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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

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.

How to keep a cool head in oppressing heat

Come summer and it is quite natural to get affected by the sun. Headaches, usually triggered by hormones (particularly with women) or stress, are often set off by the sun as well. Tips on tackling headaches.

Tech rumours that might just come true

Rajiv Makhni tells us what his sources have told him about some of the most anticipated gadgets of 2014. Here are a few tech rumours doing the rounds and what they mean.

Getting to know Australian wine

We've heard of the great wine regions of France, of course. But ask Indian wine-drinkers anything about the Adelaide Hills or the Yarra Valley and all you will get are blank looks, writes Vir Sanghvi.

The substance of style: wearing what suits you

Style is not about wearing designer clothes. Nor is it about being a slave to the seasonal diktats of high fashion. Rather it is the ability to ignore fashion when it is doing you no favours, writes Seema Goswami.
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