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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

A smart way to sell a smartphone

Serious about mobile phones? A brand called Xiaomi is on its way. Rajiv Makhni explains what the Xiaomi craze is all about – from its much-in-demand ‘only sold online’ model to updating their entire phone OS and features ‘Over the Air’ every single week.

Rediscovering the lost art of interview

Tired of the shouty journos on TV supposedly interviewing a newsmaker? Well, you are not the only one. There are a whole bunch of those in media today. Seema Goswami tells us what makes up for a good interview.

Fad or fact: Busting myths behind food

From the goodness of red wine to the benefits of olive oil, there are too many theories about food, health and dieting. Vir Sanghvi does a deep dive to try and find how many of these have a scientific foundation.

Are you prepared for a driverless car?

The fantasy of driverless cars has been with us for ages. Movies and sci-fi books have had them and various companies have given it a go. It's only now that new experiments have shown that this may soon be a reality, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Can milk be bad for you?

Do you feel gassy, nauseated and bloated after eating a dairy product? Chances are you have lactose intolerance which means your body can't digest lactose. Shikha Sharma tells you how to deal with it.

Chubby is fine, let your child know that

Often children pick cues from the way elders behave in their presence. So, if your child refuses to eat a sinful chocolate cake, blame the bowl of salad you've been tucking in routinely, writes Seema Goswami.

Mind what you eat: decoding labels

Cool packaging often hides the unhealthy truth within. So read between the lines. Don't get carried away with screaming words like 'sugar free' and 'cholesterol free' and 'diet', writes Shikha Sharma.

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.
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