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Following Their Hearts
Swati Bhargava Co-founder, Cashkaro, Mumbai www.cashkaro.com The journey My husband Rohan and I discovered some cashback sites when we were both working in the UK. We found the concept interesting and started Pouring Pounds, our UK-based cashback ven
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Hiring the Best
A positive and never-say-die attitude are qualities that managers look for in candidates during the hiring process. The ability to multitask and learn and unlearn on the go and take lessons from failures is on the other side of the spectrum. Emotiona
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Calling The Shots
By Vedaansh Kaushik Brought up in India and Philippines, Argie Seth, 19, was always interested in listening to and telling stories and was keen to be part of the film industry. He moved to Hong Kong to pursue his education in filmmaking at the Savann
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Goodbye, Girish | Obituary
Much will surely be written about Girish Karnad's intellectual prowess, his contribution to progressive cinema, qualities as a playwright, personal erudition, no-nonsense nature, good looks and the myriad other aspects of this fascinating man and it
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There Is Always Room For Originality: Robin Sharma
A leadership expert and life coach, Robin Sharma, 54, considers himself to be a student at heart. The author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari invests 60 minutes every day learning something new. He quit his profession as a lawyer in 1997 to follow hi
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The Odds On Everest | Point Of View
The pre-monsoon climbing season on Everest this year has seen 11 deaths so far; three of them were Indians. There have been photographs for some years now, of long queues of climbers, even hundreds on a given clear day, being herded up a flank on the
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Remote Luxury
By Prasad Ramamurthy The air's crisp. The profound silence only broken by the crunch of snow underfoot. There's a slight breeze. As you step indoors, the distinct aroma of the forest, specifically that of wood, envelopes the senses. Not just any wood
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The Week In Social Media | Chatter
Glass Houses On Twitter, Rahul Gandhi made an uncontroversial point. The arrest of a journalist in Uttar Pradesh for sharing a video on social media of a woman claiming to have a relationship with the state's chief minister Yogi Adityanath was high-h
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Tricks Of The Trade
Media as a branch of study and practice is highly creative. One of the key demands of the profession is thinking out-of-the-box and students aspiring to be journalists always need to be on their toes. K Ganesan, Director-General, Indian Institute of
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Glasshouse
Political Vipassana Rahul Gandhi's resignation as Congress president after the May 23 Lok Sabha debacle has not been accepted by the party. While the BJP government is in full action mode, Rahul's ambivalence about his status has paralysed the Congre
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River Style
Think Monte Carlo and it conjures up images of Europe's chicest living it up on the French Riviera. It is this ultra glam feel that One Monte Carlo has tried to capture with its luxury development in the heart of the city. Nestled between the Hotel H
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The Lord Of Light | Cinema
Q. You've been a cinematogra­pher for nearly four decades. The technology has changed a fair bit. Has what makes a good cinematographer changed? The techniques have changed. The speed of film altered first. In the studio system, with highlighting, t
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Vintage Cool
It is often considered the Michelin star of champagnes, given its impeccable lineage and is almost always the top choice when it comes to selecting bubbly for special occasions. Dom Perignon is produced in the Champagne region of France and is a vint
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Signature Style
A fresh infusion of newness is a welcome addition, especially when it's an icon in the reckoning. Le Cirque Signature, the first ever signature restaurant of New York's fabled Le Cirque, recently launched some new dishes on its rather exclusive menu.
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A Gaze Of Her Own | Cinema
With no films at Cannes this year, the current state of Indian cinema is lamentable, but its future, the film festival signalled, might indeed be bright. All of 28, Kolkata-based cinematographer Modhura Palit was handpicked by Angénieux, manufacturer
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The Healing Touch
The vibrations of so-ham fill the empty space as a deep, calm voice playing out on a quaint Marshall radio set recites the chant on loop. There's something inherently cleansing about the process as one submits oneself to the therapist, the peaceful c
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Back From The Future | Films
Adapted from Prayaag Akbar's dystopian novel, Leila, a new Netflix series, is set in 2049 India, but could Qureshi says she couldn't have asked for a more compelling streaming debut. "It felt so urgent, a future we all fear we may end up living in,"
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High Spirits
Soon after a four-day visit to India in May, Jim Murray tasted his 20,000th whisky in England. His observations, done using the famous Murray Method, will go into the 2020 edition of his highly acclaimed Whisky Bible, hailed as the world's most compr
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Style High Club
Comfortable chic may seem anachronistic, but for fashion icon, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, style is as personal as fashion is freedom- to be creative, individualistic and fearless. From her hometown in Mumbai to Hollywood central, Los Angeles (LA), she explo
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'It's A Cautionary Tale' | Interview
Q. What encouraged you to tell the story of Leila? I loved the book. When Netflix approached me for this, I felt that this was a story about women, identity, gender, a totalitarian government. It's a cautionary tale, reflective of our current world,
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Redefining Beauty
What are the current make-up trends that you endorse? I am not someone who follows trends but what we must look out for is natural make-up, contouring and eye shadow. I don't understand this sudden love for red eyeshadow. My training is in theatrical
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India: A project mishandled | Books
Almost a week after the BJP's emphatic re-election, a still giddy Ram Madhav wrote a newspaper column in which he excoriated the "pseudo- secular/ liberal cartels that held a disproportionate sway and stranglehold over the intellectual and policy est
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The IAF's Airplane Crisis
The Indian Air Force (IAF) located the wreckage of its An-32 transport aircraft on June 11 in Arunachal Pradesh's Siang district, eight days after it went missing in the state. The search for the eight air crew and five passengers on board continues.
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On The Fast Track
Aishwarya Pissay's love for riding began at 18 when she started going for weekend rides with her friends. Soon after, she participated in a show on MTV that covered 8,000 km from the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat to Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya over 24 days.
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How To Upskill And Upgrade The Forces
The Modi government's avowed commitment to national security is not just lip service-it means business. We can expect a series of measures to be set in motion. But it's important in matters of such great complexity to get the roadmap right. Here is o
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Old Is Glod
The more things change, the more they remain the same. Or so it would appear as repeated annotations on the sparkle saga suggest. Tradition has always been the loyal consort to wedding jewellery, seeped as it is in ritual and nostalgia. That being sa
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The Seekers
Going back to basics is the new gold standard. Lives are complicated and most people find it hard to maintain balance between mind, body and spirit. So, when they travel, sometimes all they want are fewer yet exceptional options. American psychologis
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Charting A New Path
PREPARING FOR FUTURE Ashoka University Sonipat, Haryana www.ashoka.edu.in The academic journey for Ashoka University began in 2010 with the Young India Fellowship Programme even before it got a campus in 2014. "We want to make a difference by being a
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Hack It Right
After attending the two-day security conference ' BountyCon' organised jointly by Facebook and Google in Singapore in March, Rohit Kumar, a second-year student of BCA (Hons) in computer application from Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab, w
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Crazy In Love
In Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017), the dishy, angry young lover is defined by his vices: smoking, drinking, doping. Naturally, his girlfriend's parents reject him, leading Arjun to go into self-destructive mode. The part-college
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