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 |  PARIS DIARY  |  6-minute read
Emmanuel Macron, France, Paris, Coronavirus pandemic

Winning the war against coronavirus... from home

All we have to do to win this war is watch the free TV, eat the delivered food, read to our children, sanitise and stay in. Impossible for us undisciplined Parisians addicted to being outside.


 |  5-minute read
Women, Paris, Le bal des d├ębutantes, Debutante ball

The Debutante's Ball: A modern spin on a medieval, and aristocratic ritual

Once, the Ball signified your past and future in an unforgivingly aristocratic society. These days, it has come to mean an entirely different ritual.


 |  Rough Cut  |  1.3 minutes watch-minute read
Paris, Paris, France, Mahatma Gandhi

In these times of terror and hate, France needs to discover Gandhi

France Grand tells Kaveree Bamzai that India should host an exhibition on the Mahatama in 2019.


 |  5-minute read
Christmas, Holidays revisited, Paris

Holidays revisited: Of miracles and a Christmas gone by

When wonderment, curiosity and awe still played a part in our lives.


 |  3-minute read
Clothing, Paris, India, Fashion

How India is playing muse to global fashion

No country in the world is as diverse as ours and no country in the world can imprint indigenous textile and craft history that is still thriving.


 |  2-minute read
Rape Culture, Paris, Kim Kardashain, Sexual assault

Woman's breast kissed on live TV. Is sexual assault the new entertainment?

Soraya took part in a French television skit based on the robbery of Kim Kardashian-West in Paris a few days back.


 |  7-minute read
Celebrities, Paris, Kim Kardashain

Why Twitter went berserk over Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris

From nasty jokes at her expense to oodles of sympathy, the reality TV star got it all and hogged social media limelight once again.


 |  Feminism Beyond Boundaries  |  5-minute read
Human Trafficking, Prostitution, Paris

Frightening stories of prostitutes in Paris

France is waiting for a new law that will punish the traffickers and clients and decriminalise the prostituted women.


 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Paris, Climate change, COP21

4 reasons INDCs alone won't help in climate change

The Intended Nationally Determined Contributions are only pledges and not firm commitments.


 |  1-minute read
COP21, Paris, Climate change, Narendra Modi

Big U-turn of gas: When Modi said 'There is no climate change'

'It's not the climate which has changed, we are the ones who have changed,' said PM a year ago.