Renée Ranchan

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Minting money from misery!

Rahul, brother to both me and my younger brother, son to our mother, passed away in the early hours of...

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Royalty Instagrammed!

I have scratched my head inside out—so much so that my clipped-to-the-finger-tip nails have gone raw and sore in the...

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The Show Must Go On…

These past couple of weeks I pause for a minute, before, with a hesitancy, bordering on, ‘spare me this time’...

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Trumpeting from both ends

Only an archaeological eye could reflect and sum up what exactly happened in Washington on the 6th of January, termed...

New-born patriotism

New-born patriotism

Our economy has been in a fleapit for more than a few years now, and that’s a rather mild way...

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Pruning flaunting ways

I sit in my study dead-set, determined that my pen, at any given moment, shall definitely not swerve into the...

Renee Ranchan

Outsmarting to the Rim!

It’s not ancient history, so definitely do not have to run by the archival section of the library to check...

Bollywood’s  Sound of Silence

Bollywood’s Sound of Silence

It’s not been quite two weeks when Jaya Bachchan whipped up, yet another debate (if that’s what one can call...

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Covid-19 Unkind to the Mind

With the pandemic grinding on, our little family unit, I must confess come evenings, have become couch-potatoes. And me, in...

Our Milk-White Fixation

Our Milk-White Fixation

We were under colonial rule for a bit over 200 years…Remember,  ‘The Sun never set over the British Empire’, but...

This Outsider:  The Chosen One?

This Outsider: The Chosen One?

For more years than I care to remember, I have heard so many people using this word on a daily...

The Discovery of India…

The Discovery of India…

The neighbourhood I live in has become a ghost town with no one stepping out of their gate or rather...

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Closing in on all corners…

The calendar on my writing table mutely announces that it’s been a couple of days over a month when this...

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When number two stands first

Till I actually made it to my writing table, I had thought that this strip should explore the many theories...

The monologue virus is here to stay

The monologue virus is here to stay

It is not so if one is participating in a seminar or attending a lecture after which there is a...

Coins considered counterfeit or cumbersome

Coins considered counterfeit or cumbersome

It all started with the dhobi, the ironing man, who has a booming business under the shade of a sprawling tree,...

A haemorrhaging nation, in dire need of justice

A haemorrhaging nation, in dire need of justice

Had resolved not to end the year on a glum note but find myself heading exactly in the direction I...

Post-festive exhaustion runs thick

Post-festive exhaustion runs thick

It has not quite yet been a month since this prolonged, nearly three-month-long festivity came to a halt, yet the...

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The Great Indian Sale makes shops redundant

It was the month of May, that I am quite sure of, and the weather was of course, not as...

Your children are not your children

Your children are not your children

What should one do? Collapse in disbelief, feel flummoxed, wonder if so many of us have lost our marbles? Even...

Sumptuous and fine flavours of Kashmir

Sumptuous and fine flavours of Kashmir

With Kashmir all over the place, I had no space to think of writing anything else. But rest assured, this...

So spaketh Karma: Some thoughts on cosmic comeuppance

So spaketh Karma: Some thoughts on cosmic comeuppance

Karma, the Karmic theory, that we Indians swear by, somehow has a way of stepping foot in our conversations, whether...

There are round pegs in square holes

There are round pegs in square holes

This last Tuesday I made a one-day trip to Simla. Wednesday was all about dealing with a plumber who, with...

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Mahabharata pales in comparison to this battle of 2019

I had thought of heading out for lunch after sending this column to the Press but given, over the last two...