HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Can Samsung shrug off its 'cheap plastic' tag with Galaxy S5?

Galaxy S5
A one- year-old Chinese brand is competing with Samsung. Launched around the same time, Gionee's S5.5 gives stiff competition to Samsung's Galaxy S5. In part II of the smartphone series, Rajiv Makhni compares the two phones.

Rude Food
Basmati: an explosion of fragrance

Rude Food by Vir Sanghvi
Basmati is India's great contribution to the world of gastronomy. It is as delicious as truffles, foie gras or any of the so-called luxury ingredients you pay a bomb for, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Netas and their speeches

What does a politician really mean when he is handing out a sickening, sweet or sickeningly-sweet speech? Basically, what he means to say is, believe my words at your own risk. Some samples.

The Firangi Tadka awards: the whiny, the forever lost, the weird

Mercifully, these don't go on and on like the desi ones. But they aren't without their share of absurdities - from the most convoluted plot (Lost) to January Jones (Mad Men) for being a selfish cry baby. Check them out.
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