The Rise of Dr Strange Lovehandles: How I Learned to Love My Paunch

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The Rise of Dr Strange Lovehandles: How I Learned to Love My Paunch

Illustration: Akshita Monga

I

made the cardinal mistake of visiting Italy for my honeymoon. The timing of this visit is important – I was 25 and just married. That’s a dangerous cocktail of the prime of youth combined with the incessant need to win over your partner, topped with slowly-infused male chauvinism through years of patriarchal upbringing. The upshot of these peculiar conditions was that we spent an inordinate amount of time appreciating art.

Now, I don’t hate art. Quite the opposite, art hates me. My worst memory of school is of the art teacher who was perpetually upset with me because he didn’t believe anyone could be that bad unless it was an intentional insult directed at him. In truth, I was that bad.

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