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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/A MATTER OF GIFTING

DECCAN HERALD Tuesday, September 9, 2003   A matter of gifting When it comes to giving, size does not matter; what matters is affection, a large heart By Sheila Kumar For years and years now, she had been playing Lady Bountiful but in the nicest sense ever. She was the sibling settled abroad. She had…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/MOVING PICTURES

Deccan Herald, Saturday, September 6, 2003 Moving pictures! Watching a film in a small-town theatre is a larger-than-life experience as Sheila Kumar discovers Denizens of Bangalore, rejoice. Rejoice that when you go to catch the latest Arnie or Keanu-as-Neo hi-jinks on the big screen, it’s just another evening out. One replete with convivial company, honey-glazed…

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TRAVEL: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/FLORENCE, ITALY

Sunday, Aug 03, 2008 Magazine   FOOTLOOSE Tricks of the eye SHEILA KUMAR In Florence, what you see may not be what you get.   Florence had pulled a number on me but I’m not complaining. The city lay spread out at my feet, looking more than a trifle dull in the mid-morning haze. I am…

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TRAVEL: OUTLOOK TRAVELLER/OUT OF LONDON

 Photos : Sheila Kumar OUT OF LONDON Outlook Traveller, August 2003 A driving trip is a great way to see places. You’re in control of the vehicle and pace. You decide what to see, when to see it, when and where to stop. And, when driving in England, almost everything is stacked in your favour:…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/A BILLY BUNTER TRIBUTE

                                          The Search for  Bunter By Sheila Kumar The search began inconspicuously enough. Some years ago, I was at this party in Coonoor and the talk turned to books and further, to the books of…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/ON READING

                            Deccan Herald, Sunday, June 29, 2003 The book still rules Harry Potter notwithstanding, it’s been a parade of pretenders:  the television, the Net, cineplexes, video games. Has this blitzkrieg killed the love of books in us? Sheila Kumar does a reconnoitre of…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/THE CLIFFTOP WALK

                                             All in the mind                                                          …

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/THE GREAT INDIAN ET

DECCAN HERALD/09-FEB-2003       The Indian ET         The Indian traveler isno longer an arriviste… he has arrived! Sheila Kumar delves into the psyche of  this peripatetic tribal   Who is he? He is The Great Indian Traveller, more popularly known by his other name, ET. ET stands for Enthusiastic Tourist….

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HUMOUR: DECCAN HERALD/ THE RED DRAGON

                                   The Red Dragon It was getting to be dark, we were tired but there were no B & Bs to be had in all of Bath. So we drove on towards Bristol, till we came to this farm…

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HUMOUR: DECCAN HERALD/CONFUSION CONFOUNDED

Deccan Herald, Saturday, December 28, 2002 Confusion confounded SHEILA KUMAR lets you take a glimpse into her convoluted mental process Like Martin Luther King, I, too, have a dream. My dream is not lofty; it is to walk into a soiree crowded with the finest minds around. And then, to partake of discourse on matters…

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