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PROUST DUSTIONNAIRE - KAMAL HAASAN
`I used to be a wannabe Genghis Khan'
Introducing, the Proust Questionnaire, a fortnightly feature. These questions were most famously answered by the French writer Marcel Proust, whose personalityrevealing responses came to define this form of celebrity confession. This fortnight's ques tionnaire was administered by BARADWAJ RANGAN.
Columns

MAKEOVER METER
Getting feedback
Communicating for the right outcomes


FILMN SCREENING
In a league of his own

What's life like in Eastern Germany in the two decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall?

This Saturday (July 2) Goethe Zentrum screens Liberated Zone (Befreite Zone), a charming comedy about modern life in the Eastern part of Germany. ...
Lifestyle

Food for all seasons
Many employees at Technopark seem to prefer eating at small eateries that serve homely food. Pragila is one of the favourites
Food

Crazy about chocolates
Healthy, versatile and delicious — small wonder chocolate is an all-time favourite…
Books

Print pick

His best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom without a trace and now it's up to Boone to chase the truth down.

Priya in Incredible Indyaa: Namita Gokhale, Rs. 350

In this wickedly funny, occasionally tender book, Gokhale ...


Archie and samosa?!
Will the desi twist really work with these American idols?
Cinema

Act II
Flush with the success of Avan Ivan, veteran actor Ambika talks about the joy of breaking stereotypes and wielding the megaphone
Wheels

Live it up
It has it all — quality, reliability and low ownership costs. But the ace up Toyota Liva's sleeve will be its fuel efficiency, writes Nikhil Bhatia
Can the Twain meet?
The A8 gets a 250bhp diesel V6. How well does luxury work with economy?
Virtual mechanic

I am interested in buying an SUV that is priced between Rs. 11 lakh and Rs. 13 lakh. I have shortlisted the 4WD Scorpio and 4WD Safari. My driving will be mainly on open city roads, around 30km a day, and an occasional highway outing. Please ...


Beat diesel to be launched

GM India will launch the Beat diesel next month and expect it to be a game-changer for the company. The baby Chevy will be the first diesel in its class, which could give it a first-mover advantage in the A-segment which forms the bulk of the ...
Music

An equal music
Singer Vidhu Prathap debuts as an actor in Surya TV's new serial Paattukalude Paattu
Travel

Travel deals

Hotels.com offers the Goa Hotel Sale, with a few of the best hotels in Goa priced competitively. The package is inclusive of a combination of meals, airport transfers, sightseeing and happy-hour drinks. The deals are applicable for a minimum ...
Events

Games galore

Funskool launches Cars 2 products comprising games such as Monopoly, Operation, Mater Golf and Pictureka Card. The games are priced from Rs. 199.

Monopoly is for those aged five and above, and is said to resemble a racetrack. Operation ...


Joining hands
Indo-U.S. initiative to tackle issues faced by India
Wired In

SMS and surf
A new platform allows users web access through SMSes sent from any kind of phone



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