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IBN Chat

Final update: Transcript. Though is it a transcript if its from a chat session?

Further update: We done. Here are a few of my favourite questions.

Dickiannn All your base are belongs to us


Saran how long the IT industry will be there in India?

Stranger why there is always magnet be attracted in North and south pole? Why not in the east and west direction? Why the clock runs in clockwise direction and why not it be in anti-clockwise direction?

oh no aa yes yes haa huuuu aauu Is sanjay dutt rightly punished.

Prem hi samit can you say about biotechnology in india?

fasfasasfa fasfasafa


Is globalwarming becoming disastrous for world?

What are your views about bioinformatics?

single or not, samit basu?

But there were lots of other questions too, serious questions (not that these arent, but questions I was better able to answer) and I had a lovely time, and would love to do this again. Don’t miss the rest of the series. I believe they have Danish Husain on tomorrow, and he the man, that Dan.

Update: If you’re here, hang on; inevitable tech buggerups are happening, and we will be with you soon, inshallah.

IBNLive.com is doing this interesting thing with me tomorrow – the beginning of this series they’ll be running for the next two weeks. Basically, I turn up at 3 pm tomorrow on their site and if you’re there too, we chat. The topic at present is SF, India and Fantasy – but feel free to discuss none of these. This is the link, will update if it changes.

Also, I note they have (at present, so go look before they change it) Indrajit Hazra’s picture up there at present instead of mine, along with the bum of Clifford the Big Red Dog, from the Superhero launch picture on this page, four posts down. Please note I haven’t asked them to do this. But Indi is better looking than I am, so this is probably a good thing.


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


10 thoughts on “IBN Chat

  1. have you seen Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pan’s Laybrinth’? you might like it.
    set in franco’s spain, it’s both nightmarish and beautiful at the same time, and brings two parallel worlds -one brutally real, and the other fantastically surreal, to well-defined perfection.

    Posted by sherin | August 3, 2007, 6:57 pm
  2. But you did not answer about biotechnology in India. 😦

    Posted by Aishwarya | August 4, 2007, 12:33 am
  3. Now its Indrajit Hazra’s turn to get shocked! It’s your pic in the Ibnlive’s Freedom Chat with Indrajit Hazra. By the way, they could have used your wikipedia pic.

    Posted by Doell | August 7, 2007, 2:25 pm
  4. No no, that’s Indi. Did they really have my picture up there before?

    Posted by samit | August 7, 2007, 2:32 pm
  5. Er no. They did ask I Hazra if it would be a wise idea to use Samit’s pic… and I Hazra, gentleman that he is, agreed too. However, since S Basu and I Hazra are already being considered twins-separated-at-birth (yes, shocking!), the website decided to use I Hazra’s clifford-the-bum-pic.

    Posted by ibnlivesource | August 10, 2007, 6:50 pm
  6. lol@ “Simokin Prophesies”

    Yep…the first book was really simokin!

    Posted by Nikhil | August 18, 2007, 11:50 pm
  7. Hi Samit,

    I know its inappropriate to write in the comments section about something different from the topic of discussion. But I couldn find any other link to contact you. Can I please have your email address?. This is to invite you for a lecture at Shaastra, the annual technical festival of IIT, Madras.

    Posted by Varun Kishore | August 28, 2007, 12:33 pm
  8. Hi Samit.

    I just finished Simoqin Prophecies and it is definitely the best sff book i’ve ever read. u just HAVE to write loads more. I loved it. I’ve just started Manticore’s Secret. Where DO u get your inspiration from. You are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Is there gonna be a movie on the books?
    I really enjoyed reading Simoqin Prophecies.

    Posted by Yasmin | September 17, 2007, 3:25 pm
  9. hey samit
    i know you have heard this a million billion times but i am definitely your GREATEST FAN!!!
    YOU are on top of my list of favourite authors

    but i have loved your books from the time i picked up simoqin s prophecy in a public lib in trichur three years ago when i was 11
    and i just started screaming to anyone who read anything that you were simply THE BEST!!!
    i initiated my brothers too into the samit club

    and yasmin is actually reading my book

    and i think that i am the first person to read you in the whole of south india at least
    we are all waiting for unwabas revelations
    keep writing

    Posted by Shruti | September 19, 2007, 6:44 pm
  10. Hi Samit,

    After finishing the Gameworld Triology will u be writin other books?????????

    Please do.
    Your books are also funny.It’s got a bit of everythin.
    i luv it.

    Posted by Yasmin | September 20, 2007, 3:03 pm

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