Going On Thirty
India is guest of honour at the Paris Book Fair next week. Thirty authors have been chosen for an all-expenses-paid trip: U.R. Ananthamurthy, Rupa Bajwa, Sarnath Banerjee, Shyam Bhajju, Urvashi Butalia, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Amit Chaudhuri, Abha Dawesar, Shashi Deshpande, Githa Hariharan, Mushirul Hasan, Ruchir Joshi, Sudhir Kakar, Sunil Khilnani, Anita Rau Badami, Gopi Chand Narang, Etteth Ravi Shankar, Alka Saraogi, K. Satchidanandan, Allan Sealy, Lavanya Sankaran, Vikram Seth, Kalpana Swaminathan, Tarun Tejpal, Shashi Tharoor, Altaf Tyrewala, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Udayan Vajpeyi, Pavan Varma, M.T. Vasudevan Nair. Go figure!