I get to see the “Breaking News” banner (With a Red colour background) almost every other day on news channels. In earlier days, this was a rare sight, to see this flashing banner which almost covers half of the entire screen when on display. But now we have a “Breaking News” so often, it seems
Month: October 2005
I have been travelling. There are quite a few of unreplied emails and comments I know, but please bear with me. Will update soon.
Yesterday was Blog Quake Day. I have been off blogosphere for the past few days and I missed. But it’s never too late to do a right thing. My request to fellow bloggers is to link and tell about the earthquake and the relief operations. Do every little thing that you can. Link to the
We need more of this
I am not (yet) a fan of Vikram Seth, simply because, and forgive me for this, I have not read his work. But yes, over the years I have seen his books in almost all the bookshops that show some interest in the prose of Indian authors. One of them, “The Suitable Boy”, is the
I dug up this from the rediff.com archives. In a link that I will soon reveal, Amitava Kumar, in a column written in 1999, asserts that most Indian writers in English, are reporters to the west. Barring Arundhati Roy, of course. Now, I hope that you have read Arundhati Roy’s essay “The End of Imagination”.
A quick post
Okay, a couple of things here. For good writing lovers, check Outlook Magazine’s 10 years: anniversary special. It has columns by Pankaj Mishra, Tarun Tejpal (of tehelka.com), Sagarika Ghose , Pico iyer, Sham Lal, Khushwant Singh and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, to name a few. And trust me on this, at Rs 15, it’s a steal.
Travelling in small-town India
I arrived here in the evening on a train that runs on meter gauge track. It takes almost 8 hours from Indore to reach here. The official time table indicates a little more than 6 hours, but I do not care since my train to Goa arrives past midnight. Whether this train pulls in at