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HindustanTimes Sun,13 Jul 2014

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is the Rahul Dravid of German football

One is a footballer who has made 107 appearances for his side, the other a cricketer with over 24,000 international runs. Both are known for their tireless work ethics and devotion towards the team. Both have been over-shadowed during their prime because of the presence of more 'flamboyant' players in the team.

Now, escorts hook up with clients on Twitter

It is not just big corporates and politicos that are using social media sites like Twitter to reach out to their base. The microblogging site has attracted a much more niche (albeit not unlikely) user too — escort services agencies.

Brazil pay heavy price for tactical naivety, immaturity, suffer 0-3 defeat by Dutch

Brazil came into the World Cup expecting nothing less than victory but tactical naivety, a lack of emotional preparation and an inability to overcome the loss of two leading players cost them the chance of winning a sixth title.

Big B disappointed with Team Brazil

Brazil's poor performance at this year's Fifa World Cup has left Amitabh Bachchan highly sad and let down. The Bollywood megastar tweeted his dismay after his favourites Brazil failed to secure even a third place as they were defeated by Netherlands on Saturday Night.

More than a million have no school and no hope for the future

A recent UN report shows that more than a million children between the ages of six and eleven years are out of school. This represents a real loss of potential for the country. Poulomi Banerjee writes.

Donuts, the brand new antidote to jet lag

A sugar rush could be all you need to beat jet lag. Now here’s scientific evidence that donuts and other insulin-spiking foods have some use other than making you overweight and at risk of diabetes.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: watch it for Ashutosh Rana and the music

Watch Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya for wonderful performances, Ashutosh Rana and smart screenplay. But do remember it's one of the dreamy, larger-than-life and low on logic Bollywood movies, writes Sweta Kaushal.

A Brazillion problems - Glorious past, embarrassing present and a bleak future

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was hoping to send an optimistic message to the team's supporters in Saturday's World Cup third-place match but their lifeless performance in a 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands on Saturday did exactly the opposite. Brazil humiliated again, this time 3-0 by Netherlands

Tihar Jail sets up restaurant, inmates to cook and serve food

Around 10 of the 45-50 inmates who underwent training in house keeping, cooking and hotel management are at present working at the restaurant. The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 50 persons, is open from 10am to 10pm.

Picking up the threads: A look at the community behind Reddit India

The Reddit India sub-forum was started six years ago, but it is only over the past two years, as the Indian community became more active in the run-up to this year’s national election, that its subscriber numbers began to soar.

Chubby is fine, let your child know that

Often children pick cues from the way elders behave in their presence. So, if your child refuses to eat a sinful chocolate cake, blame the bowl of salad you've been tucking in routinely, writes Seema Goswami.

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.

WATCH: Nargis Fakhri, Salman Khan groove to Honey Singh's voice in Kick

Honey Singh's much-awaited song, Yaar Na Miley, from Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick, is finally out. This is the first time Salman Khan has teamed up with the Punjabi rapper.

Bhopal youngsters take tech route to spirituality, read holy books on cellphones

Several youths in Bhopal have converted their cellphones into a holy book. There are many others who download various applications to read verses of holy books like Ramayan, Geeta, Bible and Guru Granth Sahib.

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.
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