‘The problem was that, for the most part, it did not matter how widely broadcast your discontent was: no one cared.’ Rana Dasgupta on digital celebrity and a suicide in the banlieues of Paris.
‘This is a literature of checkpoints and fences, and the improvised gaps through which desperate people pass.’
‘Like a tiny old woman surrounded by strapping grandsons, the Maruti 800 was in fact the progenitor of all that new, muscular, vehicular variety.’
‘The society that has emerged in post-liberalization India is one consumed both by euphoria and dread.’
‘India is a garrulous place, and yet, during last week’s attacks in Mumbai, it became speechless.’
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