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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Mind what you eat: decoding labels

Cool packaging often hides the unhealthy truth within. So read between the lines. Don't get carried away with screaming words like 'sugar free' and 'cholesterol free' and 'diet', writes Shikha Sharma.

Romance of the wet sari: best moments

What's the best way to show you're drenched in love (or lust)? Bollywood has only one answer to this question: the wet sari. Here's how it's been since 1955.

Exclusive extract from Moni Mohsin's The Return of the Butterfly

"Again peace mission has gone and come back from India. Again they didn't take me. Dekho zara!". Read on for more.

Is the Albert Pinto of Indian cricket at peace finally?

Back in Indian team after two years, Gautam Gambhir has lots to cheer - from leading Kolkata Knight Riders to victory in this year's Indian Premier League and fatherhood to touring England for the Test series - the going has indeed been good.

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.

Pakistani writer Moni Mohsin's back with her Butterfly

Moni Mohsin's The Return of the Butterfly, the third book in the hilarious Butterfly series is out. We asked her about writing, Pakistan and of course, her heroine. Plus, an exclusive extract from the book!

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.
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