Shoba Narayan is the author of four books including Monsoon Diary, Return to India, Katha: the art of storytelling and The Cows of Bangalore. She writes about food, travel, relationships, culture and identity for many publications. She is a columnist with HT Brunch and has written for Mint. She is a bird-watcher, wine-drinker, foodie, gadget-freak, and Jungian-groupie. Her lifelong mission is to get fit without exercise and increase her metabolism without dieting.