Category Archives: Reviews

Great Bong Comes to Town

Arnab Ray, May I Hebb Your Attention Pliss!, HarperCollins, ISBN 978-81-7223-937-4, Rs 199. Yes! Arnab Ray, known to his many fans all over the world as the Great Bong, Bollywood junkie, cornucopia of trivia, Dadaist and blogger extraordinaire, owner of … Continue reading

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Suad Amiry in Kolkata

I should write a few lines about my interaction with Suad Amiry, and what it taught me about Palestine and India. Suad was here at the end of last month on the final leg of her India tour, supported by … Continue reading

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David B

We had a fabulous chat with David B on Tuesday, with fit audience though few including many of the Drighanchoo team. David B is his pen name: he was born Pierre-Francois Beauchard, but in a series of significant steps changed … Continue reading

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Generation 14

Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Generation 14, Zubaan Penguin, Rs 295, paperback, ISBN 81-89884-06-9 I’ve been meaning to review this book for a while, not least because it claims (with justice) to be the first full-fledged sci fi novel published in India … Continue reading

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If It Is Sweet

Mridula Koshy, If It Is Sweet, Tranquebar, Rs 295, paperback ISBN 978-93-80032-12-2 Reviews have been few and far between recently, because of work and health problems, but I absolutely had to review this book before Mridula Koshy visits Calcutta on … Continue reading

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Post-Workshop Meetings

Well, the workshop on graphic novel writing at Seagull was a huge success, even though we had only seven people. All of them came up with kickass stories that we would like to see developed further. The most interesting was … Continue reading

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Impossible is Nothing

James A. Coghlan, The Impossible Journey: A Novella, Roman Books, paperback, ISBN 978-81-906788-1-0, Rs 199/- This little book chronicles the journey of James Coghlan’s great uncle, John Coghlan, from Rawalpindi to London (on Avon Tyres) on the eve of World … Continue reading

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