Hotel Reviews

I am reviewing hotels for The Telegraph UK.  My first review here. Travel Destinations Hotels View gallery Meghauli Serai Meghauli, Nepal View on a map 8 out of10Telegraph expert rating For wildlife lovers who want creature comforts alongside rhino, tiger and sloth bear sightings, Meghauli Serai, bordering Chitwan National Park, Nepal, provides pitch-perfect service— marrying hospitality […]

An ode to improv comedy

And I got to interview the legend: Keith Johnstone Improv comedy classes make for a funny family holiday in London Shoba Narayan July 30, 2015 Updated: July 30, 2015 02:16 PM When my brother’s family and I decide to go to London together for two weeks, things threaten to quickly spiral out of control. Like […]

Birds in culture– the last of the four part series that I hugely enjoyed writing.

I pontificate on the pleasures of bird watching in this audio podcast here Like Arabs and falcons; like Indians and peacocks; like Americans and their eagles, like the French and their…..I don’t know which bird sparks the French imagination…. birds and animals are the stuff of our dreams and subconscious. The eagle, the ‘hamsa’ and […]

Birding: seeing versus hearing

This season is hard for birding.  The trees are lush with leaves.  Small birds are chirping and I can’t see them.  Drives me nuts. How to identify birds just by seeing them Ayurveda divides us into three phenotypes: vata, pitta and kapha. Vatas have acute hearing and enjoy the sense of touch—if my memory serves […]

Tiger’s Trail

 So every writer aspires to be a photographer or at least I do.  Here are the photos I took at Kanha and Pench.  You have to be patient and refresh the page many times. On a tiger trail in India Shoba Narayan March 12, 2015 Updated: March 12, 2015 02:29 PM I’m sitting on the deck […]