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"Down at the realm of the very tiny, your house teems with life: it is a veritable rainforest for crawling, clambering things. Armies of tiny creatures patrol the boundless jungles of your carpet fibres, paraglide amid floating motes of dust, crawl across the bedsheets at night to graze upon the vast, delicious, gently heaving mountain of slumbering flesh that is you." Mar 27, 2017 07:24AM

 
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The Art of Fiction by David Lodge
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Literary criticism is often daunting for a novice. I have ploughed through a lot of serious critical tomes in my life (most of them in Malayalam) to enhance my reading experience, but I must confess that I have been only partly successful: many of th ...more
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The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
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Writers have this hankering to create fictional landscapes and populate it with characters who cut across narratives. Marquez's Macondo, Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County and Hardy's Wessex are examples which readily spring to mind. Over the course of ...more
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Figgy is on page 58 of 200 of What Girls Are Made Of: <>Yet I, least of all souls
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“It is wrong to judge revolutions by whether they succeed or fail. Virtually all revolutions fail. Either they fail literally and are reversed by forces of reaction or they fail metaphorically by compromising their lofty goals. The fairest way to assess the impact of a revolution is by the fact that it happens at all.”
Michael Goldfarb, Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance

Timur Vermes
“We all know, of course, what to make of our newspapers. The deaf man writes down what the blind man has told him, the village idiot edits it, and their colleagues in the other press houses copy it. Each story is doused afresh with the same stagnant infusion of lies, so that the “splendid” brew can then be served up to a clueless Volk.”
Timur Vermes, Look Who's Back

Karen Armstrong
“It is not true that Islam makes it impossible for Muslims to create a modern secular society, as Westerners sometimes imagine. But it is true that secularization has been very different in the Muslim world. In the West, it has usually been experienced as benign. In the early days, it was conceived by such philosophers as John Locke (1632–1704) as a new and better way of being religious, since it freed religion from coercive state control and enabled it to be more true to its spiritual ideals. But in the Muslim world, secularism has often consisted of a brutal attack upon religion and the religious.

Atatürk, for example, closed down all the madrasahs, suppressed the Sufi orders and forced men and women to wear modern Western dress. Such coercion is always counterproductive. Islam in Turkey did not disappear, it simply went underground. Muhammad Ali had also despoiled the Egyptian ulama, appropriated their endowments and deprived them of influence.”
Karen Armstrong, Islam: A Short History

Winston S. Churchill
“You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.”
Winston S. Churchill

Amartya Sen
“While we cannot live without history, we need not live within it either.”
Amartya Sen, The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

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