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Keeping still


The other morning I was besieged with three calls for help, all before 8 a.m. The issues were varied: One was dealing with a major transition; the other a health crisis; and the third felt deep regret over a decision recently made.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Skin-deep and deeper healing


I’m bravest at the dermatologist’s than in any other clinic, which doesn’t say much, really, for a coward like me—it’s not there, after all, that one gets real bad news or suffers real pain. In fact, a refill of an old prescription is usually all I need.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

No such thing as unfinished business


Don’t give up the machine!” my 91-year-old uncle was telling my 89-year-old father last year, tugging at my dad’s wheelchair as he tried to wheel his closer.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

From tennis superstars to Peta’s super musical

MAHESH BHUPATHI at breakfast with

It was a call from radio broadcasting maverick and veteran impresario Francis Lumen that I had been waiting for—an invitation to have face time with Indian tennis champion Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been flying into town regularly to organize the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) matches here in November.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Diabetes? I’m not conceding yet


“I’m diabetic,” says Chona, refusing dessert. While I do admire her straightforwardness, I wonder why I myself couldn’t quite come to terms with my own condition. I know I’m close, possibly even on the verge, but like many people I know, I’m not conceding to a condition graver than borderline diabetes.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »