Friday, April 06, 2007

RIP Shakti Bhatt

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A group of bloggers have formed an alliance in the wake of criticisms of irresponsibility against blogs and websites. (Here)

Bloggers in India have been mourning the untimely death of Shakti Bhatt, who passed away in Delhi last Saturday night after a sudden and unexpected illness. Shakti - who was in her mid-twenties - was formerly editor with Random House in India, presently editor with Indian publishing house IBD’s newly launched Bracket Books and the wife of well-known Indian poet Jeet Thayil. Mumbai-based journalist-blogger eM - who many believe to be the next big thing in Indian chick-lit - has written a moving post on her friendship with Shakti. Delhi-based journalist-blogger Jai Arjun Singh has posted excerpts from his Business Standard interview with Shakti.

Nisha Susan, South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Forum’s Arun Venugopal, New York based Indian blogger Anand Taneja, Delhi-based journalist-blogger Shivam Vij and Delhi-based travel writer Lesley Esteves have all written moving posts remembering Shakti.

Friends of Shakti and Jeet have launched a blog, Remembering Shakti, and invite readers to leave a remembrance of Shakti, or a note to Jeet.

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