Month: June 2012

  • Speaking Volumes: From Pondies to Weight Loss

    (Published in the Business Standard, June 2012.) One of the perks of the reviewer’s job is that you will find deathless prose in the most unexpected places, even when it arrives concealed as, say, a weight-loss manual. “Trying to lose weight? Running around in circles where you Lose. Gain. Lose. Gain. Lose. Gain. Lose. Gain. […]

  • Speaking Volumes: "The Babu’s style is clear and good"

    (Published in the Business Standard, May 26, 2012. Happy Revolting Season.) The Revolt of 1857 broke out on “a stiflingly hot Sunday” in May, as Christopher Hibbert writes. Summer was Mutiny season, and the British papers of the day mentioned both the unbearable heat and the unexpected betrayal. The more seasoned British Indian papers were […]