Mark Twain on Jane Austen

Am reading 'Who is Mark Twain', a brilliant collection of personal papers that Mark Twain left behind. The one on Austen is a crack-up. Here is an excerpt: Does Jane Austen do her work too remorselessly well? For me, I mean? Maybe that is it. She makes me detest all her people, without reserve. Is … Continue reading Mark Twain on Jane Austen

Regal Walk

Spent a wild weekend at the Kanha National Park. This was my first trip to real wilderness, and it was a wonderful experience. Kanha is such a beautiful, varied place. And the tiger - it never looked so majestic in a zoo. (That's the only place I have ever seen it before)