Archive for March, 2014

Yashwanth Chittal

March 29, 2014

I have not read any Yashwanth Chittal except for some sections of his introduction to Moovaththu Kathegalu — a selection of thirty short stories of Masti. I understand that he passed away recently. The Hindu Friday review has a piece by Deepa Ganesh and a translation of a section of one of his books, Anthahkarana. The photos that accompany Deepa Ganesh piece are also a must-see.


Mewar Ramayana

March 22, 2014

Here is the piece in The Telegraph; here is the link to British Museum page. By the way, I recently visited CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya); strongly recommended.

Getting trained in writing

March 19, 2014

A nice piece at Savage Minds.

Dislocationists seen from the awesome heights of modern

March 9, 2014

Continuum mechanics:

The advances in continuum mechanics during the past two decades have largely bypassed the mechanical behaviour of metals. In fact, the groping of dislocationists towards a deeper theory of plasticity has been, when viewed from the awesome heights of modern continuum mechanics, an easy target of criticism.

W. Jaunzemis, in Cosserat Continua (1966).