Monthly Archives: June 2008

Bioscope Man

I missed Indi Hazra’s launch in Delhi by one day. And now I’m going to miss the Calcutta launch on account of being in Bombay. The fates clearly conspire. However, you can be there. Here’s the notice.

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Call for Papers for Scholarly Journal

Jadavpur University Essays and Studies Call for Papers No deadline: refereed academic journal submission We are urgently looking for submissions for the current year’s issue. Submissions sent within the next few weeks will be considered immediately. Jadavpur University Essays and … Continue reading

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Report on the Crossword Reading

Perhaps due to the season, and to the fact that lots of people heard me read already at the launch, the Crossword reading was rather thinly attended (wallow in guilt, all of you) in spite of the fact that later … Continue reading

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And in Case You Were Wondering, the Popular Award

Crossword is sending out these mailers. The mystery of how the popular award happens is solved. Voting is only open to Vodafone subscribers. The number of such people with a literary bent who are organised enough to vote before 1 … Continue reading

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Khaufpur Calling

Indra Sinha, who has featured on this blog before, is on a hunger strike in Delhi since 10 June to protest the injustice done to the victims of the Bhopal gas ‘incident’, as the Kampani would have it, or crime, … Continue reading

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City of Love Reading at Crossword Elgin Road on Friday 20 June

I shall be reading from City of Love at Crossword Bookstore, Elgin Road, Kolkata, on Friday at 6.30pm. So if you missed the launch, this is your chance.

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The Fox is the Writer's God

Thank You for Not Reading: Essays on Literary Trivia, Dubravka Ugresic, translated from the Croatian by Celia Hawkesworth with the assistance of Damion Searles, Dalkey Archive Press 2003, $13.95. What a wicked book this is. For me, its wickedness works … Continue reading

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