Mistress of Wine

Mistress of Wine, Uma Chigurupati wears many hats with equal poise & grace BY SHOBA NARAYAN ON JULY 24, 2018 Shoba Narayan paints an engaging word-portrait of Uma Chigurupati, a woman who wears many hats with equal poise and grace Clad in a chic white shirt and matching pants, Uma Chigurupati stands beside her husband, Krishna at KRSMA vineyard in…

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Orange County, Hampi

Telegraph Review  Shoba Narayan, travel writer  Orange County, Hampi Hampi, Karnataka, India View on a map 8 out of10Telegraph expert rating Six hours from Bangalore, this modern-day palace attempts to recreate the grandeur of the Vijayanagara Empire that ruled South India and Sri Lanka in the 14th century. Its pink façade and Indo-Islamic architecture take design cues…

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Arts funding

Like most journalists, I get lots of requests for meetings from people who have ideas to parlay, products to push, locations to publicize, and so on. Like most journalists, I am also prickly about such meetings because I don’t want to be played, as it were. The assumption is: hey, I know you have an…

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