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Paranthe Waali Galli – A Little Hype. A lot of Cholesterol.

Sidin Vadukut goes exploring in the mysterious and highly aromatic lanes of Paranthe Waali Galli in Delhi. Burrrrrp! After my most recent trip to the capital I must admit that I am beginning to develop a thing for the street food there. Not just the prices, which are cheaper compared to Aamchi Mumbai, but the sheer variety and, how do ...

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Ishtar in my classroom (PART I)

It’s not everyday that a college student gets to share screen space with Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan or work with Ekta Kapoor. These days you need to a father, godfather, brother or (at least) a frat brother in the glamour world if you do not want to be shooed away by the watchman at the gate. Having said all ...

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Book review: EARNING THE LAUNDRY STRIPES

‘Earning the Laundry Stripes’ is a very authentic account of what you would go through as a management trainee in Hindustan Lever. And this authenticity is drawn from personal experience. Author Manreet Someshwar is an IIM Calcutta grad who was ‘the first woman recruited into the Sales function of Hindustan Lever after a hiatus of 20 odd years’. Travelling through ...

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Don’t play what’s there Play what’s not there

Music is what feelings sound like. And Yuvraj Sharma feels free. A narrow kachha lane from Carter Road leads you to Yuvraj’s house where the topic of conversation and silence is always music (until of course a die-hard cricket fan friend interrupts with the TV commentary). Yuvraj is working with L’Oreal as a professional hair dresser and trainer. We could ...

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5th Fun Cinemas French Film Festival

Fun Cinemas, Andheri is hosting its 5th French Film Festival, from the 3rd to the 9th of this month. Each night, an 8pm show will be a select French movie, with subtitles of course. You can choose from the social-drama-cum-action-thriller Le Couperet (The Axe), the romantic Je Ne Suis Pas La Pour Etre Aime (‘Not here to be Loved’), the ...

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India TV Ka Aatank

An Indian monsoon is a lot like almost every Mahesh Bhatt interview: grey, boring, interminably long and completely unnecessary. Unfortunately, like almost every Mahesh Bhatt interview, it is here to stay. In the absence of any outdoor activity whatsoever, watching TV seems to be the safest and most logical option in these disturbing times. Indeed, at times, it just seems ...

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Of Hip Replacements, Turpentine and Susegaad .

If you are not one of those active type people who are constantly busy, then the summer vacations can be a real bore. I, like many others I’m sure, had a lot planned but there is just so much free time that at some point you have to end up bored. So, I decided to get on to the Latin ...

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Ghost rider

When you talk about a Norton or a Harley, your grandpa probably has ridden, heard of, or seen it. Caf

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White Is Right

Ashish and Thomas caught up with Semi at her White House, and came back enlightened about the Girebaal family, Mahesh Bhatt’s itching habits and other stuff your mommy never told you about. Semi Girebaal is gonna be on at the same time as the original Simi Aunty (Sundays, 9:30 p.m on MTV). How did the name ‘Girebaal’ come about? Is ...

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Mad

The cheapest T shirt costs 800 bucks. A pair of jeans goes for 3000 plus. And yet, there are enough college types willing to pay. The scene at the Mango store during a sale is pretty messy. What is it about this brand anyway? JAM finds out. “I wear it mostly because all my friends are wearing it. I don’t ...

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