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HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014

From dhol to DJ mix, Ganpati visarjan gets trendy

At visarjan, dhinchak DJs are replacing dhols. Meet the young Mumbaikars putting a new spin on tradition and finding a trendier way to pay homage.

August 31: On this day, 126 years ago...

126 years ago, on this day, Jack the Ripper killed his first (known) victim. Here are a few things you should know about the deadly man who terrorised the streets of London.

Stranger than fiction

Emraan Hashmi’s Raja Natwarlal is apparently fiction, which is sad because real con men are super. Here’s a run through.

On the Brunch radar

Brunch gives a thumbs up to the Indian version of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Rice Bucket Challenge and shoves those ranting about Priyanka Chopra playing Mary Kom.

I wanted to sing, beat up bad guys but was terrible at it: Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah's soon-to-be-released autobiography, And Then One Day, is elegantly written and also brutally honest. In an interview with Brunch, he talks of his years in Ajmer to his tryst with cinema.

The Firefox Firefight has begun!

Spice Fire One Mi–FX 1  and Intex Cloud FX, both under Rs. 3000 - Mozilla isn’t simply making cool browsers, they’re going mobile too, and doing it cheap

The French roast: The eternal favourite

While there are some great chicken dishes in their cuisine, French chefs will tell you that a roast chicken is the real test of a good kitchen as a dal is the test of a good Indian restaurant, writes Vir Sanghvi.

It’s always a woman's fault!

Behind every unsuccessful man is a woman who ‘jinxed’ him. Blaming women for all the bad stuff that goes down is as old as time itself. What’s been happening with Anushka Sharma is pretty much par for the course, writes Seema Goswami.

Packages foods might be doing more harm than good

Your jar of jam or carton of juice may be convenient, but it's more of a chemical cocktail than a source of nutrition, writes Shikha Sharma

Sharp, honest and witty: That's Farah Khan to the world

Director of a new multi-starrer, mother to triplets, beloved TV-show judge, and happy wife of a less famous man – Farah Khan is still doing things her way, and making it look good.

I keep changing phones all the time, says gadget-freak Parineeti Chopra

Going from PR to being the face of Yash Raj Films in Ladies v/s  Ricky Bahl, Parineeti Chopra has come a long way. A huge fan of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, she wants to sing for her own movies.

Superfoods to protect your heart and even help beat cancer

Cacao nibs, farro wheat, Buddha's hand: these aren't just fancy names. Without the side-effects of drugs or artificial additives, these foods can help you beat depression, lower cholesterol, cut the risk of heart disease and even beat cancer.

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!
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