Indian Wine

The wine club that I belong to is informal and wonderful. We meet, drink good wine and talk about life. Below is a wine we drank recently. Just kidding. That was a gift from my wine-collector brother-in-law. At the Oberoi Bangalore, we tried this and it was amazing. FIRST PUBLISHED: SAT, APR 05 2014. 12…

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Parsi gara

The sari I liked cost about 100,000 Rupees so I didn’t buy any from this line. The grace and movement of ‘gara’ Our handcrafted products may be unusual, original, colourful, and wildly creative. But they lack finish E-mailPrint Shoba Narayan Mail Me Ashdeen Lilaowala creates ‘gara’ saris It is fashionable amongst engineers and systemic solution…

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Sparkling wine

I wanted to meet two sisters in the food and wine business. Their elderflower juice was so aromatic. FIRST PUBLISHED: SAT, DEC 14 2013. 01 18 AM ISTHOME» LEISURE» THE GOOD LIFE Wines, economy and culture preservation What kind of wines would you put together for an office party? Shoba Narayan Mail Me Wines, economy…

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Chateau Haut-Brion

How to sell old wine in new bottles Indians like irreverent mavericks. We don’t know what to do with the too-polished ones Shoba Narayan Prince Robert was in Bangalore to showcase Château Haut-Brion. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint. Prince Robert of Luxembourg was in town the other day to suss out the Indian market and showcase the wines…

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Champagne

A piece about my favorite beverage.  I have been trying to write columns without using the letter “I” in it, as a kind of New Year resolution.  This was very hard with this piece because my instinct was to begin the piece by saying, “I love champagne.  I can drink it with lunch and at…

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Pottery

I loved writing this piece because I love clay and pots and ceramic arts It’s never too late to get your hands on wet clay Working with your hands in wet clay is a sensual experience Shoba Narayan  First Published: Fri, Sep 14 2012. 07 14 PM IST An artist at Pottery Town, where 45…

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Tai Chi Me for Condenast Traveler

Casting aside the yoga of her youth, Shoba Narayan turns to China’s martial arts to tame her wild emotions—”I’m more Rahm Emanuel than Barack Obama”—and get six-pack abs in the bargain.

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