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Narcopolis gets shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and other stories

Narcopolis gets shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and other stories

Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize. Yawn. Why yawn? Well I don’t think too much of Sridhar Thayil and I haven’t read Narcopolis yet (Though I have it on good authority that it lost itself in the quest to be intellectual). Okay fine, that’s not good enough. I’ll get around to reading it after I’m done with From Heaven Lake (which is going great, thanks very much). In any case, Hurrah for Jeet Thayil. I guess.

Once upon a time, there was a genius called Groucho Marx and he wrote a letter to another genius called Woody Allen. Now what do you get when you take a genius and discover he had friendly feelings toward another genius? That’s just a whole lot of genius, so Be Excited, you guys! And while we’re at it, I am so totally in love with this website that I will definitely recommend you read every single letter on it. Every single one. No, I’m not being needlessly emphatic. Read.

More news about this controversial Anti-Islam film that causing all manner of violence and unrest. The director and the “man associated with it” are never brought into the same sentence but the former has apparently been questioned now.  And there are talks of the Youtube clip being blocked even in India which has a small but devout Muslim population.

The Wire a modern day Victorian Novel? Bitch please, says critic Laura Miller.

Pussy Riots back in the news! Well, kinda. A press that’s both Indie and Feminist, huh? We’re not surprised it’s championing this particular cause.

– Sheena

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