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Delhi blogmeet

is happening tomorrow, details here. Will try and make it, but am currently wrestling with a deadline, so not sure I can. If I finish by tomorrow evening, will be there. This post is also a plug for shareaplan.com, an events/friends/networking site set up by the blogosphere’s very own, very glamorous Bridalbeer. More details about … 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

Thus spake Zarazigga

Hearken, lowly mortals! Specifically, writer/aspiring-writer type lowly mortals in Calcutta! Thus spake the mighty Zig Caferati is (finally!) getting an active local chapter going in Cal. The details for the first first read-meet are up at http://www.ryze.com/ed.a?eventid=27759. The basics: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:30 pm The Calcutta Punjab Club 21, Ballygunge Circular Road The two … Continue reading


Bombay 13 January – 7 pm – Crossword, Kemp’s corner – in conversation with Sonia Faleiro Hyderabad – 18 Jan – Odyssey, Amrutha Hills, Panjagutta – 7 pm Chennai – 19 Jan – Odyssey, Dev Regency, 6, First Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar – 7 pm Bangalore – 20 jan – Landmark, The Forum, 21 … Continue reading


I think the book is now available. So get it, yes? The last week has been a bit of a blur. Will not attempt a recap at this point, its past 2am and am very sleepy. But thanks everyone who came for the Cal reading (and yes, we filled the room, without Tollywood stars roped … Continue reading

million times beating my heart

Thanks everyone who came to the reading, especially Nilanjana, who carried the entire evening, Sarnath, Jeet and Shakti, masterminds of the birthday cake surprise onstage attack, and Ravi, who gave me the kindest introduction Ive ever had. But everyone who was present yesterday was staggeringly nice; I had the best time, and I hope you … Continue reading

Sarai – 2

It’s at 530 today. Do turn up, it should be fun


I will be reading from both books/having a discussion on SFF at the Sarai cafe (29, Rajpur Road) on the 3rd of November, 6 pm. Do come if you can.

Sturrrrrike One.

Have been asked to be part of a panel discussion on bandhs in Calcutta two days from now. at crossword bookstore. This is brilliant. There will be Page 3 types among those present. June Maliah and so forth. Apparently there have been bandhs in the recent past. Apparently those who leave their houses and go … Continue reading

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January 2021