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Writing Exercise

Hup. Hoo. Urk.

Kidney Kitab

Zig has the juice on the seamy underbelly of the Kitab Litfest. Enjoy. Kala Ghoda was wonderful, by the way.

The Publishing Mysteries

I have discovered, to my surprise, that my book is out in Calcutta as well. Was in Starmark buying my mother books – and Unwaba wasn’t in the new releases section or displayed anywhere significant, of course – but yes, there it was, tucked away in a corner of the SF section. Perhaps this is … Continue reading

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 Anamika Saran how long the IT industry will be there in India? Stranger why there is always magnet be attracted in … Continue reading

World Cup XI, semis

Just. Buffon, Lahm, Terry, Cannavaro, Miguel, J. Cole, Zidane, Pirlo, Zambrotta, Klose, Robinho Reserves: Ricardo, Ribery, Lennon, Torres, Odonkor Manager: Klinsmann World Cup XI, semis: Buffon, Lahm, Terry, Cannavaro, Miguel, J. Cole, Zidane, Pirlo, Odonkor, Klose, Robinho Reserves: Ricardo, Ribery, Lennon, Torres, Zambrotta Manager: Hiddink World Cup XI, quarters: Ricardo, Lahm, Terry, Cannavaro, Miguel, J. … Continue reading

Bufo Biffers

If youve got nothing better to do, and chances are you havent, go and read about Raj Comics’ Fighter Toads (Foursome Mutant Mob)


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

Oh crap

So I come back home, after a lovely afternoon and bitterly cold evening at Lodhi gardens, to find the cat crapping on me. To be more specific, on the only copy of the review of the only play I acted in that got reviewed, which starred an actress who’s now in the US shooting a … Continue reading

Operation Diamond Racket

I have now seen the ‘If you come today…’ video about 400 times, and am completely in love. Such exquisite coolness…have mailed the video to lots of people, so by the six forwards of separation rule you should get it soon.

Going mad

because since 930 pm last night, which was the time he got back home, Stoob has been dancing around the flat singing the following song in a terrible Kannada accent. Kruipe Mahesh Movie : Operation Diamond Rocket Lyric : Chi UdayaShankar Music : GK Venkatesh Voice : RajKumar if you come today | it’s too … Continue reading

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June 2023