Me? Moi? Ami? Njaan?

An average man, with average tastes, if it were not literature and music. 

Will try to fill in more as we go along.

Its been quite a challenge to put pen to paper, I have been putting this off for a while. I aim to use this space to express my thoughts and views on the books and authors I read, I do tend to stray towards lesser known writers. While my tastes are eclectic, I must admit that I follow Indian writing in English closely. I believe we have some great writers and a great body of work already. 

So here goes – comments, feedback are all welcome. I reiterate again that these are my personal views and no, M&B does not come under my interests 😉 

I have another blog ‘Objects in the Mirror’ which is the one I vent through when I feel that writing for this one is a lot of work.

(PS. Silverfish is not some exotic sea food ;-))


16 responses to “Me? Moi? Ami? Njaan?

  1. Prem Rao

    August 28, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Glad I came across your blog. Thanks for informative articles.

    • davematt

      August 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks much Prem….

  2. Anuradha Gupta

    August 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    You must have at least an iota of Bong blood in you since you write so well. Really enjoyed your blog and agree with a lot of your views on the books.

    The way it stands today – more and more absolute drivel is being published today in the name of India writing in English.

    I have a really busy schedule with baby and work and with limited time, I really don’t want to waste time on drivel. Do let me know if you have any good recomendations on light reading.


    • davematt

      August 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      He, he Anuradha :-), no I am not a Bong, even better – a mallu :-).

      I recommend Rohinton Mistry, Anita Nair and Anu Jayanth….

  3. Sunaya

    March 31, 2010 at 9:54 am

    very good site ..liked it 🙂

    • davematt

      March 31, 2010 at 10:00 am

      Thanks much Sunaya…

  4. ravisidula

    March 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Hi Davematt,

    What a wonderful place to be in. I loved reading the reviews out here. Found so many names of new writers and their work. Keep up the good work.


    • davematt

      March 8, 2010 at 3:13 am

      Thanks Ravi, its been a while since I blogged. Comments like this put me under pressure to start again 🙂

  5. SU

    June 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Indian writing in English is something that I follow closely as well. A lot of these writers have a brilliant hold over the language and the Indianisms add a different dimension altogether.

    • davematt

      June 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

      Hey SU, great to see you here…so we have one more thing in common 🙂

  6. Anu Jayanth

    June 2, 2009 at 4:41 am

    What became of Objects in the Mirror???

    • davematt

      June 2, 2009 at 4:46 am

      Hi Anu,

      Good to hear from you. Was planning to write to you about an interview for you in a local daily. Let me get it sorted and I will write to you.


  7. BigBoned.

    March 20, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Oh, this is pretty cool! You know bengali, french and malayalam too? =D
    I have no idea, just asking.
    Btw, nice blog! Let me check out your other blog, though. Heh.

  8. davematt

    August 13, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Thanks Silverfish and this insect is found usually hidden away in old books 🙂

  9. silverfish

    August 13, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Lepisma saccharina (generally known as the fishmoth, urban silverfish or silverfish) is a small, wingless insect generally measuring from half to one inch (12-25 mm).

  10. Giselle

    June 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    hey check out books by jaisree misra and chitra diwakarunni banerjee and also indu sundaresan.. its good.. recently i had read indu sundaresan’ ” The 20th Wife” .. It is the story of Mehrunnisa or rather Nur Jahan .. Interesting book.. You must have guessed by now that it is about the Mughal Empire..

    & hey! thanks for your comment.. do keep visiting.. 🙂


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