2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people. […]

Making of the Hyderabad Graphic Novel

I made my way to Leaping Windows cafe in Indira Nagar at 4 pm on Saturday, 2nd November 2013, to attend the “Making of the Hyderabad Graphic Novel” by author Jai Undurti. I’ve not read a graphic novel so far, but after attending this session, my curiosity is sufficiently piqued […]

Who is Akira Yamashita?

Meeting Vasudev Murthy, the author of ‘Sherlock Holmes in Japan’, at the Urban Solace book club meet was an interesting experience simply because Vasudev has so many interests of his own: violin, teaching, consulting, animal rights, yoga, and travelling (to quote from his twitter handle – @dracula99.) He’s called his […]

The Making of an Editor

The importance of good grammar has been underscored time and again by linguaphiles. How can you improve yours? What does it take to be a skilful editor? A good command of the language is something you acquire quite naturally if you’ve been an avid reader. Constant exposure to the language, […]