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October 25, 2012

Is Starbucks needed in India?

STARBUCKS INDIA “It is perhaps the most elegant, beautiful, dynamic store we’ve opened in our history,” chief executive Howard Schultz said in an interview on the occasion of the opening of Starbucks’ first flagship Indian store, in the exclusive Horniman Circle neighbourhood of south Mumbai (also known as SoBO for […]
October 18, 2012

Incident at Bombay: Raise 1000 books for charity. Halloween Fiction Frolic Giveaway

This post is part of FICTION FROLIC. Join me & nine other authors as we rush to raise 1,000 books for charity. YOU can also enter to win $200, signed books and swag! This then is my first attempt at flash fiction. No, actually I lie. I tried to write […]
October 16, 2012

Why is there no London pub which serves Indian snacks?

Basanti goes Blonde On the trail of the elusive Camden Pale Ale, my husband and I had taken my just-arrived-from-Bangalore sister & brother-in-law to the newly opened Camden Town Brewery in Kentish Town. Set among the railway arches of Kentish Town West train station, this quirky venue is open only […]
October 14, 2012

Do you have to be a celebrity to get a book deal?

Girls creator Lena Dunham signs book deal worth more than $3.5m. The headlines screamed, going onto elaborate how this twenty-six-year old filmmaker will deliver an advice book on essays about sex, mortality and food for Random House. I don’t know if you have seen Girls, currently renewed for its second […]
September 30, 2012

Siri does not know cricket

Its getting really Sirious now  “Is the Iphone5 available in London?” his brother, texted him from Dubai.  “I’m texting you from one. We live in the first world…” was his sardonic reply.   Having satisfactorily broken the heart of his younger sibling, my husband proceeded to banter with his new […]