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2301, 2015

Sri Lanka: fantasy island: The National Abu Dhabi

January 23rd, 2015|The National, Travel|

If there is a takeaway from the below piece, consider this.  Watch Mani Ratnam's movie, Kannathil Muthamittal (She kissed my cheek).  Read Romesh Gunasekhara's (spelling?) books. Sri Lanka: fantasy island Shoba Narayan January 22, 2015 Updated: January 22, 2015 01:37 [...]

601, 2015

Chennai Music and Women

January 6th, 2015|Arts, The National|

I thought about this a lot, but cannot come up with any solution. Everyone lays it on the women artistes to get together and fight the discrimination, but that's not going to happen. A note of dismay over inequality at [...]

812, 2014

At work, women don’t need to play by the same rules as men: for The National Abu Dhabi

December 8th, 2014|Columns, Gender, Op-ed and Comment, The National|

At work, women don’t need to play by the same rules as men Indian politician and novelist Shashi Tharoor. (David Levenson / Getty Images) At work, women don’t need to play by the same rules as men Shoba Narayan December [...]

712, 2014

An all-women’s college changed my life: for The National Abu Dhabi

December 7th, 2014|Columns, Gender, Op-ed and Comment, The National|

Inspired by the visit of Sonya Stephens of Mount Holyoke, I began thinking about women's colleges.   An all-women’s college changed my life Shoba Narayan November 29, 2014 Updated: November 29, 2014 05:48 PM Those involved in higher education – [...]

1911, 2014

Identity and Culture: for The National Abu Dhabi

November 19th, 2014|Handmade, Luxury, The National|

One more ode to my favorite garment: the sari. How a simple, draped cloth defines a national aesthetic Shoba Narayan November 19, 2014 Updated: November 19, 2014 07:07 PM There are many ways to come at the concept called identity. [...]

1411, 2014

Mumbai’s enduring appeal for The National Abu Dhabi

November 14th, 2014|The National, Travel|

Why does Mumbai inspire so much activism, writing, and imagination? Urbs Primus in Indus: the enduring appeal of Mumbai, India Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai. Trains play an important part of daily social life in the Indian city, [...]

1011, 2014

Culture and Globalization

November 10th, 2014|Op-ed and Comment|

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 [...]

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