The Park was stylish before its time. I spent a day at the hotel. The review is here and here.
I love Chennai. The ITC Grand Chola is a magnificent hotel. I spent a wonderful two days there, getting to know my hometown in a totally new way. The review is here and here
A piece I wrote about the amazing Chitwan and Taj Safaris for Travel & Leisure Southeast Asia. The Great Game a stylish new safari lodge on the edge of chitwan national Park is raising the hospitality bar and bringing eco-tourism back to nepal. by Shoba NarayaN Beyond/Back Story 10bynd_backstoryThis issue’s contributors
I am reviewing hotels for The Telegraph UK. Meghauli Serai, Chitwan, Nepal Orange County, Hampi Taj West End, Bangalore Taj Coramandel, Chennai ITC Gardenia, Bangalore Ritz Carlton, Bangalore Shangri-la, Bangalore JW Marriott, Bangalore The Park, Chennai ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
Home » Leisure » The Good Life Last Modified: Wed, Aug 03 2016. 03 39 PM IST Journeys with a nine-year-old column In her very last column for Lounge, Shoba Narayan lays bare the processes of writing ‘The Good Life’ Shoba Narayan The first Mint Lounge issue This will be my last column. My first […]
Wrote this piece for Journeys, a new travel quarterly by Smithsonian. You can find it here. Click on the link below for my piece. Live Like a Local
Saw my first golden oriole of this season. Flew in and perched on a Millingtonia tree. We were in Mirzapur at the fabulous guesthouse of Obeetee Carpets. A highlight was the sighting of two Greater Coucals, two Hornbills, one Rufous Treepie; and tons of other birds I had seen: drongos, bulbuls, peacocks, wagtail, etc.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]