Friday, January 28, 2011


I read about this on-line and was intrigued. Sounds wonderful.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Opinion Piece in OUTLOOK

ART WITHOUT HEART appeared in this week's OUTLOOK Magazine. It's my response to the Anish Kapoor show that's on in Delhi at the moment. I know lots of people who adore his work and I did too -- well, not "adore", but I liked it, sort of. It caused an interesting tickle in the brain. Now I only want to run the other way. There's a photograph of the model for the piece called "ORBIT", being readied for the London Olympics next year, accompanying the article.

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Beautiful Story

This appeared in the New York Times (possibly today, in the section called "Region"): Against All Odds, A Beautiful Life. Keep a handful of tears on stand-by. It was the horse that tipped the balance for me ...

Monday, January 17, 2011


It should've been called "District Nein! Nein!", in my opinion. My critique of it appeared in the TOI this morning under the title: A CAUTIONARY TALE.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


For some people THIS LINK might be the most important thing they read this year. From The New Yorker. About findings from the forward reaches of modern-day social science.

Sunday, January 09, 2011


I've been visiting's advice-chat column "SINCE YOU ASKED", written/managed by Cary Tennis, for a couple of weeks now. Today's offering has something of special interest to subcontinentals: I'm From India, Crazy In Love.

Worth a visit, mainly to witness the extraordinary levels of cultural missed catches.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


This was sent to me by my Itallian Connection, PL!!! A game that leaves me feeling at the mental level of a cicada -- obviously something I adore, coz I play it at least a half-a-dozen times in a row, getting worse and worse scores each time. Time to pass it on to all you Geography buffs: LUFTHANSA TO EUROPE. This is perhaps the only way left to enjoy air travel these days!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 -- Graphiti and more!

So! My previous post didn't make it into the New Year it seems. Hmmm. Well, here are fresh offerings, in that case! To begin with, a set of funny graphs sent to me RS followed by (not sure if the link will work coz it's from the Evil Empire of FaceBlecccch) a video-montage from BBC One of critturs in chat. Posted by blogger Kapan Senget. Sent to me by ANOTHER RS. Oh wait -- turns out the FB link DOES work, but it isn't willing to appear at the END of the images. So here it is now: BBC ONE, Animal Chat

Later today: here's a link to a wonderful article in the New Yorker called SWEET REVOLUTION, by Adam Gopnik, about the science and theory and also the sheer delight of ... DESSERT. An absolute MUST READ.