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What Singles Are Up To

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Singles in the city and their dating network

Stories in this issue

On My Own

Each morning, I rise and greet the day with a cup of coffee – the measuring out of grounds, water and milk a ritual so regular that I can complete it a state of semi-consciousness. I pour one…

Jamming with a Marley

Rohan Marley is not (half) Indian. He gets his name from West Indies cricketer Rohan Kanhai, who his godfather was a fan of. “But when people ask me, ‘Are you Indian?’, I say, ‘Yeah yeah, I am Indian…

How We Did the Undoable

“Fantastic idea. It will never work.” I am quite used to people telling me this. It is what a lady at India’s top event management company had told me clinically, as she reached for her coffee, when…

Everyman’s Tale

Sometimes publishers fail to realise the potential of a book. That is what has happened to Taj Hassan’s debut novel, The Inexplicable Unhappiness of Ramu Hajjam. Hachette India brought it out in…

How I Became India’s Only Wildlife Taxidermist

It all started about 11 years ago. I was around 28 years old then and had been working as a veterinarian and an assistant professor (at Bombay Veterinary College) for three years. I had never…

Tyranny of the Casting Director

It was time to try her hand at Bollywood. She had already acted in a Tamil and a Kannada movie by the time she arrived in Mumbai from Chennai around three months ago. She met a casting director…

Spot the Killer

Lakhpat Singh Rawat is about 50 years old and could pass off for what he is by day, an unremarkable school teacher in the town of Garsain. Yet, he is a legend in the hills of Uttarakhand. Since…

The Slang of Mumbai Cricket

This one was ‘hit across the line’. That was ‘a top edge’. Plenty ‘elevation’ on that shot; just no ‘distance’. That one is ‘a miscued hit’ and will find a fielder under it. Familiar cricket…

Foreign Funding of NGOs

In 1976, at the height of the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi, India’s Parliament enacted a piece of legislation called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. It prohibited political…

If a Horse Can Fly...

The ongoing Kingfisher saga seldom has a dull moment. At its core is the question of Dr Vijay Mallya’s business acumen—or lack thereof—in his aviation (mis)adventure, his airline’s bottomline…