Category Archives: Literature

20 Years Of ‘GOST’

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Arundhati Roy’s 1997-Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things [GOST], has to it more than just sublime magic. Forget what the critics said, or may say. The fact was, and is — Roy, with her elfin charm, poise, grace and elegance, not only came, and saw, but also conquered every book lover’s […]

Naughty Beetle & Look Out Luke

CHRISTINE SUTTON It was a bright spring morning and Betty, the beetle, was wide awake. She knew she wasn’t supposed to go outside alone. It was such a lovely day, so what could possibly go wrong? Poking her nose up through the soft, dark Earth she wiggled her antennae. The air smelled warm and welcoming. […]

Of Jackson. Not Jones

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN “Economists believe in growth at all costs,” says Prof Tim Jackson in his book, Prosperity Without Growth: Economics of a Finite Planet [Earthscan Publications Ltd], which The Financial Times dubbed as one of the best books published. This reviewer recalls his good fortune of being present at a teleconferenced lecture delivered by Prof Jackson. Growth, one would ask, for […]