Month: August 2011

  • The Harud festival: cancelled until further notice

    The controversy over Harud, the festival of literature to be held in Kashmir, came to a head today with the organisers pulling out until further notice. Here’s the press release from Teamwork, which also organises the Jaipur Litfest: HARUD – THE AUTUMN FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE FROM THE HARUD FESTIVAL SECRETARIAT New Delhi, 29th August, 2011: […]

  • Speaking Volumes: The English India wants

    (I began writing Speaking Volumes around 1996-97. Tony Joseph, who was then the features editor of the Business Standard, suggested a weekly column on books after it became glaringly obvious to the paper that I was challenged, to put it politely, where number-crunching was concerned. Since then, the column has run without a break for […]