Dawood Ibrahim regrets not taking a loan from PNB

Dawood Ibrahim regrets not taking a loan from PNB

Undisclosed Location: Nearly two decades of being the undisputed king in what he does best, smuggling, underworld don Dawood is finally starting to regret the career path he chose for himself. Speaking from his house to the set of reporters, the underworld don said he should have just applied for a loan from PNB bank instead of entering the world of smuggling, extortion and contract killings. Dawood made such remarks after hearing about Nirav Modi and…

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Tesla’s generosity is causing paranoia – should it?

Tesla’s generosity is causing paranoia – should it?

Since Elon Musk continues to push back on his promise to launch Tesla in India, I’m going use a less than deserving comparison here – Tarzan the Wonder Car. The possessed vehicle with a mind of its own was expected to freak the audience out. It didn’t. In an incident which should frustrate the producers of the movie to no end, a feature in Tesla cars which amounts to probably less than the smallest fraction…

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Kids’ fashion that literally “grows”

Kids’ fashion that literally “grows”

A sense of style, shape, hues, texture, and a degree in aeronautical engineering is all it takes to become an award winning designer these days. And when you are this smart, you can either use your intelligence  to exploit the gullible masses, or actually do something with it to make lives easier for the less smart. Luckily for us, Ryan Yasin – a student from Imperial’s Dyson School of Design Engineering – chose the second option….

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This is probably why you love horror movies

This is probably why you love horror movies

Recently we celebrated the only day in the calendar when we can rejoice the word “Rakhi” (an oddity after it was desecrated by a certain Sawant). It is also probably the only occasion when siblings – hazed by a maelstorm of ornamental bracelets, money, and gifts – cut their brothers/sisters some slack. Once this haze clears, we are reminded of the mental and physical tortures we have endured for their entertainment. What I am trying…

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This is why I can drive, but I won’t

This is why I can drive, but I won’t

If you are up at 5am it’s probably for one of the following reasons: baba Ramdev has gotten into your head; you still have six chapters to cover before the 8am exam; you have signed up for driving lessons; or, you didn’t sleep at all. At one point, it was the driving lessons that made me despise dawn. But here’s the thing – I don’t drive. So, why did I enrol at Elegant driving school?…

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Harassment is condemnable, unless it’s perpetrated by a eunuch

Harassment is condemnable, unless it’s perpetrated by a eunuch

The other day I was stuck in traffic at the crossing at Camac Street. Behind the wheel was my friend suffering a nagging pain who I had accompanied to the hospital for a post-surgery check up. We knew it would be a long wait at the signal (after a point of time you learn to accept certain realities of city life and figure out ways to make peace with it) so I got busy making…

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Why we like to believe Chester Bennington was murdered

Why we like to believe Chester Bennington was murdered

A generation of melomaniacs who grew up in the 2000’s gulped a bitter reality the day Chester Bennington was found dead in his house – the beacon of hope for many battling depression, dejection, or hopelessness in general, had surrendered to the ultimate dread of his fans. The coroner confirmed the death to have been caused by hanging, and ruled out any possibility of foul play. In a harrowing time like this one would expect…

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The other Bleed Blue army

The other Bleed Blue army

For a very long time there has been much hullabaloo about women’s empowerment, how women should be treated equally at home, work and society at large with men, about feminism and everything against mansplaining. Therefore, not surprisingly, when Mithali Raj – the captain of Indian Women’s cricket team – was recently asked who her favourite male cricketer was, she chided, “‘Do you ask a male cricketer who their favourite female player is”? (Raj breaks world…

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Win or Lose, Federer is a champion

Win or Lose, Federer is a champion

Europe has serendipity. In it, UK has scenic beauty; England has class. London, suave. Wimbledon, manners. Even more, Wimbledon has Roger Federer. No, Tennis has Roger Federer. For this generation, Roger Federer is synonymous with greatness. Interestingly, this greatness does not come from the fact that he has the most Grand slam wins ever in the (Gentle)man era. Neither does it come from the fact that he is the winner of the highest number of singles…

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Confusing elitism with obnoxious – a Delhi golf club in dire need of a Dictionary

Confusing elitism with obnoxious – a Delhi golf club in dire need of a Dictionary

I recently became friends with a New Delhi resident who spent an hour, and six hundred rupees on three cups of coffee (notable detail post GST) convincing two other people that Delhites are not the arrogant and irreverent lot they are made out to be. The guy was believable too, given his amiable disposition. But disposition and debate goes to the dump when an elite establishment in the capital does something as disgraceful – and…

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The Big Guns of Image Comics

The Big Guns of Image Comics

When it comes to comic book superheroes, DC and Marvel hog the limelight. We ignore the third big player in the game – Image Comics. Formed in 1992 by 7 of the comics industry’s best selling artists in North America, it’s a platform where comics creators could publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created, as creator-owned properties. Let’s get to know some of the most popular Image Comics characters, some…

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Why do we love sales so much?

Why do we love sales so much?

There was a midnight sale at Quest mall in Park Circus a few days ago – a recently established annual event which throws the traffic within one kilometre of its locus off rails. The sea of vehicles converging to the shopping centre came to a near standstill for Hours since late evening, and traffic policemen stationed every few metres tried to make sense of the mad rush people were in to suddenly dispense their money…

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