Daily Archives: 3 August 2007

How to write badly—a proud winner tells all

“Gerald began—but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them ‘permanently’ meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash—to…

How should publications deal with plagiarists?

# When Hindustan Times editor V.N. Narayanan was found to have flicked 10 paragraphs and 1,023 words, verbatim, from a Bryan Appleyard column in The Sunday Times, London, he was sent away without the paper explaining to the reader why he was sacked. Narayanan dutifully popped up as the head of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s…