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The Dying Art of Bathroom Singing

Oct 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Articles

The best thing to do in either of these situations is take a nice, hot bath or shower. Once inside the confines of the sanctuary that is your bathroom, what better way to relax further than to hum or sing loudly your favourite song? It does not matter if you don’t know the lyrics – you can simply make up your own. They will sound just as good, if not better. Bathroom singing is an art that, like all ancient arts, is fast dying. The reasons for its extinction are not hard to find. The modern life and its ways are fast killing it.

Is Bicycle the Ride of the Future?

Sep 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Articles

First, there was the increase in petrol prices. This rise in petrol prices led to many jokes on the social media websites but, more importantly, what it also led to was the popularity of the Diesel cars. Most people were buying Diesel cars, and anyone who was still buying a Petrol car was thought to be naive and behind-the-times. But the recent increase in the diesel prices has the potential to become a game changer for the automotive sector…

Nude and Other Short Stories!

Jun 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Short Stories

The MAG had organised the 1st Short Story Writing Competition for its readers. The contest got a good response, and the stories received were judged by an independent panel of Jury. The book, as stated above, is a collection of nineteen (19) short stories dealing with different aspects of life.

The winning entry, Nude, is the story of a victim of domestic abuse, who is trying to find ways to come to terms with her life and her fate, so that she can move on with her life. A Song of vengeance, the next story, is the story of a husband who pays the ultimate price in a bid to even things up with his ungrateful wife.

Seven reasons NOT to go on a Morning Walk!

Feb 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Articles

Morning walks are good for your health, or so they say. But, trust me when I say this because I speak from experience – no morning walk can replace the pleasure and the joy you feel when you go back to sleep right after hitting the stop button on the alarm clock. I see a lot of heads nodding in agreement already.

In this article, I am going to arm you with seven bullet proof excuses that you can use to against anyone who wants you to go on a morning walk.

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan!

Sep 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Movie Review

This is a movie which has Katrina Kaif as the lead star. That, by itself says a lot about the movie. Going by her roles in the past films, it would not be too wrong to infer that Katrina Kaif’s main role in any movie is not to act, but to be cute on screen. She does that in this movie too, and does it better than ever before. Imran Khan and Ali Zafar, the male protagonists in the movie, seem to have caught Katrina Kaif’s affliction. Their focus in the movie is on being cute, rather than acting well.

Why do Riots Happen?

Aug 10th, 2011 | By | Category: Articles

There is always an immediate cause for riots to start. It can be a small incident, or a major event. Whatever the scale of the triggering event, what follows is usually much worse, and results in greater loss of life and property. The death of Mark Duggan, for instance, was the immediate cause of the riots to start in London, but the spread of the riots had almost nothing to do with his death.

Baba Ram Dev’s Popularity – The Tipping Point!

Jun 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Affairs

Swami Ram Dev has become a household name today. Even before his Satygaraha campaign, he was easy to find on one channel or another, either teaching yoga or preaching about how yoga was the cure to every problem in the world. You could love, or you could hate him, but you could not ignore him. That, however, was not enough for Baba Ram Dev. He had bigger dreams, and so he started a campaign for making India Corruption free.

How to Get More Followers on Twitter?

Jun 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Articles

If you have not heard about Twitter, you might as well stop reading this right now. But, if you are one of the 200 million people who have an account on Twitter, you may want to read this because here we will try to answer the question: What makes someone popular on Twitter?

Let us begin with what some of the people on Twitter (or tweeples, as some would say) said when they were asked about what it is that makes someone popular on Twitter:

Who will win the World Cup, 2011?

Mar 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Affairs

The World cup, 2011 has entered the third week, and this time there have been no major surprises, except for Ireland who have managed to cause quite a stir by causing the only upset of the tournament till now by beating England in a game that saw more than 650 runs being scored. Before the World Cup had actually started, India, England, and Australia were the likeliest to lift the world cup, and most likely in that order too. In the past three weeks, nothing has changed. Most teams are playing as was expected from them.


Jan 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Affairs

The much awaited Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is finally here. A lot of people were waiting for MNP to become a reality for various reasons, and many people were trying to push the date for MNP further off for various reason of their own.

The Telecom Regulatory authority of India (TRAI)had issued the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulations in the month of September, 2009.