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Rо̄mal Lāisram

THE PERFECT LOCKDOWN GETAWAY
Waking up to the sound of calm, soft waves… the sunlight streaming into your living room… the sun outside is hot… but a cool sea breeze wafts lazily around… ensuring the indulgent relaxing vibe you’re experiencing… stays with you all day. Sounds like something right...
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HE’S SEXY AND HE KNOWS IT!
How did your journey with dance start? My dance journey only started because my mother pushed me into it. I always seemed to like dancing, acting and the camera, so my mom decided that I should dance, because I was good at it. She would...
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CREATING A HOME FOR YOU, AWAY FROM HOME
A home away from home. Most hotels will claim this with much pride. But do many of them live up to it? Not really. I’ve spent close to a decade-and-a-half as a hotel reviewer and I might have come across a handful of properties that...
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I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PAN-INDIAN ACTOR
In a world where nepotism and the conversations around it rule the roost, actors like Nidhhi Agerwal stand strong as a girl-next-door who worked her way into stardom. We follow the climb to success of this ‘North Indian-South Indian’ girl who effortlessly fits into film...
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COMPLETING CIRCLES
Almost a decade ago, I was planning quite haphazardly to leave for Mumbai, as my dream-job came crashing down and plans were quite unapologetically thrust down my throat. I was forced to choose between two situations, one offering something fresh — a new beginning and...
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FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH MY ART
Dance and you have a long story together – when did this journey start? My mother used to dance, and I used to watch her, sometimes accompanying her to dance classes, standing on the sidelines, very enamoured by the whole thing. I desperately wanted to...
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THESE THREE COMEDY QUEENS
PROUDLY TAMIL IN THE NORTH OF INDIA SUMUKHI SURESH IS ONE OF SOUTH INDIA’S MOST WELL-KNOWN, LOVED AND APPRECIATED COMEDIENNES. THIS MULTILINGUAL PERFORMER HOWEVER DOES NOT SHY AWAY FROM USING HER MOTHER TONGUE LIBERALLY WITH AN AUDIENCE THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXPOSED TO CONTENT IN...
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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN SUCH RELIEF EFFORTS CAN WORK
We’ve all heard about Akshaya Patra and the amazing work they do with mid-day meals across the country. What we haven’t heard about is the amazing work they also do when it comes to relief during crises. One of the first organisations to take cognizance...
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ART CAN BE A HEALER IN TROUBLED TIMES
With COVID-19 lockdown affecting everyone, how has it affected dance schools such as yours? The effect has been severe in every single sphere across the globe and ours has been no different. We have all had to shut down the physical space in which we...
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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS MORE LOVE
As a writer, you’ve been very active on social media and interacting with your followers, especially around dealing with isolation during this lockdown. How helpful do you think writing is during a pandemic like this? I think we all have our ways of trying to...
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