14 Budget-Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas

1. Branch OutGo branch hunting outside. Spray-paint the branches in a silver or gold, pop them in a vase and voilà … elegant holiday decor. Take it a step further and dangle some ornaments on them or tie a few bows. 2. Show Your CardsGlue leftover cards or those from previous years on matboard using […]

Michael Bublé Christmas Review

Men at Work, Ex-East 17 singer Brian Harvey and A Flock of Seagulls: three of a tiny handful of acts technically active in 2011 not releasing a Christmas album this year. For the indie kids there’s Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, or Smith & Burrows’ Funny Looking Angels record; for the tweenies, Justin Bieber; […]

In Love With All Things Wood

(From Top to Bottom) 1. Perfect for the plastic conscious! Christmas trees made from Bamboo in various sizes, on sale at Kisama.2. Earrings made entirely of wood for the style sirens of Nagaland.3. Even the catapults at Hornbill Festival were far from the ordinary, wearing a very, very bohemian look.4. G.I Joe and his friends […]

Naga Producer makes Bollywood Film “Give Love a Try”

Soon after the successful story of the 1st project “Beyond the 3rd Kind” is ready to be on air, Rebbecca the lone Producer among Nagas in Mumbai, running the Findz Studio with her co-partner Shiraj, is ready to make a second movie “Give Love a Try” which will be shot at Mauritius. The story is […]

Michelin chef’s Spanish delights with local Indian produce

Michelin Star Chef Daniel Lopez at the West View in ITC Maurya in New Delhi. (Photo: Suvendu Banerjee) Michelin Star Chef Daniel Lopez is in India with a mission: To savour the best of kebabs and biryanis, feature authentic Spanish cuisine and conduct master classes to share some of his signature recipes.”Every meal for me […]

10 Healthy Eating Tips For 2012

Putting these healthy food tips into practice will start you off on fulfilling your goal of a healthier lifestyle in 2012 and beyond.1. Eat a healthy breakfastThe phrase “breakast like a king, lunch like a queen and have dinner like a beggar” may be the best health tip ever. Yet in the rough and tumble […]

Doctor by day, musician and writer by night

The scalpel gives way to a harmonium and the surgeon in 80-year-old Samir K. Gupta steps aside for the artist as he gives musical life to some poems of “Gitanjali” by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Gupta, who runs a city orthopaedic clinic, is a devoted doctor during the day and spends long hours of his […]

Film from Northeast India ‘Yarwng’ (Roots) to premiere at Paris

Priest’s Film on Displaced Persons Northeast India’s Kokborok film ‘Yarwng’ (Roots) from Tripura state will be screened in Paris on December 8th at the Maison des Cultures du Monde under the patronage of Program Sorosoro of the Chirac Foundation.The opening film of Indian Panorama section at India international Film Festival of India (IFFI Goa) in […]

Music, the Power and its Importance

Music is a universal language of humankind. It has no boundary over culture or race. It is understood by people of all age, regardless of identity, rich and poor, or even powerful and defenseless. Music is one way for a human to express himself/herself; it is a form of speech which can express the emotions […]

WORLD AIDS DAY: Want to get to zero? Deal with TB!

A giant condom will be ‘wrapped’ around the Dutch Munt Tower in Amsterdam this week. It’s probably one of the more striking activities that will mark World AIDS Day. Meetings, film-viewings, theatre plays, articles, brochures and many other happenings will call upon people to join the fight against AIDS. To effectively fight AIDS though, we […]

Hotspots for foodies in Kohima

Hornbill Festival is just round the corner. In case you want to know some of the great food places of Kohima which is all set to host the Hornbill Festival, here is a quick glance. Hornbill Festival actually has its own food stalls lined up for this event in the Heritage Kisama village but Kohima […]

Top ten novels of 2011

Business WireAmazon.com, announced its picks for Best Books of 2011. This annual feature includes the Editors’ Picks for the Top 100 Books of the Year and Top 10 lists in more than two dozen categories, from Literature & Fiction to Children’s Picture Books to the new category Kindle Singles. “Well-known authors like Haruki Murakami and […]