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HindustanTimes Sat,26 Jul 2014

The magic of Rome: endless, enchanting, enthralling

Ignore what the critics say. If you take Venice out of the reckoning, there is no better city than Rome anywhere in Italy. It's the cheapest destination for hotels and food. If you are going West, put it on your schedule, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Who'll win the tablet war: Apple or Samsung?

Samsung has hit hard and furious with its dual punch out Tab S offerings by pricing them exactly like the iPads but upping everything else. These two may dethrone Apple from its position this year itself, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Many Happy Returns of the day

Birthdays are always fun; but those that come with the big 0 are something special. Seema Goswami gives you some of the best ways to make merry on a birthday with the big 0 in it.

Kapha Prakriti: know your body type for effective weight loss

In the concluding part of the three-part series, Shikha Sharma tells us more about the Kapha Prakriti and its fire element to guide us to better health.

The sweetness of doing nothing

Sometimes the best way of doing something is to do nothing at all! It's a marvellous way of flushing your mind of toxins and recharging your batteries, writes Seema Goswami.

Pitta Prakriti: know your body type for effective weight loss

In part II of the three-part series, Shikha Sharma tells us more about the Pitta Prakriti and its fire element to guide us to better health.

Check them out: a look at some of the best hotels

As the holiday season begins, here's my list of hotels which I have enjoyed staying in over the last two years. You might regard them as worth a visit, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Apple and its quest to rule

Has Apple given both its fans and sceptics something to really shout about? Even the most rabid Apple fanboyz will agree that its share in the market has dwindled over time. The brand's need to come up with smart solutions was never more urgent, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Modern Indian food: the new rage

There are a series of innovations many Indian chefs have been trying for a while in the West. Instead of oily curries and over-spiced dishes, these lighter variations focus on the quality of ingredients and redefined presentation, writes Vir Sanghvi.

The Indian dislike for 'dignity of labour'

Narendra Modi may have been the son of a tea-stall owner and Sonia Gandhi may have been a waitress but the truth is that most of us have scant respect for those who do menial jobs, says Seema Goswami.

Knocking off weight with Ayurveda

Understanding which ayurvedic type you belong to can help you lose those stubborn kilos. In a three-part series, Dr Shikha Sharma takes us through each of the three types and suggest remedies.

Motorola: rising from the dead

Just a while ago, everybody had written off Motorola. The brand was in doldrums - sales had dropped to nothing and phones were failing with unfailing regularity. Then came the Moto X. Rajiv Makhni charts the re-emergence of one of the most-recognised brand in the world.

Debating the tablet vs laptop dilemma

If owning an iPad made you feel that you don't need a laptop, think again. iPads came when smartphone screens were still small and most laptops were either big (with terrible battery life) or were netbooks with small screens and underpowered, writes Rajiv Makhni.

The odd couple: how to cook meat with dal

Given that Indians eat more lentils than anybody else in the world, do we have a tradition of combining meat with dal or rajma? Vir Sanghvi checks if Indians have any known dishes that cook the two together.

Feminism ain't a farce, saluting women who fought for us

There's a growing tribe of women who rubbish feminism as "bra-burning nonsense" and prefer calling themselves "humanist, not feminist". But there is no denying the debt every woman owes to those who went before, writes Seema Goswami.
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