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Can you workout in the wilderness?

Running through the wilderness either barefoot or with in a pair of shoes, enhances the  jogging experience

Erwan Le Corre, who founded an international movement called MovNat or the caveman fitness routine, believed that running through the wilderness either barefoot or in just a pair of shoes, enhances the jogging experience. But does this actually make for a good fitness routine?

Does your name have baggage?

Uma Thurman

We all know the rose analogy, and what Shakespeare meant when he said it would smell just as sweet called by another name. Today, a name has to be practical, cool, like when William Bradley Pitt becomes Brad Pitt or Walter Bruce Willison is shortened to Bruce Willis.

Rochelle’s set to win hearts

Chennai girl Rochelle’s mercurial rise as a beauty queen came as no surprise. She was always on the city’s top runways and promoting local brands.

Family fun factor in school events


Car rallies might be popular. They are conducted all year round but they normally follow the time-speed-distance format, which is usually for car-rally enthusiasts and is not necessarily good as a fam

Banker takes devotional route to music


He learnt classical Carnatic music right from the age of 15, but today nearly 1,000 songs later, A. Sekar carries three prestigious titles — an elite world record, an Asian Records Academy award, and an Indian Records Academy award. We caught up with Sekar, who opens up on his journey to God.

High on racing


When you work a When you have a regular job and a regular life, a trip to the race track can definitely spice things up.

But when you’re a woman in this situation and your fiancé hands you the key t

Karting is this 12-yr-old’s tour de force


Karting will soon see the likes of a new prodigy, Mira Erda. Almost 12-years-old, this girl from Baroda has been giving male racers a run for the trophy.

In fact, just a weekend back, at Kovai’s Kar

On fast track mode


Karting is the sport that gave India its first racing legends — Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel.

And, JK Tyres put them on the international racing scene. Now, JK

‘Indian hockey needs to catch up’


Former captain of the Indian hockey team and aggressive forward, resilient in the face of the pressure holding him down; he is the man who revived our national sport at a time when it was scarcely reg

JJ Chakola tees off into the big league


J.J. Chakola (27) is Coimbatore’s only golfer to make it to the pro series. A winner of the junior league, golf runs in JJ’s family. “My dad and granddad were both golfers.

Whenever I would come dow

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.