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Photo Feature: My session at the Times Lit Fest, Bangalore, Feb 2020

So, it was mighty fun, the session on Sex, Marriage & Morality at the Times Lit Fest. Despite the fact that I had to live down the descriptor `renowned` which the PR people handling the fest chose for me. Which was rather like saying `SK-world-famous- in- east-Bangalore!` We managed to draw a full house, an…

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Feature: In conversation with Andaleeb Wajid

  ‘I write constantly, consistently’: Andaleeb Wajid   Andaleeb Wajid is a household name in Bengaluru, with a large oeuvre —18 novels and counting — that spans genres like Young Adult, romance, sci-fi and horror. Recently, a couple of her books have been optioned by film production houses. Wajid started off with slice-of-life stories about…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD/ARTISANAL COFEE IS A THING

      Artisanal Coffee Is A Thing SHEILA KUMAR MARCH 15, 2017   So. Have you heard the one about the woman who walks into a coffee bar,  eyes the toothsome barista and says, `Make me happy,  Joe.` The barista looks at her with a smile, then says, give me a mo. The woman…

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BOOK REVIEW: ASKEW, A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF BANGALORE by TJS GEORGE

Cry, the beloved city It is neither compulsory nor mandatory but I feel the need to make this admission: I am not an outsider. Though not of Kannada origin, I have been a resident of Bangalore/Bengaluru since the start of the 80s. That`s been over three decades, during which I have lived, worked, married, learned…

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REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/ CHAIN OF CUSTODY by ANITA NAIR

                                                    Inspector Gowda goes down sinister paths Sheila Kumar, September 04, 2016 Chain of CustodyAnita NairHarper Collins 2016, pp 311, Rs 350 Four years after he was first introduced to us,…

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LITERARY REVIEW/HARI, A HERO FOR HIRE by ZAC O`YEAH

  BOOKS » LITERARY REVIEW December 26, 2015 Hari, namma hero   SHEILA KUMAR                                                                                      …

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REVIEW: ALEPH`S CITY MONOGRAPHS

Cry, the beloved city It is neither compulsory nor mandatory but I feel the need to make this admission: I am not an outsider. Though not of Kannada origin, I have been a resident of Bangalore/Bengaluru since the start of the 80s. That`s been over three decades, during which I have lived, worked, married, learned…

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REVIEW: MR MAJESTIC by ZAC O`YEAH

Good Book Alert. Zac O`Yeah’s Mr Majestic, The Tout of Bengaluru. The hero is utterly irresistible with his well- oiled hair, a startling addiction to chicory, and his heart of gold. Everyone greets everyone else with `oota aytha` (had food?), there are people rejoicing in names like AC Gaadi (an auto driver, of course), A A…

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FEATURE: THE TIMES OF INDIA/ON BOOKS AND BANGALORE/DELICIOUS TRIVIA, ANYONE?

Jan 17 2015 : The Times of India (Bangalore) DELICIOUS TRIVIA, ANYONE? Sheila Kumar sifts through rumours of a tectonic shift in Bengaluru’s reading pattern In a tweak of the immortal CSNY song, this was a long time coming. My personal wake-up moment came via a twin-pronged route. I was scanning the sell list of…

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Travel: Bannerghatta National Park

I am in the Bannerghatta National Park, Bengaluru’s favourite getaway. I have signed on for a Jungle Lodges Resorts (JLR) night-stay package, which includes all safaris and meals. Earlier that day, I had checked in at the JLR camp; 1 and 1/2 kms inside the park, past ponds filled with blooming pink lotuses, huge anthills black…

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