HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Foods that fight stress

Suffering from stress, sleeplessness, heaviness or persistent headaches? To prevent the onset of stress and nervous disorders, it is important to eat right and get a balance of nutrients, writes Shikha Sharma.

Hollande love affair: very French yet very private

As President Francois Hollande is caught between two lovers, do the French people care? Not a bit! The situation would have been different if the media had caught Barack Obama or David Cameroon with their pants down.

How Asia fell in love with chilli, West with its records

The West stole the chilli from South America and never knew what to do with it. Asia, on the other hand, built a whole cuisine around it. And now while we enjoy the chilli flavour in our food, the West wastes its time on stupid competitions featuring chillis that most people will never eat.

A short course in Sherlock Holmes

Elementary, another Holmes show starts Monday, Jan 27 on AXN. Get your Baker Street adaptations right.

Taste, health, fun – humble dal packs them all!

A snack, a starter, a soup, a curry, a roti, a sweet – dal is celebrated across India and the world in so many delicious ways, says Kavita Devgan.

Wear a very hot pink on your first date, says designer Manish Arora

Designer Manish Arora talks on a host of topics, from colours to sport this season to launching his new collection on a fashion portal.

This Sunday, rediscover and explore Delhi for free

Go on art and poetry trails, soak in the city's history, try rock climbing – all this and more without spending a single rupee! Read on and pick your favourite free Sunday pursuit!

How to enjoy sights and sounds of Mumbai, at no cost all

Keep your eyes open and your wallet closed. We’re showing you a Mumbai you’ve never seen before. From crumbling facades, humble havelis of Kalbadevi-Bhuleshwar to viewing the city’s oldest Art Deco building at Sewri and spotting pretty pink flamingos from Sewri Fort, the city so much to offer and it’s absolutely free!

Of music, murals and pubs: a vacation in Belfast

Belfast’s murals and its landmarks  tell an intriguing tale of the town’s past, present and future. Visit the capital of Northern Ireland where history, literature and music live on. And then there are the pubs!

Retelling Mahabharata: why Kauravas are villain-heroes to Anand Neelakantan

The bestselling author talks on why being on the losing side is a winner vis-à-vis books. In his new book he gives his take on the epic Mahabharata, this time focusing on the ‘unconquerable’ Kauravas.

Qualities that make or break a restaurant's ratings

The restaurant business is about quality. You can tell what your restaurant experience is going to be like by just looking at the basics, says Vir Sanghvi.

Vintage viewing: TV shows we’d love to watch again

Settle down for a full dose of nostalgia with some TV shows that never get old. Seema Goswami presents a list of all-time favourite shows, classics of different genres that have survived through decades.

The Brunch book challenge: readers top picks

If you started when we did, you should have finished reading your first book of the year. Most people are already on their second and third (many are on fourths and fifths, some on sevenths and eighths...)

CES 2014: of bendable TVs and indestructible tablets

A ground report of the eye-popping technology at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. Rajiv Makhni says almost every company went over the top in showcasing and grandstanding.

The new ‘normal’: why India gave up healthy food for junk

As ready-to-eat and convenience food replaces balanced home-cooked meals in Indian metros, Shikha Sharma questions why should we rely on foods high on toxins and low on nutrition?
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