Rajinikanth the icon.

Had fun writing this piece.  Going to watch Kabali today. 23 July 2016 | E-Paper Home » Leisure » The Good Life Last Modified: Thu, Jul 21 2016. 09 20 PM IST All is well in the Rajini world You don’t go to a Rajinikanth movie for the plot. You go for the comfort it…

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A woman’s love affair with jewelry

In India, every community offers their own style of covetable bangles, earrings, necklaces and anklets

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Katha Review

Thank you Vijaya Pushkarna, for the generous review.  I am supposed to have a Twitter conversation with you or The Week tomorrow, August 5th from 4 to 5. Have never done this before.  Nervous. KATHA: TELL A STORY, SELL A DREAM Tales pitch By Vijaya Pushkarna | August 09, 2015 A STORY for every occasion. Anyone…

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Tiger’s Trail

 So every writer aspires to be a photographer or at least I do.  Here are the photos I took at Kanha and Pench.  You have to be patient and refresh the page many times. On a tiger trail in India Shoba Narayan March 12, 2015 Updated: March 12, 2015 02:29 PM I’m sitting on the deck…

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Indian dance

Of all arts, dance is the one that encapsulates a country’s culture. I was thrilled to discover this link about Kamala here. My other dance connection is that I went to Women’s Christian College and Urmila Satyanarayana was my classmate. She is here. A dance questionnaire for dancers and critics The most important thing in…

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Culture and Globalization

The Question of our Time. How can we stay rooted in our own culture in a globalised world? In a globalised world, it’s hard to define our respective culture by what we eat or how we dress up. Mike Young / The National How can we stay rooted in our own culture in a globalised…

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Lunar Calendar

Calendars (Chinese, Lunar, Gregorian) are fascinating in how they tell time. I am reading about this, and hence wrote this piece. HOME» LEISURE» THE GOOD LIFE The Indian mind and the lunar calendar Familiarizing yourself with the Indian lunar calendar is one of the ways by which one can access India’s heritage and mindset E-mailPrint…

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Marriages for The National

My Life: Shoba Narayan on her long-lasting marriage Shoba Narayan Last Updated: Apr 19, 2011 For The National M magazine Unlike Kate and Prince William, I had an arranged marriage. Ram, my husband, and I never dated, and knew each other for only about a month before we got married 19 years ago. Our horoscopes…

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