Monthly Archives: December 2008

Call for Papers for JUES Reposted

Jadavpur University Essays and Studies Peer reviewed academic journal published by Department of English, Jadavpur University. Area of interest: anything to do with literature. Any period, any speciality. All submissions will undergo a process of blind review. Submit by post … Continue reading

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Prizes to Win!!!!

No, this is not a spam post. I have a stats plugin on this site, so I can see how many visits I receive and how I get traffic. My plugin tells me that I have an average of 0.24 … Continue reading

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City of Love

This is my song!

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Black Tongue

Anjana Basu, Black Tongue, India Ink 2007, paperback, ISBN 81-86939-32-6, Rs 295 Continuing the theme of service and servants, here is Black Tongue by Anjana Basu, a quietly savage book that weaves a tale of betrayal and deception around Maya, … Continue reading

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Six Characters in Search of An Author

So the JUDE play this year is Pirandello. A very strange play, and a particularly difficult one to do, because it’s meant to look like a rehearsal but in a nuanced and imbricated way, if you know what I mean. … Continue reading

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Driving Us Crazy

Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Harper Collins India, hardback, ISBN 978-81-7223-745-5, Rs 395 On Monday, I was driving home from karate at about 9pm. The Jadavpur Thana crossing was jammed as usual, and I was waiting for the lights to … Continue reading

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The Rebuild India Mission

Meanwhile, if you want to have your say, take this quiz. I’m a little worried about the mildly totalitarian tendency of some of the voting, but I suspect it’s because most of the voters are young, and the young always … Continue reading

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