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Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam | brunch | feature

Social media stars: The rise and rise of Bhuvan Bam | brunch | feature

Four years ago, Bhuvan Bam was a college kid who had a night job as a singer at a Mughlai restaurant in Delhi. Today, he is India’s first legit YouTube superstar helped by sheer luck, “and also a lot of hard work!” “You can’t compare 10 years of YouTube with ...

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Social media stars: What happens when two young vloggers meet their shero, Lilly Singh | brunch | feature

Social media stars: What happens when two young vloggers meet their shero, Lilly Singh | brunch | feature

The first time I saw Sh*t Punjabi Mothers Say on YouTube, I laughed out loud because my Punjabi mother – frustrated with my life choices like most parents – is the embodiment of that video. At the time, I had no idea that the video was made by a 20-something ...

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Travel: Falling for the Scottish highlands hook, line, and sinker | brunch | feature

Travel: Falling for the Scottish highlands hook, line, and sinker | brunch | feature

“Only neat – anything else ruins the taste. Malt whisky is meant to be drunk neat,” rumbles the driver of the sedan that’s slicing through a thin mist from Aberdeen airport in Scotland to the storied Meldrum House Hotel (attached is a golf course almost too beautiful to play on), ...

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“I’d right swipe Ryan Gosling on Tinder,” says Nora Fatehi | brunch | feature

“I’d right swipe Ryan Gosling on Tinder,” says Nora Fatehi | brunch | feature

Date of birth: February 6 Sun Sign: Aquarius Place of birth: Toronto School/college: Westview Centennial Secondary School/ York University, Toronto First break: Roar: Tigers of the Sundarbans (2014) What’s the best and worst thing about Bollywood?The best thing is, being able to express yourself artistically in many forms. The worst ...

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Net zero building, with a zillion ideas

Net zero building, with a zillion ideas

Should a corporate office be structured merely to be functional, sans novelty, inspiration, iconic leanings or should it be one that goes beyond the fundamentals of physical structure to encompass the five elements of nature where the edifice impacts the mind, thought process, initiating a psychological shift? This is a ...

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Will the buyer benefit ultimately?

Will the buyer benefit ultimately?

The recent changes in GST rates on under-construction property and affordable homes seems to provide a succour to home buyers just on the surface. It may in may ways with new rates trigger the return of black money and pressure the already beleaguered sector. Allowing developers to choose between old ...

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Why food should be looked at as art

Why food should be looked at as art

The big news this week in the Indian restaurantscape is British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s impending visits to Mumbai and Delhi. While the Fat Duck chef may or may not cook, or even be responsible for the two dinners that he is supposed to preside over (he has been quoted ...

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Re-emergence of the affordable category

They are human too - The Hindu

Buying homes in India has been a multi-purpose activity that comes with varied approaches, including access to funds as well as timing the purchase with auspicious occasions. Traditionally, a home has served not merely as a roof over one’s head but is also biggest financial security that an individual banks ...

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Champagne’s ‘exclusive’ push – The Hindu

Champagne’s ‘exclusive’ push - The Hindu

The setting was stunning. Liveried service staff with epaulettes sporting the French national colours, polished silverware, damask tablecloths, embossed place cards, personalised menus — the elegant long table had everything, including good food and great conversation. The host: the Ambassador of France in India, Alexandre Zeigler. The heroes of the ...

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Thieves pinch rifles as Kenyan police watch Champions League football

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

NAIROBI (Reuters) – The temptation to watch UEFA Champions League quarter-finals football on TV both featuring Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo backfired for some Kenya policemen when thieves raided their unmanned post and made off with weaponry. The incident occurred on Tuesday night after the officers shut down the Kamorwon ...

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