Category Archives: Comment Essay

Nagging

The best way to make advice stick? Nag incessantly Shoba Narayan April 22, 2014 Updated: April 22, 2014 18:18:00 One of the perks of being a parent is that you get to offer advice to your children. One of the … Continue reading

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Planet Earth: vast and humbling

My rant about how large Planet Earth is; and about the hubris of our species. Sometimes, humans have no clue. Wrote it last night. Out today. The pleasure of web-zines is their immediacy. Reads better in QZ.com here LESSON FROM … Continue reading

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Brain Training

The pleasure of filing one day and having it up the next! You should click on the link below and read it in Quartz. Looks nicer MEMORIES… Forget brain workouts—chanting mantras takes half the time and is more effective By … Continue reading

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Satya Nadella

Wrote this right after Nadella became CEO. It was published yesterday Suddenly, all Indians seem to know Microsoft’s new CEO Shoba Narayan March 11, 2014 Updated: March 11, 2014 19:33:00 Now that India-born Satya Nadella is the new CEO of … Continue reading

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In support of arguing

My friend said something about fighting couples ages ago that served as the seed for this article. We were talking about elderly couples who balk at doing stuff for each other– particularly women. Caring for husbands during illness, that sort … Continue reading

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Museums

I’ve been visiting a lot of museums lately. And getting irritated by them. We charge so little as entrance fee. I would happily pay 300 Rupees for the Raja Ravi Varma museum in Trivandrum housed in an old mansion; or … Continue reading

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Tagore and Return to India

A Tagore quote prompted this piece. The quote is included in the piece published in The National here and pasted below. The National Conversation After a return to India, life has become more interrupted Shoba Narayan Aug 14, 2013 Ever … Continue reading

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Memory Improvement

Memory improvement is an obsession of mine. Here is my latest exercise/attempt to improve it. The National Conversation When I turned to the internet to improve my poor memory Shoba Narayan Jul 26, 2013 “Thanks to your mother, I am … Continue reading

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Fibs and love

If I had read this, I would have called it a ‘cute’ piece and that really is what I was attempting. Inspired by the Huff Post divorce columnist’s list of what makes a successful marriage. The National Conversation The little … Continue reading

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The Sexes– again

The thrill of being a beat reporter at a newspaper is to turn in copy and have it up in a few hours. Column writing takes away that immediacy but offers carte blanche with respect to voice and content– that … Continue reading

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