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A matter of words

A call on my cellphone from my cousin Deepika shook me up from my reveries as she said, "Yes, she is dyeing..." I was stunned,...

Cremated in style

he tombs of Paigah nobles in Hyderabad. Photo by author.

The Paigah nobles led elegant lives and their tombs bear the testimony that they chose to die in style.

Art-centric Chicago

The Cloud Gate

An untitled work commissioned in 1963 that looks like an African mask, sits in the middle of Daley Plaza. One of the first public art...

A Facebook hostage

I checked on Facebook yet again in a matter of half hour. Let us face it. It is really tempting and it is right there - in another window of my laptop, a touch away on my phone and simply staring at me on my tablet. So, obviously, it didn't take much effort to go there and hang out. Besides, I reasoned, writing is a lonely profession and I needed some socialising.

I checked on Facebook yet again in a matter of half hour. Let us face it. It is really tempting and it is right there...

Party with repartee

You can rely on ready wit to score steady hits. The effective repartee not only raises a laugh, but also lightens the atmosphere, often taking the wind out of overblown sails. At a get-together recently, conversation turned to a person who had quite unexpectedly deceived me. A woman, distantly related to him, remarked,

You can rely on ready wit to score steady hits. The effective repartee not only raises a laugh, but also lightens the atmosphere, often taking...

A Nordic summer

mesmerising A breathtaking view of a fjord in Norway.

From laying roads in Norway to teaching mentally-challenged children, M BHAKTAVATSALA travels down memory lane to write about being a part of summer work camps...

Words that heal

Afghan writer KhaledHosseini

His novels have introduced the beauty of the war-torn lands of Afghanistan to the world. Chethana Dinesh talks to Khaled Hosseini...

Let's keep it short

Living in these times when the lexicon is driven less by the needs of linguistic evolution and more by the desire to seem on the social media hip, it is scant surprise that there occurs many an abridged slip between the cup and the lip.

Living in these times when the lexicon is driven less by the needs of linguistic evolution and more by the desire to seem on the......

Delicious definitions

"What is colour?" my classmate's question in the chemistry class elicited no answer. Colour is colour, replied the elderly...

Wake up, sister

With enough research on man-woman friction and even bromance to keep us in reading material for life, it's the same-sex interplay...

With enough research on man-woman friction and even bromance to keep us in reading material for life, it's the same-sex interplay...

Beware of the barber

A newly-furbished saloon with a change of management greeted me. The owner, who had a rakish pencil-line mustache and wavy hair, beamed at me and guided me to a chair.

At the time when hairstylists were simply known as barbers without any professional euphemism, I was once commanded by my magisterial grandpa...

Celtic serenade

Irish sounds The harp-shaped Samuel Beckett Bridge & Convention Center in Dublin is proof of Ireland's musical side;

It's barrels, ballads and bodhrŠns as western Europe's musical capital throbs in gaiety and rhythm. KRISHNARAJ IYENGAR on a musical trail of Ireland...

Photo Gallery
Children during a Christmas celebration at National Centre for Performing Arts ...

Children during a Christmas celebration at National Centre for Performing Arts ...

Hero Action Team during a cycling expedition at Kufri...

Hero Action Team during a cycling expedition at Kufri...

People warm themselves next to a fire on a winter morning...

People warm themselves next to a fire on a winter morning...

Indian Space Research Organisationís GSLV-Mark III rocket...

Indian Space Research Organisationís GSLV-Mark III rocket...

Micromax co-founder and YU founder Rahul Sharma at the launch of Cyanogen...

Micromax co-founder and YU founder Rahul Sharma at the launch of Cyanogen...

School students hold placards during a rally to protest against the Pakistan terror...

School students hold placards during a rally to protest against the Pakistan terror...

Boxer Vijender Singh and actress Esha Deol during a promotional...

Boxer Vijender Singh and actress Esha Deol during a promotional...

Cakes exhibit at Hotel Oberoi for coming Christmas...

Cakes exhibit at Hotel Oberoi for coming Christmas...

School children in Ahmedabad praay as they pay tributes...

School children in Ahmedabad praay as they pay tributes...

School children of Gurgaon pay tributes to the children killed in Pakistan...

School children of Gurgaon pay tributes to the children killed in Pakistan...

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