Did Chetan Bhagat Teach India to Read?

It’s now a truism. How many times did you come across the statement that Chetan Bhagat made India read books? In my experience, I’ve never come away from a conversation about Bhagat without hearing that sentence at least once. Usually I nod and let it pass, but over the last week, I’ve heard it four times – […]

Writerly Envy

Amish Tripathi is the new Chetan Bhagat. Neither man may like that statement; Chetan may protest that he’s still ‘in’ and Amish may say that his brand of literature is more ‘serious’ than Chetan’s, but in the sense that Amish is to Indian Writing today what Chetan was to it six years ago, it is […]