A singular record of recent history and of individual witness, Singh’s prison diary, newly expanded, appears in English for the first time. Offering unprecedented intimacy with the everyday life of the imprisoned everyman, Singh challenges us to look without flinching and question our assumptions about crime and punishment.
The Novel follows Charlie trip where he has to leave Goa in the offseason (June) and go for a few months to Nubra Valley (Himalayas) to make some money. As Charlie leaves Goa with his brother James (who’s trying other options and has an interview for a job on the cruise liner in Bombay). Their plan is to reach Bombay in the morning where James will go for his interview and then the same day, they have to catch a train to Jammu & Kashmir. But life as we know never goes according to our plans, the same happens in the novel.
He will present the main topic of his book, and take questions. There will also be a book signing for those who might be interested.
‘The Baptism of Tony Calangute’ tells the story of Tony Calangute, the owner of Happy Bar, and his fiery cousin Dino Dantas, self-appointed guardian of Aparanta, the mythic, idyllic Goa of old. Their tale begins in the sleepy seaside village of Socorro Do Mundo, where time holds little meaning.
The world is filled with people who wish to impress when they speak. It is not a bad idea at all but there are advantages in being underestimated. That, too, is the art of conversation.
Kashmir Oral History or KOH, as the name suggests, is an ongoing oral history project intended to acquire and archive oral narratives revolving around “Kashmir”. The oral narratives are recorded in various formats (video, audio, text transcripts) and are collated onwww.kashmiroralhistory.org website for the easy access of any person interested in oral history in general and Kashmir in particular.
India is at crossroads, Indian environmental landscape is at crossroads too. The environment debate is no more restricted to the usual ‘development versus ecology’ argument, its departed into a new realm of cronyism – economic, religious and therefore political. Most rivers of our country are either dead or dying, our capital River Yamuna being almost on the top of the list. There has been a design in this destruction, and its only moving from bad to worse. ‘How to Kill A River’ is an exploration of what’s wrong in Delhi and what not to let happen in Goa.