17 January, 2021


What Upamanyu English, August Chatterjee is up to these days and Kuldip Nayar, 89, gets set to write his first novel.


His Horsemanship

Upamanyu English, August Chatterjee is a stressed man these days. No, not a writer’s block, what has hit him is the change of guard at Rashtrapati Bhavan. His duties as joint secretary (training) in the ministry of defence also include looking after ‘ceremonials’, that is, making sure big events like the Republic Day (you will never spot him at the Jaipur Litfest, from Jan 24 to 28), Independence Day, change of presidents etc pass off without any glitch. So when Pranab Mukherjee takes over from Pratibha Patil amidst pomp and show, the MoD team will have to make sure the horses’ ‘bun-bags’ are there in place to catch their poo.



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