Achieved a dream by attending the Jaipur Literature Festival. And then spent most of it chasing travel writer Paul Theroux for an interview.
As a girl, I was obsessed with the 1,001 Tales of the Arabian Nights. Scheherazade was, and is, my hero. A woman who saved the kingdom and herself by telling stories.
It’s monsoon watching time in India — the rains are expected to arrive in Kerala on June 1. Monsoon is celebrated in books & film. Here are two of my favourites.
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen is an adventure travel classic about a quest to the remote regions of Nepal in search of the elusive snow leopard.
There are those who think Shantaram is a great book … and those who don’t. Here are my picks for 10 books about India that I think are much better than Shantaram.
In honour of the Jaipur Literature Festival, here’s an article I wrote about my afternoon with four delightful Indo-Canadian writers: Jasmine D’Costa, Mayank Bhatt, Niranjana Iyer and Farzana Doctor.