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The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie

Tea: Rooibos Vanilla

Congratulations Mr Rushdie, your work is the first book review on this blog. Have a tea on me. 1,031 more words




All the resources in category 1 are physical books and were all found via the UCLA Library catalog site with priority to on campus resources (YRL, Powell, English Reading Room, and Special Collections), with the exception of two editions which proved unavailable, and were thus found digitally via Amazon. 877 more words

Reluctant Roundabout Review of a Possibly Perfect Album: The Trouble with Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam

Hey Pal:

Well I find myself in a bit of a pickle: I’m falling back in love with the music of Cat Stevens, or should I say the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens who, since 1977, has gone by his reborn Muslim name Yusuf Islam. 1,992 more words


Airtel defends breaking Net Neutrality

We interrupt this dead blog for breaking news. Found in the deepest recesses of my spam folder lay a comprehensive letter outlining the real reason why Airtel has taken a stance towards breaking Net Neutrality. 671 more words


Beef ban and other 'cool' hypocrisies

I first tasted beef when I was eighteen and had accompanied a few friends for a drunken jaunt at Calcutta’s junta bar, Olypub. One Hayward’s down, I heard a friend recommending the eponymous Olypub Beefsteak, driving Bengalis into poetic and political frenzy (especially when accompanied by Old Monk) since 1981. 2,095 more words

International Women's Day - Dissenting Voices

“It’s women who have to take up these issues. The left is not going to do it. The left are trying to silence us.”

You would be forgiven for thinking this statement was made quite recently. 1,013 more words