Comfortably Numb

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FEATURE: THE VOICE OF FASHION/COMFORTWEAR: SLOUCHY ELEGANCE?

CENTRESTAGE / OPINION Cozycore’s Formula of Comfortwear by Sheila Kumar February 12, 2019 With cozycore officially anointed as trend of the season, where does that leave the woman on the street? They tell me cozycore is having a moment now. Of course, this less-than-stylish meld of comfortwear and style has been spotted on celebs everywhere for at…

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BOOK REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/TRICK by DOMENICO STARNONE

Book review: Trick by Domenico Starnone Sheila Kumar, FEB 10 2019 A battle of wits A battle of wits between a grandfather and his four- year- old grandson is at the heart of the deceptively simple premise of Domenico Starnone’s latest book  ‘Trick.’ Witty, observant and melancholy by turns, it is a deftly layered book,…

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TRAVEL: THE NEWS MINUTE/SAKLESHPUR BY CAMPER

Travel Of bunk beds and kitchenettes: A fun camper trip to Karnataka’s Sakleshpur Our 17-feet-long trailer held a compact bathroom complete with bathtub, TV, kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge and a cupboard full of board games. Sheila Kumar Saturday, February 09, 2019  Chandrakanth R, CEO of Camper Trails, gently warns us that it might be…

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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: THE VOICE OF FASHION/DOWN WITH BROWN!

INTERSECTIONS / OPINION Fashion in Dune, Tan, Walnut, Cinnamon? No, Thank You by Sheila Kumar November 30, 2018 I`m anti-brown. Not where terra firma is concerned. Not in furniture, though brown sofas invariably give me a nagging headache. Not on footwear and handbags, though I did bin my LV Neverfull tote for a Michael Kors bag the…

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Brief Takes: Where the Indus is Young by Dervla Murphy

I agree that this book was written back when times were less complicated, when people generally minded their own business and didn’t waste time or energy in trolling others. However.  Where the Indus is Young is Dervla Murphy`s 1977  account of three months spent in the wilderness of Baltistan, living the rough life, subsisting on apricots…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY MAGAZINE/IN CONVERSATION WITH ANDALEEB WAJID

                                                                  IN CONVERSATION/BOOKS ‘I write constantly, consistently’: Andaleeb Wajid Sheila Kumar   ‘My characters’ Muslimness is secondary to the story’     Andaleeb…

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SHORT STORY: ISCOYD, AN OLD-FASHIONED TALE

This story appeared in the 2010 anthology titled Why We Don`t Talk (Rupa Publications).     Iscoyd, an old-fashioned tale The mirror was just part of it. She fell in love with the house the moment she set eyes on it. Actually, she loved the name of the house even before she saw the house…

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BOOK REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/LULLABY by LEILA SLIMANI

Cradle fall and all This book is such an immersive experience, you find yourself exhaling long and deeply when   you come to the last page. It’s the kind of book where you sit up as something strikes you; where you wince as you see what`s coming before the characters do. Where you sharply draw your…

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PHOTO FEATURE: CRITTERS OF ODISHA

All photos by Sheila Kumar. All images are subject to copyright. A collage of critters seen across Odisha during our recent trip therein Outside the Lingaraja temple complex in Bhubaneshwar.   Making light of history at the Rajarani temple in Bhubaneshwar.   Two comrades outside the Khandagiri Caves outside Bhubaneshwar.         Calmly appropriating…

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