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The King Kong game

…made a brief but glorious comeback last evening. First played one evening in late 2004 by myself, Rana Dasgupta, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Sayoni Basu, this game involves the identification and classification of great apes through sets of two cunning clues. Two classic examples: What do you call a green-transport-using great ape of ambivalent … Continue reading


Some say I am Sweety

Pakistan’s answer to If You Come Today. Courtesy Namrata Joshi. Can’t decide which one is better.

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

My loony bun is fine

Clearly it is now the age of the Buffalax. Dr. Seuss would have approved.

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

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February 2023