Spirits of India

Cocktails have an intrinsic problem. Unless they are well made/well balanced, they are too sweet for my taste. MISSING THE INDIAN SPIRIT By Shoba Narayan Korea has soju; Japan has sake; America has bourbon; Mexico has tequila and mezcal; Germany has schnapps; Scandinavia has aquavit; France has wine; Greece has ouzo; Britain has beer; Portugal […]

Beer Story for Cathay Pacific

This is a story called Bengaluru Beer.  There is a fear that Delhi might over Bangalore as the Pub City of India– or has it already?  The one person who I wanted to interview for this piece but couldn’t do it by deadline was a man from a company called Ambicon.  They make equipment for […]

Kiran Shaw profile for Silkroad

Some months ago, I went to Biocon to interview Kiran Mazumdar Shaw for a profile. With me was photographer, Mallik Katakol. We were photographing her for two stories for the same magazine: one a profile on her work-life balance, and another for a piece on biotech. The “Three in Biotech,” came out earlier and I […]