Tuesday, September 26, 2006

author bio

Had to send one today, for a guide book in which the last/latest piece I wrote on Delhi (while sitting in Calcutta), will be appearing.

They are frustrating things, these author bios - trying to convey the life you've lived and your definitions of who you think you are (more importantly, who you'd like others to think you are). I was sleep deprived enough to do a relatively 'sober' one, without too much angsting. (previous author auto-bios, by yours truly, have been awful. AWFUL.)

You might see at the back of a book about to hit the newsstands in a couple of weeks -

Anand Vivek Taneja is currently in temporary exile from Delhi, a city he has had an obsessive relationship with since coming here eight years ago. A student of history and of film-making, he has worked as an urban researcher, freelance writer, columnist, quizmaster and tour guide. He is now in a PhD program in New York City, but still thinks that Jangpura Extension is the centre of the universe.

I know that this is the 5th time I'm linking to what I wrote about dear old JE a year and a half ago, but then it's true, isn't it?

forthcoming -
long subway rides

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