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HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

V for Versatility, V for Vidya Balan

Lolita, Vidya Bagchi, Manjulika, Sabrina Lal, or Reshma. Vidya Balan does like role-playing.

Save yourself from the deluge this monsoon

Monsoon is not just about cloudy skies, rain songs and cool breezes. Rains also mean humidity, slush and stagnant water that come with their own troubles. Shikha Sharma tells you how to fight the problems this rainy season.

I am reverse ageing. I was born a woman, am now a little girl: Vidya Balan

It's been a tough year for Vidya Balan, a year she doesn't understand too well. With Bobby Jasoos opening to good reviews, Balan's life is not looking as dirty as it looked earlier, writes Amrah Ashraf. Photo by Aparna Jayakumar.

Rainproof your tech shelf

That dazzling watch around your wrist, the expensive smartphone in your pocket and those precious earplugs do not share your excitement for grey skies and a deluge. Rajiv Arora lists 5 waterproof gadgets that sneer at the rain.

Heart of the sea

A week-long Mediterranean voyage on SeaDream II in Rome is a far better experience than you can ever imagine: a sort of once-in-a-lifetime trip, writes Vir Sanghvi.

50 shades of Android

This already omnipotent and omnipresent operating system will now dominate and wrestle its way to other areas than just your phone, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Your complete guide to tech jargon

Technology is changing faster than any of us can keep up. If new terms already  sound Greek to you, Apekshita Varshney is here to help.

Seasons of plenty

With most fruits and vegetables available through the year, are we losing out on the joys of seasonal eating? Seema Goswami has the answer.

Welcome to the new-age workspace

As careers move beyond mundane nine-to-fives, and as technology lets you literally carry your office in your pocket, more and more Indians are moving away from the air-conditioned, white cubicles of the conventional office space. Satarupa Paul finds out if thinking out of the cube is a good career move.

When I am playing well, no one's tough to handle: Saina Nehwal

Fresh from her thumping victory at the Australian Super Series, India's badminton champ, Saina Nehwal bares her heart on life beyond the court.

Men Should Watch True Blood Too!

Edward and Bella ruined vampires for men, women and everybody except silly little teenage girls. But True Blood came in the form of a delicious revenge and reinstated the Pale Ones to their former glory. You can't not watch it, writes Indra Shekhar Singh.

When Vidya Balan lit up a 'dull white cube'

Photographer Aparna Jayakumar was not sure if she could do justice to her shoot with Vidya Balan in what she called a "dull white cube". Everything changed the moment the actor walked in, writes Amrah Ashraf.

The Vampire Bites Back

Luis Suarez is not the first athlete to bare his incisors, nor it is the first time he has done that. Asheesh Sharma puts together a short history of athletes who have been accused of biting.

Did Shakespeare write his books?

Charlie Lovett's The Bookman's Tale is a book for all literature lovers. Written by an antiquarian bookseller, it is tailor-made for lovers of solid British crime novels, writes Jyotsna Raman.

On The Brunch Radar

From minimal Bollywood posters to the time wasted blocking email notifications from websites that force you to sign up, Saudamini Jain shares all that she loved and hated this week.

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