Monthly Archives: May 2006

Heart’s Solace

It occurs to me that I haven’t yet posted anything from Live Like a Flame yet. So this is chapter 9 from LLAF. Heart’s Solace ‘Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim …’ ::::Muhammad Suleiman ibn Majid calmly carried out the actions of prayer … Continue reading

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Heart's Solace

It occurs to me that I haven’t yet posted anything from Live Like a Flame yet. So this is chapter 9 from LLAF. Heart’s Solace ‘Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim …’ ::::Muhammad Suleiman ibn Majid calmly carried out the actions of prayer … Continue reading

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Please help

I’ve found the following poem (with varying translations) on several sites relating to Bullah Shah. However, there are no dates or information about it. Can anyone tell me anything? I have got lost in the city of love; I am … Continue reading

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Sonnet 3 ~ Love

October 10, 2001 What shall I do with my half-eaten heart? And my burned eye, bisected by the light That came like a snap of lightning in the night And tore the darkness of my death apart? Your love is … Continue reading

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Chapter One of The City of Love

This is chapter one of my forthcoming book, a tale of love and discovery set in the half-century after Vasco da Gama’s landfall in India, against the background of the spice trade, piracy, the Cabala, Tantric sects and the Vaishnav … Continue reading

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My Life Till Date…

Book reading at TCS for the Bibliophiles Club, a few weeks after my last chemo. That’s me in the centre. Third from right is my bro. First from left is the guy who organised it. Thanks, people. I read from … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Signal Red

Here’s a short passage from chapter 4 of my novel Signal Red (published by Penguin in 2005). Vidura is Mrs Gopal Chandran, born in Kenya and brought up in London, now living on the campus of CARD, the Centre for … Continue reading

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