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Abhijit Nag
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Abhijit loves reading, writing and getting news and information online.
Abhijit loves reading, writing and getting news and information online.

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What was the internet like before Google? It’s time to look back because we just crossed a milestone. America today gave up oversight of the internet domain name system. The contract between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)…

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Today is the birthday of Jan Morris. In my book, she ranks alongside John Updike, Lawrence Durrell and PG Wodehouse as one of the four finest 20th century writers in English. Born on October 2, 1926, she is 90 today. And what a remarkable life she has…

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Penguin’s Poems for Love selected by Laura Barber has more than three hundred pages of love poems by the entire canon of poets from Shakespeare to the current Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and more. There are poems describing all the experiences lovers…

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Hemingway in love. That’s one of the things you get to read about in A Moveable Feast, where Ernest Hemingway writes about his life as a young man in Paris in the early 1920s. I loved the book when I first read it many years ago and am looking it up again…

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If You Want to Write is a book I love to go back to.  I like the author, Brenda Ueland, because she genuinely encourages you to write. She doesn’t tell you how to write dialogue, construct a plot or create a character. First published in 1938, the book…

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Has there ever been a more haunting crime writer than Raymond Chandler? I was about to say “stylish”, but that hardly describes a writer so romantic, with a voice so distinct, as Chandler. Born on July 23, 1888, he died on March 26, 1959, but he will…

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The Welsh poet RS Thomas’s A Marriage is the most haunting love poem I have read since Wordsworth’s Lucy poems, such as She Dwelt Among Untrodden Ways. We don’t know who Lucy was, but Thomas’s poem is about his own wife, his own marriage. Thomas, born in…

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Alan Rusbridger stepped down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian yesterday. A great editor of a great newspaper. I won’t comment on his and the Guardian’s involvement with Wikileaks and Edward Snowden because I am not interested in politics. What I do…
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