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REVIEW: THE AMAZING RACIST by CHHIMI TENDUF-LA

The Amazing Racist by Chhimi Tenduf-La Eddie Trusted, your average English teacher (ha! that gives you pause, right?) wants to marry the girl of his dreams, the voluptuous, flirtatious, manipulative Menaka. Eddie happens to be in Colombo and Menaka just happens to be the daughter of tough, eats-Englishmen-for-breakfast Thilak Rupasinghe, the man who can and…

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REVIEW: A HANDBOOK FOR MY LOVER by ROSALYN D`MELLO

A Handbook For My Lover by Rosalyn D`Mello Excerpt: You are my joy and my suffering; my jury, executioner and judge. you insist on pushing me to the edge of the cliff, even nudging me on occasion. You make me falter with my speech. I feel the ground slipping under my feet, and just as…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/ON RELATIONSHIPS/THE THIN LINE

TODAY’S PAPER » FEATURES » METRO PLUS February 10, 2011 The thin line   RELATIONSHIPS    If marriage is a sacred bond between two people, then just how much of it should leak into public space? TOGETHER For better or worse Photo: AFP Stripped of its inessentials, marriage really is a relationship between two people….

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/ON INDULGENCE

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 Metro Plus Chennai   Indulgence Inc.? It’s a thin line between tolerance and indulgence. Sheila Kumar parses the issue at hand A successful relationship often has less to do with the number of things we have in common than with the number of quirks we…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/IS THERE A COMMITMENT CRISIS?

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Saturday, Jul 21, 2007 Metro Plus Chennai Is there a commitment crisis? More people are loath to commit themselves today. However, the attributes of an ideal partner remain the same, says SHEILA KUMAR   YOURS FOREVER? Youngsters are wary of mouthing these words Time was when our elders (and betters,…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/BETTER YOUR BOND

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Thursday, Dec 08, 2005 Metro Plus Chennai Better your bond Getting a romantic relationship to last needs some effort. Here are some tips POWER OF TOGETHERNESS Small acts of love  go  a long way in sustaining a relationship Let’s face it. Falling in love is all too easy. Staying in…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/PILLAR TO POST

Wednesday, July 27, 2005 RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE Pillar to post By Sheila Kumar  Sometimes, even awkward situations can take a funny turn, if turned the right way  She wasn’t looking forward to seeing them at the O’Hare airport in Chicago. They were her former husband, his new wife and their newly-born son. Not that…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/A MATTER OF GIFTING

DECCAN HERALD Tuesday, September 9, 2003   A matter of gifting When it comes to giving, size does not matter; what matters is affection, a large heart By Sheila Kumar For years and years now, she had been playing Lady Bountiful but in the nicest sense ever. She was the sibling settled abroad. She had…

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