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Turning pages, ending an year, writing

Random Lines from Books I don’t know if anyone else does it, but I like opening books at random and reading a random line, every once in a while. I do it at bookshops, at libraries, at home, at other people’s homes. I don’t know why I do it any more, it is a sort…

Apologies, and back to business as usual

Made a list of stuff to do next year: this time around it is not ‘resolutions’ but straightforward dates and word counts for the next year.

So yes, the New year is here. And to folks reading this, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

There, I said it.

Writing, and a soggy Christmas

Like most Asians who read, I’ve been brought up on Blyton, Dahl, Dickens, P.G. Wodehouse, and Agatha Christie, and all these authors have something or the other to say about Christmas. Snow, Santa Claus, Gifts, Christmas trees and so on. And each year the list of Christmas novels and movies grows longer. Which is why,…

Writing on the fly

For the last few weeks, life has turned topsy-turvy, and the only times I can sit down to write are 10-minute intervals between less writerly tasks. But I’ve decided if that’s what I’ve got, that’s what I’ll use. Filled a notebook in the last two weeks, and though most of it is not so beautiful,…

It is NOT ethical of Indian Media to lobby

(To my lovely followers: this is a subject other than writing, but an issue in my country I’m into right now. Regular programming to continue after this. Thanks for your understanding.) In response to this post by Professor Arindam Chaudhuri, I posted a comment, which I would like to put up as a brief post,…