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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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GOD LIMITS HIS LIMITS!

The greatest player EVER to play limited overs cricket. Period! Thank you for all the memories and being an inspiration and a true role-model! God bless you!

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PROMOTING DEMOCRACY

If this was ten years ago and I was scripting a Bollywood movie I would only refer to them as “The Enemy” or “Those villains from across the border”. They never really came out and said who they were in those movies those days. “This was a terrible terrorist attack!” the saree-clad actress in the bad mockup of DD news ...

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Sow The Seeds

Entries open for The NEN First Dot 2010-2011, India’s first ever student startup showcase. Register now! An initiative of the NEN Entrepreneurship Cells in Chennai and the NEN Trust, the First Dot brings together student start-ups from across the country, providing them an opportunity to showcase their products and services to a panel of successful entrepreneurs, expert mentors, national print ...

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