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Katju power!

Was on Barkha Dutts’s NDTV debate on public life vs private life and social media (pegged on the Abhishek Manu Singhvi sex tape) a couple of days ago. Here’s the video, starring India’s real-life Judge Dredd, Justice Katju.

Calcutta and the Pujas

If you’re from Calcutta and no longer live there, you will know what I mean when I say that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to display your heartfelt pride in your home city. I really want to indulge in ‘My city is World’s Best’chest-thumping, but the city makes it very, very difficult. Pretty much the only … Continue reading

Untouchable: Downloadable

For iPads/iPhones for $2.99 here. Written by Mike Carey and me, art by Ashok Bhadana, published by Liquid Comics. Tall Tales of Vishnu Sharma is here. And if you run a search for Devi, they’re all up as well (I wrote issues 3-10) A story about gangsters shipping cars across country with crosscountrycarshipping.com and the perks … Continue reading

Turbulence: Events and updates

Further updates and links here:   Update – The book tour is done, and after travelling from Calcutta to Jaipur to Kochi to Bangalore to Bombay for round 2, I”m fairly glad it’s over. Much fun was had, and there are a few updates, and this is a big one: Mumbai Mirror on Turbulence going … Continue reading


This post is from 2010, when the Indian edition was launched. For the updated page for Turbulence with other editions/reviews/links , visit this page. Aman Sen is smart, young, ambitious and going nowhere. He thinks this is because he doesn’t have the right connections – but then he gets on a plane from London to … Continue reading


Because fungus was growing on this blog. Again. So. About a month to go to Turbulence. Proofs are done. Covers are in. There’s going to be a limited edition hardback, with an extra section ( a cluster of very short stories set in the world of the novel, with the few compulsory drastic reveals) with … Continue reading

Morningstar events

Hello. I’ve just started the first leg of the Terror on the Titanic tour. The dates for the launches in Bangalore, Mysore and Calcutta are: Bangalore: Reliance TimeOut bookstore, Cunningham road, 630 pm 13th July. Update: Here’s a piece in DNA Bangalore about the tour and the book. Further update. The Hindu (The cameo in … Continue reading

How the years speed by

I finished my first book almost exactly eight years ago. Don’t remember the date, but it was in April 2002. I’m about a week away from finishing my fifth, my first young adult novel. That, plus about fifteen issues of comics, twelve short stories or so, two screenplays sold but as yet unproduced, a couple … Continue reading

You will experience

This isn’t the cover, it’s an announcement poster; you can see it at Hachette’s stall at the World Book Fair. But essentially, this is it – my new novel is called Turbulence and will be out this year. We’re thinking September/October.

More anthology goodness

The Swiss-Indian comics anthology is out. It is called When Kulbushan met Stockli (I still think my title suggestion was far cooler, but I’ve forgotten what it was so maybe it wasn’t) and it is full of multicolour graphic goodness. Again, this post is a linkdump for now – though I seriously doubt there will … Continue reading

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June 2022