Tag Archives: Salman Rushdie

Worse Case Scenario

Many passages in Salman Rushdie’s Autobiography ‘Joseph Anton’ stood out for me, but this passage in particular. He would not live his life by the worse-case scenario. That would turn him into their prisoner. He was nobody’s prisoner. Salman Rushdie … Continue reading

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Best Books I’ve Read So Far in 2022

They are The Return by Hisham Matar, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt and Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie. I highly recommend all three. The first two have won the Pulitzer. These three books all happen to be memoirs or autobiographies. … Continue reading

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Salman Rushdie’s Writing Routine & Mastery of the English Language

I’ve always been fascinated by the routines of people I admire. Especially what makes a writer tick. And since I’ve always been fascinated by the author Salman Rushdie I googled to find these gems. The great thing about the writing … Continue reading

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Absolutely Transfixed by this Audiobook – Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie

How I wished Salman Rushdie narrated the whole book and not just the prologue. I always desire to hear the story in the writer’s own voice. I am fascinated by his biography as I’m a great admirer of his genious. … Continue reading

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Fascinated by Salman Rushdie revealing the best period of his life

If I could go back and relive any time in my life, I’d start in 1979. I was just finishing Midnight’s Children and my first son was about to be born. In fact, I remember telling his mother to just … Continue reading

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How I’m Attempting to Improve My Writing Skills

I aim to write every day in an effort to improve my writing. Another thing that helps is reading good literature. Because my eyes hurt with too much screen time, I mostly listen to audiobooks. I wish my eyesight was … Continue reading

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Horrified by the attack on Salman Rushdie

In my life there are certain events that have shocked me to the core. When I was a kid it was news about Princess Diana’s death (heart wrenching to think of her young boys) and later the assassination of Indira … Continue reading

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TV in India was very Interesting (Salman Rushdie & Jay Leno in the News)

The news was taken by a couple of controversies. The prevention of Salman Rushdie from coming to India for a literary festival in Jaipur. He was blocked due to political advantage as the elections were coming up. The other controversy … Continue reading

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Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

You can read my thoughts about this wonderful book at Tiny Island. An exquisite tragedy.

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Books: Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie

Shalimar the Clown is a book by Salman Rushdie who won the booker of bookers for Midnight’s Children. This was an almost 400 page book and I took nearly 3 weeks to finish this. Actually I took more than 2 … Continue reading

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I Struggle with Words

When I read books by Bill Bryson, Peter Mayle or Kurt Vonnegart – deceptively simple and charmingly witty – I am convinced I can write too.  Then I actually sit down to put thought to paper.  Its hard.  There’s a huge discrepancy between the seemingly … Continue reading

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