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The islands of the East | brunch | feature

If you have been to Andamans and Goa, you could probably skip the beaches of Langkawi 

Like many Indians, I start my Malaysia vacation from Langkawi. It’s with the hope that the gentle sea, the tropical sun, myriad small islands popping up from the Straits of Malacca and fresh seafood will sweep Ruchira (my wife) off her feet and she’ll not frown at my rendezvous with ...

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“I didn’t like The Humma Song”, says Shaan | brunch | feature

Shaan is these days addicted to playing Candy Crush!

Date of birth: September 30 Sun sign: Libra Place of birth: Mumbai School/college: Jai Hind College, Mumbai First break: Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi… (1999) High point of your life:The year 2000. Along with the release of Tanha Dil, it was a good year for me in films too. It’s also ...

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Review: Doctor Socrates by Andrew Downie | books | reviews

Legend: Scotland’s John Wark marks Brazilian captain Socrates at the 1982 World Cup Finals in Seville, Spain on June 18, 1982.

He was the most unlikely athlete ever. He smoked and drank, he hated running, training, and the gym. Erudite, well read, informed on a wealth of subjects, he was in many ways an antithesis to those he shared a dressing room with. Socrates, captain of Brazil at the 1982 football ...

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Nepal for the novice | brunch | feature

The rays of retreating sun on Phewa Lake dotted with country boats and pedal boats offer a magnificent view with hills in the backdrop

Royal Nepal Airlines flight RA206 from New Delhi to Kathmandu is about to land. All six women in our group are eagerly looking out through the windows for snow-clad mountains. But a thick blanket of clouds disappoints us. The Tribhuvan International Airport is dealing with above capacity summer traveller numbers. ...

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Where stars dwell… – The Hindu

Where stars dwell... - The Hindu

How has your experience been with the second season? It’s been a very joyous experience, getting the conceptualisation stories for celebrity houses. Each of the celebrities we have on the show is unique and impactful, and the show is all about getting to know these people, using design as a ...

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There’s rhyme and reason at Canto: Mumbai restaurant review by Raul Dias | mumbai news

There’s a lovely sense of space at Canto.  Comfortable tufted couches sit atop black-and-white tiles. There are pendant lights and wall sconces, and also plenty of natural light streaming in from the large windows.

Rating: 3 / 5 Where: 534, BCMA, SVP Road, Opposite Sukh Sagar, Opera House When: 12 pm to 1 am Cost: About Rs 3,000 for two, with one cocktail each Call: 4971-1813 In a neighbourhood where pure vegetarian restaurants abound, this omnivorous, multi cuisine, all-day café and bar tries its ...

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Single mother, or ambitious career woman: Padma Lakshmi on the roles of life that are more important | brunch | feature

From being a glamour girl and one half of a celebrity couple to becoming a multi-hyphenate star, Padma Lakshmi’s journey has been long and one of self-discovery. (Location: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; Make-up: Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist at M.A.C Cosmetics India;Hair: Sanky Evrus)

A calm corridor lined with decorative wooden arches leads me to the Rajput Suite of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai. Inside, the drop dead gorgeous Padma Lakshmi, stripped of make-up, greets us in her bathrobe. Even at 47, Padma radiates beauty, and is in Mumbai to attend an event ...

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