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HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014

Get ready for the Diwali detox

The biggest binge-eating period of the year has just ended. Here’s how to sort out your system, writes Shikha Sharma.

The wedding season's here, can the Bridezilla be far behind?

Now that the season of wedding madness is upon us again, I find myself surrounded by more Bridezillas than I can keep track of. It makes me want to take these young ladies aside, pour them a cold glass of water and ask them to calm the hell down, writes Seema Goswami.

Meet Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, India's new racquet girls

They are glamorous, successful and full of life – and now Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, India's new racquet queens, are making the squash world sit up and take notice.

It's all about keema

Haute cuisine looks down on it. Most people like it disguised as kebabs. But keema – in its simple, oily avatar – still has a large fan following, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Now, iPhone 6 and Samsung Note 4 fans have a lot to fight over

The battle of the giants had resumed and Samsung and Apple were leaving nothing to chance. By bringing out a large-screen device, Apple has unwittingly acknowledged that Samsung was on to a good thing with its Note series, writes Rajiv Makhni.

If not an actor, I would have been an international art thief: Rahul Khanna

VJ-turned-actor Rahul Khanna talks about how he would have loved to take Marilyn Monroe out for dinner, playing the big brother and much more.

Arun Govil: the first Ram

Arun Govil, who played Ram in the original Doordarshan series Ramayan, talks about how the role put him permanently under a magnifying lens and caused much embarassment (and was also a reason why he quit smoking).

My only obsession is housekeeping: Sonali Bendre

Mother of a 9-year-old, Sonali Bendre is one of the most gorgeous actresses in Bollywood, having starred in films like Sarfarosh and Hum Saath Saath Hain. She is making a comeback on the small screen with Ekta Kapoor's Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye.

When Shah Rukh Khan became Sita

A 19-year-old Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of Sita in the 'second largest' Ramlila of Agra. The irony is, he hates his name, doesn't quite like his namesake in Bollywood and worships Salman Khan.

Dressing up the malls

From an outline of Banaras ghats in rope lights to a giant Ganesha statue, mall decor is never so dazzling as it is for big festivals and Diwali, Christmas and Valentine's Days are the festivals that call for the most out-of-the-box thinking.

Brush up on your Ramayan, the entertaining way

If you are looking for a short cut to know more about the greatest Hindu epic, here is a list of some animated movies and feature films centred around the Ramayana, recreated in an entertaining manner.

On the Brunch radar

Brunch loved Rekha in Comedy Nights With Kapil (we love her, anywhere!) and the German recreation of the Kal Ho Na Ho title song. Here's a round-up of things we loved and shoved this week.

On the Brunch radar

Brunch loves the way Hrithik Roshan dances MJ style to Bang Bang and shoves how people seem to be obsessed with AbRam. Here's a round-up of things we love and shoved this week.

Ten things only douchebags do on Diwali

You thought it was cool to set off your neighbour's car alarm off or brag about the number of fire-crackers you lit in one go? Breaking news! It's NOT. We bring you a list of ten things only doucebags do in Diwali.

The big deal about 'Gone Girl'

Nobody thinks that the cheating, lying Nick Dunne in Gone Girl is representative of all mankind. But Amy Dunne is seen as a reflection of all womankind. Does writing about an anti-heroine make an author anti-feminist? Seema Goswami finds out.
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