She graduated from the Columbia Journalism School which awarded her a Pulitzer Fellowship; and is an alumnus of Mount Holyoke College and Women’s Christian College.
She writes about food, travel, fashion, art and culture for many publications. They include the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, The National, Financial Times, Destinasian, The Atlantic, Gourmet, Time, Quartz, and a number of airline publications among others. In the past, she has written for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Knowledge@Wharton, and other publications.
She has also done radio work for NPR as commentator and Radio New Zealand as its overseas correspondent. Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie decided that Shoba was eccentric enough to be a character and featured her in five episodes– trailer here.
She has taught at IIM-Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Besides writing, she watches birds, quaffs wine, visits restaurants and enjoys gadgets. She loves the work of Carl Jung and is interested in dance, somatic therapies and holistic health. Her lifelong mission is to get fit without exercising and lose weight without dieting.
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