Tag: fantasy

  • Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: More hits than myths

    Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: More hits than myths

    Two Years, Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights: A Novel Salman Rushdie Penguin India/ Hamish Hamilton Rs 599, 286 pages It was after the Emergency that Delhi’s citizens returned to the practice of writing to the jinns of the city, trusting in the existence and benevolence of magical beings who straddled the divide between the […]

  • Speaking Volumes: Beyond Human

    Speaking Volumes: Beyond Human

    One way to find out what an elephant is saying to you is to drop by the Elephant Gestures Database. Is the pachyderm in your life attentive, ambivalent, defensive; soliciting play or simply asking you for more spacial proximity? Joyce Poole and Petter Granli started the online database in 2009, based on over three decades […]

  • Speaking Volumes: An epic wait

    (Published in the Business Standard, July 18, 2011) “Spent a morning writing and we are now in sight of Minas Morghul,” JRR Tolkien wrote cheerfully to his son Christopher in 1944. He was happily occupied, despite the tendency of the book to grow almost of its own volition, and believed he would finish soon. It […]