Category Archives: Travel

Travel Writing for The National

Shopping in Oman

Thank you Stan, Shawqi and Saleh, for showing us a good time in Oman. The photos on my page are from Oman via Instagram. Thanks Gaya for chaperoning me around. Thanks Ahmad and David for the feedback Still enjoying the … Continue reading

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Chennai for British Airways magazine

They have nice photos!! WORK TODAY, FLY TOMORROW • FEBRUARY 2014 NINE REASONS TO HANG OUT IN CHENNAI This ancient city on India’s Coromandel Coast is dubbed the Detroit of Asia, thanks to its thriving car manufacturing scene. But, says … Continue reading

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Business class travel

Funny what you remember. Travelling with kids: what to do with babies in business class? January 9, 2014 Updated: January 9, 2014 17:17:00 I show my passport to the security agent and, as the proverbial phrase goes, turn left. I … Continue reading

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Bangalore: MKOP (My kind of Place)

So many new restaurants in Bangalore. Even since this writing. My Kind of Place: Bangalore bustling with activities Shoba Narayan January 2, 2014 Updated: January 2, 2014 14:23:00 One-page article Why Bangalore? This capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mysore … Continue reading

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Tai Chi in Shanghai

How do you create a story about “travelling with kids,” the section that I am writing for? You amplify the drama; you choose transformative moments; and you downplay the humdrum of everyday life. Realize from careful reader, Vinay’s comments, that … Continue reading

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Travelling with kids: Nile

I have started a new contributing gig, which is right up my alley. I’ve sent a series of essays under the title “Travelling with kids.” Here is the first one. Travelling with kids: gods, mummies, kings and origami in Egypt … Continue reading

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Disaster Management

This was a daunting piece to write. I didn’t think I could interview everyone globally– and on deadline– on this topic. Which just goes to show that with the Internet and things like Skype, the world is indeed a small … Continue reading

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If I had to pick one of the below, I would visit the Old City within the Fort walls. There are kalaripayattu (martial arts schools) there as well. Thiruvananthapuram is India’s evergreen destination Shoba Narayan December 5, 2013 Updated: December … Continue reading

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Kampong Glam

From durian to Kampong Glam Shoba Narayan (Writer) Sep 19, 2009 next previous   It is 4pm and the Ramadan bazaar in Geylang Serai, the Malay enclave of Singapore, is bustling. Tomorrow is Hari Raya Puasa, the local name for Eid … Continue reading

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Kumbh Mela Cover Story

Immersed in India: The Kumbh Mela festival Shoba Narayan (Writer) Mar 20, 2010 next previous   The royal religious procession begins in Jwalapur, a dusty town an hour outside Haridwar, where two million sadhus (Hindu holy men), ascetics, healers, mystics and saffron-clad monks … Continue reading

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