Monthly Archives: August 2007

Rant of an Unpublished Writer

I am in the mood to grouch, ouch! One question that was asked of a publisher during the “Kitab” festival in Bombay was whether the “looks” of an author is important in publishing him/her. And the answer was rather telling … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is There Justice in the Online World?

The biggie websites such as Google don’t have a system of administration to redress complaints. They can’t. How can they; when there are billions of disgruntled guys all over the world sitting before their computers and saying “Hey, this sucks,” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Lekar Yaad Theri” from Bas Ek Pal

The song “Lekar Yaad Theri” from the movie Bas Ek Pal sung by Atif Aslam is really an emotion packed song. It has such depth of emotions and feelings that one is wafted along, into a sentimental journey, along with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No, Onam Isn’t Over Yet: Today Is Chatayam

It seems I am a bit out of touch with traditions of Kerala (for a person who claims to be an expert on all things Malayali). However, my knowledge about the traditions of Kerala is more than made up by … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Land of the Unread – US of America

Sadly, as one addicted to reading and writing the following is what I have come across in the Guardian’s Arts Blog about that great unipolar democracy across the seas, which I assumed was so full of people who loved books. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Happy Onam!

This, sort of, gives ammunition to what I had suspected all along, for a long, long time. When I got up this morning, since it is Onam, the Malayali’s festival of harvest today, I wished my wife: “Happy Onam!” She … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Three Takes of a Feverish Mind

A few takes as I am recovering from a bout of the “viral fever” that is currently circulating in the satellite city of New Bombay. The mind is comfortably and serenely numb, the senses are still keen and the mouth … Continue reading

Posted in celebrity, droughts | Leave a comment