Opinion | Of plagues, people and the everlasting impact of short events4 min read 26 Mar 2020, 02:00 AM IST
Extraordinary times such as these are sure to change all of us in a big way. It is up to us, however, to choose who we becom
Busboys and Poets is a lovely Washington DC bookstore-cum-restaurant. The name is a homage to the Black American poet and activist, Langston Hughes, who earned a living as a busboy, a waiter’s assistant. On 22 February, I was having lunch there alone, reading a book. The people on the table next to me kept looking at the book. They stopped near me as they were leaving and said, “We don’t think it is very serious, why are you reading that book?". They seemed curiously aggressive.
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