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Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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Articles by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Sexlessness Is Therapeutic

Sexlessness Is Therapeutic

Dec 21, 2016

Celibacy needn’t be the kind the Mahatma took at age 38. Temporary abstention, too, can help you emerge as a more capable person, says Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Zero Melanin

Zero Melanin

Jan 27, 2007

Cast-a-tourist? India now has a thriving 'white' channel.

Bunty Weds Babli In Bali

Bunty Weds Babli In Bali

Feb 17, 2007

South of France or Bali? Shahrukh or Kylie? Tough questions before a wedding. Of course, all answers lie in lucre.

Cats Are The New Dogs

Cats Are The New Dogs

Mar 31, 2007

Independent and fashionable. The Cheshire cat can barely wipe his grin.

One Kid, Doubly Pleased

One Kid, Doubly Pleased

Jun 23, 2007

New-age realities are prompting urban Indians to settle for one kid. Raising superbrats? Not necessarily, they reason.

Craft Sans Obstacles

Craft Sans Obstacles

Sep 08, 2007

A town specialises in fashioning Ganesha idols

Jyoti Guptara

Jyoti Guptara

Dec 23, 2006

The 17-year-old and his twin Suresh have just come out with their first book, Conspiracy of Calapsia. Part of a seven-book series, they've been working on it since they were 11.

Bodysmith At Work

Bodysmith At Work

Oct 27, 2007

Toned bodies, flat abs are in. So are personal trainers.

Steve Barron

Steve Barron

Dec 01, 2007

The father of music videos and director of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was in Mumbai to finalise his next film set in India, Prakash

Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux

Feb 16, 2008

The novelist and travel writer who's now into beekeeping is currently on the India trail

When I Can Speak Without Talking

When I Can Speak Without Talking

Feb 16, 2008

If I'm low, I don't have to explain myself to everyone. All I do is update my status on Facebook.

A New Hat

A New Hat

Sep 19, 2009

Two of my favourite easy-read genres in one: a mystery novel and chick lit.

See You Sometime

See You Sometime

Jan 15, 2011

When a one-night stand was a win-win situation

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Jan 09, 2008

After all the hullabaloo in the papers about the molestation at Juhu beach on New Year's Eve, there's been an aura of 'this city is not safe' hanging around my women friends and I.

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Jan 16, 2008

No one wants to actually seriously hang out at my place, unless I'm having a party. I never hear, "Oh, let's chill in your part of town today." Understandable. I mean...

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Jan 23, 2008

I say clowns are scary. Some kids say clowns are scary. My friends say clowns are scary. The only people saying clowns aren't scary are clowns themselves....

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Jan 30, 2008

Normally, I shy away from mundane subjects such as the weather, but when the weather is no longer mundane and is instead standing on its head making faces at you, what can you do but mention it?

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Feb 06, 2008

Being a young Indian, I couldn't resist the next question. "What do your parents have to say about this?" "My mother knows," he said, "But she's said not to bring it up at family gatherings."

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Feb 13, 2008

Valentine's Day is here. Not that it means very much to me, actually it never has, being mostly single around the day, I've never received flowers or chocolates or greeting cards...

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Feb 20, 2008

Here are two things, I recently discovered, I do not have in common with my friends. I don't have a credit card. And I don't invest. The first one is not voluntary...

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Feb 28, 2008

As a journalist, I have to be fairly intuitive, in order to ask the kind of questions I need for a good story. But it never struck me just how intuitive salespeople have to be...

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Mar 05, 2008

First they take away all my favourite games and when I'm flirting with Scrabulous, thinking of making it my new lover, they take that away too? What's next? No more gmail? No more blogs? No more internet?

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Mar 26, 2008

Who's to blame for Scarlett Keeling? Is she just a victim of the society we live in?

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Apr 03, 2008

"Is there anything to do in this city besides go out to eat or drink or watch a movie?" I asked a friend once. He thought for a long while and shook his head.

Girl About Town

Girl About Town

Apr 10, 2008

Ah, school days. No, not the angst filled adolescence everyone's had, but before that. Think back to when you were six or seven, when the world revolved around what you had to eat in your tiffin box...

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