Sacred Food: Kashi

MINT ON SUNDAY Home » Mint on Sunday » Big story Last Modified: Sun, Feb 21 2016. 06 59 PM IST Of dead cows and the Ganga: The paradox of religion In her quest to embrace faith, the ultimate feel-good pill on the rocky road called life, this writer looks for divine intervention in Kashi Photo: Shoba Narayan Shoba Narayan…

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Sacred Food: Puri Jagannath

Home » Mint on Sunday » Sacred Food Last Modified: Fri, Jan 01 2016. 04 19 PM IST What use is temple cuisine? Dining locally and seasonally is a fad now. Most traditional societies used to do just that. The second of a three-part series from Puri Photo: Shoba Narayan Shoba Narayan In 1810, Robert Southey, a somewhat effeminate-looking British…

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Shortcuts to health and happiness

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Fri, Sep 16 2016. 11 53 AM IST The age of betterment: Short cuts to health and happiness People do many things to better themselves. They take up a sport, learn languages, do yoga, meditate and practise gratitude Shoba Narayan The writer in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Photo: Arpita Dutta  …

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Listen to your body

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Dec 08 2016. 05 27 PM IST Listen to your body Don’t assume that the external world can cure your internal problems. Your body will give you clues about its current state and where it is headed Shoba Narayan Photo: iStock My mother always says, “Listen to your body”. Every time…

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Work out during your commute

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Sep 22 2016. 04 40 PM IST Work out during your commute Engaging your core while in the car, bus or autorickshaw is simple. All you need to do is make sure that your back doesn’t lean against the backrest Shoba Narayan Try sitting upright in your car rather than…

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Health at your fingertips

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Oct 27 2016. 05 14 PM IST Health at your fingertips In mudras’ (hand gestures, used in most Eastern religions) ease lie their beauty and healing qualities Shoba Narayan Photo: iStockphoto It is the end of the day. You are tired. You don’t want to stretch; you don’t want to…

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How to stay active all the time

Home » Leisure » The Better Life Last Published: Thu, Nov 03 2016. 05 00 PM IST How to stay active all the time Walk while on conference call, or do butt crunch while waiting at the bakery counter—some ways to exercise Shoba Narayan Any activity done in an intense way, offers benefits similar to those you get when you…

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The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore

With over 1,200 art works displayed all over, this jewel-like hotel in the heart of Bangalore has arguably the loveliest spa in the city, highly-rated Indian, Chinese and Continental restaurants, a Mercedes-Benz chauffeur pickup, and a wonderful design motif of painstakingly-carved extensive latticework.

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Talk at ABB

So I have been giving a lot of talks these days.  As any parent knows, having a group of people listen without interruption is like a dream.  At home, of course, my opinions and advice are laughed at by my kids.  So it was a treat to talk to young college students about the importance of…

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Thanks for the plug, Ashville

Thanks for the plug, Ashville, North Carolina here “And, while there was precedent for a memoir with recipes (Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence, Shoba Narayan’s Monsoon Diary and an entire Goodreads list dedicated to “books shelved as cookbook-memoir”), “the cooking lessons with Jonah linked me to the way food was central to both of our…

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