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The French roast: The eternal favourite

While there are some great chicken dishes in their cuisine, French chefs will tell you that a roast chicken is the real test of a good kitchen as a dal is the test of a good Indian restaurant, writes Vir Sanghvi.

The Firefox Firefight has begun!

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Why we miss out on gems closer home for fancy foreign tags

Sometimes, a food memoir doesn't just whet the appetite; it provides food for thought as well. Seema Goswami talks of how reading Pamela Timms' Korma Kheer & Kismet made her look inwards.

Herbs for health and wellness

We grow up with home-brewed tonics, beauty treatments and secret weapons growing in pots on our balconies and backyards. Here are some that might help with common health troubles too, writes Shikha Sharma.

Say no to pretension and snobbery in food

Those who think that cuisine is not about taste but about expensive ingredients know nothing about good food. Vir Sanghvi tells us why restaurants that rely on caviar, foie gras, truffle, etc. must be avoided.

Internationale Funkausstellung: the buzz in Berlin

What can we expect from one of the most important technology fairs in the world? With no big stand-outs likely to be announced this year, Rajiv Makhni tells us about some that might become the showcase products at IFA.

Jeans, dress or sari... wear your attitude

No matter what your age, the key to style is that it has to be a personal. Feel like wearing a sari? Do it. Want the comfort of a pair of lived-in jeans? Knock yourself out, writes Seema Goswami.

Technology and your wellbeing

In the concluding part of the series, Shikha Sharma lists out some simple devices and smartphone apps that can help save your life wherever you may be.

The eclectic tastes of India

We've all heard of Kashmiri cuisine, Awadhi food, Punjabi khana and Gujarati thali. But pan-Indian cuisine? Not really because it is still in the process of evolving. Vir Sanghvi, nonetheless, lists out some of the most common dishes found across Indian restaurants.

iPhone 6: Rumour report card

With the iPhone 6 all set to launch soon, Rajiv Makhni lists out all the rumours doing the rounds and makes a checklist of what Apple may offer and which of these rumours would become a reality.

Medical marvels: The devices that save your life

Technology is not just about smartphones. It has also revolutionized the way we look at our health. In part I of the series, we list out tools that are changing the way patients look at health, writes Shikha Sharma.

The annoying world of perfection

We'd all agree that we are being fed images of perfection day in and day out. Seema Goswami tells us how she longs for a world which is a bit messed up, fed up with these tableaux of perfection.

The four-way smartphone war

Four models, four great options and one decision. So which phone should you buy? Rajiv Makhni does a comparative analysis of four smartphones and comes up with an answer.

Grape expectations: 10 things you should know about wine

With a whole new generation of wine drinkers wanting to know more about the drink, here are answers to some often asked questions, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Identity crisis: Who is an Indian?

If you choose to be Indian, no matter where you were born, where you currently live, or whom you are married to, you are an Indian. At the end of the day, it is all about choice, writes Seema Goswami.
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