October 2010


I am sure there is some social research published somewhere on the point of optimality for democratic values and knowledge driven social order. I am also reasonably sure no one reading this post would have come across such publication; even if they did, I am sure it does not apply to present day Tamil Nadu. [...]

The Changeling

Kenzaburo Oe did not attend an MFA Program. His upbringing in postwar Japan and possibly a life in today’s Japan that’s a psychotic marvel also seem to impact his writing in some measure. For someone used to American fiction, this is novelty enough. And Elif Batuman while dismissing postwar American literature as dishonest, captures why I like The [...]