Profile in Khabar

  Longing to Belong By Deepa Padmanaban February 2013 Shoba Narayan is living in India and loving it. Why did Narayan, a successful author who spent some of her “best years” in the United States, go back to her homeland—and what was her life like in this country? She has written about her experiences in…

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r2iclubforums

I have been following r2iclubforums for years and years.  I have written about this forum in my book, Return to India. When I posted in the forum recently to publicize my book, the organizers came back to me with a barter arrangement.  They would help publicize my book and I would help publicize the forum.…

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Return to India in Quartz

Excerpt in Quartz, the digital arm of The Atlantic Monthly, one of my favorite magazines. EX PATRIA Should I stay or should I go? How an Indian family decided to return home Shoba Narayan November 17, 2012 How could we turn our backs on India, the land that nurtured us? (Getty Images / Jeremy Woodhouse)…

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Review of Return to India in the Deccan Herald

My kids tease me that I am congenitally in favor of the underdog; that I reflexively support, yes, the underdog.  This single word has been used as an accusation towards me. For example, I’ll say something like, “Oh, come on.  That band is not all that bad,” and my daughter will yell, “Underdog.”  I am…

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Business World review

And a good one here. Business World book review   Title:     Return to India                                      Author:   Shoba  Narayan Publisher:  Rupa Publications                      Price      : Rs. 395   Most young Indians desire is to go and make a career outside India. Surely, the most sought after destination is the United States of America.  Every youth would love to…

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