Love after fifty

Fifty by heart Love after 50 is a complex dance; it is also just habit Shoba Narayan Elizabeth Taylor and husband Richard Burton at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, 1963. Photo: SSPL/Getty Images Love after 50 is a loaded phrase: one that is full of possibilities. Does it mean that it is possible to love after 50? What…

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On talking to elders

Start a conversation with the elderly Shoba Narayan shares her conversation strategy with the elderly Shoba Narayan Every elder has something worth sharing. Photo: iStockphoto What is your strategy when you meet elders; those uncles you encounter at weddings? You sit with them, chat desultorily about their prostate, how hot Mumbai has become, and maybe…

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Father’s Day

I am in large part– my father. As a child, they say I looked like him. I have his metabolism and constitution. He belongs to the astrological star, Swati, which they say, has a personality called “sabdeekam” or softness. This came in Mint Make your father’s day How will you celebrate your Dad tomorrow? Shoba…

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