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Hanging

For those who’ve been asking, I havent stopped writing the Telegraph column…as in, Im raring to go, but they dont want me right now, because they have all these nice ads coming in. So I will be back at some point, I think. I have to say Im quite enjoying the break, though now I … Continue reading

Capital Letters: Outlook City Limits

this was for the Capital Letters section in Outlook City Limits’ new issue In A Dream of a Thousand Cats, Neil Gaiman wrote that cats ruled the worlds before humans did, and could dream themselves back into power – if only a thousand cats could dream of the same world at the same time. Cats … Continue reading

Chaos Theory 1: Hindustan Times

This was the first HT column, came out some days ago in Delhi under the headline Wake Up and Smell the Copy on the HT edit page. “Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?(Subtitle: Who will watch the watchmen)” asked the Roman poet Juvenal with some asperity, sometime around the second century AD. This was, of course, … Continue reading

Comeback

I think the book is now available. So get it, yes? The last week has been a bit of a blur. Will not attempt a recap at this point, its past 2am and am very sleepy. But thanks everyone who came for the Cal reading (and yes, we filled the room, without Tollywood stars roped … Continue reading

King Kong in five lines

KK: ARRRRRRRRRRRR! AD: EEEEEEEEEEEEE! KK: arrrrrrrrrr AD: eee? KK: ARRRRRRRsplgh (dies)

Apologies

If youve been to bookstores looking for The Manticore’s Secret, all I can do is say sorry – its not out yet, for reasons I cant fathom. Should be out in Delhi by Monday, and in stores in the rest of the country by the end of next week. Copies will, of course, be available … Continue reading

million times beating my heart

Thanks everyone who came to the reading, especially Nilanjana, who carried the entire evening, Sarnath, Jeet and Shakti, masterminds of the birthday cake surprise onstage attack, and Ravi, who gave me the kindest introduction Ive ever had. But everyone who was present yesterday was staggeringly nice; I had the best time, and I hope you … Continue reading

Drumroll

The Manticore’s Secret page at the Penguin Books India website

Thanks, Jai

Am sheepish and joyful, because Jai likes Manticore.Thanks very much, Jai.

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