Kishore Singh

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A long list I never want to hear again

A long list I never want to hear again

Rediff.com30 Aug 2020

Kishore Singh draws up a list of terms he never wants to hear or read again.

Amid the gloom of Covid-19, art paints a happy picture

Amid the gloom of Covid-19, art paints a happy picture

Rediff.com23 Aug 2020

All rumours regarding the premature death of the art market have proven to be just that -- rumours -- with a healthy appetite for masters pushing prices up. Kishore Singh reports.

Surefire ways to waste a Sunday

Surefire ways to waste a Sunday

Rediff.com16 Aug 2020

My son, lolling in front of the television, says, 'You have had yourself a Sunday break, Dad, won't you cook us something nice for dinner?'

Why is everyone complaining?

Why is everyone complaining?

Rediff.com1 Aug 2020

You're a captive audience to friends who want you to share the agony of their aches and pains, their spouse's experiments in the kitchen gone wrong, or partners' peccadillos, sighs Kishore Singh.

The cook, war and peace

The cook, war and peace

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

'Our stomachs, accustomed now only to the blandness of stems and leaves, rumbled at unaccustomed aromas not intended for our consumption.' 'Heaven awaited on a platter -- but not for us,' sighs Kishore Singh.

Much awaited getaway from the lockdown

Much awaited getaway from the lockdown

Rediff.com11 Jul 2020

'Hope your weekend is less strenuous than ours,' says Kishore Singh.

Not seen Delhi in nearly 3 months!

Not seen Delhi in nearly 3 months!

Rediff.com4 Jul 2020

'Barriers have come across roads marking the end of Noida, the start of Gurgaon, the hard borders allowing no passage -- at least by day,' observes Kishore Singh.

Shutting up ain't good for health

Shutting up ain't good for health

Rediff.com26 Jun 2020

Normally, cutting off conversation has its benefits, but not all the time, observes Kishore Singh

Well, life is tough, so suck it up

Well, life is tough, so suck it up

Rediff.com30 May 2020

'We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the season -- and all that crap,' mutters Kishore Singh as he draws up a will :)).

Modiji, do you have to do jhadoo-pocha?

Modiji, do you have to do jhadoo-pocha?

Rediff.com16 May 2020

Kishore Singh want to have chai pe charcha with Modiji...

Work From Home vs Work At Home

Work From Home vs Work At Home

Rediff.com9 May 2020

HR sends an email saying I absented myself from a Zoom conference and the boss is pissed. I take the clothes out of the washing machine, sighs Kishore Singh.

Sigh. My life under the lockdown

Sigh. My life under the lockdown

Rediff.com3 May 2020

'Every day I am being made to work on menial things like 'Get me a glass of water', 'Put away your plate'...' 'This is not part of my job description as master of the house,' says Kishore Singh.

The lockdown: Paranoia is growing by the hour

The lockdown: Paranoia is growing by the hour

Rediff.com26 Apr 2020

'I need a haircut, but who can I trust with a pair of scissors?', asks Kishore Singh.

What I am doing during the lockdown :)))

What I am doing during the lockdown :)))

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

'It has caused our cook no little mirth that the sahib next door -- who heads a factory with several hundred, or thousand, workers -- can be spotted doing jharoo-pocha,' observes Kishore Singh.

How my home has turned into a war zone

How my home has turned into a war zone

Rediff.com5 Apr 2020

'No germ, virus or bacteria worth its nasty trait was allowed across the threshold,' observes Kishore Singh.

Surviving coronavirus togetherness

Surviving coronavirus togetherness

Rediff.com3 Apr 2020

We're an educated family, I said, let's not act like the mindless hordes who spread misinformation over WhatsApp, says Kishore Singh.

So long, Nemai Ghosh; Goodbye, Satish Gujral

So long, Nemai Ghosh; Goodbye, Satish Gujral

Rediff.com30 Mar 2020

Nemaida's misfortune in life was to be known as Satyajit Ray's 'Boswell'; History will remember Satish Gujral as a renaissance man whose imprint over New Delhi is huge.

When I was in quarantine

When I was in quarantine

Rediff.com14 Mar 2020

'It all became clear when I was asked to lodge myself on the couch in the lounge,' says Kishore Singh.

How much will this painting sell for?

How much will this painting sell for?

Rediff.com11 Mar 2020

This is the largest single-owner sale of Indian modern art, but it is for reasons other than this historicity that it will be remembered, says Kishore Singh.

Winter bellies versus summer abs

Winter bellies versus summer abs

Rediff.com7 Mar 2020

'Eavesdropping over conversations, I can state with some authority that the transition from a winter body to a summer one is proving traumatic for most, the winter wardrobe chastened by the summer one.'

An ode to marmalade

An ode to marmalade

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

'Waging battle over a jar of marmalade seemed petty beyond belief so I simply lost my craving for the preserve,' Kishore Singh writes

Farewell, gentle giant

Farewell, gentle giant

Rediff.com22 Jan 2020

Kishore Singh salutes Akbar Padamsee, the legendary painter who passed into the ages last fortnight.

Street protests are hard work

Street protests are hard work

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

'When I told my wife I was going to ask our daughter-in-law if she was planning on hitting the streets, my wife took me aside and whispered fiercely in my ear, "Don't let her learn the language of dissent because it'll come back to bite us",' says Kishore Singh.

No more parties for me!

No more parties for me!

Rediff.com11 Jan 2020

'Two hours to reach somebody's home seems a bit much for food you could just as easily order at home. Without having to talk to strangers. Or pretend to be having a good time. Or dreading a hangover,' sighs Kishore Singh.

The urban-rural culture clash

The urban-rural culture clash

Rediff.com9 Dec 2019

Urban lives are the opposite of rural ones, especially when it comes to evenings out, says Kishore Singh.

Oh Kolkata!

Oh Kolkata!

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

'A trip to the banks of the Hooghly without which there wouldn't be a Calcutta/Kolkata is one for the bucket list,' says Kishore Singh.

Travel: In search of the unfamiliar

Travel: In search of the unfamiliar

Rediff.com11 Nov 2019

There are parts of India that stoutly hold their own against cultural hegemony, but it is anyone's guess how long that will last, says Kishore Singh.

The art of fine dining

The art of fine dining

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

'A hangover of the Raj, there's no one quite like the desi butler who knows the order in which a meal must be served, and will not be distracted from his watch by modern memsahibs and their slightly unusual ways or requests,' says Kishore Singh.

When my dog bit me...

When my dog bit me...

Rediff.com20 Sep 2019

Nobody likes misery for company, especially on a holiday, says Kishore Singh.

How I became a Wedding Manager

How I became a Wedding Manager

Rediff.com17 Jul 2019

Weddings make you wish you had a hundred hands instead of a brain that feels like a sponge attached to 10 different heads being pulled in different directions, says Kishore Singh.

A break from chicken

A break from chicken

Rediff.com9 Jul 2019

My son and his wife are now spending a holiday in pursuit of chicken, says Kishore Singh.

From jogger to birdwatcher

From jogger to birdwatcher

Rediff.com2 Jul 2019

'As the sun rises, so does my acquaintance with the neighbourhood's avifauna,' says Kishore Singh.

Oh! The Summer! The Summer!

Oh! The Summer! The Summer!

Rediff.com26 Jun 2019

'Rashtrapati Bhavan may have hygiene standards that are a benchmark for the rest of the hoi polloi, but you had to feel sorry for the august assembly of guests who braved the temperature for a seat at the new Cabinet's swearing in,' says Kishore Singh.

Different Indias on a flight to Bikaner

Different Indias on a flight to Bikaner

Rediff.com15 Jun 2019

The flight seemed crammed with groups of friends from Delhi and Mumbai. They spoke in the accented English of the privileged, threw abuse about freely, and talked loudly throughout the one-and-a-half-hour flight. While the excited group kept up their chatter, another quieter group went about its business with just as much efficiency, says Kishore Singh.

Three cheers for Khan Market!

Three cheers for Khan Market!

Rediff.com5 Jun 2019

'Khan Market is useful if not central to our existence,' says Kishore Singh.

A break from daily life, please!

A break from daily life, please!

Rediff.com30 Mar 2019

'And I'm back at work, where it's quieter than home is likely to be for a while', says Kishore Singh.

How I became an expert on lehngas

How I became an expert on lehngas

Rediff.com5 Mar 2019

It's easier to see a heart surgeon than a designer whose appearances on social pages far outnumber their presence before clients, notes Kishore Singh.

Phew! No break from shaadi fever any time soon

Phew! No break from shaadi fever any time soon

Rediff.com23 Feb 2019

'Till the foreseeable future, our evenings are chock-a-block with nuptial festivities and merrymaking,' sighs Kishore Singh.

My 2019 resolution :)

My 2019 resolution :)

Rediff.com12 Jan 2019

Last year, his family forced Kishore Singh not to write anything about them...

Why you must visit the Kochi-Muziris Biennale!

Why you must visit the Kochi-Muziris Biennale!

Rediff.com24 Dec 2018

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale has put Kerala on the art tourism circuit, says Kishore Singh.

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