Pre-order my book

This is the moment when the author tries to charm, cajole, plead and threaten her family, friends, relatives (and people who cordially dislike her) into buying her book.  So let me dispense with all that and just say…. The Indian edition of my book is out March 6. Please pre-order my book here if you…

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This Indian Life: new column for HT Brunch

Every generation thinks of itself as the sandwich generation: caught between parents and children.  This generation however is different, I believe.  Because of advances in medical science, our parents are living longer.  These are some of the things I write about in this new column.

What unites today’s India besides a love of spicy food, film songs, cricket and big fat weddings? I would say that many of us are parenting our parents – and an assortment of uncles, aunts, and random elders whose children live beyond our shores. It is equal parts frustration and comedy livened with moments of tenderness that borders on the sublime.

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Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Thank you Thommen Olapally, for introducing me to Shoba Abraham who introduced me to Mirai Rao.  Delighted to discover that her husband owns Airlines Hotel, a Bangalore icon.  Their art-filled home was peaceful with good vibes.  That’s her mother lying down in the photograph. Home » Leisure Biodynamic craniosacral therapy offers a new breath of life BCST…

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Talking wine with Anna Abbona

Anna Abbona of Marchesi di Barolo winery was in India on a four-city tour to
promote her wines. I spoke to her about her wines

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New column in HT Brunch

So excited for my new column in HT Brunch. My new editor, Jamal Shaikh, doesn’t do shortcuts or half measures. He flew down one of their star photographers from Mumbai to Bangalore to shoot my columnist photo at home. Here is Prabhat Shetty, the photographer and his assistant, Santosh, setting up for the shot that eventually made the cut. Beginning, Sunday, February 18th in HT Brunch.

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Book Likes: a reader community. Thanks.

In this charming true story about two women and the animal they share, readers are treated to an insider’s of view of India. The Milk Lady of Bangalore is also a window into our universal connection to food and its sources, the intricacies of female friendship, and our relationship to all animals.

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Washington Independent Review of Books

In The Milk Lady of Bangalore, Narayan artfully chronicles her adventures into the world of bovine divinity and shares what she’s learned about how cows are woven into the fabric of Hindu culture. This book will teach readers everything they’ve ever wanted to know about the importance of cows in Indian society.

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