The four keys to supply chain collaboration

Singapore Business News Feb 2015 https://www.edb.gov.sg/content/edb/en/news-and-events/news/singapore-business-news/Opinion/the-four-keys-to-supply-chain-collaboration.html Retailers in Asia are struggling with technology and infrastructure constraints as well as higher fulfilment costs, while logistics players are grappling with the increased demands on their supply chain networks to meet their clients’

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Tickled pink

This article was published on May 17, 2012 http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/features/life/tickled-pink/article3425973.ece/ Grilled meat on pink salt. Flambé of Mexican chilli chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream. The novelty of eating food grilled on a pink salt slab, at Vivanta by Taj in

Posted in Bangalore, Food

A Love Affair With The Mountains

This appeared in Women’s Web,  November 2014. http://www.womensweb.in/2014/11/travel-to-zermatt-matterhorn/ Pic credit: Image of Switzerland via Shutterstock Switzerland is more than just snow-capped mountains. Here’s an exploration of sustainable tourism and child-friendly travel in the quaint town of Zermatt, coupled with the mighty splendour

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Now in Singapore

This appeared in Metro Plus, Bangalore, The Hindu, March 2014. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/now-in-singapore/article5774699.ece Photo: Samanvay Singapore When Audrey Cunliffe missed MTR’s signature dosa in Singapore, she decided to get the iconic brand to the land of the merlion. SHILPA PAI MIZAR tastes

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Home-grown cuisine

This appeared in The Hindu, Metro Plus April 2010. http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/article399167.ece GROWING INTEREST: The Indian customer has just started getting interested in Indian and world cuisines. Photo: K Murali Kumar. Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal wants to preserve the varied food legacy Butter

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Only, Not Lonely: Raising A Child Without Siblings

This appeared on Women’s Web in Oct 2014 http://www.womensweb.in/2014/10/raising-an-only-child/ Raising a child without siblings may seem like an incomplete experience. Does an only child miss out on learning crucial life lessons? Do single children grow up to be lonely adults? This

Posted in Parenting, Social Trends

Work-Life balance. Why journalists should ask the men too.

This appeared in Women’s Web on Aug 21, 2014 http://www.womensweb.in/2014/08/work-life-balance-for-men/ Work-life balance is necessary for everyone, regardless of their gender. Are we doing women and men a disservice by asking only women this question? A recent Huffington Post article spoke

Posted in Gender, Parenting

Oh, for those genuine libraries.

This piece appeared in Business Line, early 2009. Storytelling session at Easy Library. Remember the neighbourhood circulating library from a couple of decades back. It stocked a standard set of bestsellers, magazines and comics from India and abroad. The librarian

Posted in Bangalore, Books

A vegetarian lifestyle

This appeared in The Hindu, July 2003. http://www.hindu.com/mag/2003/07/20/stories/2003072000740700.htm In China, there are not too many vegetarian restaurants. One reason is that spectacular economic growth has meant that more people, especially in the cities, can afford to buy meat. SHILPA PAI

Posted in China, Food, Travel

For a dash of flavour

This appeared in Metro Plus, The Hindu, Dec 2010 http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/for-a-dash-of-flavour/article964016.ece Shopping Spice Route with its aromatic, high quality offerings converts buying spices into a luxurious boutique experience O nce upon a time, spices meant romance. Men sailed unknown seas and

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