The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar

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The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
The Isolation Interviews - Anoushka Shankar on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
Taught by her legendary musician father, Ravi Shankar from the age of seven, Anoushka Shankar developed and crafted her other-worldly sitar playing, which you hear today. Her first performance was at the age of 13, and by 14 she was travelling the world touring with her father. Anoushka has been Grammy nominated multiple times, her first being bestowed as the youngest ever in her category. Her new EP, Love Letters, is heartbreakingly beautiful; with her signature sitar sounds accompanied by Anoushka singing for the first time ever. Here, she shares some of her favourite films, books and comforts to help you rest and recharge.

Films to Watch

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Who You Think I Am
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The Apartment
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Pain and Glory
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Carol
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The Lunchbox
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The Handmaiden
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Get Out
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Kubo and the Two Strings
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Inside Llewyn Davis
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Ladybird
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Normal People
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Books to Read

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Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar
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Everyone Brave is Forgiven
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How Beautiful We Were
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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The Apology
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A New Earth
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The Nightingale
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Some Things I Love Right Now

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Silk Slips & Pyjamas. It’s one of my absolute favourite small businesses and the owner Nicola is doing online consultations and shipping purchases to customers during lockdown.
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Rose de Vie Hydrating Mask
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Clear Mind Roll-on Scent
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Bluetooth Headphones
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Wild Bluebell Candle
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A homemade face scrub made by my mum. The ingredients include ground, sun-dried orange peel, turmeric (use sparingly or skip this if you have light skin!)
A homemade face scrub made by my mum. The ingredients include ground, sun-dried orange peel, turmeric (use sparingly or skip this if you have light skin!) Gives a gorgeous golden glow to medium and dark skin), and gram flour. I mix with a little face oil or water and scrub with it, sometimes first leaving it on as a mask.  Home Spa

Albums to Play

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Chants of India, conducted by me when I was fifteen.
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Empty
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Destinations & Experiences

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Jasmine Helmsley, does amazing weekly gong baths and inspirational interviews.
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Nabihah Iqbal is doing vintage vinyl album reviews of music from around the world.
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Insight Timer App is a life-saver for me and has guided meditations, talks and soundscapes you can search by topic, key word or duration. They have lovely meditations for children too. 
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