Anjoo Mohun
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The writer is addicted to sports and is indebted to the inventor of the flat screen TV.

SPORTS

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Prince of the Media Blitz: Why ace cricketer Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement amidst the World Cup

Do we instantly recall his triumphant Natwest knock or all those rumoured dates with Bollywood glamouristas when we think of him? Well, that's the bane of being Yuvraj Singh in Indian cricket.

Film

 |   5-minute read

Why, Vivek Oberoi, Why? Just when his career could be reviving, why would the star do this to himself, all over again?

Vivek Oberoi wasted his talent getting embroiled in a huge controversy over his then-girlfriend. And now, after years of career wilderness, when he could have reentered Bollywood, he goes and does it again!

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Priyanka Chopra and her Met Gala dress: No, this was not fashion ka jalwa. To me, it showed a worried desi girl

Once upon a time, Priyanka Chopra showed India the power of confident reinvention. Why isn't she moving her game up now?

LIFE

 |   5-minute read

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

Holi parties then and now: What makes celebs stand about stiffly instead of letting loose?

Once, the stars drank, danced and dunked each other in Holi colours like no one was watching. Why are they so carefully choreographed in their celebrations today?

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

The aftermath of the after-party: How the exciting 'after-party' has evolved over the decades

Everybody wants to be at an after-party. But only a select few get that entry pass. So what is so special about it?

HUMOUR

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Why we love and hate Vijay Mallya so much

Many absconders owe more than him. But Vijay Mallya was particularly admired, then besieged because of the ultra-uber lifestyle he taught us all to aspire to.

VOICES

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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.

VARIETY

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From Rekha to Deepika: How love, marriage and careers have changed in Bollywood

Thank God for these sorted millennials. Not for them the boring and stuck-up, formatted relationships.

ART & CULTURE

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Why rich weddings are surprisingly poor in taste

From invitation cards to brides' jewelleries — everything is so preciously boring.