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P G Wodehouse
Opinion  /  Published 24.04.22

Ask Jeeves

The angrez ke zamane ka jailor seems to have been a bibliophile in comparison to the likes of Kurlekar. During his 700-day incarceration, Bhagat Singh apparently read 300 books. It is even said that t...
By Upala Sen

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.21

Wodehouse: balm for the soul

The hottest ticket for Indians who find themselves in London is the stage adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi, which I have now seen, and I concur with all the rave ...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.20

Changed life: Marina Wheeler’s book

The year, 2020, has actually been a vintage year for books, among them is Marina Wheeler’s The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab. She has nothing to say about her former h...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.20

Rare friendships: Lord Desai's autobiography

Reading Lord Meghnad Desai’s just published autobiography, I laughed out loud as though I was reading a PG Wodehouse novel when he described his “fruitful collaboration and lifelong friend...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Comic sunshine: India's love for Wodehouse

Why does PG Wodehouse have such a big following in India? This is the question I put to Ben Schott, a 46-year-old British journalist and author who got rave reviews for his first Wodehouse novel, ...
By Amit Roy in London

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People  /  Published 13.10.18

Dash it, Jeeves, let Wodehouse rest in peace

Fans of P.G. Wodehouse throughout the world will be delighted with the news that he is to be honoured with a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey more than four decades after his death.This gesture, on...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.20

At leisure: sleep sliding away

Afternoon naps and stolen kisses, P.G. Wodehouse claimed, are always the sweetest and most refreshing. Research has now proven this to be true. The National Bureau of Economic Research, Massachusetts,...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

An evening with Wodehouse at Bengal Club

The Wodehouseian weekender at Bengal Club on Friday evening was a rummy affair with club members donning neck ties and rounding up on stage to play Mike, Jackson, Jeeves, Bertie, Lord Emsworth and mor...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

World  /  Published 27.07.19

Rees-Mogg enters Boris government, style guide in hand

Perhaps the most interesting appointment in Boris Johnson’s government is that of Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has just issued an English style guide for his staff banning such words and phrases as “unacc...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 30.12.18

Books are about to be unbound

Nearly a century ago, the publisher Alfred A. Knopf released a slim book of spiritual fables by an obscure Lebanese-American poet and painter named Kahlil Gibran.Knopf had modest expectations, and pri...
By Alexandra Alter in New York


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