Scoop-wallah : life on a Delhi daily (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Scoop-wallah : life on a Delhi daily

Author: Justine Hardy
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenged by a Kashmiri greengrocer in South Kensington, journalist Justine Hardy went to work for The Indian Express in New Delhi. This is an idiosyncratic, funny, and sad tale about writing as an outsider on the inside of a country where the newspapers are still printed on hot-metal machines and deadlines are missed because of cows at rush hour. India's clash of past and present continues to wrong-foot Justine as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Justine Hardy; Justine Hardy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justine Hardy
ISBN: 071956140X 9780719561405
OCLC Number: 40840315
Awards: Shortlisted for Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award 2000.
Shortlisted for Thomas Cook Travel Book Award 2000.
Description: 266 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The Kashmiri of South Kensington; a head-stand; cocktails for the blind; the garden of shades; on things that explode; the dust monk in God's library; body in mind; Sindoor and sex; Mrs Krishna and Mrs Windsor; high teas and aquarium blues; the foolish man; devours all he has; treading lightly on dreams; returned empty; black Oxfords and last rites.
Responsibility: Justine Hardy.

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A tale about writing as an outsider on the inside of a country where the newspapers are still printed on hot-metal machines and deadlines are missed because of cows at rush-hour. India's clash of  Read more...

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