HindustanTimes Mon,21 Apr 2014

Sceptre of smartphone and work-life balance

Could you bear to switch off that smartphone; or are you too scared of missing out on that important work email? Let's admit it - staying away from smartphone, even for a couple of hours, makes us panic just a little, writes Seema Goswami.

Hong Kong and its romance with good food

In the last few years, Hong Kong seems to have become sedate. Less flashy than Shanghai, not so designer-label conscious, it even has a vaguely tasteful, old-money air about it, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Can Samsung shrug off its 'cheap plastic' tag with Galaxy S5?

A one- year-old Chinese brand is competing with Samsung. Launched around the same time, Gionee's S5.5 gives stiff competition to Samsung's Galaxy S5. In part II of the smartphone series, Rajiv Makhni compares the two phones.

Basmati: an explosion of fragrance

Basmati is India's great contribution to the world of gastronomy. It is as delicious as truffles, foie gras or any of the so-called luxury ingredients you pay a bomb for, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Sexist underbelly of Indian politics

There's no dearth of incidents involving women candidates being subjected to sexist attacks. What's worrying is when not just men, but even women pull down other women, writes Seema Goswami.

Did you know intestines are also called the second brain?

Your intestines play a key role in your overall health, and not just the digestive process, writes Shikha Sharma.s

Chronicling two of Delhi’s most iconic hotels

Taj Mahal Hotel can be either the beating heart of New Delhi or a railway station while The Oberoi is a perfumed oasis of cool luxury. Which hotel you prefer says more about you than it does about them, says Vir Sanghvi.

Know your vitamins, minerals better

Vitamins and minerals are called micronutrients because the body needs only tiny amounts of them, but to miss them can be disastrous, writes Shikha Sharma.

Why HTC’s new smartphone is the most stunning phone today

Confused about which of the two recent launches -- HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5 – is the top-of-heap smartphone? In part I of this two-part series, Rajiv Makhni tells you what makes M8 brilliant.

On poll eve, some free advice for our netas

In this season of poll mania, it is hard not to get caught up in the madness. At the same time, one is compelled to offer some free and unsolicited advice to all the candidates in the fray, writes Seema Goswami.

Car as a device, not just a vehicle

The battle for market space in high-end cars has led to a new war in an unchartered zone - the technology features arena, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Defining success: it's a measure of who you really are

How successful you are often gets measured by how ambitious you are and by the company you keep among other parameters, writes Seema Goswami.

Hostel food and the love-hate relationship

School dinners are a complicated business. No matter how disgusting and hideous hostel food is, it influences your tastes forever, writes Vir Sanghvi.

For a good night's sleep

Good sleep needn't be a nightmare to achieve. Just follow these simple tips to get your regular eight hours and stay away from chronic sleep deprivation, writes Shikha Sharma.

Melbourne is all about quiet charm

Ain't no sunshine in Australia till you’ve enjoyed Melbourne, they say. While the city has none of Sydney’s in-your-face wow factor, it is like any cultured European city, writes Vir Sanghvi.
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