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Now, Made for India
Multi-national chains looking at deepening their market reach are wooing Indians like never before by customising their products to Indian needs
Mukesh Khosla

What's going on? Surely there's something wrong. These global chains could not be selling stuff like gulab jamuns, kesar pistas, elaichi mawa, murg choley sandwich, tandoori paneer and a lot more Indian delicacies. The truth is they are.

An American chain like Starbucks has elaichi mawa croissants and tandoori paneer rolls on its menu so as to woo the Indian palate
An American chain like Starbucks has elaichi mawa croissants and tandoori paneer rolls on its menu so as to woo the Indian palate

ARTS
A beauty from Korea

The real, observed portraits of 18th century young women from India and Korea reveal a connection between the East and the Far East
I
N the Ed Binney collection, now in the San Diego Museum of Art, there is a Deccani painting of a tremulous young maiden, standing all by herself, which kept constantly flashing across my mind as I was going through a book on painting in Korea. There is, could not possibly have been, a connection, but in the Korean book, there was a portrait, similarly of a tremulous young woman, standing all by herself, which kept coming to my mind as an obsessive reminder.

BROAD BRUSH


Wellness
Knowing body type
Our genetic predisposition to gain weight is decided by our body type, which responds to various workout regimes
Mickey Mehta
Mesomorphs should do yoga to help avoid looking bulky as they tend to build muscle easilyStudies have time and again stated that oneís risk of obesity is higher even with one parent being obese. Our genes decide how well we respond to exercise and how prone we are to weight gain. Besides the genes, lifestyle patterns are also culprits ó oneís eating habits, sedentary life or lack of activity are major factors that are likely to make you struggle with your weight.

Mesomorphs should do yoga to help avoid looking bulky as they tend to build muscle easily

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Society
Reaching a high
Vibha Sharma
W
ith a mountain peak beckoning thus ó "Although Mount Everest was already conquered, its romance remained, and the age of discovery of the earth was not over. That mountain still stood as a challenge to the human spirit and nations were tempted to accept that challenge". On May 20, 1965, a young member of the Indian expedition, who had never been a mountaineer, planted the Indian flag on the summit of Everest, the first Indian to do so ó Autar Cheema with Nawang Gombu on his rope.


TRAVEL
A day in paradise

Saat Tal near Kathgodam, a clutch of seven interconnected lakes amid thick oak and pine tree forests, is just what the doctor prescribed for a de-stressing getaway
Tanushree Podder
Resorts on the banks offer a lovely view of various taals Photos by the writer
T
he Uttarakhand region is full of beautiful surprises. Saat Tal is one such place there. Amazing shades of green rise above you like a canvas painted in green as you drive towards the place. With the chilled winds blowing in from the Himalayas, the city-weary eyes soak in green bliss and one sits spellbound, staring at the beauty around.

Resorts on the banks offer a lovely view of various taals Photos by the writer

The Cologne Carnival
T
he Cologne Carnival is a carnival that takes place every year in Cologne, Germany. Traditionally called fifth season of the year, the Carnival is declared open at 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th of November.

Globetrotting


ENTERTAINMENT
Return of the Rustic

Hindi cinema seems to have rediscovered its bonding with rural India as is evident from the number of films in which the village has emerged as the focal point
Surekha Kadapa-Bose
I
n its 100 years of existence, the Hindi film industry has been a witness to themes ranging from industrial revolution (Paigam, Naya Daur) to dacoit (Ganga Jamuna, Mujhe Jeene Do); extra-marital affairs (Sangam, Hamraaz, Achanak) to village life (Mother India, Dushman, Upkaar), besides those of twins separated at birth (Ram aur Shyam, Sita aur Gita, Chaalbaaz) to college love affairs (Sasural, Mere Meheboob, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, etc.)

The man, his many facets
Meet the versatile actor, teacher, author Anupam Kher. He speaks on his Hollywood entry and upcoming Hindi movie Special 26 and reveals the title of his new book
Swati Rai
I
n David O. Russellís multi-award nominated Silver Linings Playbook based on the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick, Kher plays the character of Dr Cliff Patel, a psychiatrist. A jubilant Kher says, "I didnít go for the Golden Globe but I am sure to attend the Screen Actorsí Guild Awards where I have been nominated. I will also attend the Academy Awards in LA too."

Television



COLUMNS

Food TalkSeasonís special green mushrooms
by Pushpesh Pant

Buyers beware!: Foreign education: Lessons to learn
by Pushpa Girimaji

Webside HUMOURSilly callers
by Sunil Sharma

LIFE'S LESSONS: Be Happy Now!

GOOD MOTORINGTips for a safe drive in the snow
H. Kishie Singh

FRUIT FACTS: Kiwi has more Vitamin C than orange
Dr Chiranjit Parmar

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

weekly horoscope

BOOKS

The making of an icon
Reviewed by Harbans Singh
Worshipping False Gods By Arun Shourie Harper Collins. Pages 664. Rs 599m
Often Mayawati, the BSP leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is reviled for the ubiquitous purse that she carries.

Evolution of a designer-raconteur 
Reviewed by Aradhika Sharma
The Green Room by Wendell Rodricks Rupa.Pages 356. Rs 595

Fashion, designs, models, fashion lines, fashion merchandising, creativity, creations and the hard work that goes into all of it. If you want to get into the real world of fashion, then Wendell Rodricks will take you there and with much more authenticity and much less salaciousness than filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar did in his film, Fashion.

A cross between reality and fantasy
Reviewed by Shalini Rawat
In Haleema's Words By Fatima Ahmed Rupa. Pages 431. Rs 375
As most of us cross the threshold of youth, we search for meanings to whatever life serves us. The author on the other hand has to grope in the mindís recesses for words to shine a light.

Married to custom
Reviewed by Amarinder Gill
How It Happened By Shazaf Fatima Haider Penguin.  Pages 311. Rs 399

Marriages are made in heaven but arranged marriages are fixed by families and finding the right match is a cumbersome process. How It Happened is an interesting saga on finding the correct partner for youngsters of marriageable age in the family.

The solitary pursuit of a goalkeeper
The Outsider, by Jonathan Wilson By Oliver Burkeman. Canongate £8.99
In what is quintessentially a team pursuit, the goalkeeper is an anomaly, the one player left in isolation for much of the game, "aloof, solitary, impassive", in the words of Vladimir Nabokov, one of many literary figures to have stood between the posts.

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