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Out of thin air

It can happen to the best of us. You put in hours of study, sit through numerous mock tests and yet, on D-Day, something strange happens and you cannot solve what might be the easiest of problems. Not just in the exam hall, it could happen on the football field, too. Just look at Lionel Messi's performance in Russia.
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Smile factor

One fateful evening, Amit Chowdhury went from being just another student who loved watching stand-up comedy videos on YouTube to an instant hit among classmates. "Having no other talent to impress girls and become famous, I gave stand-up comedy a shot," says the student of Manipal Institute of Technology with a laugh, remembering the Talent Night for freshers.
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur curries favour with the Indian curry

When we met chef Kunal Kapur at JW Marriott Kolkata last week, he was minutes away from wrapping up a shoot for a new series on Living Foodz. Despite a long day out in the sun, he was far from exhausted. Before tucking into dim sums at Vintage Asia, Kapur launched into an animated discussion on cooking, food trends and his latest show — Curries of India — set to go on air in July. 
Anannya Sarkar Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Stretching and breathing with the YFLO ladies

Bright and early on June 21, around 30 ladies from YFLO gathered at the Rush Fitness studio in Alipore to mark International Yoga Day with two one-hour sessions of Athena Yoga — a form that incorporates techniques such as yin yoga, pranic breathing and Tibetan sound healing meditation. 
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Legend of Lebron 

As the final buzzer of Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals went off, prompting wild celebrations among the Golden State Warriors players, staff and fans, LeBron James was already on his way to the locker room. What could have been on his mind at that moment? For the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was the worst possible result in the championship series — the 0-4 sweep ending on home court and decidedly worse than the 1-4 defeat to the same opponents last year. For LeBron, personally, the score was now 3-6 — three NBA titles, but six times losing finalist. In the debate that seeks to zero in on the greatest player of all time, a 33 per cent record in finals doesn’t help, especially when you’re up against a man who won six out of six, Michael Jordan. 
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

She power

Hindusthan Club celebrated women power at their Sarat Bose Road address earlier this month with Ananya Award, felicitating 17 women from the families of the club members for their contribution in fields like fashion designing, social service, literature, health and fitness, and entrepreneurship.
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Plus, a first look at the club’s new sports lounge

Sports Lounge Where: The Bengal Club Timings: Weekdays (5pm-11pm); weekends (9am-1pm, 5pm to 11pm) Closed on: Mondays
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Clubs and corporates fight it out at a darts championship at The Bengal Club, with The Telegraph

The Saturday Club team — (l-r) Aman Sondhi, Rohit Nijhawan, Manvir Randhawa, Tara Gill, Harjyoti Bindra and Pratul Pandit — with their trophy after winning in the club category at the Inter Club & Corporate Darts Championship 2018 presented by The Bengal Club in association with The Telegraph. The Wood Street club dominated the final against Tollygunge Club on June 8. 
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

NSHM joins hands with The Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts

Come August and NSHM Knowledge Campus will give you a reason to dance, sing and play musical instruments. The Tollygunge campus announced its partnership with The Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts on June 20 in the presence of percussionist Bickram Ghosh; his wife and dancer Jaya Seal Ghosh; Cecil Antony, chief mentor and managing trustee, NSHM; and Dileep Singh Mehta, chairman trustee, NSHM.  
Jun 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Meet Rahul Maini, the new GM of the Westin Kolkata Rajarhat

A fitness enthusiast who loves eating fish and always wears a wide smile on his face — that’s Rahul Maini. t2 sat down for a chat with the 41-year-old Dharamshala-born...
Nandini Ganguly Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Tots have a fun day with toon heroes

Kicko, the new toon star of Sony Yay! and the popular jodi of Guru and Bhole kept around 2,000 children entertained at Kids Carnival, presented by Telekids and Sony Yay!, at City Centre Salt Lake on June 9 and 10. 
Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

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