Thank you San Francisco Chronicle….

The Milk Lady of Bangalore, by Shoba Narayan: A delightful glimpse at the idiosyncrasies of life in modern India. After 20 years living in New York City, the author and her husband return to India so their two children will grow up knowing their extended family and culture.

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Saathee Magazine…thank you very much.

I have been white water rafting in North Carolina, hiking in Virginia and stayed at charming hotels in South Carolina and Georgia.  Don’t know the Indian population there as well though.  Gratified to get this email today. Hi Shoba, Here’s a great review of your book in Saathee, a monthly publication serving the South Asian Community of…

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The New York Times Book Review!!

  This is the type of email that authors like to get– to put it mildly. Hi Shoba—I’m so excited to share your review in the New York Times Book Review! See attached. The review is part of a feature on travel-related books, and you’re in great company. The review is mostly summary but entirely positive.…

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Thank you for the lovely piece

Out of all the things an #author can write about #Bangalore, @ShobaNarayan decided to title her non-fiction book, ‘The Cows of Bangalore’. We were just as curious as you and asked her why. Here’s what she had to say –

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Summer pleasures

Come summer and I think of the time my grandmother and I got drunk together. Our libation was the sap of the palmyra tree and it appeared like clockwork this time of year. Called padaneer in Tamil and neera up North, this sap of the Borassus flabellifer tree tasted of jaggery, coconut, and water. The men who sold it to us insisted that it had “no kick,” but was full of “strength and vitamins.”

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