Sunday, 30 September 2007

Hacks And Headlines - A Novel By Rashme Sehgal

I was asked to review a first novel by my dear friend Rashme Sehgal, Hacks & Headlines. It is no accident she was married to my dearest friend Anil Saari. Rashme started her career in the 1970s as a poet and short story writer. She moved to journalism and went on to work for several leading Newspapers including The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times of India. Some of the landmark events she has covered during her journalistic career have been the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley; the destruction of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. the Kargil War, and more recently, the Taj Corridor scam.
She is currently working as a columnist for the Asian Age and working on an ambitious second novel integrating the Mahabharata into a present day story.
Here is my non-literary assessment of her brave first novel:

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

I have not been deliberately slow in adding to my blog. I suffer bitterly from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and have been unable to maintain my blog. Some of my time has been taken up by building a new website appropriately called and ultimate one stop resource centre on all things Indian. Wait and you will not be disappointed.

Meanwhile if anyone has experience of CFS as an illness and have found a treatment, please let me know!

Saturday, 15 September 2007

I love India

I was born in India but have lived in England for the past 42 years, having travelled here by road with no money in my pocket, and had a biblical finish in Paris on the 40th day. All I want to do is share my feelings for India with you out there - and give you rich links to the world that is contemporary India: tourism, Hotels, history and so on. I will provide a rich links to all manners of India related sites, including its literature and poetry, its mythology, and making a leap its advances in IT technology and science in general. I will chatter away about my absent and dead friends, showcase their talent (copyright permitting)... take an excursion to swankiest restaurants and then talk about Bollywood stars. Wait for the India riches to rain on you all.

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Thank you for now