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THE HORROR KING
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Sharmila Ganesan Ram | March 30, 2013
Mainak Dhar's fictional zombies have made him a top-selling author of horror, even temporarily ousting Stephen King from his throne.
Viral Fever
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Sharmila Ganesan Ram | March 23, 2013
An online humour video channel run by IIT alumni pokes fun at the idiot box.
Cracking the cube
Done in 60 seconds

Done in 60 seconds

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | March 9, 2013
Speedcubing, or solving the Rubik's Cube in under a minute, brings together eager teenagers in Mumbai.
FOOD NOTES
Minestrone with a dash of metal

Minestrone with a dash of metal

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | March 2, 2013
An online cookery show brings Indian rockstars and food together.
TRAIN TRIVIA
One-track minds

One-track minds

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | February 23, 2013
Railfanning is not just about gathering trivia. It is almost a spiritual pursuit, say members of the Indian fan club.
Cover Story
Cacophony of wake-up calls

Cacophony of wake-up calls

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | February 9, 2013
From the roar of Boeings to morning laughter clubs, urban India has its own, very noisy soundtrack.
Window AC
Rendezvous with grey-winged roosters

Rendezvous with grey-winged roosters

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | February 2, 2013
The window AC seems to have a dual purpose - to cool your room and offer a groovy new home for pigeons.
EVERYDAY HEROES
Green soldiers

Green soldiers

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | January 26, 2013
Two young men wandered across the length and breadth of India persuading people to plant saplings.
Cinema
That '70s look: Kitsch back in film posters

That '70s look: Kitsch back in film posters

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | January 26, 2013
Hindi movie posters are no longer about thigh, cleavage and blood.
Bhojpuri cinema
Ab hamar film flop hui

Ab hamar film flop hui

Sharmila Ganesan Ram | January 12, 2013
Move over Bhojiwood, Bollywood is back.
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