Cassandra Harper’s Ikat designs.
Small intimacies are safer than the big, demanding ones. Because they are barely visible to others, there is less need to guard them.

The romance of small intimacies

4 min read . 17 Aug 2018
Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint
In most cases, men try very hard to impress their girlfriend/to-be-wife at the start of the courting period and this sets expectations of how the relationship will evolve. Photo: iStock

Why faking charm gets you more women

4 min read . 09 Dec 2017
Like Meg Ryan in the 1998 film ‘You’ve Got Mail’, the columnist’s romance too bloomed over emails.

We got mail: My 1990s’ romance

4 min read . 05 Jun 2017
Baaz: By Anuja Chauhan, HarperCollins, 430 pages, Rs399.

Anuja Chauhan’s border romance

1 min read . 19 May 2017
Syud Hossain, the young Muslim journalist Nehru’s daughter Nan had to be persuaded to give up.

Excerpt: Mr and Mrs Jinnah

7 min read . 17 Mar 2017
In ‘Masaan’, the male protagonist first sends a friend request on Facebook.

No Tinder on this screen

3 min read . 10 Feb 2017
A panel from ‘Hamzanama’, commissioned by Mughal emperor Akbar. Photo: Wikicommons

Very queer ‘qissas’

3 min read . 11 Feb 2017
Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

IoT + AI = Love, Romance and Passion

3 min read . 10 Oct 2016
Sex and good sex are different zones, so they can’t be lumped together. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

A crisis in sexual desire

4 min read . 22 Sep 2016
Fill each other’s lives with small surprises. Photo: iStockphoto<br />

How to make the loving last

4 min read . 06 May 2016
Milind Soman, 50, is newly in love. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<br />