Interviews

Interview with Bina Shah – part 2

Bina Shah is a noted Karachi based author, and journalist. The following questions were posed as a follow-up to the first round of questions. If response to the question about the choice of male protagonists in your novels, you mentioned– “This is going to change in my next novel, in which the protagonist is a young girl. But she comes… Read more →

Interview with Bina Shah

Bina Shah, a Wellesley and Harvard alumna, is a noted Karachi based author, journalist, editor, and blogger. She has published two novels and two collections of short stories. Her first collection of short stories, Animal Medicine, was published by Oxford University Press in 1999. The collection was followed by a well received novel, Where They Dream in Blue, that cataloged… Read more →

Interview with Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa is the acclaimed Pakistan-born author of Cracking India, and The Crow Eaters, among others. Ms. Sidhwa’s personal account of partition, Cracking India, has come to be regarded as a seminal account of the watershed event. Ms. Sidhwa currently lives in Houston, Texas. This is a quirky way to start the interview but I have always wanted to know… Read more →

Interview with Eric Berlin, Executive Producer of BlogCritics

This is the third article in a multi-part series devoted to understanding some of the ethical aspects that dog blogging sites. The series will end with an analysis of Blogcritics.org and blogs in general. Prior two articles – Interview with Christopher Rose, Comments Editor of BC Interview with Lisa McKay, Executive Editor of BC Can you tell me about your… Read more →

Interview with Lisa McKay, Executive Editor of BC

This is the second interview in a multi-part series that will end with an analysis of ethics etc. that underpin BC, and blogs in general. The first interview with Christopher Rose, Comments Editor at BC, can be accessed by clicking here Lisa McKay is the Executive Editor of Blogcritics.org. Lisa has been with Blogcritics.org since August, 2004. The interview was… Read more →

Interview with Christopher Rose, Comments Editor for BC

The following interview with Christopher Rose was conducted via email a few months ago. The interview is part of a series that will end up in an article that provides history and analysis of Blogcritics.org How did you come to be involved with Blogcritics.org? I just surfed in one day and was drawn in by the way the site is… Read more →

Interview with Bill Thompson -Part IV – Fragmented Information

This is the fourth and concluding part of the interview with BBC technology columnist, Mr. Bill Thompson. part 1, part 2, part 3 This kind of completes two of the major questions that I had. I would now move on to digital literacy and fragmented informational landscape. Google has made facts accessible to people – too accessible, some might say.… Read more →

Interview with Bill Thompson – Part III – Copyright Law

This is part III of a four part interview with Mr. Bill Thompson, noted technology columnist with the BBC. part 1, part 2 “Copyright is not a Lockean “natural right” but is a limited right granted to authors in order to further the public interest. This principle is explicitly expressed in the U.S. Constitution, which grants the power to create… Read more →

Interview with Bill Thompson – part II -Political Economy of Internet

This is part 2 of the interview with Bill Thompson, technology columnist with the BBC. part 1 When I look at Internet there is this wonderful sense of volunteerism. It is incredible to see the kind of things that have come out of recent technology like the open source movement, and Wikipedia. There is palpable sense of volunteerism that pervades… Read more →