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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 are likely to throw your weight around. While some people may resent your attitude, many other people shall be impressed by your abilities. Take both in your stride.Read More

b

TAURUS

Since your health shall be delicate today, try to avoid doing things which cause stress. Also, take all the other usual precautions such as having a nutritious diet.Read More

c

GEMINI

On this very favourable day for you, you may go ahead and resolve all your pending domestic or professional issues. Selling your old house may fetch a tidy sum.Read More

d

CANCER

You will feel much closer to the Almighty, as you get guidance and blessings from the divine spirit. This memorable day will be full of lessons.Read More

e

LEO

You shall abandon your haphazard ways and begin planning your life, both for the short and long-terms, in a very meticulous way. Don't neglect health issues.Read More

f

VIRGO

With your mind rather cluttered with myriad to-do tasks, you should seriously get down to prioritising them and plan methodically, or you will never get anything done.Read More

g

LIBRA

You shall be preoccupied with giving the finishing touches to all your tasks. You will succeed even in all the new projects that you undertake, impressing one and all.Read More

h

SCORPIO

Some self-motivating books which help you think positively appear to have greatly influenced your outlook about people around you apart from having boosted your own confidence.Read More

i

SAGITTARIUS

You may be preoccupied today about getting yourself an image makeover. A visit to a beauty saloon is on, though it may cost a lot.Read More

j

CAPRICORNUS

Your financial situation shall improve considerably today with substantial sums pouring in from various sources, making you feel elated. Do not waste it on unnecessary items, though.Read More

k

AQUARIUS

You are prepared not just to work hard but also to step on other people's feet, if needed, in order to meet your objectives for the day.Read More

l

PISCES

It is time for you to let go of all your fears. Try to eliminate them from your life. You will also spend some precious moments with your beloved.Read More

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