Month: January 2014

  • Speaking Volumes: Stoner and the tyranny of now

    Speaking Volumes: Stoner and the tyranny of now

     (Published in the Business Standard, January 7, 2013) Towards the end of 2013, I found an old interview with Mahmood Farooqui, the historian and story-teller. Many things that year had reminded me of his words: “We’re living with a loss of our sense of history… We live in a contemporary present where what happened two […]

  • Run, Lola, Run

    Run, Lola, Run

    Update: (Previously: Lola Kitty comes home.)

  • Journal: Lola Kitty comes home

    Journal: Lola Kitty comes home

    One of the great joys of finishing the manuscript of The Hundred Names of Darkness was that short, tantalizing gap before Prabha Mallya sent in her illustrations. I couldn’t wait to see what she would make of the second book; her art for The Wildings had astonished and delighted me when I’d seen it. Interviewers […]