Ultimate Irony – Orwell was Monitored

Oh, what an irony! Recent disclosures by UK’s National Archives that author extraordinaire George Orwell, who wrote about Big Brother (the State) watching its citizens in his anti-totalitarian classic 1984, was himself monitored by the British domestic security service MI5 for over two decades is perhaps one of the greatest ironies ever. British security agents suspected […]

Why George Orwell Shot the Big Elephant

George Orwell is a name familiar to Indians. Besides his prowess as an author, he was after all an Anglo-Indian, born in Motihari, Bihar as Eric Blair (George Orwell was actually his pen name). Some of Orwell’s books like Animal Farm and 1984 have also found favor with the English-speaking literati in India. Much as […]