HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014


Temple with a difference

Religious harmony has been the staple of the Indian way of life all through the ages. A temple near Bhopal is a living testimony to this.

Fearless mantra

We constantly live in fear. Sometimes we fear failure but at times we are even secretly afraid of success.

What’s in a name?

Parents of SSC students today filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, claiming that the geography paper in which students were asked to identify districts in Maharashtra was prepared according to their old names and not the new ones decided by the state government after it was elected to power.

The Ladyboys of Thailand

Official numbers state there are 2,00,000 ladyboys in Thailand. After four days in Bangkok, it seems there are more, reports Ruchira Hoon.

One day, one man

The sheer sugar rush of watching Sachin (pronounced ‘Such-chin!’ each time he hits a boundary) single-handedly take on the Aussies as if he’s Karna in Kurukshetra, writes Indrajit Hazra.

Soft-pedalling austerity

 I laud what Sonia Gandhi has done as far as austerity is concerned. But austerity cannot be imposed. It must come from within, like it did for Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru and B.C. Roy, writes Suhel Seth.

Why so serious?

So the question’s not: What was Tharoor thinking when he made his ‘holy cows’ comment?! The question is: What was the Congress thinking when it got Tharoor on board?! Didn't anyone read his hilarious book before signing him up? asks Indrajit Hazra.

One dress, one year

Can you wear the same outfit day in, day out for a whole year? Sheena Matheiken can, and she’s doing it to raise funds for poor children. Shrenik Avlani examines...

Not the theatre of politics

It was movie time for minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor and his personal staff. Tharoor recently went out to watch Quick Gun Murugan.

The dialogue

I see you’re reading a thick book. Nothing wrong, I hope?
Sssh. I’m trying to finish Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, before the movie comes out.

A persisting profile from the past

The transition from foreign secretary to former foreign secretary takes more time when the world knows you as the country’s top diplomat for close to three years.

Another Gas tourist

On Thursday, outside the walled confines of the sprawling grounds where a factory once stood on Berasia Road in Bhopal, the festive spirit is infectious and spreading like an invisible mist.

Feel the Force?

Now that Force India has secured a podium finish in the Belgian Grand Prix, isn’t it about time we had an Indian driver in the hot seat?

Hits and missiles

Why on earth are you dismantling that nice, sleek missile?

Pillow a fast one

Punjab ministers and Akali-BJP MLAs were in Delhi recently to demand a farmers’ package from the PM.
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