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BOOKS: Q & A with MANREET SODHI SOMESHWAR

`My novel explores how a society riven by a seemingly-unending spiral of violence, needs to open up to the stories of its survivors and fold them into its national and social history.`   Manreet Sodhi Someshwar`s The Radiance of a Thousand Suns  revisits the atrocities faced by  the Sikh community, both at the time of…

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FEATURE: THE VOICE OF FASHION/THE THORTH TURNS HAUTE!

  FABRIC OF INDIA / OPINION The Malayali Towel’s 15 Minutes of Fame by Sheila Kumar 6 Min Read September 5, 2019 Kerala’s ubiquitous, uber-thin towels get an amazing upgrade, much to the bemusement of Malayalis around the world What can I say? It’s like your old blush-pink velour pyjamas are suddenly trending like mad on every…

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FEATURE: METROPLUS: THE BIKER CHICK WHO IS NOT!

  MOTORING The happiness of a long-distance biker Sheila Kumar Yoga teacher Sangeetha Jairam rides off into the yonder in her spare time   “I’m no biker chick,” Sangeetha Jairam says firmly. “I am more of an adventure-traveller; my motorcycle is something of a companion-teacher, who has taught, and continues to teach me, a lot…

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FEATURE/SUNDAY MAGAZINE: THE TEATIMES OF CHILDHOOD

Remembrance of teatimes past  Looking back at 4 pm food memories It is a truth universally acknowledged, that young persons forced to spend a whole hot and humid month in their `native place,` will be forever restless, forever hungry. Back in the Eighties, our large brood of siblings and cousins were no different when we…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD INDIA/SOURDOUGH, HIM AND ME

  FOOD & DRINK He did, she did In which the writer attends a sourdough workshop and gets into covert competition with a man  Sheila Kumar  8 min read “This is the mother starter,” says Bengaluru-based Sour House’s Selvan Thandapani, who is guiding us through this Introduction to Sourdough workshop. We are five women aspiring sourdough bakers…

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FEATURE: METROPLUS/BAKING SOURDOUGH BREAD

The sourdough challenge In which the writer attends a sourdough workshop and develops starter-fear   This is the mother starter, pronounces Sourhouse India`s Selvan Thandapani,  who is taking the Introduction to Sourdough Workshop for us. His tone is reverential, and we stare in respectful if slightly foggy fashion at the mason jar with a white…

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FEATURE: THE VOICE OF FASHION/COMFORTWEAR: SLOUCHY ELEGANCE?

CENTRESTAGE / OPINION Cozycore’s Formula of Comfortwear by Sheila Kumar February 12, 2019 With cozycore officially anointed as trend of the season, where does that leave the woman on the street? They tell me cozycore is having a moment now. Of course, this less-than-stylish meld of comfortwear and style has been spotted on celebs everywhere for at…

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FEATURE: MAGAZINE/TRAVEL TRAVAILS

SOCIETY Who wants my passport? JANUARY 05, 2019 Or why anyone who wants to break the travel jinx must travel more Put simply, something not-so-good happens on every trip I take abroad, which quickly turns the vacation into a not-so-good trip. It took a while for me to see the pattern; now I brace myself…

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FEATURE: THE VOICE OF FASHION/THE KANJEEVARAM SARI

    FABRIC OF INDIA / THE SOUTH INDIA EDIT The Body and Soul of the Kanjeevaram Sari by Sheila Kumar What’s changing, what never will, and why the Kanjeevaram is a power weave Sabita Radhakrishna has worked with textiles for well over 30 years now. An active member of the Crafts Council of India, she was…

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FEATURE: THE VOICE OF FASHION/DOWN WITH BROWN!

INTERSECTIONS / OPINION Fashion in Dune, Tan, Walnut, Cinnamon? No, Thank You by Sheila Kumar November 30, 2018 I`m anti-brown. Not where terra firma is concerned. Not in furniture, though brown sofas invariably give me a nagging headache. Not on footwear and handbags, though I did bin my LV Neverfull tote for a Michael Kors bag the…

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