Dead cow in the Ganga

Kashi is endlessly fascinating as is the Ganga, the river of India as Jawaharlal Nehru famously said.  I just loved writing this piece. BIG STORY Sun, 28 Feb 2016 HOW BLIND FAITH IS CHOKING THE GANGA Photo: Shoba Narayan The mission to clean the Ganga will be a pipe dream as long as Indians have…

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Feasting and fasting

I am writing this as I face laddus, barfis, badam chocolates, and mixture. Oh, the irony. Denial is good in principle, but is it better than an extra cup of coffee? Shoba Narayan October 19, 2014 Updated: October 19, 2014 05:38 PM The festive season is in full swing in India. It is a time…

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Kashmir

This one’s for you, Mahen-uncle and Vina-aunty. Can paradise be regained by arresting development in Kashmir? I left Kashmir on September 1st after attending a 75th birthday celebration in Srinagar. The event was held near the Dal Lake and the famed Chinar trees (Platanus Orietalis) were resplendent. Kashmiris clad in saris and pashmina shawls gathered…

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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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Kashmir for Destinasian

  Here is a story on Kashmir that just came out in the November issue of Destinasian. Click Kashmir and Dras for the story  

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