April 2009

South Madras

I don’t know how good a campaigner Meera Sanyal is . Or how good her political communication is — from what I see on TV, it sucks. She is smug and has no charisma to back that up. Then, there is another Independent. This time, from South Madras. Sarath Babuhas fallen into the familiar trap of political idealism. [...]

Notes on short stories

Daniyal Mueenuddin’s depiction of feudal order in Pakistan will shock the young in this country. And, possibly, make some of the old feel unappreciated. At least my grandfather, had he been alive, would most certainly have said, ‘I told you so’. Maybe, readers from North India belonging to parts that still haven’t carried out land [...]