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U.S. beats Belgium to win (Quidditch) World Cup

U.S. beats Belgium to win (Quidditch) World Cup

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – Already bored of the soccer World Cup with its single ball, earth-bound players and tiresome reliance on the laws of physics? Teams of Germany and Norway compete in the second ever Quidditch World Cup in Florence, Italy June 30, 2018. Picture taken June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tony ...

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Shootout win is perfect gift for Russian newlyweds

Shootout win is perfect gift for Russian newlyweds

PUSHKIN, Russia (Reuters) – Russian couple Yekaterina and Dmitry Vasilyev enjoyed a perfect wedding celebration on Sunday as they briefly halted their nuptials to watch the hosts defy the odds by beating Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. Participants of a wedding ceremony celebrate the ...

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“Shah Rukh Khan is the sexiest person in Bollywood today,” says Kriti Sanon | brunch | feature

Kriti Sanon says that if not an actress,  she would have been an engineer or an ad woman (Styling: Sukriti Grover, Make-up: Kavita Das, Hair: Gauhar)

Date of birth: July 27 Sun Sign:Leo Place of birth: Delhi School/college: Delhi Public School First break: 1 – Nenokkadine (2014) in Telegu and Heropanti (2014) in Hindi Between modelling and acting, which one is more demanding? Definitely acting. If not an actress, what would you have been? An engineer, ...

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The First Ladies of Indian Fashion: meet the senior-most fashion designers who set the rules for Indian aesthetic in design | brunch | feature

(From left) Anju Modi wears Banarasi cutwork palazzos, a chanderi kurta and bandhani cape, jewellery plus shoes (not seen in this picture) all from her own collection; Kavita Bhartia wears a crinkled garnet-hued silk dress with beige textured-hand block printed cape from her own collection and pearl earrings by Dior; Krishna Mehta wears a handwoven silk kaftan from her own brand, jewellery from Le Mill and shoes (not seen in this picture) by Stuart Weitzman; Madhu Jain wears an Uzbek bamboo silk Ikat choga, dupatta and loose pyjamas from her own brand and a South Sea pearl string; Ritu Kumar wears an ajrakh printed suit and skirt from her own brand and an antique mangalsutra from Coorg (Location courtesy: Roseate House, New Delhi; Art direction: Amit Malik; Assisted by: Ishaan Ishitava; Make-up and hair: Ambika Pillai Designer Salon)

Do you think of India as a fashionable country? We’ve given the world the sari, with its myriad designs and drapes. It’s a garment many hail as the ultimate one to celebrate the gracefulness of a woman. So what if few other cultures have copied it…? India has given fashion ...

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Singer Vidya Vox talks music, #metoo and being a brown girl in a white world | brunch | feature

Even though her claim to fame was YouTube, Vidya has 835K followers and fans on Instagram

When 27-year-old Vidya Iyer, popularly known as social media sensation Vidya Vox, answers the phone in Los Angeles, she sounds even more delightful than she does in her blends of Indian songs with Western music. A psychology graduate, Vidya didn’t tell anyone about her super singing skills when she was ...

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“I was really disappointed and depressed after the Rio Olympics,” says Mirabai Chanu | brunch | feature

For weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu spending time with herself and chalking out future plans helped get over her performance related depression

One of the lowest moment that almost every athlete faces is during an injury. Although you know that it is part of an athlete’s journey, it is a roadblock that fills you with self-doubt…Will I make a full recovery? Will I be able to perform the same way as earlier?When ...

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‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

'Brides' enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport. Women wearing wedding dresses take part in the so-called “brides’ match” at the ...

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“While I was making sure my guests are fed and they are happy, I was slipping into a depression,” chef Kunal Kapur reveals the darked phase of his career | brunch | feature

Kunal  strongly prescribes laughter as the best medicine to avoid depression

Stress is part of our lives. I try not to associate myself with success because that is where stress is. I associate myself more with failures cause that’s what keeps me grounded. But, I always tell people that to become a successful chef the first and foremost thing to do ...

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“Life has a way to balance out things and we should give it a chance to do so,” says singer Raghav Sachar | brunch | feature

Raghav believes in staying positive even when faced with rejection and failure

Ups and downs keep coming in our industry, far more than any other industry. Here, fame, friendship and money are all dependent on success, which makes it even more difficult to deal with failures.It has happened multiple times when I have hit the lows in life. But I have dealt ...

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A road trip through Iran | brunch | feature

A Scorpio outside the Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran

Words of caution from family and friends ranged from a mild ‘Be careful’ to an explicit ‘Have you gone mad?’ when I informed them of my plan to drive across Iran. You can’t blame them, really. The perception of Iran is that of a deeply hostile nation in a controversial ...

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