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Josh Fu

Make yourself useful while visiting friends; take your laptop and camera along and make kung fu home videos starring their sons. That’s how I spent my morning.

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

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)

Weird news 2005: HT

Another year ends, and as usual, everyone is depressed, or drunk, or both. And those who aren’t still idealistic enough to make New Year resolutions lists are busy making Last Year recollections lists. While 2005 has been a particularly sad year, full of calamities natural and man-made, there’s always room for both hope and happy … 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.

Three (million) reasons to smile

Preacher. Black Orchid. And the complete Asterix. Joy, joy. Am also collaborating with Sarnath on a non-book project, which has been hilarious fun so far. Desperately wish I could draw. Here’s one of the drawings in the pencil stage:


Four years after our soul-stirring performance at Seagull bookstore, Cal, Arjun finally managed to scan a few pictures and send them. Am posting one from the rehearsals – Vijay practising General Melchett while Ratnabali (Blackadder) me (George) and Arjun (Baldrick) look on proudly and one of Arjun and Arpita from the Monty Python sketch where … Continue reading

Transfer letter

While most of the conversation over dinner with Sarnath and other rascal rowdies was about Art and went straight over my head, this is something that other semi-literates might find interesting: The rear entrance of the Manipur Secretariat building has a sign that reads Please Show Pass for Entry. Some enterprising individual has scratched out … Continue reading

Tall Tales

Just finished reading the Penguin translation of Ghana-da. Very nice. Highly recommended. Currently reading Eldest (Eragon 2) Ghana-da’s put me in a mood for high adventure in far-off lands, which can only mean a mammoth Tintin-reading session is on the cards.

Victory for Jai

Neil Gaiman’s linked to Jai’s article about his blog – on his blog. Now Jai will probably by unmoved by this, but I’m an unabashed fan, and therefore very thrilled. Also most excited that I’m quoted in the piece, which throws me in the mix somehow – so now I know my book has entered … Continue reading

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August 2022