July 26 - August 9
My play Mataji was staged by Naatak in Palo Alto, San Francisco and San Ramon, California. Here is an essay about gurus and god-women, written in connection with the play for Siliconeer magazine; a story on Naatak in the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as a list of past productions.
My play, Aath Ghante (Hindi), was staged by Aakar Kala Sangam at the Bhartendu Natya Utsav in Delhi.
Here is a comment on Indian outrage at George Bush's comment that increased consumption in India and China was contributing to the worldwide rise in food prices. The original was published in Tehelka.
On March1, the Vatican decided to confer sainthood on Sister Alphonsa, a nun from Kerala credited with the miracle of curing a crippled boy. Here is a scoop (full of lies, I assure you) about the second miracle of Mother Teresa, which should be sufficient evidence for the Vatican to speed her toward canonization.
Here is an essay I wrote for Tehelka, regarding a silly claim made by an Indian minister on the number of Indians at NASA. And here is a longer version of that essay.
A comment on Indian Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's plan to install "discharge-free" green toilets in Indian trains. The original was published in Outlook magazine. Here is a longer version.
Aath Ghante (Hindi), was staged by Aakar Kala Sangam at the Bharat Rang Mahotsav at the National School of Drama, New Delhi.
Aath Ghante (Hindi) was staged by Aakar Kala Sangam at the Roopkatha Drama Festival, Allahabad and Nandikar's National Theatre Festival, Kolkata.
Here is my review of David Edgerton's The Shock Of The Old, published in Literary Review.
August 9-September 28
Aath Ghante (Hindi) was staged by Aakar Kala Sangam in Guwahati, Udaipur, Jaipur and Mussoorie. Here is the schedule, and a few reviews (Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), The Telegraph)
Read my interview with Outlook magazine in Delhi.
Aath Ghante (Hindi) was staged by Aakar Kala Sangam at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. Here are a few reviews of the production: The Hindu, Sandhya Times (Hindi), Daily Pioneer
Read my interview with India Se magazine in Singapore (Page 1, Page 2).
June 29-July 8
Everyone Loves A Good Tsunami was staged by Pratidhwani in Seattle.
May 19, 20, 26
Everyone Loves A Good Tsunami was staged by Natya Bharati in Maryland and Virginia.
I read from The Peacock Throne at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
Read my interview with South China Morning Post.
Read my interview with Aesthetica magazine.
Read my interview with Water, No Ice magazine.
I read from The Peacock Throne at Landmark, Bangalore.
I read from the novel at Crossword, Mumbai.
Kitab Literary Festival in Mumbai.
I read from the novel at Landmark, Gurgaon (Delhi).
"Meet The Author" event at Asia House, London.