Whenever the discussion veers around to the inability of Indian novelists to write convincingly and unselfconsciously about sex, there is much tsk-tsking and someone invariably points out that this is a comedown for a people who gave the world the Kama Sutra. DNA, 1 week ago
Curator of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Museum at Lord's for almost a decade, Adam Chadwick is the author of A Portrait of Lord's: 200 years of Cricket History. Talking to ET in his office at the Lord's library, Chadwick outlined his vision ...Economic Times, 1 month ago
Lord's, cricket's historical heart, is supposed to be awash with nostalgia and the gentle world of civility, more so in its bicentenary year. In the 2013 edition of Wisden India Almanack, Kamila Shamsie wrote: "You never know what a day at Lord's ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
Ghostwriting may be the oldest profession in the world, or at least one of the two oldest, which might explain the similarity of reactions they evoke. Jennie Erdal, who wrote Ghosting: A Double Life speaks of the time a professor from her university ...DNA India, 1 month ago
What is the opposite of nostalgia? I forget now but there must be a word that means to reflect on a period long passed, that afflicts a person with bile and rage. Whatever the poets and medics may call it, fans of the England and India cricket teams ...Outlook India, 1 month ago
In letter and spirits: Some of the greatest writers were too fond of the bottle, but they managed to keep their vision alive
The writer as alcoholic is one of the romantic images of the craft. Authors themselves have perpetrated this, with many claiming it is necessary to drink in order to work. Perhaps dentists and truck drivers feel the same way too, but there is no ...DNA India, 2 months ago In letter and spirits DNA India, 2 months ago
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