LIFE

UMA DA CUNHA

FEATURED

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FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL AS A WOMAN

RASHMI OBEROI

Is there a single day when our news is not full of crimes against women? It’s downright depressing when you open the newspapers or scroll through online news updates or switch between various news channels. The ticker on the telly ..

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STONE WALLS DO NOT A PRISON MAKE...

SHOMA C.CHATTERJI

"Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage"…….


These are the first lines of a poem entitled To Althea, from Prison written by Richard Lovelace in 1642. Lovelace ..

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DIARY FROM CANNES: OF BOMB SCARES AND MANTO

UMA DA CUNHA

CANNES: Only Cannes could so ably and pleasantly manage the scrupulous security at the multiple points of entrance and exit of this massive, wide-spread festival. Its screenings start at around 8 am and end well past mi ..

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THE SAGA OF INDIA'S FIRST MALE BELLY DANCER

AKRATI BHATIA

It’s a different art form --- exquisite without being ostentatious. Pulling up his shirt in public and doing a shimmy with panache or shaking the belly with finesse, there are no stumbling blocks for this energetic young boy, who i ..

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IT IS A DOG'S LIFE

AKRATI BHATIA

NEW DELHI: The smell of bleach and hair dye fills the air, a hair dryer buzzes some distance away and there are clients getting massaged in cabins. Yes, this is a beauty salon, but with a slight difference from a convent ..

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IPL-10 ENDS WITH BOWLERS ON THE ASCENDANT

PARTAB RAMCHAND

IPL-10 has come and gone and as usual the memories will linger for some time and then largely be forgotten.

For six weeks it provided the staple brand of ``cricketainment’’ which has been its trademark since ..

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