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The urge to splurge

In O Henry’s classic Christmas story The Gift of the Magi, Della Young sells her most prized possess...

Golfers, quit all that thinking!
Sam Snead’s timeless advice is still the only way to play this infuriating game

Dominance to downfall

Just this week, Yahoo laid off 400 employees at its software development centre in Bangalore “to cut...

My Sardinian sojourn

Discomfort from church domination led Italians to pursue an individualistic approach.

Cheesy camarade

France, harbinger of the world’s first revolution in 1789 to overthrow monarchy for democracy, is he...

Underwear and political amour

Wielding the photo of a handsome hunk with distended biceps, lean abdomen, sleek briefs, Extreme Rig...
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Psychologically aesthetic Italians
Italian art fascinated me when I first discovered it in my Kolkata art college.
The disaster dilemma
The flood waters have receded in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Valley, but any relief is offset by t...
The greenest pasture
The hallowed crests and vales of St Andrews in Scotland are still the holiest grail
From the discomfort Zone: Jap miniaturisation = human cocooning
Japan was known for shoddy products before 1950. Humiliation...
Do it fair and square
The ICC has suddenly become very proactive to clean up the game from the chucking menace. Six player...
Process obsession
Hard-core German discipline and process obsession that’s respected the world over is what I’ve learn...
Living in the zone
Last week, officials from the urban development ministry who arrived at former aviation minister Aji...
Sneaky play
Want to sneak in some golf on your honeymoon? Consider Langkawi
Shake shake scale
Connected cars will make driving safer, cleaner and more efficient. Their introduction should be spe...
Time to make amends
Suresh Raina looks to be in sublime form at the moment in limited-overs cricket and is entering a ve...
Bathing in disruptive aspiration
Real examples on design perversity form the basis of my learning in the five countries...
The business of governance
What Modi basically seems to be pushing for is a variation on Keynesian economics with a dash of pra...
Golf in exile
Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site and a few hours’ drive out of Bangkok, is golf-...
Perversity sells design
Being customer-friendly is what Leonardo da Vinci taught marketers through all his engineering desig...
A golden sunset
Mahela Jayawardene’s farewell to Test cricket is the end of an era in Sri Lankan cricket. Although h...
Diametrically different
I’m making a provocative comparison between Indian and German engineering...
The end of solitude
Two books show us what we are missing with our headlong plunge into the digital domain, and what it ...
Up and down in Ranikhet
The Kumaon Regiment Environment Park & Training Area in Ranikhet is not a classic layout comparable ...
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