Sunday, March 01, 2009

The 65 Lakh Heist: Press Coverage

I woke up yesterday, the 1st of March, at 7 AM, and bounded to the front door to check out the newspaper. Rifled through it, didn't find what I was looking for. Tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't. Decided to check my mail.
There it was - a mail from a friend with links. The articles had been published in the Indian Express (which doesn't get to Bangalore), and the Delhi edition of Times of India (and not any other edition). So, one way or another, no one in Bangalore knew of any of this. Oh well.

But the Indian Express had a nice huge article, in all its editions. The link I got: http://epaper.indianexpress.com/IE/IEH/2009/03/01/index.shtml . Scroll down about halfway through the right-hand list of pages, click on the page labelled "The Word". There you go. And in case you want to read the actual text: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/pulping-hot/428885/0 .

The Delhi ToI had a smaller article, more focused on Pathak himself, and on the experience of reading Hindi pulp. The epaper version is at http://epaper.timesofindia.com . Select the date as March 01, and go to page 10. The article is on the lower right side. If you just want the text : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/msid-4206344,prtpage-1.cms .

Stay tuned for more self-congratulatory lists of links :).

10 comments:

mar00ned said...

Congratulations !!!

mar00ned said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surender_Mohan_Pathak

Couldnt resist :-p

Sudarshan said...

Thanks mar00ned...! Took me a little while to notice the addition to the wikipedia article :)

kk said...

Congrats! I must admit that inspired by you I went to Shivajinagar were I felt sure there would be stacks of Pathak to buy. But shockingly there was nada. Alas, Bangalore IS a bit removed from the great hindi pulp tradition. :)

Nee said...

The article was there in the Pune Toi main paper too. Read it and smiled :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome dude, congrats

Hari

Shriniwas K said...

Awesome Sir!!

Anonymous said...

Where is it available?I enquired at Crossword,Sapna and Blossom.It is not available there.Is it available at Landmark?..

Regards
Sharath

Sudarshan said...

Hi Sharath,
The book should be available at all Landmarks across India. BTW, it wouldn't hurt to have Crossword/Sapna/Blossom order it, if you ask them to procure it :)

mar00ned said...

Celebrity endorsements ... if you would like to call it that ... http://twitpic.com/9ha78 :-)