HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

The taste of Gujarat

Gujarati food is a complex interplay of flavours, and if you think it is only sweet, you’re just plain ignorant, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Fitness Bands 2.0

Fitness bands might have died a quiet death but they’re slicker, better and ready for a comeback, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Style files

Tracing your life story through fashion can be both fun and traumatic, writes Seema Goswami.

The faceputers are coming

Virtual reality devices are now closer to reality and they’ve got their eyes on you. Rajiv Makhni talks about the Oculus Rift, why Facebook buying Oculus is a good thing, and why the Google Cardboard (or Oculus Thrift) will wow your eyes.

We want our legacy to live on

Yes, death is inevitable. But a good measure of a person’s life is how they are remembered after they are gone. We all want our lives to have had some meaning. We want our legacy to live on after us, writes Seema Goswami.

New York: Foodie capital of the world

It may not be the capital of the world, but it’s where most food trends are launched, where world cuisines flourish and where chefs find fame. New York is, without doubt, the number one food city on the planet, writes Vir Sanghvi.

The social contract

Be it lipstick stuck on teeth or skirt stuck between thighs, is it better to draw someone's attention to it, embarrass them in the moment or ignore and let them be mortified later on, wonders Seema Goswami.

The dry-fruit advantage

They may be small, but they sure are a storehouse of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Make sure dry fruits like figs, apricots and others are a part of your diet, recommends Shikha Sharma.

The taste of live music

In India, we’ve always believed that food and music do mix. But is the golden age of live music at restaurants over, wonders Vir Sanghvi.

Is Nokia bracing for a comeback with the Nokia N1 tablet?

It dominated the world to the point that almost everyone’s first phone was a Nokia; it then staged the greatest debacle as a brand. But don’t write off Nokia just yet, the once-popular phone brand is bracing for a comeback, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Never buy a phone again

One thing that seems to have fired up people's imagination and is featuring high on the wishlist is a modular phone. How about having a modular phone just like modular furniture, asks Rajiv Makhni.

Sherlock or Poirot?

Is Sherlock Holmes the most popular fictional detective of all time? But if Holmes gets the first place then who else would feature in the top ten. Seema Goswami compiles her list of the top ten detectives in fiction.

Hail the Burger King

Every American fast food chain that enters India adopts the “Indianisation” mantra. Will the new entrant get it right?

The 2014 Rude Food Award goes to…

The Rude Food Awards are a tradition that started over a decade ago. Welcome to the 2014 edition of the Rude Food awards for Delhi selected by Vir Sanghvi. A few old favourites, a few new stars.

Does Android Lollipop suck?

Will Android's biggest reboot ever, Lollipop, act like a treat for its users or will it suck up in the face of competition? This new OS will affect 80 per cent of the world and almost 90 per cent of Indian mobile users, writes Rajiv Makhni.
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