Silicone, stilettos, and safety pins: The pain of pretty
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by Twinkle Khanna
4M ago
The pursuit of beauty has always been a royal pain in the posterior. I first made this discovery at seventeen when I wore a jersey dress embellished with gold safety pins in place of sequins ..read more
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Is nostalgia making a phool out of you?
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by Twinkle Khanna
5M ago
Can I have Maggi tonight?’ my daughter asks me as she leaves for her math tuition. That yellow packet with its red logo has an inexplicable power over me. When I look at it, I ..read more
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Roti, makaan but no kapda? Getting to the bottom of Ranveer row
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by Twinkle Khanna
6M ago
The first nudist colony in the world was reportedly based in Thane in 1891. At The Fellowship of the Naked Trust, clothes were not allowed, though you were kindly permitted to wear your eyeglasses and ..read more
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Hello Mona Lisa. Bye jet spray. The longing for a new longitude
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by Twinkle Khanna
6M ago
Every fall, the Monarch butterfly begins a 3,000-mile journey to Mexico. In spring, Sandhill cranes converge in Nebraska. During summer, a large population of two-legged creatures clamber into metal tubes, change longitudes and latitudes, and ..read more
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Sweetie, not everyone is a bowl of kheer
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by Twinkle Khanna
8M ago
Sweet. The word is often used as a barometer for likeability. As in, ‘Oh she is so nice, so sweet!’ The dictionary also considers it as a synonym for likeable. Along with affable, amiable and ..read more
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The aunty-aging formula you did not know about
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by Twinkle Khanna
9M ago
Hurtling over the compound wall, a yellow ball lands in the garden as I am strolling with my sister-in-law. It is followed by a gangly boy in swift pursuit. I sprint to the hedge, bend ..read more
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Did Will Smith learn one-tight-slap lesson from India?
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by Twinkle Khanna
10M ago
9am: Coffee in hand, I sit in the balcony trying to analyse the cognitive dissonance that led to the moment when Will Smith, in the pursuit of his wife’s happiness, clambered onto the stage and ..read more
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Scam wham thank you ma’am
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by Twinkle Khanna
11M ago
This scam hinged on ten beers and a bottle of gin ordered on the phone from our regular wine shop. Being long-standing customers, we had an arrangement that bills would be settled monthly. One month ..read more
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In life, rummy or politics, the joker will serve you well
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by Twinkle Khanna
11M ago
11am Preparations are rife for Women’s Day. There are events and discussions lined up. More than feeling like an empowered woman though, I have started feeling like Ganpati bappa, who is put on a dais ..read more
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Ilu, ilu and illusions: A statutory warning before Valentine’s Day
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by Twinkle Khanna
1y ago
I want you to be my carrot and my turnip Taste of ice apples in spring and watermelon in summer I want to stir you into a cup like crystalline molecules sweetening my tea Use ..read more
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