Life On Batteries

The Japanese rarely need to look outside for sustenance and existence. Yes, their agriculture industry was diagnosed as ‘sick’, but it is still feeding its people, healing gradually. They have ample resources to fish their staple diet and enough equipment to help them enhance its flavours. For a smooth survival on this planet, they have…

The Man In Woman

It used to be a gentleman’s game till Mary, the Queen of Scots broke all rules to swing it on the turf in 1567. And it was after that that the menfolk tuned their minds to the idea of spotting les femmes on their punctured lawns. It actually took them centuries to fit this image…

Chocolates In Your Chai

The phenylethylamine (PEA) found in chocolates lures the emotions into feeling ecstatic intoxication. This is the same substance that the brain releases when one human amorously fancies another. With this sexy fact known to many, suddenly chocolates seem more suitable for adults. Anniversaries often see couples indulging in the treat as bakers very often push…

The Man in The Mirror

Believing that he is his own competition, Rajkummar Rao is living his dream. The National award-winning actor, who garnered critical acclaim for Shahid and Queen, is brimming with celluloid aspirations. In a freewheeling chat, he brushes away the struggle, and stresses over the surrealism of it all

Fliers Who Just Shouldn’t

Being irksome is inscribed in some people’s personality. They can’t help it. Take these passengers for instance. It’s fascinating how completely oblivious they are to the choppy ripples they create by just being themselves. The Slob He forgets that he is just flying from one place to another and not diving outlandishly into a freshers’…

Brussels: Of Pints And Poetry

Belgians sure know how to live; and is their gusto for life ever so contagious! I was aware of the very impressive variety of beers from the Kingdom of Belgium in Europe – but to pair them with our meals was something else. It was at Les Brigittines, Brussels, a quaintly Belle Époque styled design…

Juneau: Icy Way Through

You may as well adopt the Indiana Jones avatar when entering the Inside Passage fjord. Tall green-brown mountains on either side seem to close in on you as your ship inches forward through glacier-pieces astray, forcing you to wrap up tight against the stinging, nippy breeze while you sip on hot chocolate, Irish style, for…