Delighted to announce that my new book. The Milk Lady of Bangalore: an Unexpected Adventure Will be out on January 23 2018 in the US. Published by the fantastic Algonquin Books. Look at the cool GIF they did for the book.Read More
Sandhotel is situated in the heart of Reykjavik’s hip shopping street, Laugavegur, and is bordered by Iceland’s oldest gentleman’s tailor and a cult bakery. Warm staff and thoughtful touches including a mobile phone, and chic comfortable rooms with locally sourced organic toiletries, make it a great place to stay.Read More
The 39-year-old chef’s Bangkok restaurant Gaggan, which claimed the top spot in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the third time in a row, is all set to close in 2020.
Shoba Narayan brings to you a taste of his new avatarRead More
What woman can’t use some lessons in feminine allure? Shoba Narayan travels to Kyoto to pick up some tips from the mastersthe city’s renowned geishas. Trust usthere’s much more to Japan’s most enduring icons than white face-paint and a bee-stung poutRead More
Shoba Narayan is a journalist and author. Her interests are travel, food, nature, wine, culture, art and luxury. She is the author of four booksRead More
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…Read More
We inhabit cyber space with ever-changing norms and rules. How do we keep up?Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
Like most women, I don’t like my photographs— and as a feminist, it irritates me that I say this most womanly of tropes/cliches/call it what you wish. Like all good photographers, Naina is invisible. She photographed me at a “women of Bangalore” meeting with Mr. Rahul Gandhi. I got to know her work when she…Read More
I loved writing this piece. Cos it is a theme I have seen— played out time and time again.Read More
I love this interview for many reasons. I love literary journals and Sunlight Press carries such nuanced essays, poems and interviews. Just lovely.Read More
Deccan Herald’s Spectrum supplement is a favourite of mine because it covers gardening, archeology, seeds, organic farming, science…the spectrum as the name says. Delighted that they featured a Q&A about the book. Supplied the photo myself. Selfie in a sariRead More
This is happening right now in many Indian families. The NRIs want to plan months in advance and the Indians cannot even plan the next week. It all depends on whether the plumber shows up 🙂 We aren’t a commitment phobic people. We are just interdependent on multiple moving parts.
In the Abilene Paradox, a group does something that nobody wants to do because each person thinks that everyone else wants to do it!