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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
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
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