Are you a texter or a talker?

I guess we text with some and talk with some, but this business of going to great lengths not to make a phone call seems a bit much.  Perhaps I should actually make phone calls to unsuspecting friends and try to have a conversation.  Here is my piece in today’s Brunch

The youth of today will go to extraordinary lengths not to have a conversation 

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Wine: 100 Point Dinner

Dining with the perfect wine An amateur taster’s notes from the 100-Point dinner in Bengaluru, which featured some top-reviewed wines Last Published: Sat, Jun 23 2018. 12 49 PM IST Shoba Narayan The Wine Connoisseurs at the 100-Point dinner. Photos: The Wine Connoisseurs (TWC)   The first wine of the evening is a 2010 vintage M…

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Flaneur in the City in The Hindu

Thank you Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Elaine Sciolino and of course, the Sex in the City girls for inspiring this headline. Harshini Vakkalanka called from The Hindu and wanted an insider’s view of Bangalore.  I have to admit, I felt like I was betraying my Chennai.  But heck, you can love two cities, or many cities. Flaneur in…

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Saathee Magazine…thank you very much.

I have been white water rafting in North Carolina, hiking in Virginia and stayed at charming hotels in South Carolina and Georgia.  Don’t know the Indian population there as well though.  Gratified to get this email today. Hi Shoba, Here’s a great review of your book in Saathee, a monthly publication serving the South Asian Community of…

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The New York Times Book Review!!

  This is the type of email that authors like to get– to put it mildly. Hi Shoba—I’m so excited to share your review in the New York Times Book Review! See attached. The review is part of a feature on travel-related books, and you’re in great company. The review is mostly summary but entirely positive.…

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Puneet Chhatwal profile

Journalists love scoops, and this was a good one— first interview given to a journalist and one in which he spoke very candidly.  And I learned a brand I didn’t know: Cove & Co.   Puneet Chhatwal: Taking ‘Tajness’ to new heights In his first media interaction since taking charge, Puneet Chhatwal. the CEO and…

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