Hot off the presses! Buy your copy of The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol. II, selected and translated by Pritham K. Chakravarthy, from the Blaft website here!
If you're not a credit card/paypal type, but you live in Chennai, come by The Madras Terrace House and pick up your copy. You can even pick up some nice threads on sale while you're at it. Or, if you're not a fashion-plate sort of person, you can get your very own barrel of slime.
(By the way, if you live in Chennai, you should also go to Besant Nagar on May 2nd to see the Perchalis perform a very very very good trilingual play called "Ki. Ra. Kozhambu" based on Ki. Rajanarayanan stories. Unlike this story, the play is wonderfully appropriate for children.)
If you want a copy of Tamil Pulp Fiction Vol. II and you're not a credit card/paypal type and you DON'T live in Chennai, you're going have to wait till the book makes its way to your local bookstores. You can speed up this process and make us very happy by going to ALL your local bookstores once every couple of hours and demanding, politely but firmly, that they stock hundreds of copies. If they don't already get Blaft books you can tell them we're distributed through Westland. Try to meet the books buyer and offer him or her tasty homemade snacks while you make your polite but firm demands.
While you're waiting for the book to arrive, you can read Kuzhali Manickavel's brainmeltingly fabulous latest story at this strange and wonderful online magazine called Diagram. We find Kuzhali's writing to be an excellent sort of tonic against the yucky stomach feeling you get when you realize what a terrible horrible mess the human species is making of the world.
Take care all.