The ancient Vikings used to play this game, in between sailing and skullduggery. Now you can too. Hnefatafl online
As soon as the news of Sachin Tendulkar’s shoulder injury hit the airwaves, I got a phone call from a friend, an ardent cricket fan and conspiracy theorist. ‘It’s all a conspiracy,’ he declared, predictably. ‘It’s because they booed him in Bombay. There’s no injury. This is some image consultant’s doing. He needs to lie … Continue reading
PG: Gah. Me: Do not gah. PG: When you’ve got to gah, you’ve got to gah.
Last week, Neil Clark, curator of paleontology at the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, put forward a startling theory to the British press – that the Loch Ness monster, best loved and most merchandised of all the world’s mysterious monsters, was actually a submerged, bathing Indian circus elephant, a performer from Bertram Mills’ travelling circus, which … Continue reading
Thanks everyone who asked – yes, I am alive, well, still at large in Delhi. Trying very hard to meet a suddenly staggering workload, which is very difficult if you’ve done no work in the last three months. But the HT column should be back soon, have short stories to write for about five anthologies, … Continue reading