Renee Ranchan

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Tale royale: From the eyes of Queen Lilibet

Sixty-five years is a life time. And to be a reigning Queen and still going strong no mean feat—the longest...

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Stop this parade of paedophiles for good

For more than an hour I have been sitting on my dining table trying to bring myself to write. (Had...

The Saga of Sridevi’s untimely demise: A Swan song it had to be

The Saga of Sridevi’s untimely demise: A Swan song it had to be

It’s a few days short of a month when Sridevi’s embalmed body was flown back from Dubai, and yet the...

The compound of confluence: A mandir complex in New Delhi

If it had not been for the lady with her skyscraper heels and smart-alecky and wise-cracky comments good enough to...

Some thoughts on the merchandising of Baby Moshe’s Bharat trip

Some thoughts on the merchandising of Baby Moshe’s Bharat trip

It had become a circus—cameras and mikes being thrust in boy Moshe’s face; Baby Moshe held tight in Nanny Sandra...

Show business, family planning and the perils of moralism

Show business, family planning and the perils of moralism

For years I have been wanting to put pen to paper on this matter but when over two weeks ago,...

Brain makeover: Is old age now a malaise, a malady, a disorder?

Is it a condition, an ailment, a disease, that a shadow cast upon a small bit of our day is...

Thinking outside the lunch box: Regarding desi crossover cuisine

Thinking outside the lunch box: Regarding desi crossover cuisine

Long ago perhaps one would have politely asked for details to lodge in your muddled mind but now, you either...

Heaven’s gates close on the flamboyant guru

Heaven’s gates close on the flamboyant guru

It seems that this fixation will continue to prosper till the world comes to an end. Speaking of end, brings...

Superwoman: Is this gender balance or plain brainwashing?

Superwoman: Is this gender balance or plain brainwashing?

At the offset one should be apprised that this is no feminist outcry but if it need to at all...

Doped from head to toe, this is what Udta Bharat is about

Doped from head to toe, this is what Udta Bharat is about

However is it of any relevance whether the air-tight, zip-locked packages commence their journey from Afghanistan, transiting to sprout a...

Social epidemic: The WhatsApp lilac land

Social epidemic: The WhatsApp lilac land

Nothing short of madness—this WhatsApping. It has taken over the nation; nothing less of an epidemic were the tootling of...

Swach Bharat Mission: A squeaky clean, curated concept

Swach Bharat Mission: A squeaky clean, curated concept

Honestly, I wish this piece could be a breezy romp with a few laughs thrown in — our Sunday due — but...

Schizophrenia at high mast: Globalisation as a double-edged sword

Schizophrenia at high mast: Globalisation as a double-edged sword

Cannot put my finger on the apt word to describe what has happened, continues to happen, to us as a...

Pains and pleasures of working from home

Pains and pleasures of working from home

I give up. Throw in the towel. It is an impossibility,and whoever said the word impossible does not exist came...