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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bhaichand Patel

Articles by Bhaichand Patel

Jodhpur Diary

Jodhpur Diary

Apr 07, 2014 Bhaichand Patel

The only person wearing a jodhpur in Jodhpur was the cultural attache of the Spanish embassy...

Festival Of Lightness

Festival Of Lightness

Mar 31, 2014 Bhaichand Patel ON

Khushwant’s largeness of heart easily accommodated his few weaknesses

Masala In The Mahal

Masala In The Mahal

Feb 10, 2014 Bhaichand Patel

A heady mix of sex, glamour, decadence, duplicity and intrigues...

Bling Are The People

Bling Are The People

Dec 02, 2013 Bhaichand Patel

Readers with delicate sensibilities are warned; there are profanities and kinky activities aplenty here!

On The Sea, The Open Sea

On The Sea, The Open Sea

Sep 09, 2013 Bhaichand Patel

This is an interesting misadventure. Sudarshan is a fine writer who holds readers’ attention, but up to a...

Star-Spangled Melancholia

Star-Spangled Melancholia

Aug 19, 2013 Bhaichand Patel

A page-turner, a no-holds-barred biography, warts and all.

Their Butterfly Loves

Their Butterfly Loves

May 13, 2013 Bhaichand Patel

'Making sense of life and love' sums up the angst of the 23 women who inhabit this collection of connected...

Cameos Adrift In The Mist

Cameos Adrift In The Mist

Feb 11, 2013 Bhaichand Patel

Sarna’s prose is precise and economical, as it should be in short stories. It is also elegant.

Fundamentally Wrong

Fundamentally Wrong

Dec 10, 2012 Bhaichand Patel

Guha is wrong, ‘Hindu fundamentalist’ is an oxymoron

Kasauli Diary

Kasauli Diary

Nov 12, 2012 Bhaichand Patel

Thanks to the army’s control of much of the town, it has not gone the way of hill stations like Shimla and...

Jazz Nocturne

Jazz Nocturne

Jun 18, 2012 Bhaichand Patel

Often amusing, moves along briskly

Delhi Diary

Delhi Diary

Nov 28, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

Those who were not mentioned in Vinod Mehta’s book were probably the luckier ones. Kamal Nath left early...

Light Gourmet

Light Gourmet

Nov 28, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

Should make a nice gift at the festive season for someone who wants to move from serving daal-chawal-sabzi to...

Oft Sketched Portraits, Newly Coloured

Oft Sketched Portraits, Newly Coloured

Oct 03, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

These old articles on famous people add little, but are lit up by a less-known scapegrace

Stand By For A Stet

Stand By For A Stet

Aug 08, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

The charmingly old-fashioned and admired Jug Suraiya has written a funny and perceptive account of his career

The Patriarch, The Prince, And A Meteor

The Patriarch, The Prince, And A Meteor

May 16, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

Books on Saigal, R.D. Burman and A.R. Rahman replay much of our public soundtracks

Twist Karaoed

Twist Karaoed

Apr 18, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

Some of the essays are quite awful but the elegant prose of others makes this book worth the price

Delhi Diary

Delhi Diary

Apr 18, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

I love this city. Delhi is green, Mumbai is treeless. And here, it doesn't matter whether you are from Bihar...

Stood Up And Delivered

Stood Up And Delivered

Jan 24, 2011 Bhaichand Patel

1960s Delhi: staid. Swinging London was a candy shop!

Delhi Diary

Delhi Diary

Dec 20, 2010 Bhaichand Patel

All the great Mughal emperors, except Jahangir, have major boulevards named after them. He was given a mere...