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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/HUMOUR: THE VOICE OF FASHION: ON THE SOUTH INDIAN SARI BLOUSE

CENTRESTAGE / FEATURES The South Indian Sari Blouse by Sheila Kumar 5 Min Read 8th August 2018 Blouse. The very word is, oh I don’t know, blowsy. It carries within it the faintest suggestion of something racy, something naughty, and something bawdy. But the blouse is what we, who live south of the Vindhyas, call the sari…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD/ME, MY HUSBAND AND MARI KONDO

COLUMN Me, My Husband And Marie Kondo  Sheila Kumar  5 min read Now that Marie Kondo’s been and gone, I will tell you a story. At the time when she was a veritable whirlwind swooshing her way through the entire world, leaving neat piles of TK (to keep) and TC (to chuck) items in her wake, there…

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HUMOUR: SUNDAY HERALD/FASHION WITH A WINK

From the ramps to the roads Sheila Kumar, Feb 17 2018 I remember my first fashion faux pas like it was yesterday. I was working at the country’s leading women’s magazine. I went up to the editor and asked if I could do a ‘slightly different’ fashion piece. What about, she asked. Why, I said…

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HUMOUR: SUNDAY HERALD/MISSING: THE WORD `TAKEN!`

      How the writer has stumbled upon a conspiracy to remove a key word from the English dictionary.   Now I don’t for a minute want to ring any alarm bells. I don’t even want to imply that I have stumbled on a Yossarian-like campaign to slowly, inexorably remove words from the English…

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FEATURE: DO MEN READ ROMANCES?

Mush Ado: Real Men Don’t Read Romantic Novels. Or Do They? SHEILA KUMAR  DECEMBER 10, 2017 I`m a writer, and my stories usually carry more than their fair share of darkness. I don’t know why, that’s just the way they are. Then, I wrote a romance, a light-as-air, sweet-as-rock-candy tale. And when that love story went…

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HUMOUR: INDIANS LAZY? HOW DARE YOU!

                                                         The flip side of laziness A new study recently dubbed Indians the laziest people in the world. Sheila Kumar attempts a languid  rebuttal   What is this,…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD/HUMOUR/ CONFESSIONS OF A STEAL-DEALER

  Confessions Of A Steal-Dealer SHEILA KUMAR  AUGUST 22, 2017 I am a steal-dealer. You wouldn’t know it from looking at me. On the outside, I look like any other reasonably sane, reasonably intelligent, reasonably content Indian woman — but show me a certain kind of deal and watch the Ms Hyde in me push down…

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FEATURE: THE LADIES FINGER/MY LIFE AS A ROMANCE WRITER

  My Long and Winding Road to Writing a Mills & Boon-Style Romance Had a Plot Twist Waiting June 22, 2017 By Sheila Kumar The romance bug bit me when I was in class eight and it bit hard. I became addicted to Mills and Boons. Back then only M&Bs qualified as true-blue romances. Oh,…

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FEATURE: DH LIVING/THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMOUR

Laugh your way to joy! Sheila Kumar, DH News Service, May 6 2017 As we celebrate World Laughter Day tomorrow, Sheila Kumar explains how humour has indeed become the best panacea of our times   Can you do a piece to coincide with World Laughter Day, my editor asks me. Much mystified, I go online…

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