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Kishore Singh: To be or not to be... at a wedding

Family weddings throw up the most conundrums of modern society. Which are the ones to attend, or boycott? There are some you look forward to, others that result in tantrums and the dredging up of family histories. Is it okay to go for one cousin's ...

Curating new beginnings

It is a premise that requires extensive travel, knowledge, wisdom, depth and understanding on one hand, and the adroit ability to network

Kishore Singh: Challenging times

Through experience, everyone had learnt to exercise caution and not voice an opinion on this touchy subject

Kishore Singh:The order of things

At the time of writing, there's an impasse at home

With the masterpieces in London

A marble Roman torso of Apollo (1st-2nd century AD), a rare and exceptional caleche (carriage) for a princely child (later 18th century), the Whitney emerald in an art-deco setting by Tiffany (c. 1925), blue and white European jars and vases, Qing ...

Kishore Singh: Like Alice in wonderland

For what had been hours, Oxford Street was closed for vehicles as well as pedestrians. I missed one appointment, delayed another, and when my wife called to ask where I was, I thought to lie, for it was probably illegal, back home, to admit that one ...

All aam, no khaas

Whether it is because they're no longer in power, or to feign a veneer of modesty, it's entertaining to see former netas stand in immigration queues, put a brave face to standard security procedures, and pull their own carry-on trolleys at airports ...

Made, but not shown, in India

Despite the Puerto Rican parade that clogged New York's Fifth Avenue for most of Sunday, it was a poor deterrent when it came to heading for the Met, where three ongoing exhibitions are a current highlight - the impact of Chinese aesthetics on ...

Kishore Singh: Breakfast at the terminal

There are people who love airports - the shops (I never venture beyond the bookshop), restaurants and bars (some of the better airports do have Michelin-quality options)

Kishore Singh: Fifty shades of black

It's summer in the Big Apple and as hot as it's likely to get for New Yorkers, but compared to the temperature in New Delhi, it's still mild. It's also holiday time, so the streets are full of the good folk from back home - the Mehras and Guptas and ...

Sher-Gil's enduring legacy

There is a deliberate keenness in her eyes and determination in her demeanour. Sher-Gil, it appears, knew she was destined for greatness

Kishore Singh: There are two kinds of Indians

There are," said my wife, "two kinds of Indians" - "and no," she addressed the children, "I do not mean us Indians and Red Indians" - laying out her premise that while one is exclusive to the Amalfi Coast, the other travels to Bangkok, and ne'er the ...

Kishore Singh: Summer vacations- Help yourself

It did seem unfair that everyone was taking off at a time when the heat was at its peak in the city

Nationality and the market

Anish Kapoor in UK, and Sujata Bajaj in Dubai and Paris, have obvious overseas buyers, but which nation will claim their inheritance?

Kishore Singh: It all boils down to protocol

A pot of tea is put out in the balcony every morning alongside five neatly folded newspapers. As the first riser in the household, you would think I'd have rights on the tea along with the day's headlines, but my wife's instructions are irrevocable ...

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