CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2001 |
Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan, India's much-loved storyteller whose spare, wry English-language novels and short stories gave the world insight into the richness and depth of life and literature in India, died Sunday in his native Madras. He was 94. Narayan, whose 34 books of elegantly subtle, simple and universal fiction made him India's most notable writer in English, died in his sleep of heart failure. He had been hospitalized last month with internal bleeding prompted by a duodenal ulcer.
August 27, 1986 |
Every day for the last several years, cartoonist Enver Ahmed has received at least 20 telephone calls intended for the Punjab National Bank, which has a number that is not even remotely similar to his. People in New Delhi are accustomed to this sort of thing, but the experience has made Ahmed one of the Indian telephone system's bitterest critics.