The Cuban Habanas are top of the line. All other cigars from America, Holland, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, wane in comparison.
CUBAN CAPITALIST CIGAR LEGEND
DWARFS PARK IN CHINA
Queer as this may be, dwarfs or midgets have existed since the very beginning of the human race and have been looked upon with curiosity and have also been a subject of serious scientific studies
KILL THE MICROWAVE
Experiments have shown that food when microwaved can cause cancer due to radiation
Who says dogs donít love cool beverages? Dogs, in fact, look forward to drinks like colas, squashes
Cows are worshipped by the Hindus since Ancient times. Holy cow! It is not wine alone that benefits
Rushing to attend natures call and inside the toilet
Fresh pineapple salad between meals is a refreshing snack.
ROBOTING BEHIND BARS!
Are Bartenders days numbered? Bartending has got a booster of sorts as British and Japanese researchers have developed a robot
Millions of plump watermelons are left to rot each year in the country. Now theres a way to turn them into ethanol
The next world war would perhaps be fought over water
EINSTEIN & BEES
Einstein once predicted if honeybees died off, then human beingswould get extinct
FROGS' MONSOON WEDDING
Faith binds couples in marriage. This time round, the froggy faith for inviting rains tied them in wedlock
By Cheryl Clock: With temperatures soaring, have you contemplated the ideal beverage that keeps dehydration away?
FISH FOR DEMENTIA
New research says oily fish can benefit dementia or senility and delay its onset.
SWINE FLU & YOU
Ayurveda, the system of traditional Indian medicine has the cure
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason
FOOTPRINTED IN 65 COUNTRIES
HOW 'SHAREEF' IS SHARIF!
By Satya Pal Singh
The Pak Premier may build castles in the air, believing that his latest act of reckless imposition resorting to diplomatic pressure tactics will "shake the collective conscience of the international community" during his address at the United Nations next month.” But what mercifully is escaping his blurred vision is the world community's firm understanding that Pakistan has been involved in criminal violence and terrorism against India since 1947, supporting all this while terrorist activities in J&K. Pakistan is globally recognized as a rogue state with its terror acts hitting the world well past the Indian shores. It has grown into a breeding ground of dangerous terror outfits. It may sound incredible though, the fact is that Pakistan's home-grown extremists are turning against their own wily promoters and have killed more people in Pakistan in recent years than they have killed outside the country...
CHOP SUEY FOREIGN POLICY
By Cecil Victor
Indian foreign policy looks like stir-fried chop suey sought to be created by a drunken Sous Chef. Most of the food has been flying out of the wok and onto the floor messing up the kitchen in the most disagreeable manner. Indian foreign policy has never been in such disarray as it is in current times. The issue of visas for an ethnic Uiyghur dissident and several others who have a contra view of Chinese occupation of Tibet would have appeared appropriate as retaliation for Chinese support to the bloodthirsty Islamic fundamentalist Lashkar-e-Toiba (alias Jamaat-ud-Dawa) terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed had it been conducted with resolve and dignity. Instead, the world was witness to a spectacle of prevarication and uncertainty that made this nation look worse than a paper tiger caught in a typhoon...
Choppers of Disgrace!
By Satya Pal Singh
As the UPA regime-driven AgustaWestland chopper scam overtakes Parliament, giving another shock to the nation, the Congress leadership looks pretty remorselessly determined to fend off the crisis as a victor of the ring. The party's heady acts of omissions and commissions, especially those that keep critically chasing its leadership and its overzealous courtiers, may have pushed it on the backfoot, but its faceless imposition, despite its innumerable improprieties, seems coming from an eccentric mindset. Now badly demoralized and shattered, the party is attempting to pull a reluctant Opposition into its web of nasty discourses to jointly pounce upon a government that looks keen to do some serious business in Parliament, to give speed to its projected reforms aimed at producing sharper growth and the much-needed jobs for the country's youth...
Ghost in Bose Files
By Satya Pal Singh
The ghost of 64 secret files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, that were declassified by the West Bengal government on Friday, has come to haunt the legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru who ruled the country for 16 years after Independence with the diktats of his own. His oft-trumpeted attributes of statesmanship, moderation and inclusive leadership today stand at a discount with the available evidence of relentless surveillance mounted on the families of an illustrious patriot of India...
Darkness in Mirror
By Dr. Ashis Nandy/Contributing Editor-at-large
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MIND: OUR ENEMY/OUR FRIEND
We are following the path of meditation - learning about the concept, the techniques, the benefits and the obstacles involved. So much has been said about the power of our mind and also about how this power can be tapped. Meditation is the process of tapping the latent power of our mind...
Miss Italia & Spicy Aroma!
By Charu Satnarine/
Montreal Bureaux Chief
The place that has been around since the late nineties and gained such popularity that the owners had to move across the street and build a new, bigger location to accommodate their fanatics. Located on Victoria Street in Greenfield Park, the décor – including a grand water fountain out front – is just beautiful to pass on your way to the two-floor establishment. Almost two minutes after entering, we (a party of four) were seated, despite the busy lunch rush and seemingly hectic atmosphere of the restaurant...
By Chaitali Aggarwal
Attending a ballroom party, a corporate cocktail-dinner, the ubiquitous press conference(s) or an open-air wedding affair at a famous 5-star hotel? One can almost be certain to visit the washroom at least once, for a face re-touchup or even a reassuring second look in the body-size mirror...