Life Lessons at the bazaar

Bargaining– the great Indian tradition. In HT Brunch today. JPeg below. Love the art by Parth Garg. And the full edition where Neerja Birla talks about mental health for download in the end of the page. Have a look. This Indian life by Shoba Narayan: Learning life lessons at the local bazaar Bargaining isn’t about…

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Cooking Men

Confession: my husband is a better cook than I This Indian life by Shoba Narayan: Recipe for a relationship Struggling to cook? Phone your relatives in the ancestral village BRUNCH Updated: Apr 26, 2020 02:57 IST I am cooking at home these days, which is a disaster because I am not a good cook. My mother…

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Dance and Food

This weekend, I have two pieces on HT Brunch. The cover story– a profile of Malavika Sarukkai , “India’s greatest living dancer,” according to art critic B.N. Goswamy, who taught me about “roma harsh” or goosebumps, when I profiled him for Mint Lounge years ago. Dance is a beautiful and holistic way to access Indian…

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Love in a time of corona

Home / Brunch / This Indian life by Shoba Narayan: Love in a time of corona Think of this as a time to recalibrate your perspective on life First, the good news. The sky has never looked so clear, the air so pure. Nitrous oxide emissions from cars have fallen. Heck, the ozone layer may bridge. There is birdsong…

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Covid-19: 27 things to do at home

This Indian life by Shoba Narayan: 27 things to do while in isolation Don’t let the Coronavirus get you down Yes, I know the meme going around. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth and King Lear during a plague. Isaac Newton discovered gravity, calculus and optics during the Great Plague of London. What are the rest of us doing? In this age…

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Project LooM Gujarat is live!

With great pleasure, I wanted to tell you: Project LooM: Gujarat Edition is now live! Go check it out to explore Ajrakh, Bandhini, Patola, Bhujodi and other weaves of this grand state. Check out our Youtube channel for over 50 short videos on various aspects of weaving, dyeing and yarn.

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