JS on JS

The funniest thing about the closure of JS is that it hasn't really closed down. It is one of the best-kept secrets of Indian publishing, because, ever since the magazine stopped coming out in August 1977, it hasn't closed in people's minds.

I think it is incredible that it has survived in everyone's memories, and I still have people coming upto me and saying, "Why did JS close down?" and I say, "For you it obviously hasn't because you still remember it." They remember it vividly enough to ask me: "Do you recall that article you wrote?" or such-and-such-a-piece that Dubby did? I worked on these pieces, but even I can't remember them.

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