V.S. Naipaul once alleged that Indian Writers in English (IWE's) are responsible for creating a body of literature in exile mainly ... read by readers living abroad.
Yes, it did feel that way for a long time. So, enough stereotypes, enough pandering to the market, enough poverty porn; no more bound feet or brides burning either. Here are stories about Asians, by Asians, as real people.Read More
The much awaited and anticipated (no one for a moment thought he wouldn't write it) book is here now, delivered just a few minutes ago, which means I have not had the time to read it.
Having known Rehman for so many years (actually, decades; I first met him in the eighties at Magick River) I won't be expecting apologies. I would expect him to be neither safe nor sorry, which is what makes a great book.Read More
Azmi Sharom is pissed off, and is desperately trying to find something else to be angry about.
He has no sacred cows and has been pissed off with faith-mongers and fearmongers, tolerance of intolerance, bigotry, banditry, thugs and thuggery, the state of football in the country, and everything else in between.Read More