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Mirror, mirror on the wall

Preeti Verma Lal | July 6, 2013
Thousands of art lovers in Paris are staring at themselves in Anish Kapoor's distorting mirrors. What do they see?
Wine & Dine
Budget bites

Budget bites

Preeti Verma Lal | May 11, 2013
Places that fill you up without emptying pockets Delhi | The Biker's Cafê.
Eat, pray

Eat, pray

Preeti Verma Lal | March 16, 2013
The temple food code follows Hindu calendar divided into six seasons.
Jungle Lore
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Cruising with crocodiles

Preeti Verma Lal | February 9, 2013
You can't get close to the saltwater crocodiles, world's largest reptiles, of Australia's Daintree rainforest but it's easy to…
The emotional man
Guys don't want casual sex

Guys don't want casual sex

Preeti Verma Lal | January 26, 2013
A new book by Dr Andrew P Smiler, a psychology professor, challenges the notion of the promiscuous male.
world's polar bear capital
Grin and bear it

Grin and bear it

Preeti Verma Lal | November 17, 2012
For a close encounter with the largest carnivores on earth, head for Churchill.
Vancouver's dining
Food on four wheels

Food on four wheels

Preeti Verma Lal | October 6, 2012
Vancouver's dining scene has gone mobile, courtesy brightly painted trucks that dish out everything from Earl Grey tea doughnuts to Korean-style…
Ready for a Blenny? A Sprat? An Imposter?

Ready for a Blenny? A Sprat? An Imposter?

Preeti Verma Lal | September 8, 2012
Think diving is daunting? Then head to Maldives where you can swim with sharks.
Visiting Don Bradman's abode
Boy from Bowral

Boy from Bowral

Preeti Verma Lal | September 1, 2012
Last week would've been Don Bradman's 104th birthday. TOI-Crest drives to his boyhood home.
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Our women, our country

Preeti Verma Lal | March 3, 2012
Nalini Malani's video play on Partition explores the dark cultural roots of violence against women.
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