Siddharta Deb’s Gatsby in New Delhi

Siddharta Deb’s article Gatsby in New Delhi about Arindam Chaudhuri can be found at n+1 issue 10, but before it was deleted from the original source, someone reproduced. The original publication is being sued by Chaudhuri.

In addition to The Caravan and its proprietors, the suit charges Siddhartha Deb, Penguin (the publisher of the upcoming book by Deb in which the article is a chapter), and Google India (which, the suit alleges, has been “publishing, distributing, giving coverage, circulating, blogging the defamatory, libelous and slanderous articles”).

Interns as Gift

Ross Perlin gives his thoughts on internships. I have been a paid intern before, for 12 months or so. This was when I was studying computer science and it was part of the way the B.Sc was organized. You went to school year round and had paid internships. Many of us tried to get an internship in our home city, but that wasn’t always possible. I spent about a year in Montreal.

Quebec, the Elections, and Hockety @n+1

Interesting essay by Bherer over at n+1. While I consider myself Quebecois, I’ve never been a fan of hockey. This essay delves deep into the province’s love of hockey and the result of the most recent federal election, when the Bloc Québecois lost a lot of seats.

How Sassy Should Have Changed My Life @ n+1

Carlene Brauer writes about how the teen mag Sassy should have changed her life. The article is interesting and was originally printed in 2007. It links the old mag to a strange book that was written by the editors that made the magazine what it was supposed to be, before they got laid off and Sassy folded.

The List by Adelaide Docx @n+1

I really enjoyed this short story about an editor who has to make a list at his imprint of the people who’ll get fired. {via n+1}

The Donut Party @ n+1

As you might have heard, n+1 is now offering their complete articles on their website. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with these pieces, as they require your undivided attention while you read them. I’ve had this one in my feed reader for about a day and finally had the time to read it in its entirety. I loved it. It’s about a fat man, who’s some kind of accountant or investment specialist, having a meeting with three different parties about a deal on some properties, and using tactics with different types of donuts. I haven’t had a donut in about 1½ years.

Emily Gould Vs Cristina Nehring @ n+1

Emily Gould reviews Cristina Nehring’s A Vindication of Love: Reinventing Romance for the 21st Century [Harper, June 2009]. Nehring responds to the apparent vitriolic Gould.