HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Why fitness trackers could be big game changers

Most fitness trackers will throw up numbers, but you would have absolutely no idea what to do next. The new trackers conquer that flaw by providing a human element to guide you, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Women who resist the tyranny of fashion

As that old cliché goes, fashions may change every season but style is eternal. Seema Goswami writes about women who have ignored the diktats of fashion, found their own style and stuck to it, come bell bottoms or high heels.

What is comfort food, after all?

It is whatever you want to eat first when you come back home. Because no amount of Michelin star-quality Chinese food is going to hit the spot like your mom's Maggi noodles, writes Seema Goswami.

The big sugar trap: how sweet is too sweet?

Till about five years ago, the great nutritional fad was to say no to carbohydrates. Today, sugar has become the new villain. It isn't poison but treat sugar like a treat rather than an everyday necessity, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Mobile World Congress' big hits: Nokia goes Android, Galaxy S5 launches

The mobile phone majors made enough noise to make headlines for all of 2014. From Nokia going Android to Sony unleashing the beast called Xperia Z2, it was all there, writes Rajiv Makhni.

WhatsApp with Mark Zuckerberg?

Rajiv Makhni explains why Facebook paid $19 billion to buy a company with negligible revenue, a strict no-advertising policy and almost no hope of making any serious money.

Return of the soufflé

Modern chefs have moved away from the heartiness of French chef Auguste Escoffier's (the father of modern French cooking) style and now pride themselves on the lightness of this ultimate dessert, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Spoiler Alert: that spoilsport who gives it away

Be it a book or a TV drama, there will always be people who will reveal the plot. No matter how much you hate them, there is no avoiding spoilers in this age of social media, writes Seema Goswami.

Rumour check: which smartphones will be launched at MWC?

Rumour has it that the big names will all have big releases at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Rajiv Makhni separates rumour from the news and paints a realistic picture of what to expect.

Ladies, it is time to reclaim the kitchen

Gone are the days when kitchen work was sheer drudgery. Kitchen today is an intensely glamorous space where high-powered careers as chefs and bloggers are forged, writes Seema Goswami.

The Madras Connemara: something old, something new

The Madras Connemara is still not the luxury property it deserves to be. But for all practical purposes, it is back to being a great grand old hotel, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Do you care about social media friends?

It is one of the central ironies of this age of social media. Never before have we known so much about each other. And never before have we cared so little. We know way too much about our friends, chance acquaintances and complete strangers on social media. And we care too little about all of them, writes Seema Goswami.

Why Lenovo's buyout of Motorola is bad for you

Why would a corporate buyout concern us? Rajiv Makhni explains how having fewer big players in smartphone market would mean less competition, more monopolistic practices, higher prices and lesser innovation.

Air signs: Foods to suit your sun sign

Here's the second of a four-part series on eating according to your zodiac sign so you'll thank your stars. Dr Shikha Sharma writes this one for Librans, Aquarians and Geminis.

Fresh on the menu: restaurants to try out in Delhi, Mumbai

Whether you open an Irani restaurant or a French bistro, as long as the food is good, the punters will come. Vir Sanghvi recommends some new restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai.
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