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Manjula Padmanabhan

Man Enters Lift With Girl. Discuss

Nov 29, 2013 Manjula Padmanabhan

The situation. The scenarios. The choices.

Cold Comfort

Jan 23, 2008 Manjula Padmanabhan

Low temperatures, fog and migratory visitors -- that's what winter in Delhi means for me


Escape From CP

Connaught Place has become so decrepit it should be declared an art installation. Walking around was a nightmare of broken sidewalks, peeling plaster and gaping ditches.

Homebody

Jun 02, 2006 Manjula Padmanabhan

One of the primary differences between being a recluse at home versus a recluse in someone else's home is that (hold your breath) you have to cease being a recluse.


Homebody

For a professional recluse like me, being immersed in a sea of anonymity is like walking into a cocktail party wearing a burkha. Even though everyone sees me, in a true sense, I am invisible.

12 May, 2006

Homebody

Manjula Padmanabhan

(I nearly always write at night) (if you stick around and read between all the brackets that will appear in this piece, you may discover why)


28 April, 2006

Homebody

Manjula Padmanabhan

Last week, friends called to say I'd been interviewed in the March 5th Sunday Hindustan Times JUST A MINUTE feature. Only problem? It didn't happen


21 April, 2006

Homebody

Manjula Padmanabhan

A new washing machine? Salesmen kept offering Rs 26,000 computerised models which would cook dinner and surf the Internet. Too smart for us, we decided.


14 April, 2006

Homebody

Manjula Padmanabhan

"Nude Ellie" has competition. My current favourite alternative name is "Delhirium", followed closely by "Delhicious"...The possibilities are Delhimitless!


07 April, 2006

Homebody

Manjula Padmanabhan

So ... have the capital city's street-side manners actually improved? Or is it just that our security systems (private taxis, modest clothes, no late nights) are watertight?


31 March, 2006

Homebody

Manjula Padmanabhan

If ever I need a pet, I'll draw myself a virtual cat that'll purr in MIDI stereo and die only when I tell it to.


24 March, 2006

Homebody

Manjula Padmanabhan

Sometimes I wrote "Nude Ellie" in place of 'location'. The smarter ones amongst my anonymous suitors would pick up on the little joke and respond with a resounding "LOL! Good one!"


29 September, 2005

Bird Fall

Manjula Padmanabhan

Last year, baby-bird season stretched from late May till mid-July. This year the focus of attention was a pair of dainty, yellow-green White Eyes...


Photo Gallery

A security personnel cuts the sleeve of a candidate's cloth for security purposes during the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET), in Ajmer.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur inspects the Zojila Tunnel in Ladakh.

PTI Photo

Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress workers take part in a cycle rally to protest against the hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan
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