When Carl Lewis says athletes are ‘professional amateurs’, you run with it

By Rituraj Borkakoty

Growing up in the early 1990s, Carl Lewis was as big an icon for us as Michael Jordan, Diego Maradona and Steffi Graf — people who made sporting history. People who we thought always had the luxury of driving fancy cars and flying around the world in private jets.

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When old whines come in new bottles

By Anamika Chatterjee

This weekend at theatres, Charlie is back with his angels. Those of us who grew up in 2000s may have an image of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu etched in our minds as angels who save the day. That idea may somehow be different for an audience member of the 1970s used to watching Farah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith as Charlie’s Angels in the famous television show that aired between 1976 and 1981. Continue reading When old whines come in new bottles

After 6 years, The Black Parade continues to march on

By Keith Pereña

It was a couple of years ago, after my high school Christmas party, when I rushed to a local record store to buy My Chemical Romance’s album The Black Parade. It cost six months’ worth of lunch money, which I clutched in my left as the cashier handed me the black, skull-adorned CD with my right. Getting that hallowed piece of the emo rock movement made me feel like one of the cool kids in school and rightfully so because years later, The Black Parade became known as the band’s seminal album — the one that cemented their fame in the annals of emo rock history.

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When dad’s limited-edition delights outcook mum’s, it’s all in good taste

By Purva Grover

Recently, a male colleague shared how he gives his wife rest on Fridays and takes over the kitchen. I went all aww at this piece of information and affection. His knowledge about spices, salts and sauces is decent enough and he claims to dish out good meals. “My friends love the biryani I prepare,” he added. As for his son, “There is no better cook than dad!” I laughed. It’s the same story in many homes. Dads cook once in a few months and instantly win over mums every day cooking. During the conversation, the colleague also confessed how his wife detests stepping into the kitchen after the chef (him) has cooked and exited.

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