Thursday, June 21, 2018
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17 Jun 2018

Try this sattu tart

17 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

We owe this one to our dear friend Chef Nishant Choubey, who hails from Jharkhand and is busy returning to his roots these days.

Making the splash safely

17 Jun 2018 | 12:47 AM

Our residential colony has a swimming pool where we have coaching classes for children.

10 Jun 2018

Railways must ensure safe travel

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

RECENTLY, while travelling by Duronto Express, I was sitting at the window and when the train slowed down, a miscreant snatched the gold chain that I was wearing around my neck and disappeared.

Take a shot at this pot

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

DON’T be misled by the name. The connection of this hot pot with distant China is tenuous, nor is it chilly hot or served at a temperature much higher than room temperature.

Glory of the past

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE power and glory of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s kingdom will be depicted through a unique exhibition that is due to open next month at the Brunei Gallery in London.

Is it all downward from here?

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

THE images of acute shortage of drinking water in Shimla, kilometre-long queues of residents awaiting the arrival of water tankers to purchase a rationed few litres numb the senses for a few minutes.

The race against colour

10 Jun 2018 | 12:04 AM

JITHENDER K, a student from Andhra Pradesh studying in Brisbane, works part-time in a bar. “Last year a guy who’d had a few drinks came up to the bar and said he did not want to be served by me — he said he wanted to be served by an Australian,” says Jithender.

03 Jun 2018

Conquering the odds

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

On a sunny April morning, I had the pleasure of meeting Dr Kanwal Vilku.

Calling a shot a shot

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

In the sweltering heat of a Tuesday afternoon, at the Wankhede Stadium, audiences were treated to ‘cricket unusual’.

The sea inside her

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

Leaving her loved ones behind and setting sail had been tough for Pratibha Jamwal.

School buses can’t throw caution to winds

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

My neighbour’s child was dropped on the wrong side of the road by the school bus and before his mother could cross the road and reach him, the child ran across the road and was hit by a speeding two wheeler.

What’s the rush?

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

ONCe upon a time, honeymoon was the ultimate romantic getaway for newlyweds, with couples jetting off immediately after the wedding.

Basic is classic

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

We, in India, have a wide variety of swadeshi pancakes.

A mighty mountain, a new feat

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

When after a strenuous journey aimed at creating awareness on gender equality, Ajeet Bajaj (52) and his daughter Deeya (24) unfurled the Tricolour at the world’s highest peak last month, their conquest became special because they were the first father-daughter duo to do so.

Meeting Sehmat: Story behind the story

03 Jun 2018 | 1:51 AM

My journey with Calling Sehmat, the book, began at the Kargil battle theatre where I had gone as a freelance journalist with due permission from the then Adjutant-General, Lt-Gen SS Grewal.

27 May 2018

Smoking isn’t attractive

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

Most women find smokers unattractive, a new survey has revealed. Amongst more than 1,000 singletons, researchers found that 70 per cent of women are repelled by those who smoke and 56 per cent said they wouldn’t date a smoker.

Be responsible before you stake claim

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

My brand new car, which I had bought only four months ago, got stolen two months back.

Bhutta mil gaya!

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

2 BOILED POTATOES:Those who love kebabs have their own preferences.

Royal backing to social concern

27 May 2018 | 1:59 AM

For a long time now, menstrual health and hygiene issues have been largely dusted under the carpet.

20 May 2018

Melt-in-the mouth treat

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

Long ago, a friend asked us a seemingly easy, but difficult to answer question.

100 years later, voices from WWI

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

Ten years ago, voice of Mal Singh, a prisoner of war from the First World War, came to India. Held captive at the Half Moon Camp in Germany, the man was batting for hope, remembering the good times in India.

A festival of flutterbies

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

The exquisite hills and dales of Uttarakhand are known for their colourful festivals. Some of these are traditional festivals of this region; others celebrate the rich biodiversity and natural splendour of this hill state.

Standing ovation before curtain falls

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

The curator of Kabir Festival, Falguni Desai, loves telling the story of when she first met Ankit Chadha.

Shopkeepers can’t fabricate facts

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

Recently, I bought what I believed to be a really good fabric to stitch frocks for my five-month old daughter.

The storytellers’ story

20 May 2018 | 2:09 AM

Lend them an ear and they will tell you tales of yore and present.

13 May 2018

Monumental concerns

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

Last month I went to revisit the Qutub Minar after many years. The sun was already up and long serpentine queues, in a typically disordered Indian way, greeted me. Blocking the view of the ticket window, harried women and children, senior citizens and dazed foreigners stood in stoic acceptance. After about an hour of waiting, I decided to give up and go home.

When the mind is without fear

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

When Reena* first came to see me, she was living in luxury.

Fighting a lonely battle, with a little help

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

Godmen and their godliness is a running joke in Aarti’s* family.

Raising on the internet

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

My baby is 1 and not yet walking.

Sometimes, it’s good to keep it simple

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

Parwal aka potol in Bengal and Odisha is a beloved vegetable of people from the eastern region of the Indian subcontinent.

20, and still going strong

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

If your marriage can make it past the seven-year itch, your best years are yet to come, new research suggests.

Cheated on rate of interest? Courts to the rescue

13 May 2018 | 2:34 AM

My sisters and I (all senior citizens) have savings accounts linked term deposits (sweeping/flexi FDs) at a public sector bank in Mohali.

06 May 2018

On the liberal’s book list

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

NO matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it pays to be well informed. From criminal justice and civil rights to environmental policy and freedom of speech, these books of fiction and nonfiction span a wide range of genres and topics.

Thing called spiritual bankruptcy

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

There is no switch-off button to faith. It’s not a cloak you can take off or sludge you can wash off. You can swim out of it, but it is a long channel to cross and it takes time.

Dwindling values, daunting ambitions

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

Religions of the world have often been the source of highest values of life. Jainism gave the message of non-violence, Buddhism taught compassion, and Christianity proclaimed that God is another name for love.

Money matters:Be doubly sure

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

Last year, I admitted my son to a new private college for a course in engineering and paid a hefty fee. As the online advertisement said it was a residential college, I paid for the hostel too.

Head over heels in love with fish

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

There are those who prefer their fish without skin and bones and then there are real fish lovers who go only by the taste and smell and aren’t deterred by such hazards.

Pakistan’s #MeToo

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

There’s no denying that the #MeToo movement has many men much worried. Little surprise then that most men are lashing out at women, and the movement, in the most puerile manner possible.

When a language faces extinction

06 May 2018 | 1:35 AM

In February 2010, Bua Sr of the Andaman Islands took to her grave Bo, an ancient tribal language spoken in the Andaman Islands. She was the last person to speak Bo, which was among the 10 great Andamanese languages thought to be as old as the pre-Neolithic human settlement of South-East Asia.

29 Apr 2018

Saving a language

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

Punjabi language activists in Pakistani Punjab have placed their bets on making it compulsory in primary schools. This seems to be the most important step in their battle to save Punjabi from complete extinction.

Cashless ATMs in ‘Cashless India’

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

In the second week of April, I went to a small town on a business trip. After a few days, I had exhausted all the cash that I had taken with me and went to an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to draw some money, only to find that it was out of cash.

Love at first bite

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

If you go by the ads in newspapers and magazines, it is the season for hybrids and crosses — be it cars or hard drives in computers.

... elsewhere in Canada, a difficult drive

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

“Need a doctor, call a cab —chances are the driver may have been a qualified medico in his home country” is a wry condescending gag that has done rounds on snow-fatigued Canadian streets since long.

Reckless is not a compliment

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

On April 6, India’s poor driving attitudes affected Canada. A semi-trailer truck operated by Adesh Deol Trucking drove through a stop sign, equipped with a flashing light at 100 kmph and collided with a bus, killing 16 hockey team members and injuring 13 others.

Fame has its shots coming

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

The Hindi film industry is no stranger to threat calls from gangsters and members of the underworld. In fact, it acted as muse for the genre of gangster films that reaped good dividends.

The romantic idea of identity

29 Apr 2018 | 1:18 AM

To talk of Punjabiyat has now become a ritual performed by romantic writers and opportunist politicians in the so-called ‘World’ Punjabi meets held in East Punjab and abroad.