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24 06, 2019

The Pehelwans of Hoogly

By |June 24th, 2019|Travel, Travel|0 Comments

I am not new to Kolkata. I lived there for two years at the start of my career, made the occasional trip in between and have done the usual touristy activities—from wandering around the Victoria Memorial to eating egg rolls on Park Street. I have been on a boat ride on the Hooghly, never realising […]

14 03, 2019

The special nature of female friendships

By |March 14th, 2019|Travel|0 Comments

Is there something special about female friendships? I wondered. I had just watched the movie Veere di wedding with a friend. In the movie, four women who have been friends since school, smoke, drink, banter and bare it all as they come together for a wedding. We have had Hollywood movies like Sex and the […]

14 03, 2019

Risk and Rebellious Women

By |March 14th, 2019|Travel|0 Comments

“Don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for you. Somewhere there is an eight year old girl who is dreaming of becoming a criminal. Do this for her.”

I am watching Ocean’s Eight with my daughter and we have just heard the leading lady, Debbie Ocean, legitimize the dream of a career in crime. The […]

28 05, 2018

A border runs through it

By |May 28th, 2018|Travel, Travel|0 Comments

7 11, 2015

Keep the Change Excerpt: Chapter 1

By |November 7th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments

Dear Victoria,

This morning, an elephant fell on my head and I had an attack of temporary amnesia for almost two minutes. I was completely disoriented, didn’t know who I was and where I was. A whole world of possibilities opened up. In those two dizzying minutes, I thought I could be anybody – a best […]

7 11, 2015

Intermission Excerpt: The Independence Day Party

By |November 7th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments

THE RESIDENTS OF Trafalgar Towers usually celebrate Independence Day on the morning of 15 August with a flag-hoisting ceremony in the lawns, followed by the singing of patriotic songs. The flag is hoisted by the senior-most resident, an elderly gentleman of ninety-two, who wheezes his way through a brief Independence Day speech exhorting the residents […]

20 06, 2010

Write to Change

By |June 20th, 2010|Travel|0 Comments

Gurgoan-based author Nirupama Subramanian was in the city recently and spoke about her book and passion for writing

The Indian book market has recently seen the launch of many romance novels, involving Indian Characters. One of these is Nirupama Subramanian’s first novel; Keep the change, which hit the stands last year.

The plot of the novel follows […]

21 10, 2006

Chick Lit & Co

By |October 21st, 2006|Travel|0 Comments