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The barbershop is a great place to while away an afternoon

Madhu Narasimhan finds a pretty legit experience for an 8-ringgit haircut at Malaysian Tamil barbershop Illustration: Uttam Ghosh It's a lazy Sunday afternoon in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. My Fulbright colleague and I are sitting around our shared flat, staring at a daunting list of work to-dos, totally unwilling to start on any of it. Schedule interviews with Malaysian MPs? No, we obviously can't bother them on a Sunday. Plan for the English camp we're organising for secondary school ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago

Excuse Me! My name is Saumya!

What’s in a name? Mispronunciations, awkward moments and sometimes even an identity crisis if your name is Saumya Bhutani. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh As Indian-Americans, I believe we occupy a unique space in the realm of ethnic minorities inhabiting this land known as the U S of A for a few reasons, including our difficult-to-pronounce names. Now I know what you’re thinking: There are so many different ethnicities with names that are hard to say! However, if we really do examine ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'Something cold touched my spine. One of them was about to die'

The magnetism of a yo-yo... two friends getting estranged over a game shooting incident that saves lives... A short story by Ashwath Nityanandan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh When I was six years old my mother went to a small town in America to bring me a yo-yo. She went to America for other reasons as well: she had just wrecked her car, for example, and wanted to calm her nerves with the insurance money. But I understood none of them. The purpose of the yo-yo, however, was quite clear. It was ...
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The case of the spooky detective

'Murders happen every day. Some get correctly solved, some get incorrectly solved and some never get solved. Most of the time, nobody bothers. But if the murdered person is someone big or related to someone big, then it becomes a problem...' Sherna Gandhy's tongue-in-cheek take on how some cases are solved. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I am writing this account to clear my name. All sorts of things are being said about me by these presswallahs and I must defend myself. I am retired ...
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The tizzy caused by Modi's proposed gift!

B S Prakash takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what India's neighbours think about Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking Indian scientists to develop a SAARC satellite, which can be dedicated as a 'gift' to the neighbours. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com LeakyWeeks, the Web site that exposes confidential documents has revealed how India's neighbours reacted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal of a SAARC satellite. Speaking at the launch of the PSLV last month, Modi had offered that the ...
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It is true! I HATED my brother

To the world, my younger brother was a bundle of joy – he was fair, looked cute and adorable. To me, he was an intruder – someone with whom I had to now share my gifts, toys and parents. Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, Divya Nair tells us why it was difficult to find a place for her younger brother in her heart. My parents believed in 'Hum Do Hamara Ek'. Papa had lost his parents early on. After marriage, he and Amma had wanted just one kid. Be it girl or boy, they'd give him/her all the ...
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8 things that turn off prospective employers

The last thing you want to do is tick off your prospective employer and ruin your chances of landing a dream job. Presenting a list of things you must absolutely stay away from... Interviewers or head-hunters are the gateway to the company that one yearn to be a part of. If any single activity of yours frustrates them, then getting through the job interview can be a daunting task. Here are some situations or actions that you need to be watchful of when you're meeting a prospective recruiter. 1.
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I quit! 11 smart tips to resign gracefully

Quitting your current organisation is just as difficult as finding a new one. How does one convey the news without burning the bridges? There are various reasons why people choose to quit their jobs -- a burnout, emergencies, family commitments and sometimes even prospects of new jobs. Whatever the reason, quitting is a big decision that should be taken after much thought. If you've finally decided you want to quit, the bigger question is, how do you do it? 1. Resign gracefully Keep your ...
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5 tips to be efficient at work

What is the key to performing and delivering more in less time? Find out! Have you heard that classic tale about the two woodcutters? One of the two woodcutters was strong, whereas the other was lean and weak. Yet the latter could chop down more trees in a day as compared to the other. The question 'Why was this happening?' stressed the other woodcutter. One day, he decided to ask the weak guy how the secret behind his strength. The lean and weak woodcutter, who could chop down more trees in a ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Spend after saving, not the other way round

The new budget may not be populist but it does put more money in your pocket -- to spend or invest. What will you do? Would you purchase an LCD or would you rather invest it for the future? We asked you, our dear readers, what you'd do with that extra money and this is our first response. Niharika Tripathi writes in: We should save the extra 50,000 or whatever amount one can save. As it is good for us and for nation's economy as well. And this steps was taken specially to encourage household ...
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