Dance in the FT

Last updated: October 6, 2012 12:09 am Take on tradition By Shoba Narayan Akram Khan was ostracised when he first brought contemporary dance to India. Now, he’s treated like a rock star ©Richard HoughtonCrossover: Akram Khan in ‘Gnosis’ on his recent tour of India Akram Khan, one of Britain’s favourite and finest contemporary dancers, is back…

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Bangalore Art Scene

A piece in FT here

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Moynat for FT

I love niche products that nobody has heard of.  Moynat fits the bill.  It retails only in Paris for now, and very few people have heard of this brand.  Below is a piece I wrote about Moynat for Financial Times which ran during Paris Fashion Week. Moynat for FT: this is the edited version on the…

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Saris from Paris

About the Hermes Sari.  Appearing here in the Financial Times Weekend fashion pages and pasted below. January 13, 2012 10:05 pm Saris from Paris? By Shoba Narayan French label Hermès has launched a take on the traditional garment and sparked controversy among local designers in India Saris by Hermès   At his flagship Calcutta store,…

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New Zealand Food Tour for FT

Articles > Newspapers > Financial Times > New Zealand Food Tour New Zealand Food Tour – By Shoba Narayan (This article originally appeared in May 2005) For being such an isolated faraway country, New Zealand is a veritable culinary cornucopia. There are olives for the pressing, berries for the picking and wines for the sampling…

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Manila Beauty Trail for FT

Articles > Newspapers > Financial Times > Manila Beauty Trail Manila Beauty Trail – By Shoba Narayan Want a top end massage for a budget price? Head to the Philippines, says Shoba Narayan (This article originally appeared in November 2004) Manila is an unlikely spa destination but recently several high-end spas have made inroads into…

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Asian Fusion for FT

Articles > Newspapers > Financial Times > Asian Fusion Asian Fusion – By Shoba Narayan (This article originally appeared in January 2003) Asian fusion in all but name Shoba Narayan finds a Singapore four that can blend with the best FT.com site; Jan 23, 2004 Asian Fusion has become a bad word in Singapore’s culinary…

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Financial Times Weekend: Singapore’s New Cuisine

This piece appeared some time ago but I forgot to post it. Friends visiting Singapore reminded me of it. Click here to read the piece in FT. A new cuisine style is transforming Singapore By Shoba Narayan Published: August 22 2009 02:51 | Last updated: August 22 2009 02:51 It is usually after the hickory-smoked…

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Samosas for Financial Times Weekend

Searching for the best Indian snacks By Shoba Narayan Published: June 6 2009 02:22 | Last updated: June 6 2009 02:22 For your last meal on earth, what dish would you pick? Caviar, foie gras, fish and chips, pasta … I’ve heard it all. Faced with such a difficult choice, my answer is unequivocal: the…

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