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Friday, June 23, 2006

Bothered By Bad Writing

In the Indian Express, Nonita Kalra asserts :"...nothing bothers me more than bad writing". The specific targets of her ire are Ira Trivedi's What Would You Do To Save The World and that other book by the 19-year-old Harvard student who got caught. Ms Kalra continues: "The issue is not that one book is petty and the other plagiarised, the greater issue is that both books are horribly written." Calling ChickLit "trash", she admonishes these two: "...ladies, spare us. Stop writing." Ah, well. As long as the media writes about them and as long as people buy them, such things will continue to get written -- by men or by women.


  • I actually found Ms. Trivedi's book about the Miss India pageant to be insightful and funny.

    By Anonymous Anil, at 7:15 PM  

  • I was considering reading Ira Trivedi's novel until I read this article. I may, however, still give it a chance.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:11 PM  

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