Not long ago, English speaking classes sprouted up all over urban and small-town India. Many promised to teach an impeccable RP or an easy Southern drawl. Others peddled insights into the Western mind, presenting Euro-American culture (cinema, literature, slang, gastronomy, etc.) in encapsulated, easy to assimilate form. The boom still continues. A Canadian […]
Those who know and love the work of Salman Rushdie were not surprised to learn that his ‘Midnight’s Children’ was voted the Best of the Bookers – the best novel to have won the prestigious Booker Prize in its 40-year history (see story here). While he is no stranger to controversy and has […]
I was in India a few weeks ago, attending a wedding (predictable, eh?). I landed in Mumbai on a bloody dry day. My friends couldn’t believe it when I told them that in Canada, the sarkaar, instead of rationing and controlling booze, actually peddles it!
Anyways, it’s not about Rums Up that I intended to write, […]