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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

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.

Vitamin D: the sunshine vitamin

Of all the nutrients our body needs, there's one that stands away from the crowd. Irrespective of how many greens you eat or how much fibre you intake, you still need more. And this nutrient is manufactured in the body itself, in the presence of sun light, writes Shikha Sharma.

Decoding the dress code leaders followed this election season

Seema Goswami tells us how some of the most high-profile candidates fared on style-o-meter as they presented themselves to the public and what they hoped to subliminally communicate by their wardrobe choices.

The healthier alternative: why going vegan is good

Vegetarianism is not just a food choice, it is a philosophy. For those who care about the harm their meals cause living beings, perhaps veganism is the way to go, writes Shikha Sharma.

Captain courage: the legend of CP Krishnan Nair

A former military officer who took early retirement, ventured into garment export business and made millions. Then, in his 60s, he decided to enter the hotel business and created the chain called Leela. Vir Sanghvi takes us through the phenomenal life of Captain CP Krishnan Nair.

Selfie Bible: cameraphones that show promise

In the second part of the Selfie Bible, Rajiv Makhni takes us through other contenders such as iPhone 5S, Nokia 1020 among others and apps that can improve a selfie.

Selfie bible: how to take the best selfies in the world

In a selfie-crazed world it helps to get some guidance. In a two-part series, Rajiv Makhni tells us the best camera and camera phones to take selfies, apps that can improve your selfie-taking abilities and more.

Dilemma of marriage: the tricky issue of surname

What's in a name? Ask a woman who is about to get married to know the answer. Whether she uses her father's surname or her husband's, it is the woman who matters, says Seema Goswami.

The happening world of Delhi restaurants

The Delhi restaurant scene keeps changing. New places open. Old places get new management. Celebrated restaurateurs leave their groups and start their own places. Vir Sanghvi checks out this exciting world.

How herbal tea can help keep common ailments at bay

Not just tea leaves, but flowers, tree bark, herbs or spices - all have herbal properties. It makes sense to switch to them instead of chai, says Shikha Sharma. Here's how.

Summer reading: here's what to read while on a holiday

It doesn't matter where you go: frenetic cities, sun-bleached beaches or mountain getaways. But no matter where you end up, a good book is always a boon companion, says Seema Goswami.
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