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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

"To think, to reflect, to write ..."

There are times when words seem futile, and to no one more so than a writer. At these moments it seems that nothing is of value other than to act and to intervene in the course of events: to think, to reflect, to write seem trivial and wasteful.

Amitav Ghosh expresses a thought that had struck me as well, time and again, during my journey through Tamil Nadu. Read his wonderful piece, published in three parts, in the Hindu:

Part 1 – Overlapping faults
Part 2 – No aid needed
Part 3 – The town by the sea
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