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Sheila Kumar's Storehouse

FEATURE/SUNDAY MAGAZINE: THE TEATIMES OF CHILDHOOD

Remembrance of teatimes past  Looking back at 4 pm food memories It is a truth universally acknowledged, that young persons forced to spend a whole hot and humid month in their `native place,` will be forever restless, forever hungry. Back in the Eighties, our large brood of siblings and cousins were no different when we…

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BOOK REVIEW: SMALL TOWNS, BIG STORIES by RUSKIN BOND

Small Towns, Big Stories by Ruskin Bond (Aleph Publications)   Another little gem from the inimitable Bond, Ruskin Bond. Herein are tales from the villages, hamlets and townships of his beloved hills, accounts of interesting and eccentric people, sundry leopards, bears and birds,  and all of it infused with that dry humour typical of the…

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FEATURE: BANGALORE MIRROR/NOSTALGIA

StarTrek/BANGALORE MIRROR Lost more than we’ve gained? Sheila Kumar    Monday, February 11, 2013                                                                                 PHOTO: AJAY…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/NOSTALGIA/THE NILGIRIS

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Monday, Nov 12, 2007   Metro Plus Delhi   Return of the native SHEILA KUMAR sings a paean to the enduring beauty of the Nilgiris, which was once her home The Botanical Gardens This article should in all fairness, carry a disclaimer. I’m no wide-eyed tourist or first-time visitor…

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TRAVEL: SUNDAY HERALD/A JOURNEY HOME

  Sunday, April 2, 2006     As assignments went, it was a fairly routine one. I was doing the area map-makers termed South Malabar, comprising Palakkad, Guruvayoor, Trichur and thereabouts, for a travel book. The idea at HQ was to send people to cover areas they belonged to. It turned out to be more…

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TRAVEL: DECCAN HERALD/ GULMARG, KASHMIR

DECCAN HERALD/SUNDAY HERALD 27 November 1988                                       In the Forest                                                         …

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