Buy my book

Just got my ten author copies of Katha yesterday.  They are beautifully packaged.  Small enough to fit in a purse.  It releases August 28th but you can pre order at the below sites.  Infibeam has done the best job of marketing it. Flipkart Amazon Infibeam

New book, not by me: The Udipi Kitchen

Geetha Rao is someone I got to know through Stanley Pinto’s The Bangalore Black Tie.  She always wears gorgeous saris and is now President of the Karnataka Crafts Council.  I have written about her sari collection for Mint– search for Kodali Karuppur sari and Geetha Rao.  Now, Geetha has a new book out, co-written with […]

Adam Grant

I read Adam Grant’s essay in the New York Times last week. I had this knee-jerk reaction that was largely negative. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to find the studies that countered Prof Grant’s thesis. But I found that I just couldn’t let it go. Some of my closest friends graduated from the […]

Deepavali feasting (or fasting)

Pulchritudinous? Seriously? Is that a compliment-worthy word? Read on In The National Before a feast goes to your hips, reach for the thesaurus Shoba Narayan Nov 12, 2012 Nowadays, over lunch and dinner, I make my husband repeat a litany of compliments. “You look beautiful, my darling,” he tells me as I fork in some […]