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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

New Patna: of Litfests, discos and throbbing nightlife

Reduced crime, a throbbing nightlife and the world’s longest WiFi zone – this is the legacy Nitish Kumar has left behind in Bihar’s once notorious capital.

The world of shudh desi online humour

Remember the Alok Nath jokes (#I'mfeelingSanskari) that had everyone in splits? Or Alia Bhatt memes that came up post her Koffee With Karan outing? Welcome to the world of online humour.

Ridiculous social media headlines: yeh kya bakwaas hai?

We're tired of these often misleading, mostly ridiculous headlines that clog our Twitter and Facebook timelines. Here are the worst offenders. And remember, as tempted as you are to click on them, don't! 

Thinking like a fan on the upcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VII

The seventh installment in the Star Wars film series should be out sometime by the end of December 2015. With the kind of buzz the film's created already, we decided to help you sound like a fan.

Aam debate: when Indians get down to comparing mangoes

India has many things to fight over especially during election time. But picking one's favourite variety of mango is always fun. Check out our findings.

Dubai: going beyond its mall culture

No, this isn't a mirage in the desert. An amazing literature festival with writers from all over the world showed that there's more to Dubai than malls.

Workshops that teach you to twirl, spin and juggle

Hurried Mumbai is always up for something new and interesting. Hula hooping, flair bartending and twirling aren't quite like dance but not adventure sport either. Check out what's got Mumbai excited.

Tanishaa Mukerji: Kajol's kid sister grows up

After a forgettable debut, Tanishaa's career was all but over till Bigg Boss Season 7 happened. Now, she is back on TV as a comedy show judge. But can she make an impression?

The selfie fashionista: what a poser!

The social media is full of 'main bhi fashinistas' of the world, desperate to strike a pose at the drop of a hat. Brunch makes fun of some classic high-street selfie poses.

Secret: the ‘new’ social network

Welcome to the anonymous network, a new world that is taking the world by storm. And the app that is spearheading this new way of communicating is Secret, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Nutrition primer for convalescents

People view nutrition in terms of special meals for children, dieters and athletes. Many forget that convalescents require special care to bounce back to normalcy too, writes Shikha Sharma.

I’d like Priyanka or Katrina as my heroine in a romantic film, says Manish Paul

In a chat with Brunch, actor and comic artist Manish Paul speaks of his favourite films, his life in Delhi and who from Bollywood would make the best PM.

How to dress up for pop culture's dystopian tomorrow

Depending on what you read or watch, we're either headed for war, totalitarian statehood, devolution, revolution or zombies. Come, see the sunniest visions of tomorrow and face them in style.

Why Hay Festival is called 'Woodstock of the mind'

The literary festival takes place in a town called Hay-on-Wye in Wales, UK. That this quiant town should host the festival isn't surprising as it has, for long, been the mecca for bibliophiles and was the world's first book town.

Netas and their speeches

What does a politician really mean when he is handing out a sickening, sweet or sickeningly-sweet speech? Basically, what he means to say is, believe my words at your own risk. Some samples.
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