, lined eyes and dark lips),” he says, although he does a basic everyday face as well. The 21-year-old graduate of fashion designing college Pearl Academy is among the growing tribe of men who shun gender ...

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Malaika Arora and Taapsee Pannu give style lessons on how to wear white

Malaika Arora and Taapsee Pannu give style lessons on how to wear white

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: November 16, 2018 6:51:39 pm Malaika Arora and Taapsee Pannu give style lessons. (Source: Instagram) Even though white looks good on everyone, it is a little tricky to style it in a way that looks elegant and glamorous at the same time. ...

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Health & Fitness

Low-gluten, high-fibre diet helps in weight loss, reduces bloating | fitness

Low-gluten, high-fibre diet helps in weight loss, reduces bloating | fitness

While keeping a strict gluten-free diet is a lifelong necessity for allergic people, these days, a lot of people are choosing a low-gluten diet, even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has sparked public debate about whether or not low-gluten diets are recommendable for people ...

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5 skin care rules for men this winter | fitness

5 skin care rules for men this winter | fitness

Men nowadays have become equally conscious and cognisant of their skin. However, it is important to take steps wisely. Karan Gupta, Director and Men’s Grooming Expert of Qraa Men, and Dilip Kundlia, Director and Skin Care Expert at Oshea Herbals, have shared tips for men to look prim and proper ...

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Weight training about an hour a week may cut stroke risk by 40 to 70 percent | fitness

Weight training about an hour a week may cut stroke risk by 40 to 70 percent | fitness

Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, suggests a new study. Less than an hour of weekly resistance exercise compared with no resistance exercise was associated with a 29 per cent ...

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How a travelling vinegar seller built billion dollar sushi empire | travel

How a travelling vinegar seller built billion dollar sushi empire | travel

Kunihiko Tanaka was peddling vinegar to sushi restaurants in western Japan when he spotted the opportunity that would change his life. It was the 1970s, and the sushi industry was set to boom. But Tanaka thought it was seriously flawed in how it operated. Artisan chefs presided over restaurants with ...

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Travels

Of boatrides, picnics and birdwatching

November is a happy time – it is about cool breezy days, weekend getaways and long drives to discover hidden spots. With‘Karthika Masam’ setting in and along with it a mood for picnics and travel, here’s a list of places you could head to. Nature up-close (Clockwise)Country boats made of ...

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India’s autorickshaw morphs into a vehicle for high adventure across South India. Notes from Kochi.

The Adventurists describe the autorickshaw as a seven horsepower cake tin. The UK group, along with Cool Earth, a charity, conducts daring Rickshaw Runs across the world in terrain that introduces participants to thrilling adventures and unseen locales. The cake tin does rather well in these challenges. With its sides ...

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Udaipur Tales, the international storytelling festival, brings together storytellers and performers from all over the world

Once upon a time — these are four familiar words that are filled with promise, leading into a world of fantasy and lore. We once settled in by the sides of our grandparents, or perhaps an indulgent aunt or uncle, to hear many a fantastic tale. It is increasingly rare ...

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Still waiting for an invite to the Deepika-Ranveer do? Hold on. The next destination wedding is just around the corner

Despite winter, Italy is having its moment in the sun. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot there last December, and now, as we speak, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are in the process of becoming man and wife by charming Lake Como. Known for its pizza, tiramisu and ...

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Books and Reviews

Book review: The Indian Empire At War | books

Book review: The Indian Empire At War | books

World War I was a long and brutal military confrontation between the major powers of the early 20th century, fought across the trenches of Europe and in large swathes of Asia and Africa, resulting in the death of millions of hapless soldiers who became unwitting pawns in the great global ...

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Review: The Town That Laughed by Manu Bhattathiri | books | reviews

Review: The Town That Laughed by Manu Bhattathiri | books | reviews

262pp, Rs 599, There is something supremely seductive about a story that confines itself to one village because of the small grandeur of the everyday that it opens up. Given how impersonal and atomised our urban lives tend to be, with gadgets and texting for company on most days, The ...

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Excerpt: City of My Heart by Rana Safvi | books | excerpts

Excerpt: City of My Heart by Rana Safvi | books | excerpts

246pp, Rs 499 The Princes Get Dragged through the Market This Dehli, the heart of India, its capital, was flourishing, and when the flame of the Mughals began to flicker, and the empire was teetering on the precipice of destruction, the first change to be noticed was in the lifestyle ...

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No Emergency Exit | The Indian Express

No Emergency Exit | The Indian Express

Written by Mani Shankar Aiyar | Published: November 17, 2018 12:48:14 am Prime Minister Indira Gandhi addressing the nation from the Doordarshan studio during Emergency Express Archive. Express archive photo August, 1975″ I fear Professor Gyan Prakash of Princeton University has defeated his own purpose by labelling his outstanding work, ...

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Art & Culture

Before he broke free: Classmates of Freddie Mercury share untold memories | art and culture

Before he broke free: Classmates of Freddie Mercury share untold memories | art and culture

Before he was the legend. Before he filled arenas with cheering fans and anthemic hits. Before there was Queen, or even Freddie Mercury, there was Farrokh Bulsara, a quiet boy born to Parsi parents in the British protectorate of Zanzibar (now in Tanzania) and dispatched to boarding school in a ...

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Whose truth is it anyway?

Whose truth is it anyway?

We often drift in between the realms of dreams and reality. Sometimes watching stories in our minds play out, or recreating them when they change their narrative. Artist Pallavi Paul, delves into history and one’s own subconscious, to ask us, “Does one employ an image as an incomplete procedure – ...

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This Israeli poet made a machine that composes poetry | books | author interview

This Israeli poet made a machine that composes poetry | books | author interview

While poetry and technology may seem like opposite ends of the spectrum, for Eran Hadas, it is all in a day’s work.Hadas is an Israeli poet, software developer and new media artist who creates hypermedia poetry using software algorithm. The Tel Aviv-based Hadas is famous for building “computer-based poetry generators ...

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Artist Rekha Rodwittiya marks 60th birthday with a retrospective solo | art and culture

Artist Rekha Rodwittiya marks 60th birthday with a retrospective solo | art and culture

Rekha Rodwittiya’s artworks are iconic for their feminist symbolism and abound with clues for viewers. The pioneering artist, who calls herself “a feminist and a painter”, says the aim is to draw the viewer to explore their memories and understand themselves better. “The narratives in my works are never direct ...

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Food

Appams anyone? - The Hindu

Appams anyone? – The Hindu

Siripuram is gaining fame as the ‘happening’ place in the city with its mushrooming cafés and restaurants. And one of the eateries that is garnering votes is Kerala Delicacies. It all began as an enterprise running from a food truck last year, stationed at Seethammadhara. An overwhelming response to the ...

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Going craft in Cognac with Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse

Going craft in Cognac with Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse

It is a bright blue day in Cognac. A cheerful picnic table is laid out on the lawns of a country mansion. There is baguette and cheese, fresh fruit and flan. A sprinkling of fashionistas and Bollywood celebritydom — designer Rohit Bal, actors Arjun Rampal and Diana Penty, among others ...

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Transcending culinary traditions - The Hindu

Transcending culinary traditions – The Hindu

The parallels between Indian and Mexican food are many — whether it’s the ingredients or the methods. The number of restaurants in Mumbai that are attempting to serve up authentic Mexican fare can attest to that. Indian-American chef Akhtar Nawab, who founded New York’s Alta Calidad (in Spring 2017) noticed ...

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meat free dining has a new appeal

meat free dining has a new appeal

Gone are the days when vegetarians had to bite into soya or at best mock meat to enjoy textures closest to meat. As the number of vegetarians increases, chefs are pushing the limits of their creativity, using unusual ingredients to create vegetarian versions of classics, while keeping flavours and textures ...

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TV

Narcos Mexico star Diego Luna on sharing that explosive scene with Pablo Escobar, death of a crew member | tv

Narcos Mexico star Diego Luna on sharing that explosive scene with Pablo Escobar, death of a crew member | tv

Carlos Munoz Portal didn’t die for Narcos. He was killed. There’s a difference, says Diego Luna, who plays the leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, in the fourth season of the Netflix show, Narcos: Mexico. He would know. His country is, as he says, at war. The ...

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Bigg Boss 12 day 61: Salman Khan to throw Shivashish Mishra out of the house for disrespecting house rules? | tv

Bigg Boss 12 day 61: Salman Khan to throw Shivashish Mishra out of the house for disrespecting house rules? | tv

Bigg Boss season 12 took a very serious turn when Shivashish Mishra refused to obey the rules of the house and was accused of breach of contract. In the preview, Weekend Ka Vaar host Salman Khan can be seen ousting Shivashish for not following the command of the house captain. ...

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Rahul Raj ties the knot with Saloni Sharma two years after girlfriend Pratyusha’s death | tv

Rahul Raj ties the knot with Saloni Sharma two years after girlfriend Pratyusha’s death | tv

Actor Rahul Raj married Saloni Sharma in a private ceremony. Sharing the news on Instagram, the actor wrote, “Today on this auspicious day,we have got married to each other and promised a life of love,togetherness and lots of fun to each other! Please give us all your blessings and love ...

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Bigg Boss 12 day 60 highlights: Shivashish Mishra gives up, Romil Chaudhary is the new captain | tv

Bigg Boss 12 day 60 highlights: Shivashish Mishra gives up, Romil Chaudhary is the new captain | tv

It was an eventful day in the Bigg Boss house as the captaincy task was cancelled midway over misbehaviour by the contestants. After much persuasion and planning, the two contenders—Romil Chaudhary and Shivashish Mishra—had prepped up for the task called TRP that had three rounds. The two contestants had to ...

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Sex & Relationships

How to come clean to your partner about past relationships | sex and relationships

How to come clean to your partner about past relationships | sex and relationships

In life, we often date many people before finally settling down with someone who we know is perfect for us. If you are lucky, your Mr Perfect can also be the first person that you date. But something that we all have to deal with in our relationship is the ...

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12 of the Coziest Soup Recipes to Warm up This Winter

12 of the Coziest Soup Recipes to Warm up This Winter

{Image Credit: May I Have That Recipe} Often seen as a comfort food that sticks to our bones during those cold winter months, soup has made a lasting impression on our dining tables. In many ways, soup is the one food that can hug you back. The soup market has ...

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Deepika Ranveer are married and we’re in love with their love | sex and relationships

Deepika Ranveer are married and we’re in love with their love | sex and relationships

The news of their marriage was the highest talking point since they (finally) announced their November wedding. But last night, as soon as the newlyweds uploaded their first official wedding pics, it broke the internet. No kidding! There was a lot of speculation over the wedding, the locales, the decor ...

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Drinking and sex could be linked, here’s what parents can do | sex and relationships

Drinking and sex could be linked, here’s what parents can do | sex and relationships

Drinking and sex may have a connection, and that could be especially dangerous for underage drinkers. And research also shows a link between the two. A 2018 survey published in the Journal of American College Health shows that consensual sex is less enjoyable when one or both of the participants ...

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Technology

The 6 Best Deals From PerformanceBike.com’s Weekend Sale

Spring’s longer days and warmer temperatures mean more time for cycling. That also means you probably need to refresh some of your tired or worn gear with a few upgrades. And right now that’s pretty easy to do thanks to Performance Bike’s Weekend Deal. For three days, from now until Sunday, ...

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The Best Luggage for Every Kind of Trip You’re Taking

You ever packed a bag for a trip and discovered that you don’t have enough space or that your luggage is way too big for the job? We’ve all been there. Packing is indeed a science and if you’ve yet to master it, you may find yourself using inappropriate luggage ...

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Buying a Watch Online? This Site Will Make Sure It’s Not a Counterfeit

Buying a pre-owned watch on the Internet can be a little bit of a crapshoot. While there are a handful of reputable sites that rigorously test and verify the watches they sell, there’s no shortage of places that, well, don’t do that at all. Which is why some guys who ...

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This Fast New Mountain Bike Makes Riding Downhill Way More Fun

What It Is: Yeti’s SB100 is a shorter travel bike for trail and enduro riders, and a cross-country, switch infinity suspension replacement for Yeti’s ASR. If you’re planning to compete in a marathon trail or an epic ride, this just might be the bike for you. Some cross-country bikes can ...

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Everything Else

How to be South Asian in America | brunch | feature

How to be South Asian in America | brunch | feature

Tiya Sircar didn’t become an actress by chance. She’d been taking acting lessons since she was just seven years old, having already decided that it was her one true calling. But even before that, when she was just about three, she’d begun dance lessons. First Indian classical and folk dance, ...

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Bharti Singh is the funniest woman on TV, says actor and TV host Maniesh Paul | brunch | feature

Bharti Singh is the funniest woman on TV, says actor and TV host Maniesh Paul | brunch | feature

Date of birth: August 3 Sun sign: Leo Place of birth: Mumbai Home town: Delhi School/College: Apeejay School/ College Of Vocational Studies, New Delhi First break: Dr. Morepen’s Sunday Tango on Star Plus High point of your life: When I bagged a role in the film Mickey Virus (2013) VJ, ...

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Why AR Rahman embraced Islam, and other pertinent questions: India’s most reticent opens up in an exclusive interview to HT Brunch | brunch | feature

Why AR Rahman embraced Islam, and other pertinent questions: India’s most reticent opens up in an exclusive interview to HT Brunch | brunch | feature

That AR Rahman is a man of a few words is a universally known and reluctantly accepted fact. He is a superbly talented musician, but interviewing him is considered a challenge. Will he speak? Will he not? Will he answer in monosyllables? And if he does, how will I flesh ...

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Darts-Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam of Darts

Darts-Players let rip in flatulence row at Grand Slam of Darts

(Reuters) – Players set more than just their arrows flying at the Grand Slam of Darts this week, with opponents rowing over who had emitted noxious smells during their match, media reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Gary Anderson in action at the Betway Premier League Darts 2016 competition at the ...

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