a masterpiece in its own right! can anyone name all?
Salman Rushdie - The Satanic Verses For the uninitiated thousands who are commenting without reading. Enjoy!
Partition Revisited: 2 October 2011, Rudrapur.
Its 8th January and its Mohan Rakesh's birthday. One of the greatest Hindi playwrights. Just to avoid an argument, will change that to 'modern' Hindi playwright. Here's a short story of his, Miss Pal, translated in English. Miss Pal.docx - click to download
"In any society, the artist has a responsibility. His effectiveness is certainly limited and a painter or writer cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of non-conformity alive. Thanks to them the powerful can never affirm that everyone agrees with their acts. That small difference is important." — Luis Buñuel
Pure, white, hot snow falling on a relentlessly glowing fire, made the night live a lifetime. It must be a miracle, of god if not science. Water is supposed to dowse whatever fire there is. It does not bother with the kind of fire; wood, charcoal, skin or heart. The absurdity of the moment was... Continue Reading →