On things briefly and in general

“I spoke with Joseph Lelyveld earlier today, and he told me that the narrow focus on this particular aspect of the book is a fundamental misreading of his research: “I was surprised to find myself at the center of this.” Lelyveld believes the “bisexual” story went viral in part due to the “tamasha,” the spectacle-driven nature of India’s 24/7 cable news culture. It was a “ready-made” controversy for the digital age.”

A Book’s Banning Sparks A Struggle Over Gandhi’s Legacy