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Racism without rancour Dear Auntyji, I am an Australian and I work in IT with a lot of people from the Indian subcontinent. I used to think that Aussies were racist, until I met...

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Auntyji helps makes life a little easier Rude and discourteous Dear Auntyji I have a problem at work and I need your help with it. My co workers have complained that I am discourteous and...

The Gift of Giving

It may seem like a simple thing, but the concept of gift-giving has moved from the sensible or sublime to the extravagant and downright mercenary, notes MALLI IYER. An invitation to attend a premier wedding...

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Here is what Auntyji has to  say to your queries     Dear Auntyji I am happily married for over 12 years and my husband is the most wonderful man. But last month, a much younger co-worker sent...

What’s with the bag?

This fad of women toting around large and ungainly handbags is a mystery that’s waiting to be solved, says L P AYER. That does it! Sunil Gautam’s lowdown on women’s footwear and Rajni’s rejoinder (Indian...

Women’s foot-wear and tear

What is it with women and shoes, wonders SUNIL GAUTAM

Numbers, Bloody Numbers

It’s impossible to escape from the influence of digits, no matter how hard you try, says GRAHAM SIMS. This article is guaranteed to offend a number of readers. Quite what that number is, I don’t care! Nevertheless...

NRI, so what?

The Australia-returned phenomenon has lost its charm in India, and people aren’t even polite about it, notes SUNIL GAUTAM. My friend was unhappy again. Just back from a trip to India, he looked neither excited...

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Here is what Auntyji has to  say to your queries.  Meow!   Dear Auntyji I have found love for the second time at 45. My new man is just perfect in every way - he is devoted and...

Just shoot me!

The possibilities are endless - and so exciting - in the world of Indian TV soaps, SUNIL GAUTAM discovers while on the sets of one. Story tellers of all kinds fascinate me – playwrights, writers,...