Tag Archives: Blogging

Umberto Eco (Naturally, a Manuscript)

“… he must, must write a sequel,” wrote Pradeep Sebastian about Umberto Eco and The Name of the Rose. Now, alas, he never will. My own enthusiasm for Eco’s work has cooled over the years, yet I couldn’t have been more excited … Continue reading

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Links: The Inquisitive Historian

My brother has finally started blogging! Here’s a link to his blog, The Inquisitive Historian: https://balasundaran.wordpress.com His latest post is a collection of brief thoughts about Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. He intends to blog about art, history, culture, language, … Continue reading

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Links and Quotes: A Magnificent Blog (Quirky and Opinionated)

MAGNIFICENT OCTOPUS (INKY AND TENTACLED) (!) is a blog by Isabella Kratynski. I’d been following it for some time and then, somehow, lost touch. I rediscovered it when I joined Twitter recently and realised, again, how much I loved Isabella’s … Continue reading

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Musings and Reminiscences: I Remember

This post is inspired by Joe Brainard’s “enchanting” (in Michael Dirda’s words) memoir “I Remember.” Shamelessly derivative as this exercise seemed, I could nevertheless not resist the temptation to try it out. I might do it again. I remember my … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature, Writing, and Blogging: The Principle of Choices

I have been finding it increasingly hard to put words on paper owing to the recurrent, frustrating realisation that they convey nothing more than the rambling thoughts of a distracted mind with absolutely no unifying principle whatsoever. Consequently, a significant amount of my time and effort has … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature, Movies, Writing, and Blogging: The Romance of Unfinished Blog Posts and Suchlike Paraphernalia

The time is just ripe to abandon all semblances of modesty and humility and talk about a subject that has, over the almost two years that I’ve been blogging and the cumulative half a year I’ve been down with—what I … Continue reading

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Musings and Reminiscences: Deeply Saddened

Yesterday I came to know, via Prof. Abinandanan’s blog post, that theoretical physicist Rahul Basu of The Institute of Mathematical Sciences has passed away. I’ve never met Rahul in person and my relationship with him was limited to that of a quiet follower … Continue reading

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