Dear friend, I would not have revamped this newsletter if I still had the honour of writing a books column for the most interesting newspaper in India…
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WheelListen now (4 min) | Dear friend, You can listen to me read a version of this newsletter in the link above. This month’s newsletter is an experiment…
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Dear friend, First, the good news. The gentleman deputed to produce lunch in the flat across mine keeps the same laggardly timetable that I do. Long…
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At the end of her essay about the internet’s early years in India, Mala Bhargava writes: “No matter how amazed I am at how AI can be deployed to detect…
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Dear friend, My birthday was not the best I’ve ever had to be honest. It fell right in the middle of a bad mood that spread with the malice of an oil…
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Go-stopListen now (5 min) | Dear friend, Last month, I was belatedly converted to the joys of TV. I watched the first fifteen or sixteen hours of Reply 1988…
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Dear friend, More than one journalist of late has written about the resonant image in Nirala’s memoir: of the poet seeing the Ganga, “swollen with…
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Dear friend, Perhaps the strongest false memory in my life is the utter conviction that I watched the mid-air collision of two passenger aircraft over a…
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Dear friend, I just didn’t feel like sending out a self-promotional email newsletter in the last few months, and I still don’t. Many’s the time I…
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Dear friend, It gives me great pleasure to put this newsletter to the original use to which it was intended: fanfare.
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