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    July 13, 2013
    As older establishments close their doors, premium clubs offering state-of-the-art facilities and personalised service open for upwardly mobile…
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    July 13, 2013
    Getting membership into this 118-year-old club - once the estate of the deposed Tipu Sultan exiled to Calcutta - is no easy task.
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    July 13, 2013
    At its AGM held on June 29, 2008 it was resolved to put a 5-year freeze on membership applications at Bangalore's most coveted club, the…
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The sacred club creed

The sacred club creed

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | July 13, 2013
Clubs are the new cathedrals of absolute authority. Watch how obsessively antiquated rules are observed.
Mera Wala Menu
Can we add to the menu please?

Can we add to the menu please?

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | June 29, 2013
Restaurants are asking patrons to suggest ideas for their menus, even naming the new dishes after them.
Aam and the woman

Aam and the woman

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | June 15, 2013
A little village in Bihar has zero cases of dowry deaths and female infanticide. Why? Because of mango trees.
Trash To Treasure
Wholly crap

Wholly crap

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | June 15, 2013
Indian designers are taking old, unwanted junk and 'upcycling' them into trendy collectibles.
Reaching Out
Braille storming

Braille storming

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | May 18, 2013
Is audio technology pushing Braille into the background?
The Great Life
To the man cave!

To the man cave!

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | May 4, 2013
Giant TVs, sports memorabilia, minibars...the musty den has now morphed into a luxurious retreat for men.
Live well, die better

Live well, die better

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | April 6, 2013
A new design competition urges artists and innovators to put some happiness into the rituals of death.
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An extraordinary salesman

An extraordinary salesman

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | April 6, 2013
From dusting sideboards, Sripati Sahu has gone on to become an LIC agent who earns lakhs.
Winds of change

Winds of change

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes and Shobita Dhar | April 6, 2013
An ad brings the sticky matter of classism right up to our dining tables.
Quiz Whiz
Bonding around the buzzer

Bonding around the buzzer

Joeanna Rebello Fernandes | March 9, 2013
The quiz has taken India's jails, offices, living rooms and clubs by storm.
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