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The Complaints

With ‘The Complaints’, we have the first novel by Ian Rankin featuring a new protagonist, another Edinburgh policeman, Malcolm Fox. But Fox is quite a different character to his predecessor, Jack Rebus’ although both men are imposing physically. For a start, Fox doesn’t drink and is initially less confrontational than Rebus. The city, however, is the same, and although some ...

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Avatar – The Game

James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ garnered accolades across the world. Yet, the game does not follow the same story as the movie. The game is set in a time long before the events that take place in the movie. The mining corporation is beginning to turn Pandora into a mining colony. You can decide whether to align yourself with the Na’vis or ...

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Ek chutki Bollywood

Acting is full of struggle. But one has to struggle smart and not simply struggle hard; Varun Vazir tells you how If you are not a ‘star’ kid and the acting ka ‘keeda’ has bitten you sore, then you definitely, need to read this. Firstly, you need a good photographer to make your portfolio. A shoot will cost you anything ...

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CARMA

Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (TSEC) organised a very different inter-collegiate festival called CARMA on September 8-10. The festival stressed on the importance of career management alongside the daily activities of students. This festival was organised by The Management Society which, under the leadership of their counsellor, Ms Anjali Malviya, has been conducting several workshops, seminars, quizzes, debates, literary events and ...

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Waves 2010

Every year, the campus of BITS Pilani-Goa erupts in a crescendo of noise, colour and activity spanning three days during their annual cultural festival-WAVES. This year, it will be held from OCTOBER 14-16. The festival sees ever increasing participation from colleges all over the country from cities like Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai, etc. The fest has chalked ...

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Tsunami 2010

In its 11th year, Lalalajpat Rai’s Tsunami was buzzing with enthusiastic students from different colleges set to perform their best. This fest had a lot of exciting events like the

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Fluffy Rice Cakes

I saw it everyday for two years of my life. It just sat there on the other side of the window between the kitchen and the dining hall, leaning against the pane. It was always clean as a whistle but unmistakably ancient. The dull grey surface of the aluminium betrayed what must be a career of at least a decade ...

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EPL’s top four Investments

A summer filled with speculations, gossip, contract-negotiations, agent-denials, player-confirmations and wide scale bargaining ended August 31, when the Barclays Premier League’s Transfer Window closed. Ganesh Shankar takes a look at the top four transfers… Joe Cole and Marouane Chamakh Liverpool in desperation of a creative mid-fielder to support the likes of Torres and Gerrard, and Arsenal in need of a ...

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Get, Set, Dope!

Twelve Indian athletes tested positive on the dope test prior to CWG. Hakimuddin Habibullah, Sports Management Guru and former national swimmer who represented India at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, talks to Ganesh Shankar “In India, the average sportsperson is walking a very thin line between glory and disgrace,” says a disappointed Hakim. Ignorance, he says, is the main cause of ...

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