Bio

Some people ask for an official bio.  I point them to the below and ask that they cut-and-paste it.

Short Bio

Shoba Narayan is the author of four books.  She has been a journalist and columnist for 25 years, working for a number of national and international publications.  She has written about travel, food, wine, culture, crafts and philanthropy.  She has worked with the tourism department of Rajasthan, several non-profits, and educational institutions.  She has taught at IIM-Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Long Bio

Shoba Narayan is an award-winning author and columnist. She is the author of four books available here.

The Milk Lady of Bangalore: an unexpected adventure
Katha: Tell a Story; Sell a Dream (the Art of Corporate Storytelling)
Monsoon Diary: a memoir with recipes
Return to India: an immigrant memoir.

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 been a columnist for Mint, an Indian business daily, and for The National, based in Abu Dhabi.  She write a bi-weekly column for Hindustan Times Brunch magazine.

Besides writing, she is an avid bird-watcher, wine-drinker, foodie, and gadget-freak.  She loves the work of Carl Jung and is interested in somatic therapies and holistic health.

Photos available here or here

The bio I would like to give

Shoba Narayan dreams of being a stand up comic or a trapeze artist both of which are unrealistically ambitious given that she is galactically un-funny and clumsy to boot.

Meanwhile, she writes about food, travel, fashion, art and her native India for many publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, The National, Financial Times, Destinasian, Gourmet, Time, Silk Road, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Knowledge@Wharton, and other publications. She is a columnist with Mint Lounge and The National, Abu Dhabi.

She is the author of four books, Monsoon Diary, Return to India. Katha and The Cows of Bangalore.  She works on improving her memory and becoming fit without exercising.

A long time ago, she won a couple of awards, which allow her to conveniently add the phrase ‘award-winning’ author to her books.

She is an alumnus of the Columbia Journalism School, Mount Holyoke College and WCC.

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