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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Why Rakesh Kumar is India's Kabbadi king

Now that the ancient Indian contact sport has got a booster shot with the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League, it may be a good time to discover the rock star of the sport and its only Arjuna Award winner.

On the Brunch radar

With much to like and dislike this week, Brunch gives a thumps up to TRAI for not making apps (Whatsapp, Viber and more) paid while a big shove was reserved for Ohio morgue worker who had sex with 100 corpses.

Could you make it as a Ninja Turtle?

The four Ninja heroes are badass but also gloriously corny. Now, as Hollywood reboots the franchise with a new film - set to release in India this Friday - find out how nuts you are!

Demise of the neighbourhood cyber café

This wasn't a place that served coffee but what it offered had many takers - students, people craving online romance and chatroom wonders. Sadly, with increased access to the web, this trend is dying out.

Are these two India's best dancers right now?

When Lauren Gottlieb and Salman Yusuff Khan set foot on the dance floor, you get flawless, passionate performances. In any interview with Brunch, they reveal what makes their performances so special.

Bachchan's the most stylish Bollywood personality: Manish Malhotra

This man has draped more Bollywood beauties that one can imagine. For Manish Malhotra, the swinging '60s is his favourite fashion decade in history. Brunch catches up with the designer.

Amritsar to America: Rockstar chef Vikas Khanna's journey to self discovery

He's the host of Masterchef India and a celebrity cook. Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna has had a fascinating life. Know his story of how he beat disability and destiny to become one of the best-known Indians in the world of food.

The big Bollywood bang theory

We present the biggest and most interesting box office clashes in the next few months. Pick sides and mark the dates.

Say no to pretension and snobbery in food

Those who think that cuisine is not about taste but about expensive ingredients know nothing about good food. Vir Sanghvi tells us why restaurants that rely on caviar, foie gras, truffle, etc. must be avoided.

Herbs for health and wellness

We grow up with home-brewed tonics, beauty treatments and secret weapons growing in pots on our balconies and backyards. Here are some that might help with common health troubles too, writes Shikha Sharma.

Internationale Funkausstellung: the buzz in Berlin

What can we expect from one of the most important technology fairs in the world? With no big stand-outs likely to be announced this year, Rajiv Makhni tells us about some that might become the showcase products at IFA.

Why we miss out on gems closer home for fancy foreign tags

Sometimes, a food memoir doesn't just whet the appetite; it provides food for thought as well. Seema Goswami talks of how reading Pamela Timms' Korma Kheer & Kismet made her look inwards.

The 'happy music' guy goes to Tokyo

If you are a gig regular, chances are you would have seen Nischay Parekh belting out lyrics that get crowds cheering. Come October, he'll be taking his brand of music to the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy.

On the Brunch radar

From tripping over the adorable newborn panda triplets in China to detesting the miserable show by Indian cricket team in faraway England, Brunch tells us what was right and what wasn't this week.

Sohrab Hura: Meet the reclusive yet gifted lensman

Two days before World Photography Day, we feature Sohrab Hura - who has made it to the prestigious Magnum photo collective, only the second Indian after Raghu Rai.
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