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A Winter’s Trail

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16 escape plans

Stories in this issue

State Versus Shawarma

Shawarma, the middle Eastern chicken roll, is finding itself under attack in Kerala. There is a government crackdown on it. Many joints have closed down and people have stopped eating it. On 10 July…

Thank You for the Memories

Last week, it was raining exes in our lives. A close friend and I were paid surprise visits by our pasts. My friend woke up to a text from his ex, the big love of his life, telling him that she…

Turning the Wheel on Gujarat

Most of us are bigots. I certainly am one. We can, however, be forced to examine our actions and our thinking externally, through an intervention. Mine came in an epiphany about 20 years ago. I…

Say Whaat?

A great way to get over a scandal is to show the paparazzi your backside. That’s what Twilight’s Kristen Stewart did. The star, who is still reeling from the media and fan backlash on her affair…

Sex and the General

Soon after the resignation of David Petraeus as CIA chief over an extramarital affair, Subramanian Swamy retweeted this by one of his followers: ‘In US CIA director resigns over an affair..In…

The Determination of Geetha Bai

BANGALORE ~ Geetha Bai has won three gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze medals in power-lifting at the national level. In the Karnataka state championships, she has set an unbroken record of winning…

Clothes Tell Their Stories

There is a point in Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire when Dorothy, Renée Zellweger’s character, says to the protagonist, “You had me at ‘hello’.” A similar epiphanic moment took place when I walked…

Beastly Tales from Cover to Cover

Reading Nilanjana’s animal tale set in Delhi’s Nizamuddin locality, The Wildings, I found myself scrabbling through my bookshelves to find my copy of TS Eliot’s Possum’s Book of Practical Cats…

The Woman with a Whip

In the 1930s, just when the silent era was giving way to the talkies, there appeared on Hindi film screens a blue-eyed blonde who caused men to piss in their pants. Among the first of cinema’s…

LG’s 84-inch Ultra HD 3D TV

I know people who have 70 inch (5 ft 8 inch or 1.8 metre) TV sets. I think it is insane to have one. I am 5 ft 8 inches tall, and do not want anything that large in my bedroom. Then I heard of…