Daily Archives: February 7, 2009


Chicken Tikka marches off to war

LONDON: The relentless march of Chicken Tikka Masala across Britain’s culinary landscape took another step forward on Friday when the Ministry of Defence announced it would become a staple of military rations. The Anglo-Indian dish that overtook fish and chips long ago as the country’s favourite food will join more […]


Red boosts attention, blue creativity

VANCOUVER: The colour red boosts attention to detail in tasks such as memorisation, while blue encourages creativity, according to a study published online on Thursday in the journal Science. The findings apply to advertising, warnings on medication, and especially environmental design for offices or classrooms, said Rui (Juliet) Zhu.


Threat assessment —Shaukat Qadir

One can only hope that the political leadership realises that it must rise to the challenges we face, and soon, because if they don’t, perhaps the recently coined term ‘near-failed state’ might soon be applicable to Pakistan, if it is not already In military parlance, the conventional assessment of threat […]