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Jaipur Diaries- Listening to J.M. Coetzee

Jaipur Diaries– The Old Woman and the Cats Listening to J.M. Coetzee at the Jaipur Literature Festival In an article in the Magazine Littéraire, French writer Véronique Ovaldé recounts the fifty hours she spent in the company of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who … Continue reading

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“Literature is a luxury, fiction is a necessity”

“Literature is a luxury, fiction is a necessity” As I shared with you two posts ago, these days I am reading Negotiating With the Dead- A Writer On Writing by Margaret Atwood. The book is a long essay on the role of … Continue reading

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‘Booking a Journey’

Here is an article on the centenary celebrations of the declaration of Delhi as the National Capital. National Book Trust, to mark this ocassion, is organising weekend ‘Book Bazaars’ in various parts of the city. I, too, was asked to comment (see … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize- the Book or the Author?

Interestingly, no such epithet was printed on the cover of a similar but newer edition on another website. The series of events led me to conclude (pardon if I sound a little like Sherlock Holmes) that someone at the renowned publishing … Continue reading

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Sipping tea with Amitabha Bagchi (Part 1)

Sipping Tea with Amitabha Bagchi (Part 1) On the morning on December 22, 2010, I was flu-stricken, sleepy and chilled to the bone. It was a holiday for the 11th standard and I had no particular reason to make the … Continue reading

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