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New novel PROFESSOR CHANDRA FOLLOWS HIS BLISS, @randomhouse (US) @vintagebooks @ChattoBooks (UK) Ƭ̵̬̊ 💜 🙏🏿

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“If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes… https://t.co/5Y33SKbSBP
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10/15
2019
Congratulations to Bernadine Evaristo @BernardineEvari winner of the @TheBookerPrizes 2019. I am really delighted.… https://t.co/GvkG5wy6Wg
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamWhen different species of plants grow in the same soil they share nutrients, make space for one another. Humans thi… https://t.co/eNFM6KVp4aIn a 2nd-hand book store/barn near Hudson, NY I found 5 magnificent boxes of 1980s self-help books with titles like… https://t.co/WU0pjkrqLz @luke_walton Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it.Truly❤️'Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss' by @Rajeevbalasu. Reluctantly fell in love with protagonist, felt I'd… https://t.co/A5SDtfVkQH
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamOn the topic of 'toxic Asian parenting', it's interesting and telling that we don't racially pathologize white pare… https://t.co/6hIzz90iju
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamI was trying to explain how self-righteousness = shame the other day: Basically, it's when your Yusuf Islam hates your Cat Stevens.
10/14
2019
@jazzslaysdinos Amazing how many people start their comments with, “I work hard for...” I’ve been homeless. I’ve wo… https://t.co/jFa1kCZ5nF
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10/13
2019
also thinking about: zadie smith saying that as she’s gotten older, selfhood is less about what distinct traits y… https://t.co/Oxya7crkYp
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamMy last book was about an economist desperate to win the Nobel. Then recently I was horrified to read a prominent c… https://t.co/AGgjdSCTWL6) This may force the abuser into authenticity. Or it may not. But this is not the scapegoat's problem. 7) Expecti… https://t.co/cVgF8Ltly14) The scapegoat enables this abuse when they take responsibility for their abuser's actions & pain, believing it's… https://t.co/n4q1gyCpQLScapegoating is identical at all levels: family, community, nation. 1) You refuse to take responsibility for your… https://t.co/fWLpuFW15VPresident Trump played Prince’s “Purple Rain” tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming a year… https://t.co/fKfT2ZQbUy
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10/12
2019
I have a new font: "American Typewriter". It's between the 3-year-old-on-sugar that's Comic Sans, and the Tory MP… https://t.co/NIQbUhkPDOAll I’m saying is I think we should give extinction a chance. https://t.co/pLV0c2rIud
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10/11
2019
An assorted #WorldMentalHealthDay reading list to remind you that you're never alone [THREAD]. "Reading gives us… https://t.co/Vpdwh012Kn
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10/10
2019
Aggression welcomes attack as justification. Greed views envy as success. Let’s spend less time dismantling oppress… https://t.co/OysDozUZ4x
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamI'm sure this softening towards Bush is to do with his not being Trump, as if a fascist is worse than an imperialis… https://t.co/mlavjkl4OKAt my residency in NY remembering my editor Susan Kamil. Writers think we work alone but we all have teams, even if… https://t.co/EFzRZcwYoZMeditation, therapy & psychedelics open up new neural pathways & if you use them, you change: neuroplasticity. If y… https://t.co/Sko8ZWvge9
10/9
2019
For the record, a person can be a psychopathic asshole and not racist at all, or a cookie-making sweetheart, and be… https://t.co/sNfO8u6Q34
10/7
2019
Fantastic #longread on the Rich Asshole Syndrome https://t.co/sa2mB65ZaO
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10/4
2019
Incredible, if predictable, that CBS should waffle on about astronaut Nick Hague's return from space and omit this.… https://t.co/3WNyEfqjJAPlants also sleep and wake up. https://t.co/m27Zy2drin
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamA view of the forest breathing from the sky for anyone out there that needs it. https://t.co/XdmslF3oc2
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10/3
2019
"And to see to it that no child plays in the sunshine ever again." [Polite applause] https://t.co/dcLXjJ54P4I didn’t know you could wear a coat more than once. This will save me a lot of money. https://t.co/WRtweDxAOx
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10/2
2019
‘If we respected nature more—the power it has to not only be destroyed by us but to destroy us in turn—would we see… https://t.co/dz2eC9YuNt
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamI think we might be the only self-hating species.
9/30
2019
We've applied the logic of colonialism to the whole planet, as if we are invaders, raping & pillaging. Doesn't real… https://t.co/wpi4HW1sCC
9/29
2019
Professor Chandra is an expert at complex problems. There's just one he can't crack... the secret of happiness.… https://t.co/ZyUso3Kh9N
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9/27
2019
@brazenhussyrant Copenhagen. I'll be in the US for 3 months afterwards btw. @usmantm Yes, I think this might be the essence of the western worldview. It also implies a profound disconnection… https://t.co/X4OWNkwEQvIt feels as if "western rationalism" emerged from this worldview, so today the suggestion that the universe might b… https://t.co/XwZPBvl3DJI really didn't realise till now how much kinder and wiser the gods are in other worldviews. In Indian and Chinese… https://t.co/STJmkKxklHBeen reading Greek mythology. Their gods are psychopathic narcissists, not kinder or wiser, just prettier and stron… https://t.co/Te5PMZmtDx @ZebaTalk Yes! It's SO good.Thinking about grief this morning. Realised we don't cry for the person but the hole they've left in us, which we h… https://t.co/iURviGTEtB
9/25
2019
A bunch of us @VICEUK asked our parents to review our Instagram profiles. This is what my mum said about me, transc… https://t.co/s9ugFbGu5u
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamNearly everyone who’s pissed at the UK’s “undemocratic” Supreme Court today used to be totally unbothered back when… https://t.co/zOmHOHqASH
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamI can imagine Boris waking now in his New York satin sheets while his butler hands him his Earl Grey and quietly whispers "Eulalie".I think this might be how the planet looks at us, from time to time. https://t.co/LtwvVGGiVT
9/24
2019
I always think of baggage reclaim as this odd metaphor for death. Who will be plucked next from this dreary conveye… https://t.co/r4pAEhCSRpSome of us are still trying to process the fact that thousands gathered in a stadium in Houston to celebrate brutal… https://t.co/5q2WjweHZO
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9/23
2019
locking us up in a bunker for hours - so that we could talk friendly among beautiful spiders and the reality of lov… https://t.co/cjpnQgp9qj
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamUgh. My parents are excited about Modi being in the USA. Forgive them Gods they know not what they do.
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamHad a lot of fun discussing REALITY for artist #LaraFaveretto in a clandestine bunker @la_Biennalehttps://t.co/j9IgScutvo
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9/22
2019
@badbadpoet Autocorrect keeps changing liver to lover @badbadpoet My liver us a foreigner to me. Don't think I could pick it out of a line up of a dozen livers. (By you… https://t.co/9sObafdS7HIf you're proud of your country winning the world cup, shouldn't you be even prouder of your liver removing toxins… https://t.co/0psvFoQP3j
9/21
2019
We've done our 150-word interview with Rajeev Balasubramanyam @Rajeevbalasu, Nancy Stohlman @nancystohlman and Jeri… https://t.co/6BKV95ceSC
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9/20
2019
Last night I was wondering which animals live longest and I found this jellyfish. It is immortal. YES. IMMORTAL. https://t.co/NPkSf1coky
9/19
2019
#BiennaleArte2019 #MayYouLiveInInterestingTimes On 17/09, 10:30 am, REALITY, the 4th Clandestine Talk in the frame… https://t.co/TzZUM2ySog
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9/16
2019
I went to the house where the Bronte sisters grew up today. This was in the gift shop. https://t.co/Wl4psaO7wK @Stephen_May1 I saw him in Waterstones recently. He tried to jump the queue but they sent him back. He was buying… https://t.co/CvtUaFOhuAWhen ‘luminaries’ of Indian journalism are more than happy to be deployed in the service of state craft, there’s no hope.
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9/15
2019
@JasleenaGrewal But really, I think it is true. I'm basing this on watching the same people for over 20 years (myself included). @JasleenaGrewal I have no sources at all. I'm just bored and at an airport. (Actually my sources are the differenc… https://t.co/tUMZ6huI4VBeing a conservative is essentially selfish, intellectually dishonest, spiritually regressive, and harmful to othe… https://t.co/XG2bzf09sbGot pulled out of line to be searched at Tegel airport and when the burly fellow said it was "random" I laughed hys… https://t.co/bxycq7Sh66
9/13
2019
Devastated to learn my editor Susan Kamil has died. She was brilliant and warm and loving and gave me an unforgetta… https://t.co/CoIfsq0nL3
9/10
2019
Love this book @Rajeevbalasu Just cried on the plane when Chandra meets his daughter… https://t.co/SotNaBkcIF
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9/8
2019
Someone asked me: How old is Hinduism? This is a common question. You might think it would be straightforward, the… https://t.co/YZfkvDCPaq
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9/5
2019
Some happier news, we got married! https://t.co/Ao8yZEh9ui
9/4
2019
Literally Speaking is back tonight with another exciting set of readings in FLUX by @Rajeevbalasu, @elnathan_john,… https://t.co/DRanUGpYid
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9/3
2019
Holy Shit the protesters in Hong Kong are grabbing the canisters of tear gas dropping it into liquid nitrogen and t… https://t.co/lecsHPPPrB
Retweeted by Rajeev Balasubramanyam @lbrothers The only thing I was sad about was there was no Cassandra. My favourite.
9/2
2019
Haven't enjoyed a book this much since I was a child. The ending was pure magic.LOVE THIS. Only 50 pages to go. How can Patroclus narrate his own death? All will be revealed. On another note, I'm… https://t.co/xyoNYdl1pP
9/1
2019
As we keep count of the siege, 25 days now, many families in Kashmir gather outside prisons to hear something of th… https://t.co/3olXgXxhl0
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamKashmir is so 'normal' that markets, schools, colleges and universities haven't opened since Aug 5. Major communica… https://t.co/TqhWbC6INv
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8/31
2019
Aha! Looks like the French edition came out today!!! "L’odyssée du distingué professeur Chandra." 💜🙏🏿 https://t.co/cP5YzJbqRd
8/28
2019
I read this in a day and loved it. Deadpan hilarity, no interiorisation, possibly the best dialogue I've ever read,… https://t.co/MBZ6SdcU2hMonths after reading Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by @Rajeevbalasu, I am still impressed by the way that the… https://t.co/sNQhArReXd
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamAnd they are also not as stupid as they look. My belief is after the French revolution the upper classes went to hu… https://t.co/potqVPzHap
8/27
2019
Just filled in a form marked "City!" "Date of Birth!" "Age!". Bureaucracy slowly drains the human soul of its sap.… https://t.co/ys5WZDCnJ5
8/26
2019
Brad Pitt, as Achilles in TROY, has given me the perfect response to any criticism of any kind: "It's how the Gods… https://t.co/okrAhi2kcp
8/23
2019
Blissful vibrations at Lumb Bank @arvonfoundation this week teaching alongside @Rajeevbalasu, so enjoying this brig… https://t.co/3MFOtcteFj
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8/20
2019
I finally did it. Someone asked me how my book sales were going, so I said okay and asked how much money he had mad… https://t.co/bb7ylnNv0P
Retweeted by Rajeev BalasubramanyamA German man next to me on a flight asked me: “Is Zen Hindu?” I gave a long answer about the connection between Zen… https://t.co/Ccyd33TySK
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8/18
2019
You do not have to: Respect an elder who doesn't respect you. Protect them from exposure. Uphold the family fa… https://t.co/5FxKuT9FIA @ulharper Wanted to honour Toni Morrison by reading Paradise but I have a temperature so decided it would be too ta… https://t.co/lKghu9B57K @ulharper Yes. Is the Body worse?Been unwell so decided to read a Stephen King "to relax": An ex-SS officer is forming a friendship with a 14-war o… https://t.co/jfDISti1RD
8/16
2019
@brazenhussyrant Sending love Mia 💜💜💜In need of some chill? We hear you! All aboard to California in @Rajeevbalasu's sweet story of finding your place i… https://t.co/D9vI9D9cfO
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8/14
2019
Marianne says of Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by @Rajeevbalasu, "It asks you to take a look at what is happi… https://t.co/m7qB1SQPBE
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8/13
2019
A wonderful endorsement from the mighty @Rajeevbalasu (author of the also wonderful 'Professor Chandra Follows His… https://t.co/w8gBk0pd5a
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8/5
2019
@NotoriousREL Yes, I'm on 12 showers a day these days. I should really get paid for them.
7/31
2019
@Zenman007 Thank you :)I just finished this wonderful novel by @Rajeevbalasu and I can’t encourage you enough to pick it up. What a fantas… https://t.co/n9SsKnPPtH
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7/30
2019
@green_pogo @jennyeclair Oh I love this (I had to look Malagasy up) :) @AggieHH Ah yes, I remember this one... also lovely.Oh, the word butterfly is so beautiful in so many languages... Papillon (French) Kupu-kupu (Indonesian) Alibangban… https://t.co/JmJxzK8NNqCan you believe the 90s were almost 30 years ago? Do you remember talking about the 60s in the 90s? That’s what t… https://t.co/Icmtdio7RE
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7/29
2019

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