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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