Comfortably Numb

Sheila Kumar's Storehouse

FEATURE: FOOD/ TRENDS OPUS MAGAZINE/THE FARMHOUSE, BANGALORE

TRENDS OPUS MAGAZINE/ October 1993 FARMHOUSE FIESTA Imagine. Imagine you are motoring through the south of France, wine country. It’s a balmy day, there’s a slight breeze ruffling your hair (you are travelling in an open-top convertible, of course), your camera is going click-click-click. Before you know it, the morning has sped past and there…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/TRIBUTE/LETTER TO A FATHER

DECCAN HERALD/ Summer 1993                                                    Letter to a Father      The morning post brought little Kelly a letter from her father stationed in an obscure hamlet in the Kashmir valley….

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TRAVEL: THE TIMES OF INDIA/SNOW SONG, WINTER IN KASHMIR

SNOW SONG Nights in white satin and days of shining glory…the serene beauty of winter in Gulmarg PHOTO: J & K TOURISM The poet who talked of a winter wonderland was quite definitely talking about Gulmarg as far as I am concerned. And yet, in the seasonal twilight zone which follows the golden autumn of…

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FEATURE: THE SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA/PROFILE OF MANI RATNAM

The Sunday Times of India/November 1992 The friendly neighbourhood storyteller Sheila and Sujatha Kumar assess the technical virtuosity and emotional impact of Mani Ratnam’s films A fat golden orb shoots up from behind some riverside reeds. The first piercing notes of a mellifluous flute rises, in tandem with the sun. Then, there follows a series…

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FEATURE: FEMINA MAGAZINE/ON PLATONIC FRIENDSHIPS

Femina/June 1992                       A passion called friendship Of late, ‘passionate friendships’ have been much in the news thanks to Pandit Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten, a  couple who have had reams of newsprint devoted to their mutual devotion. I read it all, the unending speculation about…

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FEATURE: THE TIMES OF INDIA/TRIBUTE TO FREDDIE MERCURY

                                                                      TRIBUTE I can just hear it, the Voice From Above crooning softly, questioningly, “Ready, Freddie?“ And down below, on his…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/TRIBUTE TO A BLACK AMBI

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD MIDDLE/A GIFT FOR AMMA

                                     A gift for Amma It used to be the easiest thing in the world to buy my grandmother a birthday present. Better still, it used to be a whole lot of fun, involving quite a bit of…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD MIDDLE/ MY OWN TIME CAPSULE

                          My Own Time Capsule This morning, the first thing I saw when I opened the front door was a solitary hibiscus flower, blood red against a foliage of emerald green leaves. I stood staring for a moment, then shut my eyes. And…

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TRAVEL: DECCAN HERALD/ GULMARG, KASHMIR

DECCAN HERALD/SUNDAY HERALD 27 November 1988                                       In the Forest                                                         …

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