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Lunar Park: TOI

“Regardless of how horrible the events described here might seem,” writes Bret Easton Ellis, author and protagonist, in the first chapter of his new novel, Lunar Park, “there’s one thing you must remember as you hold this book in your hands: all of it really happened, every word is true.” And the book starts off … Continue reading

The hermit crab routine

is not working. But much fun is being had. Off to Gurgaon in a bit for sister’s birthday party. If you know her, wish her quick.

Post-mirror-look reflections

The Hippopotamus, by Ogden Nash Behold the hippopotamus! We laugh at how he looks to us, And yet in moments dank and grim, I wonder how we look to him. Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus! We really look all right to us, As you no doubt delight the eye Of other hippopotami.

Operation Diamond Racket

I have now seen the ‘If you come today…’ video about 400 times, and am completely in love. Such exquisite coolness…have mailed the video to lots of people, so by the six forwards of separation rule you should get it soon.

One little duck went out to play

The Duck of Destiny turns one today. I suppose I should say something profound. Hmm. Nope. Sorry. Try these links instead. Why a Duck? Am I a duck?

Krum? Crumbs

was seen yesterday, fortunately not in the company of eM whose opinion of the film is the exact opposite of mine* – I think HP4 is very good. Easily the best Potter film so far**, and the SFX just get better and better, though Ray Fiennes looks more Voldefrog than Voldemort. With the book quality … Continue reading

Detective Comics #661


it started off as a nice story about a writer who also sells tea…but then he started talking about Indian literature in general. And then, alas, entered Graham Chapman as the Colonel. Colonel: Now, I’ve noticed a tendency for this program to get rather silly. Now I do my best to keep things moving along, … Continue reading

Going mad

because since 930 pm last night, which was the time he got back home, Stoob has been dancing around the flat singing the following song in a terrible Kannada accent. Kruipe Mahesh Movie : Operation Diamond Rocket Lyric : Chi UdayaShankar Music : GK Venkatesh Voice : RajKumar if you come today | it’s too … Continue reading

Writer, fighter #2

Salon.com has this section where they’ve collected the best interviews of the last ten years. Here are my somewhat predictable recommendations – Orson Scott Card. Haruki Murakami

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November 2005