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Fat or fiction?

It happened once again. Used to similar daily ‘saas-bahu’ re-runs, I felt it was a repeat telecast of 2006. Only this time the defending Australian Open champion Serena Williams was sent out crashing by Jelena Jankovic. Serena Williams is back, bigger than ever, with no ifs and one very big but(t). For the ignorant, mentally sports challenged, and non-sports section ...

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Jodhaa Akbar

Everything is not as it seems. And just like the need for multi-crore movies to shake Bollywood, there is the need to examine how these films can be improved. Exponentially. Which is why we give you the ‘Mind It’ version of Jodhaa Akbar. AAA batteries not included. Read on…

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How to win Arguments

One of the great contests, as Calvin has said, are conversations. And knowing how to get the upper hand during arguments is a big strength. Today I will teach you how to win arguments with anybody. 1. Use the “Sky is Blue” counter-argument When most people are in an argument, they will refuse to accept anything you say. To get ...

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Sportsman Species

Team Player: For some inane reasons, he tries to be the modest guy of the lot. Ask him about his brilliant performances and he will credit his teammates, coaching staff, fans et al. He gives credit to these people during award ceremonies, his rehabilitation, his endorsements etc. So don’t be surprised if he answers to queries about his new born ...

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Krreche

If the superhero krraze continues, Krackesh Rosshan will be forced to open up a krreche for loser babies. Ramchandra Mutt digs up the details… FilmKrap Productions has minted more money than the combined GDPs of Togo, Chad and Burkina Faso, even as fans down south have their lungis in a twist after watching the man in black flying around like ...

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Ek ajnabee

Yes! It really feels like heaven! Yes, this is really the time! My boss is ‘out of office’ on some supposed to be business tour (at least that is what he emailed, who wants to verify? naa..not me!..don’t wanna spoil my leisure time) to a distant remote international country (Pray he is captured by Talibans!). Ya… so the vacation is ...

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The Cat and I

The CAT (entrance exam to the IIMs) advertisement in the newspapers last week brought back fond memories. I’ve written (or at least tried to write) the CAT four times now, and never once passed. The CAT is like a yearly festival. Almost a ritual. And from the looks of it, I’m probably going to keep writing it forever. The first ...

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Shopping with the enemy

When the fairer one shops, you rune for cover A few weekends ago I was in Chennai with a bosom buddy of mine and she insisted we go shopping for clothes. It had been many moons since I had wafted in the welcome heady aroma of Tiruppur-fresh t-shirts and enticing rustle of large shopping bags. I was looking forward to ...

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Young & Stupid – 4

The hilarious love saga continues… As I lay on the couch all I could think about was her. In a few minutes she’d be here. I would open the door and compliment her; she would blush as she entered. I would then kiss her hand and present her with a rose (how gentlemanly of me!). She would compliment my shirt ...

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Assorted Shayaris

Jis waqt khuda ne tujhe banaya hoga Ek suroor sa dil peh chaya hoga Pehle socha hoga tujhay JANNAT mein rakhay Phir usay zoo ka khayaal aaya hoga. Paani aane ki baat karte ho Dil jalaane ki baat karte ho Char din se moo nahi dhoya Tum nahane ki baat karte ho – Piyush Gada Kaun kehta hai ki hum ...

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