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Kishore Singh: A taste of yesterday in Kasauli

At best, nostalgia is a chimera, memory usually more illusionary than reality. Attending weddings is "fun" only in photographs when, in fact, the dressing up, the arguments over what gifts to give, the commuting and the carping about the food ...

Kishore Singh: The toast of voting day

On the evening before election day in the national capital region, my son asked the family cook to lay out some "starters and stuff" for "a couple of friends" who were, he said, going to drop by for a bit. "You know why they're coming home, don't ...

Kishore Singh: The art of gatecrashing

My wife likes to drag me to parties where sometimes we're not sure who our hosts are, and are rarely any wiser by the time we leave. I have to admit that these are sometimes the best gatherings because you don't have to be nice to anyone since it's ...

Kishore Singh: Getting a hang of son-hood

Westerners are amused to learn that our son is still installed in the family house even though he has his own career. They might be less surprised to discover how little we see of each other despite living under the same roof. Any hints that his ...

Kishore Singh: The nitty-gritty of kitty parties

The first thing my wife did when we moved into a new neighbourhood was to accost anyone out for a walk to introduce herself

Kishore Singh: Foreign bodies, Indian wedding

You don't expect quiet when you come to India but the Jansens and Schmidts got rather more than they had bargained for when their half-week at a Goan resort coincided with that strange hybrid called an Indian wedding. Celebrations spilled on to the ...

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