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Sunday 21 December 2014
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The shopping spirit

Across central Europe, Christmas markets prove a popular draw during the Advent season. Some of the best visited and most atmospheric are located within Germany,...

Let's talk punctuation

humour

Hello there. My name is apostrophe. Unlike other proper nouns, my name does not start with a capital letter, unless I start a sentence off....

Savouring Christmas

Christmas - the very word conjures up images of a beautifully decorated tree, gifts wrapped in red and gold, twinkling fairy lights, and a table...

A matter of words

A call on my cellphone from my cousin Deepika shook me up from my reveries as she said, "Yes, she is dyeing..." I was stunned,...

Cremated in style

he tombs of Paigah nobles in Hyderabad. Photo by author.

The Paigah nobles led elegant lives and their tombs bear the testimony that they chose to die in style.

Art-centric Chicago

The Cloud Gate

An untitled work commissioned in 1963 that looks like an African mask, sits in the middle of Daley Plaza. One of the first public art...

A Facebook hostage

I checked on Facebook yet again in a matter of half hour. Let us face it. It is really tempting and it is right there - in another window of my laptop, a touch away on my phone and simply staring at me on my tablet. So, obviously, it didn't take much effort to go there and hang out. Besides, I reasoned, writing is a lonely profession and I needed some socialising.

I checked on Facebook yet again in a matter of half hour. Let us face it. It is really tempting and it is right there...

Party with repartee

You can rely on ready wit to score steady hits. The effective repartee not only raises a laugh, but also lightens the atmosphere, often taking the wind out of overblown sails. At a get-together recently, conversation turned to a person who had quite unexpectedly deceived me. A woman, distantly related to him, remarked,

You can rely on ready wit to score steady hits. The effective repartee not only raises a laugh, but also lightens the atmosphere, often taking...

A Nordic summer

mesmerising A breathtaking view of a fjord in Norway.

From laying roads in Norway to teaching mentally-challenged children, M BHAKTAVATSALA travels down memory lane to write about being a part of summer work camps...

Words that heal

Afghan writer KhaledHosseini

His novels have introduced the beauty of the war-torn lands of Afghanistan to the world. Chethana Dinesh talks to Khaled Hosseini...

Let's keep it short

Living in these times when the lexicon is driven less by the needs of linguistic evolution and more by the desire to seem on the social media hip, it is scant surprise that there occurs many an abridged slip between the cup and the lip.

Living in these times when the lexicon is driven less by the needs of linguistic evolution and more by the desire to seem on the......

Delicious definitions

"What is colour?" my classmate's question in the chemistry class elicited no answer. Colour is colour, replied the elderly...

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Christmas tree ornaments are displayed for customers at the Christmas ...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A cyclist takes a ride along the bike path off Truxtun Extension...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A participant during the Kambala, a traditional buffalo race...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

A large gathering at Virat Hindu Sammelan, organised by VHP...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Ishant Sharma, center, celebrates with his teammates after he got the wicket...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

India's Umesh Yadav plays a shot during their play on day four of the second cricket test...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Australia's David Warner dives over the boundary rope trying to take a catch during their ...

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

Indian American Richard Verma sworn-in as US Ambassador to India

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

People takes protection against cold with woollens...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

helicopter following a crash during the men's World Cup Downhill skiing...

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