As much as the city changes, its soul remains the same BRUNCH Updated: Mar 23, 2019 23:18 IST Shoba NarayanHindustan Times Jamdani sarees and a dream I have come to Kolkata in search of Jamdani saris and a dream. Not my dream, really, but the Bengali dream. In an age when the world appears largely similar,…Read More
A Sufi saint was asked what forgiveness is. He said, “It is the scent the flower gives out when it is crushed.”Read More
“Dakini represents the feminine energy in Buddhism,” says Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, 57. “It is a raw naked cognizance, like a baby: unaltered, uncontrived, unfabricated, uneducated.”
It is a broad statement, so broad as to be quite meaningless to me. In this age of #metoo, what is the role of “feminine energy,” even one that is about 5000 years old and lauded, quite contradictorily as one of Buddhism’s most fundamental yet subtle truths?Read More
A tour company run by vintage Vespa enthusiasts takes guests on rides around Singapore’s historic neighborhoods.
Singapore Sidecars offers a variety of tours from S$160 (US$117) per person per hour, exploring neighborhoods such as Tiong Bahru and Tanglin, Joo Chiat and Katong, and Kampong Glam. Guests have the option to create a bespoke itinerary. A nighttime pub crawl is also available, while seasonal pop-up tours are oriented around festivals and large-scale events.
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
Thank you Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Elaine Sciolino and of course, the Sex in the City girls for inspiring this headline. Harshini Vakkalanka called from The Hindu and wanted an insider’s view of Bangalore. I have to admit, I felt like I was betraying my Chennai. But heck, you can love two cities, or many cities. Flaneur in…Read More
I attended a gorgeous wedding at this hotel. The Jiva spa here is really quite lovely.Read More
Sandhotel is situated in the heart of Reykjavik’s hip shopping street, Laugavegur, and is bordered by Iceland’s oldest gentleman’s tailor and a cult bakery. Warm staff and thoughtful touches including a mobile phone, and chic comfortable rooms with locally sourced organic toiletries, make it a great place to stay.Read More