English August….very Indian, very English!

Upamanyu Chatterjee’s debut novel, English August, published in 1988, traces the life of Agastya Sen, an ‘IAS’ & a Delhi boy who is posted in an inconspicuous town for his training for a year. The book then chronicles his, part funny part somber and thought provoking journey through the year. As usual, I will start …

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The Informers…a satire or Is it?

The Informers is a 1994 novel written by Bret Easton Ellis. The book is a series of short stories. Each story is narrated by a different character, some of whom we might across in a different story as a secondary character. Some of the stories however are completely independent. The novel is about a bunch …

The world Remade

Have you read/heard the news today? Not yet? Let me take you through the headlines: ‘More Than 6,000 Killed in 'Merciless Devastation' in Ukraine ‘ ‘Philippine Army Seizes Rebel Bomb Factory as Peace Plan Flounders ‘ ‘Drone Attack in Yemen Kills Suspected Al Qaeda Militants’ ‘Iraq Army Attacks Islamic State Strongholds in Baghdad ‘ Death, …

‘A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces’…..Lets visit India shall we?

‘A Clutch of Indian Masterpieces’ is a collection of 39 short stories by Indian writers from the 19th century to the present, written in English or translated from regional languages. The book is edited by David Davidar, a novelist himself and as the introduction says ‘an attentive reader of Indian fiction for nearly forty years’, …