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All you can say is ‘Aaahhh!’

Come On Friends, Join Me! After the immortal classic that was If You Come Today, Will You Permit Me to Personally present another Rajkumar classic – Love Me or Hate me Ani – for the link, Million Times Beating My Heart. Much gratitude. Everybody…Come On, Clap! Now, bugger off, all of you. Malati Wants To … Continue reading


Will be reading this at the Metrospective event tomorrow. Jeet Thayil, Samrat Chowdhury and Vivek Narayanan will also be reading. So I guess I shouldn’t have posted it today, but I had fun writing it, and coudn’t resist. See you if you’re there. A Hymn to New Him (by Samit Basu, with apologies to Alan … Continue reading

from the EVIL FORCES of…

If there was ever a point of time in your life when Sunday mornings meant waiting through endless Rasna ads for He-Man to show up on DD, if you still remember all the words of the intro (I’m Adam, Prince of Eternia, defender of the secrets of Castle Greyskull..etc, etc) and if you made early … Continue reading

Thought bubble

It’s Free Comic Book Day. Which is lovely, except that there arent’t any comic book stores here. Grah.

On Monarchy: HT

God’s been saving the Queen, all right. Remarkably well-preserved at 80, the world’s best-known reigning monarch (the King of Pop has clearly abdicated) celebrated her birthday recently with much pomp and splendour. The media were warm and fuzzy as usual, reporting extensively on such thrilling moments as the Queen’s lunch with 99 ‘exact twins’, people … Continue reading


The following passage appeared in a recent Tehelka story on Kaavya Vishwanathan. Author Samit Basu rises to her defence, “If you wanted to steal from someone’s work, why would you pick obscure stuff?” The plot’s fairly original, but some paragraphs definitely seem a copy. Says he, “There are also speculations that maybe someone at the … Continue reading

Gushfest #2

Well, just spent another weekend with my nephew, so… Will try not to do this every time I meet him.

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May 2006