Aravind Adiga’s Between the Assassinations

Just finished Aravind Adiga’s latest book, Between the Assassinations. Adiga was a former Time correspondent in India and rose to fame with his first book, The White Tiger, which won the Man Booker Prize last year. The Assassinations is an interesting book for its settings: set between the assassinations of two of India’s prime ministers, Indira Gandhi in 1984 and her son Rajiv in 1991, it … [Read more...]

The Mystery behind the metal and plastic cutlery.

(Originally written in May 2008) Finally, I am on the plane to India. It is a long-time dream come true, and I have managed to tame my desire to visit the whole of India within the three weeks I have. One of the biggest issues to consider when planning for such a trip is the choice of carrier. I was very tempted to either Emirates or Ethihad, as it would allow me to fly via the Gulf. I had … [Read more...]