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What is my New Year Resolution? Well, it is 1080p, you see, it has to be in HD. Lets accept it, only 40 percent of us do keep the New Year Resolution. My only resolution for New Years is not to keep any resolution. Now let me explain why we are always not very successful when it comes to keeping up to our New Year Resolution. You can trust this research as this is by psychologists and not by me. So, according to the shrinks, we cannot live up to the resolutions because w...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
Some of us like to spend New Year’s Eve with style and grandeur in a resort of outdoors, sipping the best chardonnay or scotch, in a bash, or in a vineyard and poolside. Rest of us wants to stay indoors and have a quiet evening with our close ones. Some like to host a party, be it a barbeque dinner or a get together with friends. Whatever may it be, it does require an ordeal of elaborate preparation. It does require an amount of cleaning and preparation to ensure t...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
    December personally has been a real special month for me, since, like, forever. I think I speak for most of us around, this month has its own enchanting effect on most of us. When I think of December, I can only imagine romance, chills, warmth, the smell of cinnamon cakes, rice light on trees, well decorated streets and everywhere I go, I feel a fresh a breath of happiness and delight.   Some would vouch for the fact that they love to wake up eve...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
  The most important aspect of Christmas has always been the eagerness or the excitement of exchanging gifts, likewise, the anticipation of receiving presents. Lets accept it, be it 6 or 60, we love the excitement that holds us when we get the colorful, bright and shiny wrapping papers wrapped, holding those goodies, well, at least most of us have that feeling.   As exciting as receiving gifts might seem, on the other hand buying them may be of a whole new...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
        Christmas, is obviously celebrated as Jesus Christ’s birthday. Lord Jesus Christ was born on this day in Bethlehem, and also this was recorded as the beginning of modern day calendar.  Post that as the story goes, as predicted by the Wise Men, the Messiah was born. He spread the eternal message of peace, harmony, love which still remains relevant now and will remain as time comes.   Earlier, celebrations of Christmas is...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
  Christmas may be lots of green and glitters, but let’s not forget why we so much as to anticipate this festive season do. It’s because of the table which is laid out in front of us, the color and suave of the food tantalizes our taste buds. And hey, who doesn’t want a lay in front of them which will be a visual as well as palatable treat for all. For the home makers, who have the sole responsibility to lay these delights in front of us withou...
Post by: Kamalini Mukherjee
Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle made its appearance in this magazine and gained fame among the reading public. This is where Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes get to know each other. In the year 1878, Dr. Watson, recuperating from the wounds he received from a bullet in Afghanistan is looking for cheap lodgings. It is through an old friend of Dr. Watson that the two people meet: &ld...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
The theme for this week may seem odd and even puzzling for many of our readers. We have thus embarked on an elaboration through this article. We live in an age of short, concise communication. Abbreviations used in cell phone SMS’, online chats, the ROFL’s and LOL’s, the 140-character limit on Twitter – all signs of getting the message across in the least possible time. Rapid urbanization and the resulting homogeneity can be attributed as reason...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
Ramachandra Guha is probably the most prolific historian and chronicler India has ever had, he is certainly the most well-known. Now, as the theme this week at BookChums is cricket, we shall be talking about Guha’s books on the game. The Picador Book of Cricket is a collection of the best cricket writings on the game, edited by Guha.   A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport is a showcase of how cricket went on to be India’...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
  I was turning thirty this year and found that it was a great excuse to plan the seemingly greatest adventure I had had so far, and so the idea of celebrating a +30 under a -30 degrees Celsius greatly appealed to me. The pictures of snow, like the ones you find on Christmas greeting cards, immediately won the attention of the snow-starved me. I learnt from an in-flight magazine that Harbin hosted one of largest international ice and snow festivals that started o...
Post by: Madhurima Duttgupta
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