Renée Ranchan

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Curtailing the tongue     

So now there is a gag order on a list of words which are deemed unparliamentary by our honourable Parliament....

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Let’s talk books

Milton said so, hundreds of years ago, that verse (now take that as reading) was only for the `fit and...

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Termination in the offing

America! The country where so many of us aspire to go, carve out a life where one has success, currently...

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Vaulted Bank Accounts!

It was last Saturday, so that makes it nine days today, and I’m still trying, tirelessly trying, to quiet the...

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Eternally Women’s Day

I am in a particularly `huff and puff, and I’ll blow your house down’ mood. Funny, how in the past...

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Singularity in Unity

Tensions are increasingly mounting with the atmosphere methodically becoming more and more aggressive and self-justifying. A case of, `us versus...

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All Play, No Work

Today it’s been 74 long years when Gandhiji, the Father of the Nation, was gunned down in cold blood. Over...

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Show me the Money

If one has been following this space, I would not blame the reader for thinking that I had been taken...

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Who shall bell the cat?

She, Kangana Ranaut, thrives and noticeably succeeds in becoming a lifelong object of tabloidish news which, we, God knows why,...

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Skating over Salty Seas

If you ask me, October 2nd, Gandhi Jayanti, has long back been forgotten, save the billboards that come up on...

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Moving on with movies

Movies were always magic for me. I had hardly begun kindergarten and learnt the days of the week…Monday, Tuesday…when I...

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Hindi Living in Exile…

Who does not know that with time language grows, evolves; new words come into being, old words, grown archaic are...

The Soap of Pantry Politics!

The Soap of Pantry Politics!

Precisely two Sundays ago, I uncharacteristically made the unilateral decision to ban all Indian news channels that are for the...

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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...

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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...

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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...