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Twinkle Khanna

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Fasten your seatbelts for Bharat 2.0

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Twinkle Khanna This Thursday, there were two defining moments at the periphery of the real action that captured my attention. The first was when a greatly excited Arnab Goswami shouted out Sunny Leone’s name instead of Sunny Deol’s while declaring a lead of 7,... More »

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A rocky start to Mother’s Day

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Twinkle Khanna In the midst of a meandering trek across a hill in the Western Ghats, an ebullient wildlife conservationist points out a barely discernible hornbill bird on a branch overhead. ‘You know, the hornbill female cements herself in the nest just like ... More »

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The pictures that are worth a thousand words

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Twinkle Khanna It was sometime during the Upper Paleolithic age that one of our ancestors woke up on a dull morning, looked at a dreary cave wall and decided, ‘Dude, we sure need to jazz this up.’ After perhaps debating over what would work in terms of design ... More »

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Welcome to the orange tee party

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Twinkle Khanna 10 am There is a young woman sitting across the table. She is an accountant and here for a job interview. I look at her resume and three things stand out immediately. 1. She says that she doesn’t want to work for long hours. Perhaps not the brig... More »

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It’s good to have josh but know when to keep khamosh

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Twinkle Khanna 8am Mother calls me in a tizzy to say, ‘My TV has conked off and the repair fellow wants 20,000 bucks for some parts. Ridiculous! I have half a mind to just get rid of this TV, and hang a painting in its place.’ ‘I agree, Mom! What is there to w... More »

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Killing two birds with one big fat scone

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Twinkle Khanna ‘I am sick as a dog,’ I tell my sister, ‘But the silver lining is that me and my tired festive jhumkas are both getting a bit of a break.’ Life as we know it in the 21st century seems to come with screeching demands on both time and attention. J... More »

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Lessons from a toon tiger and a dead tigress

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Twinkle Khanna In the iconic cartoon created by Bill Watterson, six-year-old Calvin has an imaginary friend, a tiger called Hobbes. In a strip published in 1988, Calvin finds out that tigers face extinction, and with that Hobbes comes to this unsettling realis... More »

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The Chemistry I shared with Freddie Mercury

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Twinkle Khanna The sleepy hill station of Panchgani is famous for three things — boarding schools, strawberries and Freddie Mercury. If you ask locals, they will tell you that these three features converge at one point, and then point you towards a dusty road ... More »