Men’s rules

At work, women don’t need to play by the same rules as men Indian politician and novelist Shashi Tharoor. (David Levenson / Getty Images) At work, women don’t need to play by the same rules as men Shoba Narayan December 8, 2014 Updated: December 8, 2014 09:30 AM My grandparents had four sons and one…

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Temperament versus efficiency

After a nice few weeks of vacation, back to writing the column. The tug-of-war between ‘nice’ and ‘competent’ My grandparents had four sons and one daughter: my mother. My grandmother’s favourite son was her eldest. He had a sweet word for everyone; sent my grandmother photos from faraway England with lines of Tamil poetry as…

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Women and careers

Like any writer, I enjoy comments about my pieces even if it takes me a while to get to them.  Criticism is healthy and occasionally hurts, but hey, if you cannot stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.  Or in my case, out of the writing game. What irritates me about the comments below…

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