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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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FEATURE: TOO BAD, AZIZ ANSARI

    FROM THE MAGAZINE Too Bad, Aziz Ansari   Sheila Kumar/ February 2018/5 min read   A quick recap of the whole distasteful affair first. A few weeks ago, Babe, a feminist website targeted mainly at youngsters, ran a graphic account of an anonymous woman’s sexual encounter with Ansari. Grace, the pseudonym used in the article,…

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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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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: FOOD AND THE MAN

      “Mealtimes,“ pronounces the man with the air of an oracle, “should be Sybaritic.“ I reflect that Arundhati Roy would love this gent, He Who Speaks in Capitals. I am in the august company of The Man Who Can Cook Anything, the Garden City’s Epicure Number One, henceforth to be delineated as E1….

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD MAGAZINE: JOUST THE TWO OF US!

                                             I’ll begin with a confession: I don’t   have a hearth. In fact, I’m not too sure   what exactly a hearth is. In my mind, it`s something that carries warmth and   fuzziness…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD MAGAZINE/ ON THE ABSENCE OF NUANCE

It`s a bad time to be a whiter shade of pale. Or lavender, mauve, mint, teal, chartreuse…. Actually, it`s a bad time to be subtle. To fall back on irony and expect the listener/viewer/observer to get just what you mean. This was brought home sharply vis-à-vis a recent post I shared on a social networking site. It…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD MAGAZINE/MY UNLADYLIKE OBSESSION WITH MARTIAL ART MOVIES

HOME STYLE WOMEN WHEELS TRAVEL TECH TALK WATCHES PEOPLE CINEMA SPORTS SUBSCRIBE Home Cinema My Unladylike Obsession With Martial Arts Films SHEILA KUMARMAY 27, 2016 CINEMAFRESHWOMEN I don`t know if I can call myself a man`s    woman, but I can safely say I’m ladylike, for the most part. I mean, I’m quite   typically feminine…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD MAGAZINE/WHY MEN DON`T TALK ABOUT DIVORCE

WHY MEN DON’T TALK ABOUT DIVORCE SHEILA KUMARSEPTEMBER 13, 2015TALK When I told my (male) friend I was writing on men and divorce, he did a double take. “Why?” he asked me tersely. “Why not?” I asked in return. He then took a deep breath and informed me that men don’t like to hear or…

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FEATURE: MAN`S WORLD MAGAZINE/THE POST-METROSEXUAL MAN

TALK The Post-Metrosexual Man By Sheila Kumar   Sheila Kumar When the metrosexual man made his appearance, half- mincing, half-strutting across the world’s stage, I curled a lip, but kept quiet. I told myself this creature won’t last long in Mardistan, a country that flies its macho flag at nauseating heights. Those were famous last…

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