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Djinn and tonic

Met William Dalrymple at Rana’s party on Friday; Rana was obviously there too, so we had a Tehelka reunion, with Ruchir Joshi as honorary member. WD laughs uproariously, dances enthusiastically and reads this blog!
Rana’s party was probably one of the Events of the Season – the only one I scored an invite for, anyway – and I watched in admiration as congregations of writers/artists/filmmakers/critics/culture/media types circulated, masticated, and, well, you know. And many things happened that are probably better off not roaming the internet 🙂

In other news, am in love. She’s black with grey stripes, or grey with black stripes, and we’re not naming her, because she’ll return to the man she lives with in a week, and we will be hearbroken, but we knew it was going to be this way before we got into it. But she constantly walks over our feet and falls over and claws us madly when we feed her milk through a dropper and she’s so tiny.


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


14 thoughts on “Djinn and tonic

  1. Hey Samit,
    Saw the article on blogging authors in DNA yesterday. Congrats!

    Posted by Kaps | October 9, 2005, 3:54 am
  2. aww…
    so its is a she!

    Posted by Teleute | October 9, 2005, 5:00 am
  3. article on blogging authors? link?

    Posted by rimi | October 9, 2005, 3:50 pm
  4. congrats on the article in dna. btw the last paragraph was adorable…

    the link to the article is A midsummer night’s blog. happy *self-pompus* reading…and congratulations yet again.

    ps: do visit my blog

    Posted by Krishanu | October 10, 2005, 5:42 am
  5. horrible creepy intrusive person question: when is the sequel??? im DYING. really.
    now will fade away into oblivion and you may ignore me.

    Posted by MinCat | October 10, 2005, 6:03 am
  6. Hi there…..you have another Sim. Prophecies fan… looking at the way the book has been going so far, why do I have this feeling it will have a SuperStarWars ending?

    Yes, and when is the sequel? Bridal Beer tells me its out…true or false?

    Posted by Black Jedi | October 10, 2005, 9:30 am
  7. A Cat. 🙂

    Posted by Manish Bhatt | October 10, 2005, 11:00 am
  8. @black jedi, make it new – the sequel will come out in December.

    @teleute – the revelation was not yours alone.

    @samit – Rana=Rana Dasgupta??? Is he in Delhi now?

    Posted by Shobhik | October 10, 2005, 1:13 pm
  9. Pictures are demanded. i am always willing to gush over kittens of the stripey persuasion, but only when there are pictures.


    Posted by Aishwarya | October 10, 2005, 1:28 pm
  10. So glad to stumble on your blog… Missing Delhi big time now 😦
    I see you write “Fables” too?

    Posted by Vijayeta | October 10, 2005, 5:24 pm
  11. kaps, krishanu: thanks.

    blackjedi: nah, am not really a star wars fan, so doubt there will be any more references to it. sequel December…i HOPE.

    kanti: rana lives in delhi. though i think hes in goa now.

    aishwarya: pics up as soon as technology permits.

    vijayeta: id like to think so:) but you should read bill willingham and then decide.

    Posted by samit | October 11, 2005, 7:58 am
  12. awwwwwwww!adorable last para

    Posted by ru | October 12, 2005, 3:27 pm
  13. 1. I love Dalrymple.
    2. Teensy weensy clawey kittens make me go all mushy – and I have one at home.
    3. I really like your blog
    4. I haven’t read your book yet, but after reading your blog, mental note to myself: I will.
    5. Following from all of the above: I’ll be back often!:)

    Posted by Shilpa | October 13, 2005, 7:36 am
  14. clawey or not, kitty pics much in demand, plis plis pretty please 🙂

    Posted by babelfish | October 13, 2005, 2:49 pm

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