Tag Archives: India

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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One Small Step Only

Recently I’ve been interested in the South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest hole in the solar system. No, it isn’t on Earth, it’s on the moon. I plan to set the climax of Antisense (which by the way is the new … Continue reading

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Mela: Edinburgh 2

Now let me write about the fair and our readings. I know that Calcuttans who read an account of the ‘Edinburgh Book Fair’ will have a vision of a vast collections of tents where people browse and buy books, but … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits: Edinburgh 1

So I’m finally back from the UK, having crawled here from Dumdum through the malodorous Stygian darkness of Calcutta loadshedding, but was nevertheless glad to be back, Mamata and her antics notwithstanding. Being in the UK always leaves me oddly … Continue reading

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Reading on Friday at Edinburgh

On Friday 15 August 2008 I will be reading from City of Love at Word Power Books along with Srijato Ganguly and Alka Saraogi as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Book Festival. If you are in the city please do … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

This is based on a piece I wrote for a conference on the Muse in Indian literature, orgainsed by the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, who have very kindly agreed to let me put this version up here. ***** … Continue reading

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