Monthly Archives: February 2009

Mailer to Styron: Stop Being Neurotic!

The New York Review of Books is publishing a few letters of Norman Mailer to his friend William Styron and I quote here one such, which speaks of what writers go through, in the writing process, i.e., becoming quite neurotic. … Continue reading

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Books, by hook, or by crook

I just came back from a visit to American Centre Library. It’s become like running an obstacle race. First the inscrutable guard behind the steel barricade, then the bag check, then an officious (meaning nasty) injunction by the sneering guard … Continue reading

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Shobhaa Reports from Bomb-hit Colombo!

Writer, designer, socialite, columnist and blogger (phew!) Shobhaa De is in Sri Lanka and in the midst of the attack on Colombo by the LTTE. She writes thusly on her blog. “Was I scared? Numb? Resigned to my fate? Ready … Continue reading

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I Am a Star!

I am the star of the week on Shakespeare and Company. Go here to read what the word-worshipping, poetry-loving, raving, adoring fans of mine (mua, mua, mua…) have to say about, well, my writing! En Passant… Funny the names real … Continue reading

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click "Forward" and Be Read

I know what’s wrong, we ar so inured to mediocrity and to reading stolen material forwarded on the internet that we don’t know what’s an orginal thought, an original idea anymore. So it seems to me! “Aaah, what forwards he … Continue reading

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Nandu Bhende Rocks Kala Ghoda!

(Nandu Bhende is a wonderful mix of stage presence and showmanship on stage, he had the audience begging for more. Here he is seen singing and performing while his band members give support. The lady to the right of me … Continue reading

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The Creative Process, According to Shekhar Kapoor

Shekhar Kapur (he of Masoom, Elizabeth and Mr. India fame, need I say?), of whose blog writings I am a great admirer, has written the following about the creative process, which I find elevating, nay, epiphanic. “Paulo Coelho and I … Continue reading

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