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GOD HELP THE CHILD by TONI MORRISON

God Help The Child by Toni Morrison. A Chatto and Windus publication.  Within a couple of pages, the reader is sucked into the vortex of a powerful story told in a powerfully effective style. This is the eleventh work of the extraordinarily accomplished writer and Nobel Laureate.  A girl child is born to the mother…

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FEATURE: INDIA TODAY/WOMAN: ONE SHADE OF GRAY

INDIA TODAY/WOMAN MOUTHPIECE COLUMN One Shade of Gray   BLURB:  The gray in her hair is attracting as much attention as good `ole Christian Grey, says Sheila Kumar.            Okay, I’ll confess all. I made it happen. I orchestrated its debut. I’m talking about one switch of silver- gray that springs…

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FEATURE: FEMINA/LISTS: WHAT WOMEN HAVE GOING FOR OURSELVES

FEMINA  What We Have Going For Us!     The blessings list, the bane list, the wish list… Sheila Kumar rounds up the small things, the big things, all the things that give us glee, give us grief and give us an attack of the wistful sighs! Read on, empathise, identify, feel good! 30 Glee Things…

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FEATURE: SUNDAY HERALD/YOU ARE YOUR CLOSET!

You are your closet! Sheila Kumar sifts the cottons from the chiffons as she helps you get your sartorial act together You are your closet. It’s true, we swear to it. A closet is a form of philosophy, a world in its essence. The act of selecting your clothes, accessories and your look, calls for…

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FEATURE: THE HINDU/THE BUSINESS OF COSMETICS

PUTTING IN PLACE: Adequate curls and curves, as the market demands. The cosmetics industry is both bloating and gloating, even as it grows rich on the aspirations of a billion aspirants We, of course, are a nation of billions. Billions whose aspirations run the gamut. We aspire to more money, bigger cars, better houses. We…

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FEATURE: DECCAN HERALD/THE ANONYMOUS WOMAN

Deccan Herald » She »  She’s the best, now & forever SHIELA KUMAR Her looks are deceptive. She always looks calm and collected, and content. If not happy, well then, not unhappy, either. This look, it has come from long years of practice, of perfecting the art of being the still center of all the gathering storms. And…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/MAKING LOVE WORK

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Metro Plus Bangalore   Making love work A liberal dose of give and take is what will help  a relationship last Okay, you saw each other across a crowded room, you met, dated, fell in love, not necessarily in that order. And now, the two…

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FEATURE: METRO PLUS/WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?

Online edition of India’s National Newspaper Saturday, May 06, 2006 Metro Plus Chennai What do women want? Given a choice between the retrosexual and the  metrosexual male, women are a confused lot, says SHEILA KUMAR Back in the old days, it used to be far easier. The relationship between the sexes was one-dimensional, contained no…

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FEATURE: FEMINA MAGAZINE/ON PLATONIC FRIENDSHIPS

Femina/June 1992                       A passion called friendship Of late, ‘passionate friendships’ have been much in the news thanks to Pandit Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten, a  couple who have had reams of newsprint devoted to their mutual devotion. I read it all, the unending speculation about…

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