“On Being Silenced” by Jonathan Mendelsohn

(Picture via.) I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you this country doesn’t have time either. —Donald Trump I write this piece because I’m scared. So is my wife. My sisters are scared. Terrified, one of them said. … Continue reading “On Being Silenced” by Jonathan Mendelsohn

Van Gogh and his oranges

This post was originally written on 24th January, 2010. When we were having dinner with our friend Jonathan (also the prose guest editor of the second anniversary issue of Cha) in a Sichuan restaurant in Soho, London (by the way, I took the men to the ‘wrong’ restaurant),1 & 2 we discussed many things, including writing, publishing, our favourite world cities and art. I learnt then … Continue reading Van Gogh and his oranges