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The Manticore’s Secret: TimeOut Mumbai review

by Rahul Srivastava The equel to India’s first science fiction and fantasy thriller, The Simoqin Prophecies, works remarkably well. Here is Samit Basu again, wildly imaginative and totally in control. This time he frequently allows his cinematic eye to take centre-stage, creating some mesmerising scenes that punctuate the racy narrative – rich descriptions of forested … Continue reading

Fishwrap: HT

On the 1st of January this year, the Sunday Times revealed the results of an (excuse the bad pun) undercover operation – they sent typedmanuscripts of the opening chapters of two Booker-winning novels to leading publishers and agents in the UK disguised as works by unknown, aspiring authors, and writhed in glee as one after … Continue reading

Events

Bombay 13 January – 7 pm – Crossword, Kemp’s corner – in conversation with Sonia Faleiro Hyderabad – 18 Jan – Odyssey, Amrutha Hills, Panjagutta – 7 pm Chennai – 19 Jan – Odyssey, Dev Regency, 6, First Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar – 7 pm Bangalore – 20 jan – Landmark, The Forum, 21 … Continue reading

Weird news 2005: HT

Another year ends, and as usual, everyone is depressed, or drunk, or both. And those who aren’t still idealistic enough to make New Year resolutions lists are busy making Last Year recollections lists. While 2005 has been a particularly sad year, full of calamities natural and man-made, there’s always room for both hope and happy … Continue reading

Extract

The good folks at the Indian Express, Mumbai, have carried a short extract from The Manticore’s secret here.

Happy New Year

to all of you. Keep smiling, and keep reading, says Rana in the HT.

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