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Kapil Sharma: Laughter factory

Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the hottest property on Indian television today

Kidambi Srikanth: Intensity in his eyes

From a laidback boy with poor dietary habits, he has become an attacking player who can quickly deploy his considerable skills

Playing It My Way: No big sixes here

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography, quite unlike his batting, progresses too safely and serenely to be entertaining

Grassroot aesthetics

With the price of Mamata Banerjee's art having risen remarkably in the last 9 years, author measures artistic worth of the painter-politician

Cookout in the wild

The author attends a culinary workshop in Corbett Tiger Reserve. The chef is a Yunani practitioner & a descendant of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah

Big tennis down the line

The IPTL promises world-class action in the four Asian cities where it will be played. New Delhi will host the Indian leg from December 6 to 8

Heavenward bound: ISKCON's new temple at Vrindavan

In Vrindavan, work is on to build the world's tallest religious structure, a temple for Krishna by ISKCON-Bangalore

A cut above the rest

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Audi A8 belong to the super-luxury car segment

My Life My Style: Farhat Jamal

'Take each day as it unfolds'

Alternative cinema, a live Brit rock band, Met Opera screening await you this weekend

A few cultural recommendations that promise to enrich your weekend

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Bollywood laughs at itself
Malavika Sangghvi

Of the recent slew of parodies and satires on the Internet, the best of the crop involve Bollywood stars sending themselves up

The little compromises of life
Vikram Johri

An exciting mystery keeping literary types engaged this year has been the identity of Italian novelist Elena Ferrante

Is good bad or bad good?
Kishore Singh

Edvard Munch is known for The Scream, but there is other work that is considered lightweight in comparison

A child in time
Jai Arjun Singh

Though a scripted, fiction film, Boyhood was made in installments over 12 years and captured the actor's own growth from age seven to age 18

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