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
Quote/George Bernard Shaw
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire.
The other is to get it.
FOOTPRINTED IN 75 COUNTRIES
TRUMP TAKES OATH;
45th US PRESIDENT
BURDEN OF SPEECHLESSNESS
By Kajal Basu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #50din_kī_ijāzat_kē_bāād speech on Monday, 31 December 2016 (read New Year's Eve) turned out to be a squib so damp that it led to dedicated acolytes exiting his Twitter feed in a snit. Many of these Modittvavādī had expected him to finesse his speech not with freebies (which, like the Rs. 6,000 per pregnant woman, are already part of existing legislation, ie, the Integrated Child Development Services and Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana) but with developmental announcements - addressing the eternal Indian verities of unemployment, small-scale and cottage industries, urban LIG housing, migrancy, etc. Modi's speech skipped these in favour of glib electioneering - and rolling out convictions unburdened by data...
By Cecil Victor
The recent contratemps between the Indian Army and the Chief Minister of West Bengal was both unnecessary and avoidable. Irrespective of who said what and when, for the sake of national interest alone, the data that was sought to be created from deployment of Army detachments in Kolkotta could have been obtained, less controversially, by other methods. Published information indicates that “a team of five to six unarmed army personnel mans each point and marks each truck for parameters like load capacity.” This can very easily be done by liaison with truckers associations or the State government transport department/licensing authority where various parameters of each vehicle (light, medium and heavy carriers) is recorded...
Rawpapaya/Satya Pal Singh
After a colleague was superseded decades back, I had done an article on the virtues of supersession which drew nasty comments from readers, including some of my close friends. My focus in that piece was on the people getting older and losing much of their grit, confidence and spirit of adventure at work places. Seniority comes with age, so more often than not, it ebbs as one gets older. Therefore, unless one has potential and guts to turn one's stumbling into dance, even if senior in job, can he or she command leadership at all? Also, situations determine whether or not one is suitable for leadership in a given situation and environment. Age and experience are important, but not in each situation and each job, especially at the top...
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 fundamentalists...
DARKNESS IN MIRROR
By Dr. Ashis Nandy/Contributing Editor-at-large
[External Woofs Advised]
Playing Now: Legendary Mr. Jarrett
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...