I have been suffering from a writer’s block for quite some time. Predictably, it’s a book that is helping me get out of it. And this particular book actually sucked me in. Off late, I haven’t read any book in … Continue reading →―
So folks, I was getting ready to hunker down at my desk for another day of writing when research took me to google the omniscient, and, voila!, I stumbled upon a coverage in The Hindu of my debut novel: Earning the Laundry Stripes. ∙ ...―
For me, the great pleasure of a well-thumbed, much-loved book is that when I am busted after a day of writing, or when I just want to read someone other than myself (the travails of a writerly life, eh!), I pick up one such friend. ∙ ...―
An edited version of this article appeared as an op-ed in the South China Morning Post of 14 February 2011. ∙ On 7 February a young girl in India had her nose, arm and ear chopped off. Her crime: resisting rape. Seventeen-year-old Sarika ...―
Destination: Dohad, Gujarat (read boondocks)Purpose: Sales trip (ostensibly in pursuit of earning my laundry stripes!)Serendipity: A Life lesson (entirely unanticipated, in the mode of Serendip-Sri Lanka) ∙ Summer time in Gujarat gives an...―
January is named after Janus, the two-headed Roman God, and appropriately so: it's a time when we look back at what has gone by and look forward to what lies ahead. And boy, has 2011 arrived: birds dropping dead from the sky, blasts in Egypt and...―
From kaleidoscope to balderdash and back : My journey with my oldest book… ∙ I was nine years old when I encountered the word ‘kaleidoscope’. My father had suggested that I start reading the newspaper and in the interval between finishing ...―
Two recent news in Indian media caught my eye: the banning of Rohinton Mistry’s book Such a Long Journey, and a probable cancellation of President Obama’s planned trip to the Golden Temple during his upcoming trip to India. The two engaged me ...―
In a recent speech Ms Roy has famously stated that Kashmir was never a part of India. The timeline she is alluding to is 1947, when the British ordained what the territory called India would be. As for Bharat, or Hindustan, the land has existed ...―
The Nobel committee can be justly cheered for awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature 2010 to the Peruvian writer, journalist, essayist and politician Mario Vargas Llosa. Widely accepted as one of the luminaries writing in the Spanish-speaking ...―
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What I love most about Spring is the range of weather. You can leave in the morning with a ...
I read a great article breaking down the recent Google I/O developers conference and what ...