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Eating Alone 6

Divorced, eating alone

EATING ALONE is one of the worst things about being divorced. Anybody who is divorced complains the most about this aspect of life. Not the lack of sex (but who talks about SEX anyway?...

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Run for your wife – a giggle a minute

Run for your Wife was good.   The comic timing was perfect, the characters were, by and large believable and the play was well put together and a pleasure to watch. Which, as we know,...

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domestic violence

via Delhi doctors trained to deal with domestic violence victims. Outspoken women don’t get beaten up, kicked, slapped around. Usually. Because if they do they will make a hue and cry about it, kick...

Housewives do no work? 0

Housewives do no work?

The Supreme Court has rapped the government’s knuckles. The reason? In the 2001 census housewives have been equated with beggars, prostitutes and prisoners – people not engaged in economically productive work. They awarded the...

Divorce Snub 3

Divorce snub

Divorce snub Dirty word I’m walking past the park to the subzi wallah to buy some okhra. I see my neighbour come down the street with her husband, they do this every evening. We...

Taslima Nasreen 1

Taslima Nasreen

The time is drawing closer for the expiry of Taslima Nasreen’s visa. August 17th 2010. There’s no talk of renewing it. No stories in the media. Very little hue and cry apart from Swapan...

Comedy, bigamy… 0

Comedy, bigamy…

There’s a play coming up this weekend that may just be worth watching. Run for your Wife – in Delhi “Run for your Wife” is British playwright, Ray Cooney’s magnum opus and the subject...

‘Harmonious’ Chittaranjan Park 0

‘Harmonious’ Chittaranjan Park

As a newcomer to the colony of Chittaranjan Park (in New Delhi) I’ve been struggling with extremely unfriendly neighbours.  Believing that there must be something that I can do about it and not wishing...

WALK ONCE MORE… 2

WALK ONCE MORE…

Walks Once More… I have been watching soooo many films and decided that perhaps I now need a different kind of entertainment. Which is why I began to look at the listings of plays...

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