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FOOD

Christmas food special: Gingerbread, man of the hour

Christmas food special: Gingerbread, man of the hour

Be it in the shape of a house or a man, Christmas sets the mood to bake warm, spiced gingerbread cakes or cookies, all laden with cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, white pepper, cloves and ginger. Phorum Dalal finds out why the festival is incomplete without them

TRAVEL

Travel Special: How Bhopal can be full of surprises for the uninitiated

Travel Special: How Bhopal can be full of surprises for the uninitiated

From historic mahals, scenic lakes, and unusual museums that celebrate mankind as well as India’s rich tribal culture, Bhopal might just be the untapped escape that will woo every kind of travel junkie

DEAR-DIANA

'My guy cried to me about his ex...'

'My guy cried to me about his ex...'

My guy, who I have known for the past six months, called to say that his ex flame is threatening him. It came as a huge shock to him as he thought they had amicably gone their ways...

TECHNOLOGY

Tech special: New app helps you hitch a ride with your pals

Tech special: New app helps you hitch a ride with your pals

FrndiNeed is a free app that helps you locate friends who are nearest to your location and allows you to chat with them to plan a ride together. In case of an emergency, it can also notify friends

RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships: The famous 7-year-itch has progressed to 10

Relationships: The famous 7-year-itch has progressed to 10

According to a recent study, the famous seven-year-itch in a marriage has now gained three more years of conjugal bliss. Temptations to stray, a grouse with the spouse and getting weighed down by chores has been cited as reasons. The guide understands the whys and the wherefores of this delay, and if the additional years are a sign of healthier times

SUNDAY MID-DAY

Meet Ritu Kumar, the doyen of Indian haute couture

Meet Ritu Kumar, the doyen of Indian haute couture

The veteran designer tells Nikshubha Garg about her successful journey, her pillars of strength and a fervent desire to overhaul Indian handlooms

HEALTH

Decoded: How human colour vision evolved

Decoded: How human colour vision evolved

Who got the colour vision first, humans or chimpanzees? According to biologists from Georgia-based Emory University, humans actually got the ability to see colours from gorillas and chimpanzees in the evolution process

Today’s Horoscope

a

ARIES

You shall listen to the voice of your soul. This will benefit you in all respects and infuse you with positivity. Take care of your health.Read More

b

TAURUS

You will accomplish a lot today, but don't take unnecessary risks. In fact, plan ahead, as there may soon be some challenges lurking on the horizon.Read More

c

GEMINI

Family and social obligations shall keep you busy. Grab any opportunity that comes your way today. Mingling with friends in the evening will make you happy.Read More

d

CANCER

Being generous, giving any help to the needy is a source of great happiness for you. Today you may give in cash or kind to a charitable organisation.Read More

e

LEO

The entire cosmos shall be working in your favour today. It is one of those extremely lucky days when whatever you do shall result in success.Read More

f

VIRGO

Today you need to review your strategies thoroughly, pinpoint what exactly are the shortcomings in them, and correct them before moving on. Take your tasks seriously.Read More

g

LIBRA

You shall be a target of your rivals as they attempt to tarnish your image in the market. Jealousy is the root cause of all their unwarranted actions.Read More

h

SCORPIO

The main activity of the day is likely to be the decoration of your house. You may also spend some time speculating on the stock market.Read More

i

SAGITTARIUS

You will feel very spirited today, taking great care to appear in your best attire. You shall charm your way into the heart of your beloved.Read More

j

CAPRICORNUS

Financial matters will keep you busy today, and on all other fronts, you are likely to lose your usual patience and things may go off-track.Read More

k

AQUARIUS

Change will be the order of the day, whether in your professional or personal life. The time is favourable to buy a new house or a vehicle.Read More

l

PISCES

Though negativities shall keep trying to enter your mind, you should not leave it empty for even a second. Remember, an empty mind is the devil's workshop.Read More

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