Journey to Land’s End

Journey to Land’s End

Legend has it that Prince Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, built a bridge from the Indian mainland to Lanka to rescue his wife, the Princess Sita, from the clutches of Ravana, ruler of the island. An epic battle ensued, ending with Ravana’s death and the...
What Is “I?”

What Is “I?”

THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE by Anil Ananthaswamy. Hardcover. 320 Pages. Dutton. $15.12 on Amazon. Graham, a 48-year old man, is convinced that his brain has died. No amount of empirical evidence can shake him from his belief in his non-existence. He suffers from Cotard’s...
Dysfunction Knows No Geography

Dysfunction Knows No Geography

LAND WHERE I FLEE. Prajwal Parajuly. Quercus, 2015. 318 pages. Hardcover. Half Nepalese, half Indian, Prajwal Parajuly came to the attention of literary critics with his debut novel The Gurkha’s Daughter, a collection of short stories about the Nepalese diaspora. In...
Manufacturing Optimism

Manufacturing Optimism

In September, 2012, five panelists met at the Commonwealth Club to discuss the future of California. Moderator Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer at the Milken Institute, went around the table asking the panelists their opinion and prognosis of the state’s economy....