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Hindustan Times | By
Mar 24, 2018 11:03 PM IST

Shoba Narayan’s new book milks her experiences for fodder

Author and HT Brunch columnist Shoba Narayan’s living room is dotted with family photos. There are framed photos of parents and kids; some even chronicle important life events. But one photograph stands out: it is of a herd of spotted cows crossing a street. A simple image, it doesn’t quite tell you where it has been shot, only that these cows are focusing their energies on making it to the other side. Shoba is quick to clear the air though; her latest book, The Cows of Bangalore: And How I Came to Own One, is just out, but the cows adorning her living room wall have nothing to do with the book. “This picture was shot in New Zealand more than a decade ago, in the early years of my marriage. This was long before I even thought of writing this book,” she says.

For Shoba Narayan, it was the small moments that made writing her newest book totally worth it(Prabhat Shetty)
For Shoba Narayan, it was the small moments that made writing her newest book totally worth it(Prabhat Shetty)
The book is about — and owes its existence to — the generosity of spirit and the eloquence of its protagonist
The Cows of Bangalore: And How I Came to Own One is Shoba Narayan’s latest book
The Cows of Bangalore: And How I Came to Own One is Shoba Narayan’s latest book
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    Vidya Prabhu was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers.She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

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