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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/LIVING/GOSSIP

                                                        Don’t tell anyone Like it or not, gossip makes the world go round. The savvy thing here would be to stay on top of the rumour mills. Sheila…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD LIVING/ON WOMEN BONDING/THOSE SILKEN TIES

                                     That silken bond         Tomorrow is international women’s day. And contrary to popular misconceptions, the ladies aren’t at each other’s throats. Sheila Kumar reckons that they are enjoying each other’s company and forging close bonds….

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FEATURE:SUNDAY HERALD LEAD/ONLY RATS RACE!

Sunday 22 February 2015 News updated at 4:03 PM IST   Never race, never again Sheila Kumar Art of living Actually, Ruskin Bond put it best. His Love Among the Bookshelves yields this nugget: “…I have mentioned my antipathy to running races. Why bother to come first when, with less effort, you can come in…

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FEATURE: THE TIMES OF INDIA/REPUBLIC DAY 2015: CULTURE CHAMELEONS

Jan 26 2015 : The Times of India (Bangalore) CULTURE Bharati garv and karma chameleons   By Sheila Kumar It’s official. India just won the culture war. Which culture war, you ask. Why, the one that our netas tout like some tired old mantra every chance they get: the war against westernization, against the evil influence of burgers and…

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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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FEATURE: THE NEWS MINUTE/IAN FLEMING`S BOND vs HOLLYWOOD`S 007

                                                                                              THE NEWS MINUTE Ian Fleming would be both shaken…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/ INTERVIEW WITH RASA`S DAS SREEDHARAN

FEATURES » SUNDAY MAGAZINE July 26, 2014 FACE TO FACE ‘Food is god to me’ SHEILA KUMAR                 In conversation with London-based chef, restaurateur and inveterate rice-lover, Das Sreedharan.   Das Sreedharan went to London to study accountancy, but ended up opening the Rasa chain of restaurants and making his…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY HERALD LEAD/THE ART OF COPING

                                                          And life goes on… Jul 6, 2014: When life throws lemons at us, we are told to make lemonade. For some of us, that lemonade turns…

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FEATURE: THE SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA/INDIA BREAKS INTO A DANCE!

                          The Times of India So we think we can dance  Sheila Kumar | Mar 30, 2014 Whether it’s on planes or lanes, popping hip-hop style or bopping to Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, India has put on its dancing shoes. Yes sir, we can boogie. She’s…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU SUNDAY MAGAZINE/ INTERVIEW WITH AMY CHUA ON `THE TRIPLE PACKAGE`

‘Insecurity is a prime motivator’ SHEILA KUMAR Special Arrangement.Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua. TOPICS arts, culture and entertainment books and literature health What is The Triple Package that leads to success? Amy Chua has the answer in her latest book. In The Triple Package, Chua and her husband Jed Rubenfeld, both Yale law professors, lay out…

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