I'll be making two appearances at the Kala Ghoda Festival this year, both on the same evening.
This pleases me very much, as it saves me the trouble of polishing my boots twice over and having an extra shirt ironed, and I'm one of those people who loves the sense of having saved precious time through adroit orchestration, no matter that I never establish what that saved time actually does go into. Just the feeling is enough.
Tomorrow, Monday, at 5pm I'm going to be talking to Anjum Hasan, the author of the novels Lunatic In My Head and Neti, Neti, in the David Sassoon Library garden.
And then at 8pm I'm going to be reading from Arzee the Dwarf, alongside Amit Varma and Lata Jagtiani, who'll be reading from their books. This time it will be Anjum asking the questions.
Look forward to seeing you! And now I'll return to my books and to my boots, while also trying to find the time (proleptically gained because of my time saved tomorrow) for a trip in the afternoon to witness the 9th All India Zoroastrian Body Building Championship in Byculla ("Any of the weight class events may be cancelled if we do not receive more than four entries in each class"), and then two hours in front of the television set at night to watch Arsenal v Chelsea. Sundays always turn out to be the busiest day of the week.
In closing, here is an old post: "Anjum Hasan and the Indian Shakespeare", and a review, from 2008, of Lunatic In My Head.