Shampa Dhar-Kamath

Unfaithfully Yours

Shampa Dhar-Kamath
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The most important thing in communication, they say, is hearing what isn’t said.

13 Aug 2017

The measure of a real man

Behind all great men is a woman, they say.

06 Aug 2017

A step forward or a step back?

There were two bits of good news for Indian men last week. First, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi asked the National Commission for Women (NCW) to create a ‘window’ in its online co

30 Jul 2017

Playing the old song on the Radio

Music doesn’t just make you go down memory lane, it makes you sprint down it.

23 Jul 2017

Turn the invisible into the visible

Urban India’s political majority serves its economic minority. The two may seem to live together peaceably, but the relationship is anything but peaceful, or equal.

16 Jul 2017

Reality doesn’t just bite, it smells

That does it. I’m taking Otrivin off my monthly shopping list.

09 Jul 2017

It’s darkest before an early dawn

Maybe this winter, Sara Elwin will be able to go out to play when she gets back from school.

25 Jun 2017

Do ‘appricate’ my resume. It rocks.

Hiring may be serious business but reading résumés has its light moments.

18 Jun 2017

Love means not saying sorry shoddily

Erich Segal couldn’t have been more wrong.

11 Jun 2017

Giving a leg up to the ladies

Why are women’s legs taboo in India? Why is baring your midriff all right in mixed company, but not your knees? Why is it ok to wear a saree even if it comes with a hanky masquerading as a blouse, but

04 Jun 2017

‘97%? Excellent. How did the others do?’

The CBSE and ICSE boards’ Class 10 and 12 results are being declared this weekend. So, I’m told, are some of the state boards’ results.

28 May 2017

If matter is in form, does form matter?

For the umpteenth time this year, The Guardian has published an exultant article on how books are back, trumping e-readers and cocking a snook at the latter’s technodazzled supporters.

21 May 2017

Needed: poll to find out what India wants

If any further proof was needed of India’s diversity, it came on Saturday.

12 Mar 2017

Off with the guillotine of guilt

Guilt has “quick ears” to accusation even when it’s not articulated, even if it emanates from deep within oneself.

19 Feb 2017

Just dyeing to look young

Torn is the right word. Because India’s beauty narrative has changed, leaving a lot of its women undecided about which route they want to take.

01 Oct 2016

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