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Kamala nagar ka khana wah wah!

These Dilli-wallahs keep screaming hoarse about their street food. Sidin Vadukut hit Kamala Nagar Mkt. to see what the fuss was all about. He will not be eating for a few months now. “Chacha ke Chole Bhature man! Don’t come back from Delhi without having it!” My hardcore Delhi friend thundered at me the night before I left for the ...

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Shhh… Spooky in here…(PART II)

Rogan Ghost Sidin Sunny Vadukut tells us how to cook up the perfect ghost story to scare the living crap out of our friends. As you may have noticed this issue of JAM is all about those creatures that haunt campuses by night and sometimes by day making life for the students unbearable and sometimes downright dangerous. Yes I am ...

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Shhh… Spooky in here…(PART I)

Colleges are places where many souls have died of boredom and perhaps lived on in the campus long after – as ghosts. Jokes apart, there are legendary stories on many campuses about spirits who haunt the place. Or strange and unexplained phenomena, which are attributed to the supernatural. How much of it is hyperactive imagination and how much actually unexplained ...

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Flat nahi to kuch nahi!

Confused about what flat screen TV to buy this Diwali? Fungus has the complete lowdown on how to choose and buy that slim beauty. Festival season is here. Time to go out and splurge on that flat panel television you have heard so much about. But how do you decide which one of these display behemoths is for you? Never ...

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How to buy far too many books in delhi

Fungus our man in Delhi, digs deep into his experiences going broke, to pick out some of the best kitaab shops in the Rajdhani So what does one look for in a bookshop? It depends, really. Personally, I like large chain store places for the sheer quantity of books, but I hate having shop attendants ask me what I’m looking ...

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Hard Core – up, close and personal

She’s the ‘supa woman’ who sang ‘Move Your Body’ in Johnny Gaddar but is more famous for the club hit ‘Ek glassy, do glassy’ Hard Kaur alias Taran Kaur Dhillon, was born in India and moved to England after escaping the 1984 riots. She is one of those fiercely distinctive rebels who speaks in Hindi as freely as she does ...

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TOO TOO MUCH

I don’t understand this whole hoopla about Sunita Williams. It’s not as if I don’t like her. She is no doubt a proficient in her own field. But, the way the media and people at large have been chugging at it irks me. She is a successful astronaut back in one piece from space. And that’s all there is to ...

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TABULA RASA

Don’t get confused it’s not tabla mis-spelt ( bad joke!). It’s a Latin word or rather a theory by Aristotle- we all, by the undeniable law of nature, begin with Tabula Rasa-A state when you are in the womb and the mind is fresh and the beginning is new. Maybe that’s the reason why they offer food that’s as small ...

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DILLI DI GADDI!

When I was driving in Bombay I would look forward to when I would go back to Delhi and get to realise what some of these marvels of modern-day technology, the cars that you see everyday, were capable of. Coming to Delhi was a big disappointment, however. Delhi drivers are driving-illiterate, uncouth, aggressive and, generally, beyond redemption. Or, so I ...

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Sony Ericsson W960i

A swanking new touch screen phone – Sony’s alternative to the iPhone. But is it as cool? Read on for a full-on collision review of two of the best phones ever made. Touch: The 2.4 inch screen looks small compared to the the iPhone. And I have to admit, it does not give as much of the Minority Report feel ...

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