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A.C. Bose Grant Applications Jan 1-31, 2021

It’s time for the third AC Bose Grant applications! This Grant is made in memory of my father, who loved reading, introduced us to speculative fiction at an early age, and fostered our love of books and of open minds … Continue reading

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The Monu Bose Memorial Prize

My mother was a wonderful person – and sometimes, I think, it’s only when I grew up and passed through the same stages of life that I truly appreciated how special she was. She was loving but not sentimental, and … Continue reading

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Little Red Christmas Tree

Why is my Christmas tree red this year? It’s because of Covid. So, to back track. Though headquarters for us is in San Francisco, we have a pied-a-terre in Tacoma that we’d rented in February. We got moved in, keeping … Continue reading

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The 2020 Winner of the AC Bose Grant is Asha Thanki

Back in 2018, we started to set up an annual grant in my father’s memory. It was awarded for the first time in 2019 to Senaa Ahmed. That post is HERE. Normally, the winner would be announced on 26th May, … Continue reading

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The A.C. Bose Award for South Asian Speculative Fiction Writers

Last year, we were thinking about some kind of award to commemorate my father. He was a wonderful person – an intellect, soft-spoken, broad-ranging in his thinking and values. One of the things he did for us, his children, was … Continue reading

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Corruption Perceptions, 2016

From time to time, I report on the Corruption Perceptions studies by Transparency International. It’s interesting to watch the trends, though I have to admit they’re slow-moving. In 2016, China caught up with India, and Myanmar – again is the … Continue reading

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Smells Like a Man…

The other day, we went to an Indian grocery store in Seattle. In addition to replenishing our spice stocks, and picking up a few veggies that are difficult to find in regular grocery stores (and what turned out to be … Continue reading

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If ‘The Donald’ Were a Book, He’d be a Bestseller

(An earlier version of this article was published in Naradanews.com ) When I read The Bestseller Code recently, it felt oddly familiar. It reminded me of Donald Trump. This new book analyzes the secrets of bestselling novels. Authors Jodie Archer … Continue reading

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What a Night! Paul McCartney at Candlestick

August 14, 2014: the last day for Candlestick. The obsolete stadium’s going to be torn down. It went out in style, with a concert by Sir Paul McCartney. The concert quickly sold out, of course, and we hadn’t thought to … Continue reading

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My Suitcase is a Dinosaur

“Your suitcase is a dinosaur,” Usha said as she helped me haul it into the back of her van. It looks like it. My sturdy grey Samsonite is maybe 20 years old. It’s heavy and has only two wheels, so … Continue reading

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