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Shashi Warrier | The pitfalls of raising mom’s special child

So while I sympathised with the professor, I couldn’t help thinking that maybe aggressive moms aren’t a bad thing, after all

12 Sep 2021 3:13 AM

Shashi Warrier | The joys, perils and disasters of cooking

That evening, I bought a two-kilo chunk of meat along with my regular groceries

06 Jun 2021 12:36 PM

Shashi Warrier | The mushroom business

Blind faith leaves you unaware of its ill effects. There’s a profit to be made out of that faith

02 May 2021 12:00 AM

Shashi Warrier | Of ‘everyone’s friends’ and being a public enemy

The other day there was a message on WhatsApp that our MLA would be visiting the nearby Primary Health Centre, or PHC, the next day

04 Apr 2021 4:19 AM

Shashi Warrier | Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the most civilized of ’em all?

A neighbour, an amateur historian, happens to believe that all good things come from India

07 Mar 2021 4:24 AM


Shashi Warrier | The WhatsApp riddle: What’s the big secret?

I was unable to decide whether to change from WhatsApp to some other app, and people were giving me conflicting bits of advice

07 Feb 2021 7:45 AM

Shashi Warrier | Gangsters, gurus and other political spirits

There are four steps with which you deal with opposition: saama, daana, bheda, and danda

03 Jan 2021 4:24 AM

Shashi Warrier | Let ’Em Eat Cake!

“The purpose of governance in India is to create and manage queues. Where there are queues, there are people willing to pay to jump them"

06 Dec 2020 7:40 AM

Shashi Warrier | The son also rises

“Back to that VIP. It’s the son’s birthday today, and he’s having a party… I’ll get my scotch there.”

08 Nov 2020 4:26 AM

Shashi Warrier | JFK, yoga, and intermittent fasting

The shop that supplies most of its contents, incidentally, is the JFP, or Junk Food Paradise

13 Sep 2020 5:52 PM


Shashi Warrier | My first brush with a Madras autowallah

One final instruction relayed from my Madras cousin: Don’t ever take an autorickshaw in madras because the drivers are all cheats!

09 Aug 2020 4:32 PM

Shashi Warrier | Here’s to you, Dr Mary Kuriakose

Doctors and technology have made huge differences to lives, but sometimes, in individual cases, there’s also the matter of luck

12 Jul 2020 6:05 PM

Shashi Warrier | Principle of politics: Know your enemy

The ideology fellows say that society or countries or whatever must follow such-and-such rules to achieve happiness in this life

14 Jun 2020 6:08 PM

Shashi Warrier: My friend Murthy and the corona conspiracies

To these guys it’s easy to tell who’s good and who’s not If you’re alive at the end of the pandemic you’re good, and otherwise you’re dead

16 May 2020 8:18 PM

Shashi Warrier: The power of levity in the time of lockdown

Laughter kept us sane during wars and strikes

06 Apr 2020 10:07 PM


Pidgin and all goth, Djinn goes where others daren’t

Deepa Annapara has tried to do something extremely difficult: write a story for grown-ups in the voice of a child.

09 Mar 2020 5:07 PM

Of dogs of mayhem and passing dogs

The clamour of Fudge and Wonder barking at a passing dog woke me up just then, and I went back to watching cricket.

02 Feb 2020 1:42 AM

Balkanisation and the secret pull of astro TV

It was a magnificent picture, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying to us childen, for it taught us how little we really controlled in our lives.

29 Dec 2019 12:26 AM

As Pak flounders, try a measure of grace

The army is also seething because, for the first time in Pakistani history, soldiers haven’t got their annual raise.

01 Dec 2019 6:58 AM

Boys to men: Heartbreak, but a far less toxic Diwali

Atom bombs, in these parts, are insanely powerful round crackers guaranteed to rattle windows at a hundred paces.

03 Nov 2019 1:36 AM