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Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Girl About Town

Apr 10, 2008 Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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...

Girl About Town

Apr 03, 2008 Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

"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

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

Girl About Town

Mar 05, 2008 Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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

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...

20 February, 2008

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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...


13 February, 2008

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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...


06 February, 2008

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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."


30 January, 2008

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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?


23 January, 2008

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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....


16 January, 2008

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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...


09 January, 2008

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

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.


26 December, 2007

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

In the true spirit of secularity, my friends have embraced Christmas. Evidently, the spirit is catching on. Even Mumbai's moral police lets up on their rein a little to allow the city to stay out and about till five in the morning...


19 December, 2007

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

I wasn't very surprised to hear about the shooting in a Gurgaon school on the news recently. Upset, yes. Sad for the families, yes. But surprised, no....


12 December, 2007

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Has feminism really taken a big leap this week? I was inclined to say yes earlier, when I read that the Supreme Court has thrown out an archaic law and allowed women to be bartenders in Delhi...


05 December, 2007

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

I've always been a phone junkie. When I was nineteen, I got my first phone, as a birthday present. This was back in the day when incoming calls still cost money and almost everyone had that old Nokia model..


28 November, 2007

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Over the last couple of weeks (actually, the earliest enquiry was way back in August) I've been getting a lot of "So, what are you doing for New Year's?" When I shrug, they look at me half-startled, half-pitying...


21 November, 2007

Girl About Town

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

I could see the "rock guys", unchanged across the years and across the cities, raising their arms to dance. But after a point, it began to get to me. I'm all for music and cover bands, but...


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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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