Category Archives: New York Times

Motherlode Comments

Subscribes to the rule that comments are often more interesting than the piece itself. From the NYT website here. 36 Comments Share your thoughts. ALLREADER PICKS Oldest Write a Comment AChicago Verified I’ll say this in the nicest way I … Continue reading

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Motherlode piece about girls

I wrote and rewrote this piece because it is a topic that I feel passionate about. Women are consensus seekers by nature and often, these voices paralyze action. August 30, 2013, 11:14 am 10 Comments For Girls in India, the … Continue reading

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New York Times: Motherlode: Bihar

As a columnist, I don’t get the high of newsrooms very often. But this was one instance where it worked. My editor at the New York Times and I were wrapping up an essay that I had written for their … Continue reading

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Motherlode of the NYT is one of my favorite blogs– along with The Atlantic’s “The Sexes.” After the Paul Tudor Jones fracas, I wrote an essay as a reaction. To my delight, they published it today. The headline is more … Continue reading

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New York Times

The editor of Room for Debate got in touch and asked me to write this piece Respect the Sacred, Ignore the Sexism Shoba Narayan¬†is a columnist and the author of two books: “Monsoon Diary” and “Return to India.“ Updated¬†January 8, … Continue reading

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New York Times

I found my articles in the New York Times website by searching its archives (since 1851). They also have some feedback to my pieces which were amusing. You can see the page here Here are the articles themselves. India’s Arranged … Continue reading

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New York Times: On Board the Bombay Express

This piece that I wrote for the New York Times a while ago was included in The Virago Book of Food– just out. On Board the Bombay Express On Board the Bombay Express: A Rolling Feast of IndiaBy SHOBA NARAYAN … Continue reading

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