“Don’t buy this book now!”

“Don’t buy this book now!”

“Structured procrastination.” A delicious phrase coined by John Perry in Don’t But This Book Now! for merely faffing. Without really making you feel guilty he
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Children of a Dreadful Midnight, Ruchir Joshi (31 Jan 2013)

Children of a Dreadful Midnight, Ruchir Joshi (31 Jan 2013)

Original post on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/notes/ruchir-joshi/children-of-a-dreadful-midnight/10151468364809434 Dear Fellow-citizens, Let’s be clear about this: yesterday, Calcutta finally completed its downfall from the cultural capital of all Asia
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On poetry — my thoughts ( 29 Jan 2013)

On poetry — my thoughts ( 29 Jan 2013)

The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry Edited by Sudeep Sen HarperCollins Publishers, India, 2012. Pb. Pp.540. Rs. 599. Panchali’s Pledge Subramania Bharti Translated by Usha
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The Convert, Deborah Baker

The Convert, Deborah Baker

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/books/article2420670.ece (first published in the Hindu Literary Review, 3 Sept 2011) The Convert is about Maryam Jameelah who converted from Judaism to Islam and became
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Australian author and illustrator Frane Lessac’s visit to Pathways School, NOIDA

Australian author and illustrator Frane Lessac’s visit to Pathways School, NOIDA

Last month Australian author and illustrator Frane Lessac was visiting India. While on tour she was in Delhi to participate in the Bookaroo festival. It
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Rajnikanth, the definitive biography by Naman Ramachandran

Rajnikanth, the definitive biography by Naman Ramachandran

This is a well written biography of a very impressive man. Rajnikanth may be a movie superstar but he is definitely so for his humility
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Mixed Tape, Mantaray and Prabha Mallya

Mixed Tape, Mantaray and Prabha Mallya

Curious experiment with comics. A new bi-monthly experiment with comics of 3-8 pages long. Launched by Mantaray, an independent publishing firm based in Bangalore and
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Inking India, Asian Age

Inking India, Asian Age

My article (cover story) on word portraits of India, published in Asian Age, 2 Dec 2012. Here is the link http://www.asianage.com/cover-story/inking-india-946 The recent Girish Karnad-V.S.
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Janice Pariat “Boats on Land”

Janice Pariat “Boats on Land”

An excerpt from an email exchange with Janice Pariat who recently published her debut collection of short stories — Boats on Land (Random House India,
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Ladakh: A book review, Romesh Bhattacharji

Ladakh: A book review, Romesh Bhattacharji

My father, Romesh Bhattacharji’s book on Ladakh reviewed in the Frontline ( http://www.flonnet.com/fl2920/stories/20121019292007900.htm ). He has been visiting the place for over forty years, including
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