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HUMOUR: SUNDAY HERALD/WEIGHTLESS WORRIES

Weightless worries during Covid times In which soothing music increased, not decreased, worry My sleepless nights are getting to be a matter of concern for my kith and kin. I`m a certified worrywart and the Virus-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named has worsened my chronic insomnia.  None of the tried and tested remedies are working. I`d worry about the sheep…

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FEATURE: FEMINA/THE SRK REVELATIONS

I cannot, in all honesty, say that meeting Shah Rukh Khan changed my life. But yes, it shattered some long-held myths and reinforced  some others. The meeting occurred when SRK was shooting in my office for his home production ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hain Hindustani’. When the news sizzled – and I use the word ‘sizzled’…

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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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