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
NEPOTIC GUNS OF UP!
By Satya Pal Singh
What had started as a resolute attempt to rubbish the charges of nepotism and Yadav clannishness in the Samajwadi narrative within party and governance in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, has rapaciously recoiled on the ruling hierarchy with a vengeance, which no one could foresee at its initial volatile stage, from where the situation went perilously from bad to worse. On the sharp turn of events a little while later, each Samajwadi top gun could be seen fighting a grand battle of one up-manship and self-aggrandizement. Slowly, the area of conflict among Samajwadi rulers widened to cover capturing the effective powers to select candidates for the ensuing assembly poll....
Jaipur's 'Vastra' A Big Hit!
By Ravi V. Chhabra
I was most touched to know about the dying art 'Pattu'. Ancient weaving art ‘Pattu’ that traces its origins to the community of the followers of great Indian poet-saint Kabir, is sadly now facing danger of getting lost forever, unless fervent efforts are made to revive it sans procrastination.
Almost 200 km from Jodhpur, on the highway to Jaisalmer, lies Gomath, a dusty village housing about 700 families. Out of most families living here, primarily the elders are holding on to their ‘pit looms’ and ‘charkhas’ (spinning wheels) in the hope that someday they will have enough buyers for their home made ‘pattu’ and they will witness good days again...
BALOCHISTAN: A BRIDGE TOO FAR?
By CECIL VICTOR
While one commends the outreach to the self-exiled Baloch leader Brahamdag Baloch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day and the possibility of giving him asylum in India on humanitarian grounds, India will have to play this card astutely – a trait abysmally absent in its foreign and security policy...
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...
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
[External Woofs Advised]
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...