Mom Knows Best
- Mom: There's this crazy new show on TV called 'Housewives of New Jersey'.
- Me: Mom nooooooo
- Mom : I don't intend to watch it. I'll just stick to 'Law and Order' and 'CSI'
Books I read till the end:
‘The Argumentative Indian’ - Amartya Sen
‘Kafka on the Shore’ - Haruki Murakami
‘The Castle’ - Franz Kafka
‘Norwegian Wood’ - Haruki Murakami
‘Orlando’ - Virginia Woolf
‘The Second Sex’ - Simone De Beauvoir
‘Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy’ - Bil Wright
‘The Sound and the Fury’ - William Faulkner
‘Baal’ - Bertholt Brecht
‘The White Castle’ - Orhan Pamuk
‘A Void’ - Georges Perec
‘Leaving the Atocha Station’ - Ben Lerner
‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ - Truman Capote
Books I started but didn’t finish:
‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ - T.E. Lawrence
‘This is the Hour: A Novel about Goya’ - Lion Feuchtwanger
As the doctors cautiously revealed the details of injuries inflicted on the young woman, who needed a gut transplant as her intestines had been torn by iron rods, thousands of students from colleges and universities in the city gathered in a spontaneous protest in Delhi. Anger spread like a heat wave. In my years in Delhi as a student and a reporter, the protests against the various instances of sexual assault would be attended and lead by left-leaning women’s organizations student groups. India’s conservative middle and upper-middle classes mostly stayed home. This was different…
Basharat Peer on the fury in Delhi after the rape and murder of the 23-year old unnamed victim: http://nyr.kr/YSQPOw
Photograph by Rakash Singh/AFP/Getty.