And press that reset button in my head.
KumKum was maha tickled on the second day of the festival, when seeing her alone and palely loitering, he asked, "Hi KumKum, where's Joe?"
Vikram Seth signs in Malayalam too!
"T .... is for Tarantino. Such a bad boy and an amazing director. The sound track of 'Pulp Fiction' was incredible. Took up with my student, Mira Sorvino. How dare he!"
“O mother Earth, / Most favourite bride of the blazing sun,/ You've lost your pristine bridal dress.”
Trickle-down doesn't work. Laissez-faire doesn't work. Dirigisme doesn't work. Tejpal said that in reports of hunger, India is at the bottom nearly, 67th in a list of 84 countries. We call ourselves an emerging power, 'Shining India', and all that, and we cannot feed our children! Tejpal had a startling observation: the irony of egalitarian sharing of wealth in India is not that the backward tribal people of the central Indian forests in Chattisgarh (the scene of some of the 'Maoist' revolts) are going to the rich and saying 'please, we want some of your wealth', but that the very rich and the corporations they control are going to the tribal people and asking them to hand over the little land they possess, as well as their access to the forests for their livelihood, so that the ores of iron and aluminium lying underground may be appropriated by them. And the state is abetting the rich.
Leave a comment below if you want to know more about any of the events above, and others not discussed for lack of space. For the full programme of the event, please consult:
The Week Hay Festival Programme in Kerala 2010