What is Suprose?

Welcome to Suprose.

Why Su-prose? "Su" in Sanskrit is a prefix for "good". This is a place where we will discuss and analyze prose (with a South Asian Connection) - that which is good, awesome, excellent, and maybe rant about prose that could be better.

Whether you love prose, are a prose expert, or want to learn more about prose, or to put it simply want to have anything to do with prose, this blog is for you.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

NYTimes.com: Posing as Fitness

Posing as Fitness
Two books on how yoga was packaged and promoted in different ways in America, depending on the audience and the era. 

NYTimes.com: Somerset Maugham's Swami

Letter From India:  Somerset Maugham's Swami
Long before Elizabeth Gilbert, Somerset Maugham turned the ashram experience into a monster best seller, "The Razor's Edge."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NYTimes.com: Believer's Bazaar

Believer's Bazaar
A scholar of Indian history explores the diverse religious world of the subcontinent through the lives of nine remarkable individuals. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Joel Stein's Essay - My Own Private India

My Own Private India

"I am very much in favor of immigration everywhere in the U.S. except Edison, N.J. The mostly white suburban town I left when I graduated from high school in 1989 — the town that was called Menlo Park when Thomas Alva Edison set up shop there and was later renamed in his honor — has become home to one of the biggest Indian communities in the U.S., as familiar to people in India as how to instruct stupid Americans to reboot their Internet routers.
My town is totally unfamiliar to me. The Pizza Hut where my busboy friends stole pies for our drunken parties is now an Indian sweets shop with a completely inappropriate roof. The A&P I shoplifted from is now an Indian grocery. The multiplex where we snuck into R-rated movies now shows only Bollywood films and serves samosas. The Italian restaurant that my friends stole cash from as waiters is now Moghul, one of the most famous Indian restaurants in the country. There is an entire generation of white children in Edison who have nowhere to learn crime."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1999416,00.html#ixzz1N8PX7IHw