The Dalai Lama carries no phone. He does what is important and has shrugged off the fake-busyness that the rest of us labour underRead More
When abroad, there’s never any warning about how septuagenarian parents will behave BRUNCH Updated: Sep 01, 2018 22:36 IST Shoba Narayan Hindustan Times Shoba’s mother spent the entire trip in Singapore driving the electric buggy, having a blast(Shoba Narayan ) Driving a self-driven electric buggy reserved for senior citizens at one kilometre an hour may not…Read More
A fallen walking stick and a wheelchair can change all perspectives
My father dropped his walking stick into a railway track right after he got photographed with Narendra Modi. The wax version of course, at the Madame Tussauds in Sentosa Island.Read More
When I decided to take my parents on a holiday last month, I didn’t know where we would go, what we would do, or how I would handle their fragile health. But I knew one thing: my folks were going to fly business class.Read More
Yes, that might actually work in a world where phubbing has becoming a relationship killer
Using a cellphone in bed is a common point of discord among couplesRead More
I guess we text with some and talk with some, but this business of going to great lengths not to make a phone call seems a bit much. Perhaps I should actually make phone calls to unsuspecting friends and try to have a conversation. Here is my piece in today’s Brunch
The youth of today will go to extraordinary lengths not to have a conversationRead More
Dining with the perfect wine An amateur taster’s notes from the 100-Point dinner in Bengaluru, which featured some top-reviewed wines Last Published: Sat, Jun 23 2018. 12 49 PM IST Shoba Narayan The Wine Connoisseurs at the 100-Point dinner. Photos: The Wine Connoisseurs (TWC) The first wine of the evening is a 2010 vintage M…Read More
We inhabit cyber space with ever-changing norms and rules. How do we keep up?Read More
I loved writing this piece. Cos it is a theme I have seen— played out time and time again.Read More
This is happening right now in many Indian families. The NRIs want to plan months in advance and the Indians cannot even plan the next week. It all depends on whether the plumber shows up 🙂 We aren’t a commitment phobic people. We are just interdependent on multiple moving parts.
In the Abilene Paradox, a group does something that nobody wants to do because each person thinks that everyone else wants to do it!