Tagore and Return to India

A Tagore quote prompted this piece. The quote is included in the piece published in The National here and pasted below. The National Conversation After a return to India, life has become more interrupted Shoba Narayan Aug 14, 2013 Ever since my family and I moved back to India after nearly 20 years in the…

Singapore coverage

I am competing with svelte models but Singapore’s Pardesi Pulse has a piece on the book here.  

The Hindu review

The Hindu review of Return to India here The human mind when faced with criticism reacts in a formulaic way– which as a lifelong student of psychology– interests me.  There is denial, rejection, scorn, and rationalization.  I went through all this as I read this harsh review.  The first bit is true.  Lots of people…

New Book: Return to India

I am working on Book Number 2, which will hopefully be out later this summer.  It is a memoir called, “Return to India.”  It will be published by Rain Tree (how I love that name), which Rupa calls “its new premium hardcover imprint” here You can view my title in the Raintree catalogue here The…

Global Village for The National

My life: the global village Shoba Narayan Oct 12, 2011   Ten years ago, I sat at the window of my Manhattan high-rise, watching a plane fly overhead and wishing I were on it. It was a cold day in November and I held my newborn second daughter in my arms. For most of my…

Passage to India for House Beautiful

It was a dog-dripping-sweat summer’s day in Southern Kerala, when ravens took refuge under drooping jacaranda, and donkeys lay spread-eagled on muddy wayside pools. We were speeding along the narrow coastal road, the black Fiat rattling ominously with every bump. On one side was the aquamarine glare of the Arabian sea and on the other,…