Monthly Archives: October 2008

Creative Writing Workshops September 2008

The flurry of workshops I conducted before I went to Delhi came too fast and furious for me to blog ’em before I left, so I’m pushing a spoil-heap of half-finished posts in front of me. First off, there were … Continue reading

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Navayana Avarna

This mild tongue-twister is our latest scheme for getting good people into publishing. Brought to you courtesy Navayana, it’s a stipend-carrying fellowship for five social minority candidates to attend the Edit Pub course which runs every year at JU under … Continue reading

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Chandrayaan is Off!

Just a quick post to commemorate Chandrayaan’s departure (finally) this morning. I am currently in Delhi. Normal service will resume next week. I’d also like to express my concern over the fact that the heap of articles, analysis and press … Continue reading

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Lunatic in My Head

Anjum Hasan, Lunatic in My Head, Zubaan Penguin 2007, paperback, ISBN 8-18-988405-0, Rs 295/- To continue my review binge. Anjum is my fellow shortlistee from Crossword, but we were friends before that. She and her partner Zac* came to the … Continue reading

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Tabish Khair, Filming: A Love Story, Picador India 2007, hardback, ISBN 978-0-330-41922-2, Rs 495/- Right, so I’d better try to catch up on my review queue. There were two books about films (more or less) in the Vodafone Crossword Shortlist. … Continue reading

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Tata Bye Bye

I am happy that Tata has pulled out of Singur. The reason: Bengal has proved that it doesn’t deserve the Nano project. Over the past year or so, we have all sat and twiddled our thumbs while the future of … Continue reading

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Gobindo Pahari patted his left breast pocket guiltily. The woman on the ladies’ seat that spanned the front of the 45B was glaring at him. No doubt she’d seen the rectangular outline against the cloth. What did she think it … Continue reading

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