HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

The four-way smartphone war

Four models, four great options and one decision. So which phone should you buy? Rajiv Makhni does a comparative analysis of four smartphones and comes up with an answer.

The annoying world of perfection

We'd all agree that we are being fed images of perfection day in and day out. Seema Goswami tells us how she longs for a world which is a bit messed up, fed up with these tableaux of perfection.

Grape expectations: 10 things you should know about wine

With a whole new generation of wine drinkers wanting to know more about the drink, here are answers to some often asked questions, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Aamir will make a great politician, says actor-politician Gul Panag

She's a beauty pageant winner and an actor to boot. Her Twitter page is one of the most engaging celeb pages on social media. In a chat with Brunch, Gul Panag tells what it means to be a star and a politician.

Why are you so tired and what can you do about it?

Sapped of energy? How is it that you wake up from your eight hours a day sleep still feeling tired? You're not alone. "I am just so tired" is possibly the most repeated phrase in urban cities. Brunch tells you how to cope with it.

Anamika Khanna: The designer whom designers celebrate

She has one flagship store, rarely gives interviews and hardly ever does shows. But you can't ignore Anamika Khanna. At her recent presentation in Kolkata, fashion's most prominent influencers marked their attendance.

The runway bridegroom

Getting married this year? Want to look as fashionable as your bride on D-day? Here are new trends for men that you might want to follow - or not.

Why Ashwin Sanghi, James Patterson should write a Bollywood thriller

James Patterson is an internationally best-selling author. Ashwin Sanghi is an Indian Dan Brown who struck gold with his mythology-laced thrillers. And now the two have brought us Private India. Time Bollywood got them together?

The young-adult stories obsession

Reading too many of those books? Why don't you write one too? The tales that have turned bestsellers and blockbusters sound similar enough. But how do you write your own? Follow these cliches and prepare for adventure.

Shah Rukh, Salman my favourite co-stars: Sushmita Sen

In a chat with Brunch Sushmita Sen talks about how being a mother feels so awesome and why her chemistry with Shah Rukh Khan works so well.

The crazy rush to keep up with everything

Between pop culture, the news, social networks and every trending topic thrown at us, being in-the-know is now frankly exhausting, writes Rachel Lopez.

That Thai thing: How Bangkok retains its ability to bounce back

What strikes me as most extraordinary about Bangkok is that despite political upheaval and unrest, things take only a couple of months to return to normal, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Firing Steve Jobs was a mistake: Former Apple CEO John Sculley

Many would agree that the former Apple CEO did magic with the brand. Yet an impossible-to-remove tag line associated with him is that he was behind Steve Jobs' ouster from Apple in 1985, writes Rajiv Makhni.

Identity crisis: Who is an Indian?

If you choose to be Indian, no matter where you were born, where you currently live, or whom you are married to, you are an Indian. At the end of the day, it is all about choice, writes Seema Goswami.

What you must know about your body and its chakras

Yoga looks at chakras as the body's energy points. And they are located almost exactly where the hormone-secreting glands that connect our mind, emotions and body are situated, writes Shikha Sharma.
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