On love & favourites

It’s beginning to rain Pakistan now in the Indian media. The difference being, its all in a positive light.

First, we awoke to the TOI’s new year campaign boldly titled ‘Love’ & ‘Pakistan’ under the “Aman Ki Asha” initiative in association with the Jang group of Pakistan.  Copy full of mush, that.  Alternate point of view, this.

Now the HT tells us:

A new genre of fiction from Pakistan with an India connection and global outlook is finding an increasing market among young readers in the country.

Well, as history has proved, art & literature transcend borders. And so, we’ll keep watching for these disparate threads about our neighbor blowing in the wind and see if they weave themselves into something.

Meanwhile, the Hindu Literary Review of Sunday, January 3, asks five prominent names on the Indian English literary circuit – Githa Hariharan, Mukul Kesavan, Mridula Koshy, William Dalrymple & Samit Basu,  spanning different forms and genres of writing, for their favourites of this decade.

Here’s the article