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Coffeeyana

A coffee shop gets Tony Sebastian into a philosophical mode. Well there I was, in Bangalore, and quite inevitably in a CCD outlet, waiting for a rendezvous with a very close friend. I had been a little early and I had enough time to wonder, what made these coffee outlets so popular in this city? I looked through the menu ...

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The League of Towel “Phiksers”

    The League of Towel Phiksers With the latest development in IPL, they have now decided to make a change for the next instalment of the series. Probably Dawood Ibrahim will sponsor his own team next year, and it’ll be called, ‘The Royal Towel Fixers’. Spot fixing—the new black spot on the uniform of IPL that even packet full ...

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KHAAK-E-SHAYARI

Joron ki baarish Makes me wonder Is this what they call, Taste the thunder? Arz kiya hai: I am a dog and u r a flower, gaur farmaiega I am a dog and u r a flower so let me lift my leg n give u a shower. Wah-Wah Woh to aaj bhi hamein dekh kar muskurate hain Par unke ...

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Careers: Snip and Cut!

What used to be looked down upon earlier is now a fashionable career choice. Varun Vazir speaks to some known and new names of the industry to know more about a career in Hairdressing. There was a time when a barber’s profession was not well accepted in society. If someone thought of telling your parents that “I want to be ...

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HOOKED TO HUKKAH

Most Saturday nights, Ninaad Rahtogi chills with friends at a neighbourhood café, sipping coffee and passing on the hukkah. “Hukkah smoking is all about style,”says the 23-year-old management student. At another lounge, engineering student Kruthik Parekh, 22, is equally hooked on as he takes a long puff. “I love the smooth taste,” he says. One of the cardinal rules of ...

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Inviting future leaders

ICICI Foundation is inviting applications for a leadership programme for youth from the ages of 21 to 28, called ICICI Fellows programme. Launched in 2009, the programme allows socially minded youth to spend spend two years working on grassroots development projects with NGOs in rural India. And yes, you get *paid* to do this. Anupama Pain is a Mumbaikar – ...

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BREAKING NEWS

Indian Cricket Fans Begin Fund to Support Sreesanth Following India’s epic win against Australia in the Twenty20 World Cup Semi-final pace bowler Sreesanth was fined again for excessive appealing. Now a whole bunch of cricket fans have decided to come together and contribute a monthly amount into a Sreesanth Freedom of Speech Fund. “He is an emotional young cricketer who ...

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A HEARTFELT APOLOGY

Dear Kevin, Chris, Justin, Paris, The Haitian guy from 50 Cent’s latest video (3rd from left in the 1087th scene with seminude black and latino dancers lap dancing violently while Armani-clad 50 Cent placidly chews on a cigar), and other celebrity toy boys/girls with a fetish for white trash, You’ve probably guessed by now that I’m not very good with ...

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PROJECTS FOR SALE!

Welcome to the world of ‘mass cheating’. This is a shortcut that is gaining popularity with each passing year. We are talking of engineering students (B.E./ BTech), BMS, BMM, and Architecture. Projects are an integral part of these courses, and supposedly impart practical knowledge. But students – especially those in the final year of engineering – choose to plagiarise projects. ...

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