|Sunday, September 30, 2001
IN their autobiographies, writers do not forfeit their privacy nor do they go public by way of self-exposure unless they are courageous enough to write freely without caring for what people think of them and their views. However, diaries belong to a different category altogether! From my experience as a researcher, I have found that diaries are far more reliable as compared to autobiographies, which are usually personal reconstructions in retrospect, written usually for self-justification. Diaries, unless written with their eyes set on posterity, tend to provide a more reliable account of the thoughts and experiences of writers.
Could the apostle
of peace have curbed Hitler’s hate?
The mysteries of
birth and rebirth
Giving a feel of
the India she knows
million-dollar name behind Dollar Bahu
bari hai mast
out the bad side of baby business
your fill of fish
to come to terms with retirement
Masters of camouflage
Bundi: A medieval city in the cleft