Living Wills

I first read about this in the Deccan Herald newspaper. I saw the name Periyakoil (which is a Tamilian name). That got me intrigued about the lady behind the name and so this article began. For Quartz. It’s time for Americans to start thinking about how they wish to die Shoba Narayan July 04, 2014…

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Narendra Modi

As someone who is delighted with what happened in the elections, I just wish our new PM gave speeches that healed and built bridges rather than proclaim himself hero. In Quartz here As usual, the comments interest me: Posting some below. The article is below that. In order of appearance. In response to a question…

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Carme Ruscellada

I was thrilled to meet this chef. She is casual and confident but underneath you can sense her resolve. It appeared in Quartz here. Carme Ruscellada i Serra looks like the seven-star Michelin chef that she is. I met her recently at her restaurant in Barcelona, Moments, to discuss Catalan cuisine, the Mediterranean diet, and…

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Brain Training

The pleasure of filing one day and having it up the next! You should click on the link below and read it in Quartz. Looks nicer MEMORIES… Forget brain workouts—chanting mantras takes half the time and is more effective Shoba Narayan March 19, 2014 Can you remember the last time you forgot something? (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)…

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Wendy Doniger’s book

My friend, Mitra moved from the WSJ to Quartz, a digital initiative of The Atlantic Monthly. Their daily briefs are followed by the top brass in Twitter, and policy institutes. The production and layout quality is excellent (like Medium). Best of all, from a writer’s perspective– you turn in a piece today, and if it…

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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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