“Stories forgotten or lying in cold//Find their own time to be told”: The forgotten story of John Lang told by Amit Ranjan

Lang’s biting sarcasm against the actions of the Company found its way into fiction, and was the reason why he was ignored or slandered by the white press. As the author says, ‘On one hand, Lang is bitterly critical of the British administration in India. On the other hand, he paints India as an esoteric land full of vaults and mesmerisers.’ Continue reading “Stories forgotten or lying in cold//Find their own time to be told”: The forgotten story of John Lang told by Amit Ranjan

Remembering ‘Still Alice’: An Ode to Tales of the ‘Uneasy A’

Imagine being dead, but forced to still walk among the living, invisible, inconsequential, no longer heralded. If growth is the sign of life, Alice has stopped growing and whatever she had to learn about the world or herself has already been learnt and cannot be altered anymore. The stop-clock has stopped and she cannot alter her status quo, try as she may. So, all she’s left with.. is her still being Alice. And that front row seat to the raging storm of the illness may retain you till the end. Continue reading Remembering ‘Still Alice’: An Ode to Tales of the ‘Uneasy A’