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BOOK REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/A SECRET HISTORY OF COMPASSION by PAUL ZACHARIA

Sending up everything and everyone A scathing look at life The reader`s first reaction on reading A Secret History of Compassion is to muse over the probability that Paul Zacharia wrote up the story,  then dipped it into a vat of caustic soda. Everything is grist for his mill, or rather pen, here: writers, writing,…

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SUNDAY HERALD LEAD STORY: MILLENNIALS AND MONEY

  Nothing more, nothing less Sheila Kumar Mar 25 2018 As the earlier generation watches, the millennials streamline their spending pattern, readying to join the economical mainstream.  The millennials put their money where their passions are, and of course, the plethora of apps help. Some give their decisions a lot of thought, others just go…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY HERALD/TRIBUTE TO A BELOVED OLD CAR

                              My, my, my dear Delilah… Sheila Kumar, Jun 11 2017 Haute wheels   It was an Ambassador car, a stodgy vehicle,  caramel in colour. It was a 1963 make and quite the pride and delight of my armyman father. I…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY HERALD/THE NORTH-SOUTH DIVIDE

  It has taken a good many years spent criss-crossing the north and south of India, for me to come to this conclusion: Kipling got his latitudes mixed up with his longitudes. When he famously remarked that East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, he ought to have laid that…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY HERALD/THE NEW FACE OF HUMOUR

  As the times rapidly change, the rich seam of humour we tap into is also rapidly changing, says SHEILA KUMAR   It`s black humour, but of course. The other good-natured, gentle ribbing really would not stand up to what we are seeing and experiencing in life these days. It`s black humour and it is…

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REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/ CHAIN OF CUSTODY by ANITA NAIR

                                                    Inspector Gowda goes down sinister paths Sheila Kumar, September 04, 2016 Chain of CustodyAnita NairHarper Collins 2016, pp 311, Rs 350 Four years after he was first introduced to us,…

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REVIEW: SUNDAY HERALD/ MY GRANDMOTHER SENDS HER REGARDS by FREDRIK BACKMAN

Sunday 14 August 2016 A funny-wise tale Sheila Kumar    My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & ApologisesFredrik BackmanHachette2016, pp 342Rs. 399 ‘Every seven-year-old deserves a superhero.’ If that line isn’t enough to reel you in, ‘My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises’ has plenty of quirky characters and whimsical fairy tales which work just as well,…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY HERALD/ HOW RELEVANT ARE YOU?

  How relevant are you? SHEILA KUMAR, December 13, 2015 In tune with the times We don’t analyse it much, but it’s astonishing what we do to stay relevant. Relevant to who? Why, to our kith and kin, our friends and neighbours, the people we work for, the people we work with, the people who…

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