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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

Boycott restaurants that don't respect you

The possibility of good food, ambience and sheer demand is no reason for customers to take nonsense from restaurants. In sheer contrast to such places are chains like Sagar in Delhi and Soam in Mumbai, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Heart of the sea

A week-long Mediterranean voyage on SeaDream II in Rome is a far better experience than you can ever imagine: a sort of once-in-a-lifetime trip, writes Vir Sanghvi.

50 shades of Android

This already omnipotent and omnipresent operating system will now dominate and wrestle its way to other areas than just your phone, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Save yourself from the deluge this monsoon

Monsoon is not just about cloudy skies, rain songs and cool breezes. Rains also mean humidity, slush and stagnant water that come with their own troubles. Shikha Sharma tells you how to fight the problems this rainy season.

Seasons of plenty

With most fruits and vegetables available through the year, are we losing out on the joys of seasonal eating? Seema Goswami has the answer.

Amazon fire phone: all smoke, no fire!

Amazon's newest phone may just go down in history as a lesson on why moving away from a winning formula can have dire consequences, writes Rajiv Makhni.

India's greatest mutton curry

Rogan Josh is one of those dishes that seems to capture the essence of what it is to be Indian, writes Vir Sanghvi.

When it rains, don't let diseases pour

Caution: rains can make you sick. Monsoon is when the weather changes to hot and dry to hot and humid, conducive for the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Shikha Sharma tells you how to disease-proof your life this year.

Put up, shut up, and move on…

Whatever the merits of the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia case, it is the commentary around it (like, women who are rich and famous cannot be abused or harassed) that is truly troubling, writes Seema Goswami.

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.
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